Collaborators and longtime friends will celebrate what would have been David Bowie’s 70th birthday with a number of tribute concerts across the globe. As the Guardian reports, January 8, 2017 will see some “30 core musicians as well as 40 local artists” come together in cities which have ties to the music legend and his music. More details are expected to be revealed in the coming months, but already a show featuring Gary Oldman and a handful of Bowie band members has been scheduled for the Brixton in London.
The upcoming birthday concerts were said to be inspired by similar tributes staged in Los Angeles and San Francisco earlier this year shortly after Bowie’s passing. One of those saw actor Ewan McGregor belt out an especially moving cover of “Heroes”.
In related news, Jonathan Barnbrook, the graphic designer of Bowie’s ★ recently said that there is another secret yet to be found in the album’s artwork. “There’s one big thing which people haven’t discovered yet on the album. Let’s just say, if people find it, they find it, and if they don’t, they don’t,” he told BBC Radio 6. “And remember what Bowie said about not explaining everything.”
Since Barnbrook’s comments, various listeners have pointed to new glowing images as well as a font called Terminal as being the possible final secret. Previously, fans discovered the artwork contained a hidden star field.