Kanye West covers Eurythmics classic

The rapper draws a huge audience at Lollapalooza

Kanye West performed a cover of the Eurythmics classic ‘Sweet Dreams’ last night (August 5) during a headlining set which drew one of the biggest crowds of the weekend at the Lollapalooza festival.

Despite encountering a series of technical hitches during the early part of his slot on the AT&T stage, the rapper managed to redeem himself with a rousing performance which borrowed heavily from his recent album ‘Late Registration’.

In keeping with the covers vibe at the festival, earlier Gnarls Barkley threw in The Greenhornes track ‘There Is An End’ during their mid-afternoon set, after hearing The Raconteurs cover their chart topping hit ‘Crazy’ the previous night.


Dressed in matching all-white tennis outfits and sweatbands, Danger Mouse and Cee-lo led a stage full of backup singers and a string section through their own songs, including ‘Gone Daddy Gone’.

“This is the song we play when we need to turn it up to 11!” Cee-lo quipped.

Despite suffering with a sore throat, the singer received massive cheers when they performed ‘Crazy’.

On the Adidas Champ stage, Arizona collective Calexico paid tribute to Arthur Lee by performing a cover of Love‘s ‘Alone Again Or’ with Scandinavian singer Nicolai Dunger from the classic album ‘Forever Changes’.

Elsewhere, on the Budlight stage, The Flaming Lips provided the most theatrical performance of the day, as singer Wayne Coyne kicked off proceedings by crowd surfing in a giant clear ball.

The set culminated in the Lips track ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ with Coyne hosting a stage full of dancers and fans dressed as Santa Claus and martians.


Police have reported no arrests from the three day event so far which draws to a close tonight (August 6) with a headlining set from Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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