A David Bowie tribute concert is set to stream on January 8th — the fifth anniversary of his death — headed up by his Spiders From Mars keyboardist Mike Garson. Mike Garson's Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day will feature contributions from Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Trent Reznor, William Corgan, Perry Farrell, Bush's Gavin Rossdale, the Cult's Ian Astbury, Lzzy Hale, Macy Gray, Rolling Stones sideman Bernard Fowler, Living Color's Corey Glover, and many more.
In addition to Garson and Bowie’s long-time collaborator and producer Tony Visconti, musicians taking part who had recorded and performed with Bowie include guitarists Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Gerry Leonard, Catherine Russell, Zack Alford, Kevin Armstrong, Alan Childs, Omar Hakim, Carmine Rojas, and Charlie Sexton, among others.
Mike Garson, who performed over 1,000 shows with Bowie — as well as his first and last U.S. appearances, said in a statement:
What we’re planning is an amazing show with the most talented musicians from every period of David’s career, as well as phenomenal artists from many different genres. We’ll hear different interpretations of David’s songs; some with totally new arrangements that have never been heard before. . . Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come!
Tickets are on sale now at http://rollinglivestudios.com/bowie with early-bird pricing offered through Sunday, November 1st. A variety of VIP ticket bundles are available offering fans a variety of exclusive opportunities and merchandise including everything from access to private rehearsals to access to a pre-show soundcheck and an after-show Q&A with members of the band.
Mike Garson's Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day takes place on Sunday, January 8th at 9 p.m. ET /6 p.m. PST.
Long-time fan, and Def Leppard frontman, Joe Elliot told us David Bowie's 1980 Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) album inspired most of the music that came out of Britain throughout the remainder of the decade: ["When you take the Scary Monsters period, which was probably Bowie's' last big artistic statement, because with Let's Dance, I think it just became a commercial — I wouldn't say 'sell out' — but it was a commercial success he never achieved in the past. But it was more based on 'normal'; all of a sudden, Bowie's wearing a tie and a suit and bleachin' his hair blonde and having it short. But Scary Monsters, with things like 'Ashes To Ashes' — you can see where Duran Duran got a lot of their stuff from, and even Spandau Ballet, who would come later on."] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . come later on)
Joe Elliott On David Bowie’s Influence :