Bowie band members, friends and more will take part

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To honour David Bowie’s 70th birthday, his former band members, friends, and others will unite for a one-time only series of global goodwill concerts, in aid of local charities, called Celebrating David Bowie.

The London concert takes place at O2 Academy Brixton, on what would have been his 70th birthday on 8 January, with proceeds from the show benefitting the Children & the Arts charity.

The concerts, announced sporadically, will take place in cities that have a strong connection with Bowie and his work.

The London show will feature former band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Mark Plati, Gerry Leonard, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Zachary Alford, Holly Palmer and Catherine Russell, along with Gary Oldman and many other special guests to be announced.

Tickets cost between £55.00 in advance – £150.00 VIP from ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000.

O2 Priority presale begins on November 16 and for general sale on November 18.

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