2nd David Bowie tribute concert added at Radio City; Michael Stipe, Laurie Anderson & Cat Power added to Carnegie show
Michael Dorf's upcoming tribute concert to David Bowie at Carnegie Hall sold out immediately, no suprise. They decided to add a second show which will happen April 1, this time at Radio City Music Hall, featuring Ann Wilson of Heart, The Polyphonic Spree, Perry Farrell, Cat Power and more to be announced. VIP packages are on sale now, and tickets to the general public go on sale Friday (1/15) at 11 AM. Said Dorf:
The sad coincidence that our previously planned concert at Carnegie Hall was announced on the same day as David's passing on Sunday, resulted in a tremendous outpouring from fans, friends and fellow artists wanting to show their respect and adoration for his deep repertoire. Our phones were going off the hook.
In other news, Michael Stipe, Laurie Anderson and Cat Power have been added to the 3/31 Carnegie Hall Show which includes previously announced artists The Roots, Jakob Dylan, the Mountain Goats, Bettye LaVette, Perry Farrell, Robyn Hitchcock and Ann Wilson of Heart.
The backing band, as mentioned, is being put together by longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti and will include drummer Woody Woodmansey -- they were both in Bowie's Spiders of Mars (and they're both in Holy Holy, who are on tour). Proceeds from both shows benefit Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, the Center for Arts Education, the American Symphony Orchestra and Grammy in the Schools.
Watch a video of David Bowie playing "Slip Away" with The Polyphonic Spree at Jones Beach in 2004, below...