WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016 |
Posted by: Mandi Dudek
While The Flaming Lips were in New York for two benefit concerts at Carnegie Hall to pay tribute to David Bowie, they decided to stop by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform Bowie's "Space Oddity." And in true Flaming Lips' fashion, it was a performance decked-out in extravagant costumes, colorful wigs, glittery lights, and psychedelic visuals. And as if that wasn't enough, an astronaut and Chewbacca nonchalantly sat in the crowd until joining frontman Wayne Coyne on stage. Coyne was hoisted on top of Chewbacca's shoulders during one hell of a guitar solo and stayed up there to finish the song repeating "Can you hear me, Major Tom?" Chewbacca pulled the same move on Coyne at the Carnegie Hall concert during "Life on Mars." The Flaming Lips have covered Bowie songs several times since their fellow cosmic ruler passed and they remain pretty loyal to originals, adding just enough Flaming Lips flair.