(New York, NY) A memorial concert is being planned out for March 31st at Carnegie Hall in light of the passing of one of the most influential artists in music history, David Bowie.
It was originally set to be a tribute concert for him, something that was in the planning for several months, but the concert will proceed as memorial in wake of his passing, as published on the organizer Michael Dorf’s website http://www.musicof.org/
“The unexpected death of David Bowie has turned this tribute, which we have worked on for the last seven months, into a memorial concert. While the series has featured surprise appearances and performances of honorees several times in the past, this year’s concert will certainly be remembered as a poignant celebration of his music by his friends, peers, and fans.”
Tickets went on sale this past Monday and have sold out. It has been reported luminaries such as Mick Jagger, Ann Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, The Roots , Perry Farell and the long time Bowie collaborator / producer Tony Visconti will be among the performers. There are talks of extending a public memorial concert series for that weekend.
Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to various charities and cancer research. There are no specific details for a livestream or a network television broadcast available at this time.