Highlights from the First of Two David Bowie Tribute Concerts in NYC

There was a gathering of David Bowie fans at Carnegie Hall in New York last night to pay tribute to his legacy. Performers as diverse as the Flaming Lips, the Pixes, Sean Lennon, Cyndi Lauper and, Chewbacca were onstage.

Wait. Chewbacca?

In a bit of surrealism that would no doubt have made Bowie laugh out loud, the Lips’ Wayne Coyne sang “Life on Mars” while aboard Chewy’s shoulders.

Now here’s Michael Stipe and Karen Elson singing “Ashes to Ashes.”

https://youtu.be/dI8SpGy-P44

The Pixies sang “Cactus.”

Here’s the entire running order of the evening.

#themusicofdavidbowie SETLIST!

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There’s a second sold-out performance tonight. Learn more at PitchforkThe Guardian and the BBC.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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