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NYC Concert to Honor David Bowie

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FILE - David Bowie performs on stage during The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain.

FILE - David Bowie performs on stage during The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain.

A David Bowie memorial concert will be held in New York City's Carnegie Hall on March 31.

A tribute concert dedicated to his musical legacy had been announced for the storied venue, but organizers changed it to a memorial in the wake of his death from cancer Sunday.

Tickets went on sale Monday and quickly sold out as news spread.

A woman looks at a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, Britain, Jan. 12, 2016. Sales of David Bowie's last album - released two days before his death from cancer - have soared along with downloads of his greatest hits.

A woman looks at a mural of David Bowie in Brixton, south London, Britain, Jan. 12, 2016. Sales of David Bowie's last album - released two days before his death from cancer - have soared along with downloads of his greatest hits.

Bowie producer Tony Visconti's house band will perform, along with artists including Cyndi Lauper, the Roots and the Mountain Goats.

On Friday, the iconic musician turned 69 and released Blackstar, his 25th album. Inventive to the end, Bowie mixed rock and jazz on the album, which critics hailed as his best work in years.

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