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Before the Flaming Lips‘ played their shows in Aspen, Colorado’s Belly Up, the band announced that both shows would feature an “extended David Bowie” set dedicated to the late rock legend. The band kept their promise by delivering an eight-song, 40-minute Bowie medley that included hits such as, “Ziggy Stardust,” “Fame,” and a few others.
The Flaming Lips shared the stage with Wayne Coyne and company on Friday and Saturday evening.
Within the eight-song tribute, Coyne spoke to the audience about Bowie’s impact on the band. He told the audience how Bowie’s death caused him to change the way he viewed the star.
“We were in Tasmania when we heard that [Bowie] actually died and it was, and it still is, a strange, strange, sad shock,” Coyne said. “It still seems unbelievable that he was actually a real man. I think that’s what the motherfucker is. He was just a man. I think it doesn’t do him justice when people think he’s from outer space. He was a human,” posted on Rolling Stone.
The band performed “Space Oddity,” “Life on Mars?,” “Five Years,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Fame,” The Man Who Sold the World,” “Golden Years” and “Ashes to Ashes.”