Pollstart Pro: Promoter Michael Dorf Talks About David Bowie Tribute

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David Bowie made his debut at Carnegie Hall in September 1972 as one of the stops on his first U.S. tour with his backing band The Spiders From Mars. Come March the famed New York venue will host a show celebrating his music. Presenter Michael Dorf talks to Pollstar about how the event has turned into a memorial concert following Bowie’s death.

Scheduled March 31, “The Music of David Bowie” marks the 12th annual tribute concert at Carnegie Hall presented by Dorf. The event features up to 20 artists with a setlist devoted to classic Bowie songs. So far, confirmed performers include The RootsBettye LaVetteThe Mountain GoatsAnn Wilson, Robyn Hitchcock, Cyndi LauperJakob DylanPerry FarrellTony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime producer/collaborator, has signed on to lead the house band.

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The initial lineup for Bowie’s tribute was announced via The New York Times at midnight Sunday. An hour and a half later, the legendary singer’s Facebook and Twitter were updated to say he had died Jan. 10 following an 18-month battle with cancer.

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