Wilco covered David Bowie’s 1969 classic ‘Space Oddity’ last night (February 5) in Brooklyn’s King Theater.
The band were performing the entirety of their 2015 surprise-release, ‘Star Wars’, when they added an extra set drawn from the rest of their discography, and returned for an acoustic encore including their Bowie cover.
See a fan-shot clip below:
The Chicago alt-rock band’s frontman, Jeff Tweedy, had previously performed a Bowie tribute at Todos Santos Music Festival in early January. See that below.
He is currently writing a book, which will deal with his own stories and stories of his various musical collaborations, as well as his thoughts on the music industry and how Wilco fit into it.
Tweedy said, “I have stories to tell, and I’d like for this book to be a combination of those stories about my experiences, and maybe a window into one person’s creative process, as well as some of what I’ve seen working with other artists in my current and former bands, in the studio, on the road, in my basement with my sons and more.”
The band are set to play the following UK & Ireland dates this year:
Iveagh Garden, Dublin (July 10)
Albert Hall, Manchester (November 18)
O2 Academy, Brixton, London (November 19)