To mark not only the birthday of Rock icon David Bowie, but five years since his untimely death from cancer, a legion of rock stars influences but the music giant will gather on January 8, 2021, for a concert. Mike Garson and producers Stacey Sher and Kerry Brown have joined forces with Rolling Live Studios to produce “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!”, bringing together dozens of Bowie alumni band members spanning Bowie’s career from his 1969 self-titled album to his final album, “Blackstar”, along with many of the world’s most famous voices for a very special experience. The concert will feature performances from Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), Bowie’s good friend and Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman, Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Grammy-winning Singer Macy Gray, Ian Astbury (The Cult), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz), Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones), Corey Glover (Living Color), Tony-winning rocker Lena Hall, vocal phenom Judith Hill (Grammy winner for “20 Feet From Stardom”), and many more to be announced. Watch a trailer for the event here:
UK post-punk legends Gang of Four will release their new album What Happens Next on February 24th via Metropolis Records in North America and Membran in Europe.
Produced and written by Andy Gill in London, this is the first new album to not feature vocalist Jon King, who departed in 2012. The record features collaborations with Alison Mosshart of The Kills (check out “Big Talk” here), Robbie Furze (The Big Pink), Gail Ann Dorsey, German superstar Herbert Gronemeyer and Japanese superstar Hotei. Gang of Four is Gill (guitar), John “Gaoler” Sterry (vocals), Thomas McNiece (bass) and Jonny Finnegan (drums).
Gang of Four will be touring North America in March 2015. Dates are posted below.
Nov 27: Holmfirth Picturedome – Huddersfield, England
Nov 28: Hammersmith Apollo – London, England
Dec 17: L’Aeronef – Lille, France
Dec 18: Festival Les Aventuriers – Fontenay Sous Bois, France
Mar 03: 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Mar 04: Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 06: Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Mar 07: Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Mar 09: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Ontario
Mar 10: Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Mar 12: Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 13: Park West – Chicago, IL
Mar 14: Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Mar 15: Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
Mar 17: Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX
Mar 18: Trees – Dallas, TX
Mar 23: The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Mar 24: El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 25: Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
Mar 28: Burgerama @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA