Duran Duran will also perform a cover of the rock icon's song "Five Years" during "A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!"

By Brianne Tracy
January 06, 2021 09:00 AM
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Boy George; Taylor Momsen; Ricky Gervais
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Get ready to relive the "Golden Years" of David Bowie.

On Friday, the global streaming concert "A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!" will honor the late rock icon — who died of liver cancer in 2016 — on what would have been his 74th birthday with a lineup of performances that just got even more star-studded.

PEOPLE can exclusively announce that Boy George, Taylor Momsen, Ricky Gervais, Gary Barlow and Ground Control (a supergroup made up of Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins and Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney) have been added to the concert lineup.

The new additions join previously announced performers Andra Day, Adam Lambert, Gavin Rossdale, Duran Duran, Michael C. Hall, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, The Smashing Pumpkins' William Corgan, Yungblud, Peter Frampton, Gary Oldman, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, Kind Heaven Orchestra vocalist Etty Lau Farrell, Macy Gray, The Cult's Ian Astbury, Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, Ian Hunter, Anna Calvi, Atticus Ross, Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, Gail Ann Dorsey, the Rolling Stones' Bernard Fowler, Corey Glover, Lena Hall, Charlie Sexton and Catherine Russell.

Produced by longtime Bowie pianist Mike Garson, "A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!" will feature the artists — who all either worked with Bowie or were influenced by his work — performing brand-new renditions of the singer's greatest hits, as well as treasured fan favorites.

Duran Duran will perform a cover of Bowie's 1972 song "Five Years," which will be available to stream and purchase ahead of the concert.

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The band's lead singer, Simon Le Bon, tells PEOPLE his "life as a teenager was all about David Bowie."

"He is the reason why I started writing songs," he says. "Part of me still can't believe in his death five years ago, but maybe that's because there's a part of me where he's still alive and always will be."

"When we got the Ziggy Stardust LP and put the needle in the groove, our first taste of its perfection was the song 'Five Years,'" he continues. "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."

The featured vocalists will join alumni members of Bowie's bands spanning his 1969 self-titled album through his final album, 2016's Blackstar. 

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In addition to the featured vocalists, viral drumming sensation Nandi Bushell, Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno, Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner, vocalist Simon Westbrook and The Section Quartet will make special appearances.

For every $25 ticket sold for the concert, $2 will be donated to the Save the Children organization, a charity that was deeply important to Bowie. In 1997, the organization was the beneficiary of funds raised from Bowie's sold-out 50th Birthday Concert held at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

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Not only will the concert celebrate what would have been Bowie's 74th birthday, it will also honor him ahead of the fifth anniversary of his death on Sunday.

Starting at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST on Friday, the concert will continue to play on loop and will remain available for ticket holders around the globe to enjoy for 24 hours after its initial stream.

Fans can visit the event page at http://rollinglivestudios.com/bowie to buy tickets, purchase VIP experiences and order exclusive merchandise.