Celebrating David Bowie, the producers of a 2016 David Bowie tribute show in San Francisco, will stream the audio of the Regency-Ballroom-set concert on March 27, with all proceeds going to the Animal Welfare Institute.
The three-hour concert and the recording was produced by actor Gary Oldman and Angelo Bundini. It featured Oldman, Bundini, Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads, Angelo Moore (Fishbone), the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Magik*Magik Orchestra, and numerous musicians who worked with Bowie. Sting’s son Joe Sumner sang lead on “Life On Mars,” supported by the band with Magik*Magik Orchestra. Princess Frank led “Young Americans.” Latin-Grammy-winning vocalist Gaby Moreno performed “Wild Is The Wind.” The recording was mixed by Bundini and Grammy winner Bill Mims.
The San Francisco event was the second the group had organized shortly after Bowie’s passing in March 2016, following a show in Los Angeles.
Following this appearance, Celebrating David Bowie went on to tour and has staged David Bowie tributes in 17 countries on four continents, including two sold-out nights in the round at the Sydney Opera House. Guest appearances have also included Sting, Seal, Gavin Rossdale, Todd Rundgren, Ewan McGregor, Simon Le Bon, Perry Farrell, Corey Taylor, Ian Astbury of the Cult, and Living Colour.
The stream on Saturday is “pay as you like,” with donations of $5 to $10 suggested. There will be rewards offered for donations over $15. It will begin at 12 p.m. PST on March 27 and be available for 48 hours after its conclusion. Tickets are available at the producer’s website, as well as the CdB mobile app.