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Joe Elliott Performs At Celebrating David Bowie Concert

Celebrating David Bowie 2017. By Stuart Taylor

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott is currently at the Celebrating David Bowie concert in London and was one of the guest performers.

The first 'Celebrating David Bowie' concert is currently taking place at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, England.

The first in a series of concerts by David Bowie's most recent backing musicians performing with special guest singers.

The performers were not announced beforehand but Joe was one of them.

He sang on 'All The Young Dudes' and 'Suffragette City' with musicians including Gail Ann Dorsey, Mark Plati and Mike Garson and photos/video are available.

Lisa Ronson (Mick Ronson's daughter) was one of the backup singers with the London Community Gospel Choir also taking part in the performance.

Joe recorded live and studio versions of this, his favourite song, with the Cybernauts in 1997/2001. The band including three original members of David's band The Spiders From Mars.

Update - Joe came back on stage a few minutes ago to sing 'Suffragette City'.

Other guest singers so far have included Gary Oldman, Bernard Fowler, La Roux, Tom Chaplin (Keane) with Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran also taking part later on.

More photos/video will be added below when available - including full video of DUDES.

Celebrating David Bowie - News Quotes

'Celebrating David Bowie' unites the icon’s friends and collaborators for an unmissable show at O2 Academy Brixton on Sunday 8 January 2017. As part of a worldwide series of concerts, this one-time only event will honour the iconic artist on what would have been his 70th birthday.

Bowie’s close friend Gary Oldman, who delivered an emotional speech about David at the BRIT Awards, will be joined in London by former Bowie band members Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Mark Plati, Gerry Leonard, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Zachary Alford, Holly Palmer and Catherine Russell, along with many other special guests to be announced.

Presented by Academy Events, proceeds from the show will benefit Children & the Arts.

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