A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! streams Jan 9 for 24 hours only
The global streaming concert, A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!, brings together a dazzling array of artists who worked with David Bowie, or who were inspired and influenced by his work, for a celebration of what would have been his 74th birthday (Jan 8) and the weekend of the fifth anniversary of his passing (Jan 10).
Presented by Mike Garson, David Bowie’s longest-standing band member, the concert was originally scheduled to stream the evening of Jan 8, but due to technical difficulties. This can be expected with an event of this magnitude with new technology, but to clearly indicate it was cancelled “Due to Circumstances of The World”, seems kind of cryptic. Either way, at this point it is now scheduled to stream on Saturday January 9 beginning at 9PM EST.
The all-star show features artists including Culture Club frontman Boy George, Pretty Reckless bandleader Taylor Momsen, Award-winning comedian and After Life star Ricky Gervais, Ground Control supergroup with Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), six-time Ivor Novello Award winner Gary Barlow (Take That), Grammy award-winning British music icons Duran Duran, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), William Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), UK chart-topping YUNGBLUD, Grammy Award-winning guitar legend Peter Frampton, three-time Grammy nominee Andra Day, vocal sensation Adam Lambert, Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman, Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Kind Heaven Orchestra vocalist Etty Lau Farrell, Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray, Ian Astbury (The Cult), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), actor/musician Michael C. Hall, Mott the Hoople icon Ian Hunter, singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Anna Calvi, award-winning musician Atticus Ross, How to Destroy Angels vocalist Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz), Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), Corey Glover (Living Color), Tony-winner Lena Hall, vocal phenom Judith Hill (Grammy winner for 20 Feet From Stardom), Charlie Sexton (David Bowie, Bob Dylan), Grammy nominee Catherine Russell, and more.
Check out the new Duran Duran cover of Bowie’s “Five Years” which the band performs during the show!
The virtual concert features a lineup of artists that have never before performed together, offering stirring and brand-new renditions of Bowie’s greatest hits alongside treasured fan favorites. The featured vocalists will join alumni members of Bowie’s bands, spanning from his 1969 self-titled album through his final album, Blackstar.
Alumni taking the stage to honour Bowie include, Grammy Award-winning saxophone phenom David Sanborn, Bowie’s longtime record producer and musician Tony Visconti, Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, and a career-spanning list of artists including Bowie’s final touring band of Mike Garson, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Sterling Campbell, Gerry Leonard and Catherine Russell, along with Zack Alford, Carlos Alomar, Kevin Armstrong, Everett Bradley, Matt Chamberlain, Ava Cherry, Alan Childs, Robin Clark, Richard Cottle, Greg Errico, Mark Guiliana, Emm Gryner, Omar Hakim, Stan Harrison, Henry Hey, Clare Hirst, Erdal Kızılçay, Emir Ksasan, Tim Lefebvre, Tony Levin,Geoff MacCormack, Martha Mooke, Andy Newmark, Holly Palmer, Mark Plati, Carmine Rojas, Pablo Rosario, and Charlie Sexton.
In addition, child internet drumming sensation Nandi Bushell, Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno, Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner, and vocalist Simon Westbrook will make special appearances along with The Section Quartet and more.
With over three hours of music, the show offers fans the opportunity to enjoy, reminisce and experience their favorite Bowie songs as never before — performed by David’s friends, bandmates, and those with whom he was the soundtrack to their lives.
Fans can visit the event page at or HYFI to buy tickets, purchase VIP experiences, and order exclusive merchandise. VIP ticket bundles offer fans a variety of exclusive opportunities and merchandise including everything from access to a pre-show soundcheck and an after-show Q&A with members of the band. Viewers have until 9PM January 9 to stop and start at will, or watch it over and over.
A donation of $2 per ticket purchase will be made to the Save the Children organization, a charity that was deeply important to Bowie. In 1997, the organization was the beneficiary of funds raised from Bowie’s sold-out 50th Birthday Concert held in Madison Square Garden, which many of the artists who are coming together for this event, are back to honor a man who was their band member, friend, and inspiration.
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