On Jan. 15, Bobby Bandiera put tickets on sale for a Roy Orbison tribute, on April 23, at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. Following the death of David Bowie, though, the show, featuring Bandiera’s Jersey Shore Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue, has taken on a different theme, and will now be called “Changes: A Tribute to the Music of David Bowie.”
“I loved him,” Bandiera said in a press release. “I loved his innovative take on music — he was truly original. To pay tribute to him, I think, is appropriate, and it will be a wonderful evening for everyone. We will do the Orbison tribute again in the future, but I felt it important to pay homage to David’s work, and the Basie agreed this would be a special night.”
Tickets for the Orbison tribute will be honored, but refunds are also available, and those who want them are being asked to call the theater’s box office at (732) 842-9000 no later than Feb. 20.
Tickets are $25 to $99; visit TheBasie.org.