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Bowie memorial gig to be live-streamed for charity

The Radio City concert, featuring Pixies, Blondie, Michael Stipe and more, can be viewed for a recommended minimum donation of £15

By IQ on 29 Mar 2016

David Bowie, Monte Carlo, 1982, Helmut Newton, Gandalf's Gallery

Bowie in Monte Carlo in 1982


image © Helmut Newton/Gandalf's Gallery

The second of two upcoming The Music of David Bowie tribute shows will be live-streamed for those unable to attend, promoter Michael Dorf has announced.

The concert, at Radio City Music Hall in New York on 1 April, will feature performances by Pixies, Blondie, REM’s Michael Stipe, The Flaming Lips, Cat Power and Mumford & Sons and will available to watch via Skype in exchange for “a small donation to our charity partners”, says a statement, with a recommended a minimum donation of US$20 or £15.

The first show, at Carnegie Hall the previous day, won’t be streamed.

Bowie died aged 69 on 10 January 2016, two days after the release of his 25th studio album, Blackstar.

Sziget festival’s international relations director, András Berti, gave IQ Magazine a crash course in the challenges of live streaming music events in issue 64.