Bowie’s legacy to be celebrated with New York concert

  • Words: Spindle

Sunday would have been the late David Bowie’s 70th birthday, with fans being treated to multiple presents, including the artist’s final recordings and last music video. The iconic musician’s birthday was celebrated around the world, and a ‘Celebrating David Bowie’ tribute concert was held at London’s 02 Brixton Academy. Collaborators and friends including his former bandmates, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, La Roux, and Mr Hudson covered the artist’s songs at the concert, which was hosted by Gary Oldman.

This evening will see another tribute concert at Terminal 5 in New York for the first anniversary of Bowie’s death. His former bandmates will again play alongside special guests, such as Paul Simon. There will also be shows in Los Angeles (25th January), Sydney (29th January), and Tokyo (2nd February). Bowie’s legacy will be forever cherished and never be forgotten.

On Bowie’s birthday (8th January) ‘No Plan’ was released, an EP featuring songs that were recorded at the same time as his final album, last year’s ‘Blackstar.’ The five tracks – ‘Lazarus’, ‘Killing A Little Time’, ‘Outside’, ‘When I Met You’ and ‘No Plan’ – are also from the soundtrack for the musical ‘Lazarus,’ which was composed by Bowie and is currently running at London’s Kings Cross Theatre.

In addition, Bowie’s final music video for ‘No Plan’ was released. The video features a shop called Newton Electrical, paying homage to Bowie’s character Thomas Newton from the film ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth.’ Eerie blue television screens light up with lyrics penned by the musician, as well as shots of rockets and spaceships. A sign reveals that the shop is on Foxgrove Road, where Bowie once lived in London.

Listen to the ‘No Plan’ EP below:

Click here to buy tickets for Celebrating David Bowie tonight at Terminal Five, New York.