[Updated] David Bowie Tribute Scheduled For March

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  • Jan 14, 2016 • 3:30 pm PST

    Organizers have announced a second concert honoring David Bowie will be held at Radio City Music Hall on April 1. So far the lineup for the second The Music Of David Bowie show includes Ann Wilson, The Polyphonic Spree, Perry Farrell and Cat Power. Additionally, Cat Power, Michael Stipe, Laurie Anderson, Robyn Hitchcock and longtime Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti (who will lead the House Band) have been added to the sold-out concert planned for March 31. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 15 at 11 a.m. ET.

Each year impresario Michael Dorf puts together an eclectic lineup to honor a musical legend at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The New York Times reports this year’s concert will be a tribute to David Bowie held on March 31. Word about the concert was published just hours before the world learned of Bowie’s death.

The Roots, Cyndi Lauper, the Mountain Goats, Jakob Dylan, Bettye LaVette, Ann Wilson and Perry Farrell are the first artists who have been confirmed for the March event. Look for more artists to be announced in the coming weeks and months. Each act generally performs one song by the artist being honored. Dorf’s team issued the following statement about the timing of the show announcement:

The unexpected death of David Bowie has made this tribute to him into a memorial concert. 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…

Tickets go on sale today at 11 a.m. ET via the venue’s website. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Grammy in the Schools, the American Symphony Orchestra, Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music and the Center for Arts Education. Past “The Music Of” concerts have included tributes to Neil Young, Talking Heads, Elton John, Prince and Paul Simon.