Tonight's David Bowie Celebration Will Raise Money For Save the Children

By Steve McLean 1/8/21 |

Mike Garson, longtime Bowie keyboardist and producer of A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! — photo courtesy of The Press House.

Tonight's live stream concert celebrating David Bowie (his birthday is Jan. 8), featuring a wide range of top-name performers, will raise money for Save the Children, a century-old organization that has worked in more than 100 countries to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. He passed away on Jan. 10, 2016.

A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! — which will be available to ticket holders for 24 hours after the initial broadcast — will stream at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. EST).

The concert will feature vocal contributions from artists who were inspired by Bowie, including: Boy George (Culture Club); Taylor Momsen (Pretty Reckless); Ricky Gervais; Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction); Corey Taylor (Slipknot); Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters); Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction); Gary Barlow (Take That); Duran Duran; Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails); Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins); YUNGBLUD; Peter Frampton; Andra Day; Adam Lambert; Gary Oldman; Gavin Rossdale (Bush); Joe Elliott (Def Leppard); Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction); Etty Lau Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra); Macy Gray; Ian Astbury (The Cult); Lzzy Hale (Halestorm); Michael C. Hall; Ian Hunter; Anna Calvi; Atticus Ross; Mariqueen Maandig Reznor (How to Destroy Angels); Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones); Corey Glover (Living Color); Lena Hall; Judith Hill; Nandi Bushell; Gaby Moreno; Joe Sumner (Fiction Plane); Simon Westbrook; and The Section Quartet.

Their renditions of Bowie songs will be supported by alumni members of Bowie’s bands, spanning from his 1969 self-titled album through to his final release, Blackstar. They include: Mike Garson; David Sanborn; Tony Visconti; Rick Wakeman; Gail Ann Dorsey; Earl Slick; Sterling Campbell; Gerry Leonard; 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.

Tickets cost $31.69 and two dollars from each one sold will be donated to Save the Children, which was the beneficiary of funds raised from Bowie’s 50th birthday concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in 1997.

In addition to regular tickets, Bowie fans can also purchase VIP experiences. VIP ticket bundles offer a variety of exclusive opportunities and merchandise, including access to a pre-show sound check and an after-show question and answer session with members of the band.

A pin, mask, T-shirt and a Garson-autographed copy of his book, Bowie’s Piano Man, can also be purchased from the A Bowie Celebration web page.

A Bowie Celebration is produced by longtime Bowie keyboardist Garson, who has also been behind a smaller scale touring version of the show, in partnership with Stacey Sher, Kerry Brown and Rolling Live Studios.

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