Watch David Bowie "No Plan" Video From New EP As Gary Oldman, Simon Le Bon & La Roux Lead Tribute Show
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:13:00
To celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 70th birthday there has been a whole lot of action around the world, with the release of a new EP and an accompanying video for the "No Plan" title track. Meanwhile, in London a memorial concert hosted by Gary Oldman featured members from the Starman's band, along with Simon Le Bon, La Roux, and Def Leppard.
The "No Plan" video debuted after the premiere of a BBC documentary "David Bowie: The Last Five Years", just one day before what would have been the artist's' birthday.
In the video, directed by Tom Hingston, rows of televisions sit on display in a store called "Newton Electrical" - a reference to Bowie's character in "The Man Who Fell To Earth" and "Lazarus". Mesmerized onlookers stand in the window, watching the images that are distorted by rain. On the screens images of bird, and space travel - another of Bowie's favorite themes - are shown.
"No Plan" was one of the three of Bowie's final recordings — along with "When I Met You" and "Killing a Little Time". The singer's versions of the tunes appeared as extra tracks on the Lazarus cast recording album.
The event held in Brixton, the borough in London where Bowie was born, was called 'Celebrating David Bowie With Gary Oldman And Friends', saw the actor, friend and collaborator of the late music icon curate an evening featuring Bowie's collaborators, friends, and artists who had been inspired by the man.
Highlights of the evening included host Gary Oldman's emotional reading of "Dead Man Walking" before singing "The Man Who Sold The World", Simon Le Bon delivering 'Let's Dance', Grammy-winning singer Gaby Moreno's impassioned vocal delivery of 'Five Years', and Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliot's charged-up approach to 'All The Young Dudes', with a personal touch; "This is a religious experience — let's take these people to church," he said, introducing the track.
Here's the setlist from the show:
'Dead Man Walking' — Gary Oldman
'Rebel Rebel' — Bernard Fowler
'Sorrow' — Gary Oldman and Joe Sumner
'Five Years' — Gaby Moreno
'Golden Years' — La Roux
'Lady Grinning Soul' — Holly Palmer
'The Man Who Sold The World' — Jeremy Little and Gary Oldman
'Diamond Dogs' — Bernard Fowler
'Life On Mars' — Tom Chaplin
'Wild Is The Wind' — Gaby Moreno
'Young Americans' — Gail Ann Dorsey & The London Community Gospel Choir
'Ashes To Ashes' — Angelo Moore
'Win' — Bernard Fowler & The London Community Gospel Choir
'All The Young Dudes' — Joe Elliot & The London Community Gospel Choir
'Fame' — Adrian Belew
'Fashion' — Alex Painter
'Sound And Vision' — Adrian Belew
'Changes' — Tony Hadley
'Rock And Roll Suicide' — Bernard Fowler
'Where Are We Now' — Holly Palmer
'Stay' — Bernard Fowler
'Aladdin Sane' — Gail Ann Dorsey
'Space Oddity' — Gail Ann Dorsey
'Starman' — Mr Hudson
'D.J.'/'Boys Keep Swining' — Adrian Belew
'Ziggy Stardust' — Angelo Moore
'Moonage Daydream' — Angelo Moore
'Suffragette City' — Joe Elliot
'Heroes' — Bernard Fowler
'Loving The Alien' — Catherine Russell
'Jean Genie' — Bernard Fowler
'Let's Dance' — Simon Le Bon & The London Community Gospel Choir
'Under Pressure' — Joe Sumner, Catherine Russell & The London Community Gospel Choir
—The ARTISTdirect Staff