As tributes to a great man continue to fill the news, Bowie’s friends and bandmates from his early albums have confirmed that a previously scheduled show highlighting early Bowie albums like The Man Who Sold the World and Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars will go forward.
Drummer Woody Woodmansey, the man behind Bowie tribute band Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy, confirmed today his band will finish their current tour of the United States and Canada, including a stop at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Va., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The band includes Tony Visconti, one of Bowie’s dearest friends and producer of many of his albums, including his last several (such as the new album Blackstar, released Friday, Jan. 8).
“I am in shock as is everyone else. Woken with the news in the early hours this morning as we are in Canada on tour. Myself and Tony Visconti with our band Holy Holy are here preparing for our 4th concert of our east coast USA/Canada tour, playing Toronto tomorrow night, It’s a huge personal loss, as I know it is for millions of fans worldwide. We’ve lost one of the world’s greatest artists, My thoughts are with his family at this time.
As for the shows, David always had the attitude that ‘the show must go on,’ hence Blackstar, so we want the fans to help us celebrate his life and music, that’s what he would have wanted. — love Woody”
I can think of no better way to celebrate Bowie’s life and legacy than to enjoy a great show by these extraordinary musicians, who will be accompanied by Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17 on vocals.