The Oklahoma rock band covered eight of the late musician’s songs at a gig last night (February 12)
The Flaming Lips have paid tribute to David Bowie by covering a number of his songs during a concert.
The Oklahoma rock band performed ‘Space Oddity’, ‘Fame’, ‘Ziggy Stardust’, ‘Golden Years’, ‘Life on Mars’, ‘Five Years’, ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ and Ashes to Ashes’ last night during their show at Belly Up Ashen.
It’s not the first time that the Lips have covered Bowie, having performed ‘Heroes’ on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon back in 2013. The late musician’s songs have also been a staple of the band’s sets since the 90s.
In a 2012 interview, Bowie listed The Flaming Lips as one of a number of American bands that he admires (he mentions the band at the 8-minute mark in the below clip).
A number of musicians are due to perform tributes to Bowie later this month.
Lady Gaga said she will cover “at least three or four” David Bowie songs at this year’s Grammy awards ceremony, due to take place on Monday night.
A similar tribute is also planned for this year’s BRIT Awards with Damon Albarn, Bono, Noel Gallagher, Adele and Coldplay all rumoured to be taking part.