Two David Bowie Memorial Concerts Set For NYC With Michael Stipe, The Roots & More

Carl Williott | January 11, 2016 11:17 am

UPDATE (1/15/16): A second Bowie memorial concert has been added, this one at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on April 1. Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Cat Power and Laurie Anderson have been added to the March 31 show at Carnegie Hall. Cat Power and The Polyphonic Spree have been added to night two at Radio City. Originally, Cyndi Lauper’s involvement was announced but she no longer shows up on the official page’s lineup. See our initial post below.

In another eerie sequence of events tied to David Bowie‘s death, just hours before he passed on Sunday (January 10), a Bowie tribute concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall was announced. Twenty artists — including The Roots, Cyndi Lauper, Ann Wilson, Perry Farrell, Jakob Dylan and a house band led by Bowie’s longtime producer Tony Visconti — were originally scheduled to perform at the March 31 event, which will go on as planned but now as a memorial concert.

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What was intended to be a celebration of the legend’s music will undoubtedly take on increased significance as it becomes a celebration of his life. Head here for ticket information.