A Bowie Celebration and Licorice Pizza Records Team Up for Deluxe David Bowie Giveaway in Honor of Global Livestream

A Bowie Celebration and Licorice Pizza Records Team Up for Deluxe David Bowie Giveaway
in Honor of Global Livestream
January 8 event will feature Def Leppard, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor, Noel Gallagher, Living Colour, Evan Rachel Wood, Rob Thomas, Gary Oldman, Walk the Moon and more
STUDIO CITY, CA — A Bowie Celebration and Licorice Pizza Records are partnering to give away the ultimate David Bowie haul, as well as seven additional vinyl prizes, in honor of Saturday’s livestream.
The grand prize includes Bowie’s Brilliant Adventure 18-LP box set and the A Bowie Celebration Supreme Bundle, which includes a one-on-one Zoom with Bowie pianist Mike Garson, a streaming ticket to the January 8 event, virtual set list, access to the virtual Q&A with members of the band, show laminate, enamel pin, Bowie’s Piano Man book signed by Garson, the limited edition event t-shirt and a second Bowie t-shirt (total value $772).
To enter, follow @bowietour@licoricepizzarecords or @rollinglivestudios on Instagram, comment on the post about the contest, tagging at least five friends who love Bowie and asking them to follow. Whoever generates the most new follows wins, and will be announced at Noon PST Friday.
Seven additional winners selected at random will receive one of the following Bowie albums: self-titled (aka Space Oddity), Station To Station, Aladdin Sane, Scary Monsters, Last Dance, Bowie Pinups and Bowie Glastonbury 2000 (three records).
A Bowie Celebration, happening on what would have been Bowie’s 75th birthday, will feature Def Leppard and lead singer Joe Elliott, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor, Noel Gallagher, Living Colour, Rob Thomas, Gary Oldman, WALK THE MOON and Jake Wesley Rogers, along with a special appearance by Ricky Gervais. This year’s concert will also feature an encore presentation by William Corgan from A Bowie Celebration 2021. The event will be available on RollingLiveStudios.com to enjoy worldwide for 24 hours.
This year’s A Bowie Celebration will also honor the 35th anniversary of Labyrinth, the classic fantasy film and Jim Henson/David Bowie collaboration, with a special performance from actress Evan Rachel Wood, and an appearance by Brian Henson. The show will be dedicated to frequent Bowie photographer Mick Rock, and will include never-before-seen interview footage.
The band will be comprised of former Bowie alumni band members from throughout his legendary career, led by Mike Garson, who was the rock icon’s longest running and most frequently used band member. Others include David Sanborn, Earl Slick, Charlie Sexton, Alan Childs, Steve Elson, Mark Guiliana, Omar Hakim, Stan Harrison, Tim Lefebvre, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas.
$2 per ticket purchase will be donated to the Save the Children organization, a charity important to Bowie and the beneficiary of funds raised from his 50th Birthday Concert held in 1997.
Additional guests set to perform Bowie favorites include Gail Ann Dorsey, Bernard Fowler, Judith Hill, Gaby Moreno, Gretchen Parlato, Joe Sumner, The Section Quartet, plus Kitten Kuroi, Maiya Sykes, and Jules Galli who are also singing with the band. Line-up subject to change.
Tickets are on sale now at http://RollingLiveStudios.com/Bowie. The livestream, beginning at 6PM PST, will be available for 24 hours after the event. VIP ticket bundles include various exclusive merchandise and opportunities, including access to a virtual Q&A with members of the band and even a custom piano track from Garson himself.
Garson played on dozens of Bowie albums and performed in more concerts with Bowie than any other band member, including both Bowie’s first and final performances in the United States.
Mike Garson says, “It’s an honor to be able to continue to share David Bowie’s music with the world. I’m excited for everyone to be able to experience this very special show we’ve got in store in celebration of what would have been David’s 75th birthday with the bandmates he recorded and performed with, plus a great group of guest artists who he was such an influence to.”
Rolling Live Studios have quickly become the preeminent producers of premium events and livestreams, including WME partner Richard Weitz’s now-legendary Quarantunes series.
“​​It’s an absolute thrill for me and the stellar team at Rolling Live Studios to be producing and directing A Bowie Celebration for the second year,” said RLS founder Kerry Brown. “Working with my dear friend and Bowie’s piano man Mike Garson alongside the best musicians and artists in the world celebrating David Bowie’s amazing career is a dream come true.”
To learn more about A Bowie Celebration, visit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Licorice Pizza Records
Licorice Pizza was the go-to record store chain for West Coast music fans throughout the 70s and 80s before being purchased by Sam Goody. The brand was revived in the fall of 2021 with a record store and apparel location at 12230 Ventura Blvd in Studio City.
About Mike Garson
Universally respected for his impressive skills as a pianist, Mike Garson is a respected composer, performer and educator, as well. He is perhaps best known for his relationship with David Bowie which began in 1972 for Bowie’s first performances in the United States. Garson made his mark on dozens of Bowie albums and travelled thousands of miles with him on his world tours. In 2006, Mike accompanied Bowie for his final public American performance. In more recent years, Garson has headlined his critically acclaimed concert production “A Bowie Celebration” touring the world with fellow alumni band members of Bowie’s bands along with world-class vocalists. He is also the subject of the international bestselling biography of his life, “Bowie’s Piano Man – The Life of Mike Garson” by Clifford Slapper. Garson is as comfortable in jazz, classical, pop and the rock arena and is considered one of the world’s best improvisers who has also composed thousands of pieces in every imaginable style. He continues to be called into duty as the secret weapon behind billboard-topping, Grammy lauded albums, tours and longstanding artist success.
About Rolling Live Studios
Rolling Live Studios offers premiere access to concerts, curated private events, fundraisers and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From exclusive interviews, performances from both legendary and emerging artists, and celebrity-studded live-streamed events, experience the highest standard of audio and visual quality directly on your television or digital device. Rolling Live Studios encompasses a new model for all things entertainment. Since its inception, Rolling Live Studios has produced more than 150 live virtual events and helped raise over $30 million in donations for an array of charities. Recent credits include the City of Hope’s Song of Hope Gala honoring Smokey Robinson, (DE)TOUR Virtual Music Festival presented by Morrison Hotel Gallery, Chrysalis Night In – Virtual Gala, The Fine Art of Self Distancing with Jesse Malin, RWQuarantunes in collaboration with WME’s Richard Weitz, Motion Picture & Television Fund’s pre-Emmy’s awards event “The Evening Before,” The Oscars’ “The Night Before,” and multiple livestreams for The Recording Academy.
About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since our founding more than 100 years ago, we’ve changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.