Today—January 20, 2016—has officially been declared David Bowie Day in New York City, as announced via David Bowie’s Facebook page. Mayor Bill DeBlasio will read a proclamation tonight during the curtain call of the final performance of Lazarus, the stage show that Bowie co-wrote. Chicago previously honored Bowie with its own David Bowie Day in 2014.
This news comes after Billboard reported earlier this week that ★ (Blackstar) hit number one on its album chart, making it Bowie’s first ever number one album in the United States. The album sold more than 180,000 copies in its first week, and all vinyl copies of the album have sold out. Represses of the LP are expected to be out at the end of January.
Read our feature, Starman: Remembering David Bowie, as well as our roundtable discussing our favorite David Bowie memories, and our Celebrate the Catalog feature on the complete David Bowie discography.