Here’s how you can watch tonight’s David Bowie memorial concert

The event takes place at Radio City Hall

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The second of two David Bowie memorial concerts is set to take place at Radio City Hall tonight.

Due to “unprecedented demand,” it will be available to stream live via Skype in exchange for a minimum £15 donation to charity.

Viewers will be asked to donate via the platform ammado in return for a link to the Skype live stream, and proceeds will go to a range of arts, music and education charities. The concert starts at 20:00 local time on Friday 1 April, which is around 01:00 UK time.


The event was originally organised by New York entrepreneur Michael Dorf as a Tribute concert to the singer, but it was changed to a memorial following his death in January. Dorf told Pollstar: “It’s all kind of a very bittersweet success in the sense that it’s now a tribute to someone who’s passed versus a tribute to someone who was probably going to be in attendance.”

Performers among those confirmed for tonight’s streamed concert include Blondie, Pixies and Michael Stipe. Stipe’s performances on both nights are thought to be his biggest since the dissolve of R.E.M in September 2011.

Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney were also tipped to be joining the line-up, a rumour McCartney’s spokesman dismissed as “tabloid rubbish.” Jagger’s representatives have not commented.

The first installment took place last night at Carnegie City Hall. Click here to watch the performances.

Bowie tributes are at the forefront of many minds this week, with Emily Eavis also announcing “several tributes” to the singer at this year’s Glastonbury.

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