David Bowie to celebrate his 50th Birthday

Official Press Release

13th December 1996

WITH A BENEFIT CONCERT AND SOME VERY SPECIAL GUESTS JANUARY 9TH AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN; PROFITS GOING TO SAVE THE CHILDREN

     As DAVID BOWIE prepares to release his new album Earthling February 11th on Virgin, he will celebrate his 50th birthday January 9th with a very special benefit concert at Madison Square Garden with profits going to Save The Children. Special guests who will be joining Bowie for this auspicious event (held one day after his actual birthdate on January 8th) include Frank Black, Foo Fighters, Lou Reed, Robert Smith of The Cure and Sonic Youth, plus opening guests Placebo. These artists will all be joining Bowie onstage performing songs from throughout his acclaimed career.

Tickets go on sale Monday, December 16th and are priced at $35.00 and $50.00.

Save The Children is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political international development and relief organisation founded in 1932. They are dedicated to making lasting, positive change in the lives of disadvantaged children throughout the United States and in 40 developing nations. For more than 60 years, Save The Children has been a leader in early childhood education, economic opportunity, preventive health care and emergency response. Today, their programs reach 1.5 million children and their families throughout the world.

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