Watch: Star-studded Bowie tribute concert features Flaming Lips, Chewbacca, Debbie Harry and more

Thanks to the jerks who hold up their phones at concerts, we have video of Thursday's Bowie tribute

By Brendan Gauthier
Published April 1, 2016 7:19PM (UTC)
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Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips perform at The Music of David Bowie tribute concert at Carnegie Hall, March, 31, 2016. (AP/Evan Agostini)

One of two Music of David Bowie tribute shows took place Thursday night at Carnegie Hall.

The setlist was as follows:


#themusicofdavidbowie SETLIST!

A photo posted by Elia Einhorn (@e_l_i_a_e_l_i_a) on Mar 31, 2016 at 8:38pm PDT

And though official video is yet unreleased, several lucky concertgoers risked backlash from people in the rows behind them in order to capture some of the performances.


The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne riding Chewbacca, singing "Life on Mars?":

Cyndi Lauper and Tony Visconti performing "Suffragette City":



Cindy Lauper Suffragette City #bowie #carnegiehall #tribute


A video posted by michael (@rhubarbjerky) on Mar 31, 2016 at 5:18pm PDT

Michael Stipe performing "Ashes to Ashes":

The Pixies performing "Cactus":

Blondie (Debbie Harry) performing "Starman":

The night was capped off by Choir! Choir! Choir! and the New York Children's Chorus performing "Space Oddity":


Friday night's line-up is set to include Mumford & Sons, Esperanza Spalding, Jakob Dylan, and Perry Farrell, as well as returning visits from several first night performers.

Tonight's show is sold out, but available to stream via a minimum $5 donation to its partner charities, as detailed here.

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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