Sometimes the universe works in mysterious ways.
Literally hours before news broke that David Bowie had passed away at the age of 69, a tribute concert to his music had been announced to take place at Carnegie Hall on Mar. 31. City Winery’s Michael Dorf had put together an outstanding lineup, including The Roots, Cyndi Lauper, Heart’s Ann Wilson, The Mountain Goats, and others, to pay homage to the visionary artist. Tony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime collaborator and producer, would be piecing together the house band. Now, the context of the show has changed drastically, morphing into what will probably be one of many memorials to the genius behind “Space Oddity,” “Fame” and “Heroes.”
“The unexpected death of David Bowie has made this tribute to him into a memorial concert,” reads a statement on the concert’s website. “While the series has had the surprise appearances and performances of the honoree several times in the past, this one will certainly become a poignant honor of his music by his friends, peers, and fans. We are all deeply saddened at this news, the timing of our public on-sale bizarre in its timing, and the show is taking on many more emotions. RIP David and may gods love be with you…”
We’ll be thinking (and probably crying) about Bowie all day. If you want to do the same, you can check out our review of his swan song album Blackstar or our list of his 24 best songs.