David Bowie’s 70th Birthday to Be Celebrated Worldwide in a Series of Concerts

David Bowie
Bowie. Photo: Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns/Getty Images

On January 8, David Bowie would’ve turned 70 years old. To celebrate that milestone and the one-year anniversary of his death, a collective of his friends and collaborators are throwing him a worldwide birthday party. In a month-long event called “Celebrating David Bowie,” multiple cities around the globe will host a series of concerts for the late legend. New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, and Sydney are all scheduled to partake in the event, which is being put on for charity. Bowie collaborators including Mike Garson, Adrian Belew, Earl Slick, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Gaby Moreno, Bernard Fowler, Joe Sumner, and more will tour the show, starting first at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on January 8. Gary Oldman, who introduced the Brit Awards tribute to Bowie, will also lead that show. New York City’s Terminal 5 will host the show on the anniversary of Bowie’s death, January 10. Yesterday, Bowie received his first-ever Grammy nominations for an individual album or song.

Global Concerts to Be Held for Bowie’s Birthday