As if we weren't already excited enough for the 58th annual Grammy Awards, Tuesday brought news of an awesome addition to the performance lineup. Lady Gaga has been tapped for a special tribute to Bowie during the music awards show, which is just under two weeks away.
Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich sat down with the New York Times to share a little about what fans can expect to see during the show. He couldn't give much away but did reveal that Lady Gaga will be performing a tribute to legendary musician David Bowie. Ehrlich told the Times that the singer-turned-actress will be performing solo and, while she won't be opening the show, she will have plenty of time to belt out a few notable Bowie classics.
Ehrlich promised that Lady Gaga's performance "is going to be a true homage to who David was, particularly musically but not ignoring his influence on fashion and pop culture in a broader way."
The Grammy performance is just one of the many ways Bowie fans have attempted to celebrate his legacy after his passing in January from cancer. A concert has been arranged by close friends of the "Space Oddity" singer at New York City's Carnegie Hall. According to a post on the historic venue's site, the concert is slated to take place in March and will feature performances byCyndi Lauper, Jakob Dylan, Perry Farrell and the Roots. The concert was announced Jan. 12 and sold out shortly after tickets were made available online. Fans still wishing to attend are being urged to wait for tickets to appear on sites like Vivid Seats, StubHub and TicketMaster.
Bowie's death was announced on Jan. 11 with confirmation from both his son and his publicist. Early reports revealed that he had been fighting cancer in silence for 18 months, though he'd just released a new album days before his death. BBC later revealed that Bowie had been diagnosed with liver cancer. He is said to have died at home in New York surrounded by family and friends. Bowie was 69.
The Grammy Awards will air Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.