A tribute to the legendary David Bowie, organized by a longtime collaborator, will take place on Saturday on what would have been his 75th birthday. A Bowie Celebration will mark the sixth anniversary of the icon’s passing and is the second year in a row a live stream tribute is planned.
According to a recent press release, performing alongside his alumni band, the lineup includes the likes of Noah Gallagher of Oasis, Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, and a host of others. The performance was organized by Mark Garson and will live stream for a full 24 hours for anyone who purchases access.
The evening will celebrate Bowie’s legacy and the 35th anniversary of the classic film and album, Labyrinth. Directed by Jim Henson and with George Lucas as executive producer, the film stars Bowie as the Goblin King.
The movie tells the story of 16-year-old Sarah played by Jennifer Connolly who much save her young brother whom she wished off to another world. While not a hit at the box office, it lives on in the hearts of movie watchers all over the world. Bowie recorded five songs for the soundtrack which also features the score of the film. In 2017 it was reissued on vinyl
There are a variety of ticket options starting at $25 and going all the way up to $5,000 for the super deluxe bundle. For more information or to order the performance, you can click here. And for an inside look at his later years spent in upstate New York, check out this article from the Times Union.