A Pair of Tributes Farewell David Bowie in NYC
“The Music of David Bowie”
March 31st, Carnegie Hall
April 1st, Radio City Music Hall
It was one of the most heartbreaking, rollercoaster weeks for music fans around the world. David Bowie celebrated his 69th birthday and released his acclaimed album Blackstar on January 8th, two days later the lineup was announced for “The Music of David Bowie” – a tribute show at Carnegie Hall on March 31st – and not two hours later it was released that he had lost his long battle against cancer and died. Needless to say, the concert took on a very different tone, adding a somber, memorializing air to the celebration of one of the greatest artists of all time. A second performance was added at Radio City Music Hall the following night (April 1st), and tickets sold out almost immediately.
An Indelible Influence on All of Us
Whether you’re a fan of his or not, David Bowie has touched your life in one way or another. How’s that, you might ask? Either he influenced you directly with his music, chameleonic fashion, and bold androgyny, or you’ve fallen in love with an artist who owes him credit. Speaking of artists, while the house band will be led by Bowie’s longtime collaborator and producer, Tony Visconti, other performers at the Carnegie Hall concert on March 31st include (the lineup for Radio City has yet to be finalized):
- The Roots
- Cyndi Lauper
- Perry Farrell
- Michael Stipe
- Cat Power
- Jakob Dylan
- The Mountain Goats
NoMo SoHo sends love and “stardust” to all of Bowie’s fans, friends, and family. We hope to see you at the show.