David Bowie celebrated at 70th birthday concert

David Bowie celebrated at 70th birthday concert

David Bowie's friends and collaborators came together for a tribute concert last night to honour the late icon on what would have been his 70th birthday.

The three-hour concert - Celebrating David Bowie at O2 Academy Brixton - formed part of a worldwide series of concerts, with future shows set to take place in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo.

Bowie's close friend Gary Oldman, who delivered an emotional speech about the singer at the 2016 BRIT Awards, introduced the Brixton concert, which saw former Bowie band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Mark Plati, Gerry Leonard, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Zachary Alford, Holly Palmer and Catherine Russell power through Bowie's back catalogue, aided by a string of special guests.

Particular highlights included Changes by Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Let's Dance by Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, and All The Young Dudes and Suffragette City by Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott. Other performers included Tom Chaplin, Mr Hudson, La Roux, Bernard Fowler, Joe Sumner, Gaby Moreno, Alex Painter, Angelo Moore and The London Community Gospel Choir. 

Presented by Academy Events, proceeds from the show will go towards Children & the Arts.

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