For Rolling Stone magazine, Daniel Kreps covers how a star-studded tribute concert, The Music of David Bowie at Carnegie Hall, became a David Bowie memorial concert for charity following the renowned rock singer’s unexpected death. Daniel Kreps is a music writer for Rolling Stone, which covers music reviews, movie reviews, musical artists, free MP3s, and photos of pop culture entertainers.
David Bowie Memorial Concert Planned for Carnegie Hall
Daniel Kreps| Rolling Stone | 1/11/15
Hours before David Bowie’s death Sunday, a tribute concert dedicated to the rocker’s musical legacy was announced for New York’s Carnegie Hall on March 31st. The Roots, Cyndi Lauper, the Mountain Goats, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Perry Farrell, Jakob Dylan were all scheduled to take part in The Music of David Bowie at Carnegie Hall concert, with Bowie’s longtime collaborator Tony Visconti in charge of the house band, the New York Times reports. However, following the legend’s death, the tribute will proceed as scheduled, but as a memorial concert instead.
Proceeds from the memorial concert will benefit the Young Audiences New York, Little Kids Rock, Church Street School of Music, the Center for Arts Education, the American Symphony Orchestra and Grammy in the Schools.
David Bowie Memorial Concert Sudden Change Takes the World by Surprise
Organizers for the yearly charity tribute concert planned for March had to step into high gear to react to the legendary singer’s untimely passing to change this year’s event to a David Bowie Memorial concert honoring his impressive body of work.
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