A David Bowie tribute concert taking place in New York City on Friday will be live-streamed around the world, it was announced Monday. The iconic artist died in January aged 69 following an 18-month illness.
Tickets for the Radio City Music Hall show, which features artists such as Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips, Pixies, Mumford & Sons, and Blondie, have already sold out, but “unprecedented interest” in the concert has persuaded organizer Michael Dorf to stream it from start to finish.
To access the stream, Dorf is asking Bowie fans to make a donation to the organizer’s charity partners via this page. Any amount is okay, though a minimum of $20 is suggested.
Up to 18 artists (full line-up below) will take to the stage at Radio City Music Hall from 8pm on Friday, with each one performing numbers from Bowie’s vast and varied catalog of music.
Another tribute show takes place the evening before at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the location of one of Bowie’s first U.S. appearances in 1972 during his legendary Ziggy Stardust tour.
Thursday’s show, called ‘The Music of David Bowie,’ has taken place annually for the last 12 years, with overwhelming demand this year leading to the announcement of the Radio City Music Hall event. Many of the same artists will be performing at both events, though the Carnegie Hall show won’t be live-streamed.
Here’s the full line-up for Friday’s Radio City Music Hall event (subject to change): Ann Wilson of Heart, Perry Farrell, Cat Power, Jakob Dylan, The Polyphonic Spree, Blondie, Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips, The Roots featuring Tariq & Bilal, Pixies, Jherek Bischoff, Amanda Palmer & Anna Clavi with Kronos Quartet, Donny McCaslin Group with Mark Giuliana, Jason Lindner, and Tony Visconti, Mumford & Sons, Choir! Choir! Choir! with The New York City Youth Chorus, Holy Holy, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, Ron Pope, J Mascis w/Sean Lennon, Esperanza Spalding and Rickie Lee Jones.