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NYC Bowie Tribute Shows

Nicole Zeitzer Johnson

Nicole Zeitzer Johnson

Posted to Music News on March 31, 2016

As if pulled from a rock opera storyline, David Bowie had actually planned on attending the Carnegie Hall concert to honor his career. 

And then he got sick.

And nobody knew.

And the show will go on.

What was originally going to be a tribute show becomes a memorial.  And New York City will be reverberating the iconic sounds of the great Bowie for the next two nights. Musical director, Michael Dorf has wrangled an impressive group of artists who will don the stages of Carnegie Hall (3/31) and Radio City Music Hall (4/1) to perform songs from Bowie’s extensive songbook. 

The sold out shows include: Michael Stipe, Cyndi Lauper, the Mountain Goats, Flaming Lips. Perry Farrell, Debbie Harry, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Pixies, Jakob Dylan, and more. Who will do “Life on Mars?” “Space Oddity?” “Heroes?” “Changes?” “All the Young dudes?” There is so much ground to cover.

One thing is for sure; no one does Bowie like Bowie.

Let’s take a stroll though Bowie live concert moments...

1. Check him out here in his 2003 A Reality Tour doing “Rebel Rebel.” 

2. Here, digitally re-mastered, is David Bowie as his gender-bending alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, in his final performance given at London’s Hammersmith Odeon in 1973.


3. Here’s a must-see documentary about Bowie’s career and life called Sound and Vision 

Nicole is the Team Q Director of Communications and resident music enthusiast. After a career in television production for CNN and NBC, and media consulting, she followed her deep passion for music and joined the Qello founding members to help create this service to share incredible live music… More