Blondie and Bette Midler Added to New York's Two Night David Bowie Tribute

David Bowie was most certainly larger than life which may be why New York's celebration of his life has had to expand to two separate nights.

The tribute started as a single night event on March 31 at Carnegie Hall but demand for tickets and spots on the performance roster was so strong that the event has been expanded to a second night, on April 1, at Radio City Music Hall.

While a number of artists are playing both shows, there are differences to the lineups. Debbie Harry will be on her own the first night while all of Blondie joins her for night two. Cyndi Lauper will be at Carnegie Hall while Mumford and Sons will only appear at Radio City.

Currently there are 15 artists for March 31 and 14 for April 1 but the Carnegie Hall site says that 20 will be performing so expect additions to the lists.

The house band for the nights will be Holy Holy, a collective that exists to perform the music of David Bowie and includes his producer Tony Visconti (bass), Spiders From Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey, Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory, The Alarm and The Cult's James Stevenson and others.

The current lineups:

March 31 (Carnegie Hall)
  • Debbie Harry
  • Pixies
  • Michael Stipe
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Laurie Anderson
  • Bette Midler
  • Cat Power
  • The Roots
  • Perry Farrell
  • Bettye LaVette
  • Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart
  • Jakob Dylan
  • The Mountain Goats
  • Robyn Hitchcock
  • Holy Holy
April 1 (Radio City Music Hall)
  • Blondie
  • Pixies
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Michael Stipe
  • Bette Midler
  • Jherek Bischoff, Amanda Palmer & Anna Calvi
  • Cat Power
  • Perry Farrell
  • The Roots
  • Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart
  • The Polyphonic Spree
  • Jakob Dylan
  • Donny McCaslin Group w/ Mark Guiliana, Jason Lindner, and Tony Visconti
  • Holy Holy


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