The shows feature Michael Stipe, Patti Smith and Blondie.
The upcoming tribute shows to David Bowie in New York will be live streamed for fans unable to attend via Skype, the organisers have announced. The first concert takes place on 31 March at Carnegie Hall in New York City, with the second date at Radio City Music Hall on 1 April.
The David Bowie tribute shows will be live-streamed on Skype.
Fans wanting to stream the shows on Skype will be asked to make a donation to one of a selection of arts based charities. “Due to unprecedented interest in the David Bowie memorial concert in Radio City, we have teamed up with Skype and Ammado to stream the concert around the world, in return for a small donation to our charity partners,” reads a statement on the memorial’s official site.
“We suggest a minimum donation equivalent to $20, or £15.” So far Pixies, Blondie, Michael Stipe, J Mascis, The Flaming Lips, Patti Smith and Mumford & Sons are among the newly announced acts. Also appearing at the shows will be longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti.
Tickets for the first show sold out in less than two hours, after being released on January 11th. Tickets were then said to be being sold on the resale market for up to $3,000. A second concert was then announced with tickets for that show also selling out in a matter of hours.
Since Bowie’s passing on January 11 he has received a number of high-profile tributes. At the Grammys Lady Gaga honoured the legend with a career-spanning performance. Then at the Brit Awards Lorde performed ‘Life on Mars’ in tribute. There will also be a memorial at this year’s Glastonbury festival in June.
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