TikTok has announced the music catalogue of David Bowie will be available on TikTok from today, the day which would have been his 74th birthday. Using the track Starman - first released in 1972 as the lead single from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars - the TikTok community will come together to celebrate his life and work, recreating his iconic looks across the years. "To have this gentleman become a very close friend and an artist that I admire is a attractive thing".
Simon LeBon of Duran Duran, who will carry out "5 Years" on the occasion, stated in an announcement, "My life as a youngster was all about David Bowie".
Other acts consist of the likes of Adam Lambert, Andra Working day, Michael C. Corridor, Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter, Atticus Ross, Kind Heaven Orchestra vocalist Etty Lau Farrell and How to Damage Angels vocalist Mariqueen Maandig Reznor. "On Sunday 10th January to mark his passing five years ago, TheStarman hashtag challenge (#TheStarman) will launch". "I can't begin to explain how honored I feel for Duran Duran to be given the opportunity to perform this icon and to place our name alongside Bowie's for this commemoration of his music".
Ahead of the A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day! stream, last week Trent spoke of Bowie's impact on him - both as a fan of his music, and on a human level. All returns will be given to Save the Children, which Bowie upheld with assets from his 50th birthday celebration show at Madison Square Garden in 1997. They'll spend the summer making stops along the United Kingdom, enveloping with Ibiza, Spain on October eighth.