Tribute concert to mark David Bowie's 70th birthday announced

Virgin Radio

14 Nov 2016, 14:49

A tribute concert to mark what would have been David Bowie's 70th birthday has been announced.

Celebrating David Bowie

will take place in Brixton, the singer's birthplace, at the O2 Academy on 8th January.

It will feature the star's band members and his friend Gary Oldman.

Musicians who have worked with the singer and Bowie's friends will also join the concert.

Bowie died of cancer, at the age of 69, in January, just a few days after releasing his last album.

The event is being held in aid of the charity Children and the Arts, and is just one of a series of global events taking place for local charities in Bowie's memory.

Previously Bowie's touring band have performed with singer-songwriter Lorde to cover in tribute to the singer at the Brits, whilst Oldman paid an emotional tribute to him.