Ty Segall Plays a Bunch of David Bowie Songs During Chicago Concert [WATCH]
Psychedelic rocker Ty Segall made a stop in Chicago Sept. 23 in support of his most recent album, Manipulator, and paid tribute to one of his favorite artists after the city's mayor proclaimed it "David Bowie Day."
Bowie opened an art exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tuesday, which prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to honor the singer.
Segall's set later that night, Pitchfork noted, included a medley of classic Bowie tunes like "Ziggy Stardust," "Queen B*tch" and a revved-up take on "Suffragette City."
After the band finished "Stardust," Segall wished the crowd a "happy David Bowie Day" before digging into "Suffragette City" at Chicago's Thalia Hall. The singer then went on to cover The Doors's "The End" and Wolfmother's "Woman" last night in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"With its fuzzed-out Kinksian hooks, 'Susie Thumb' is an obvious choice for Manipulator's lead single and, really, they could all be singles here," the website's review reads. "But that's a comment on both Segall's consistent craftsmanship and the songs' very similar sense of scale, the latter of which ultimately prevents Manipulator from becoming the career-crowning milestone its protracted gestation period suggested."
You can hear the medley and check out the singer's remaining dates below:
9/25: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
9/26: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
9/27: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
9/28: Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
10/19: La Rochelle, France @ La Siréne
10/21: Paris, France @ La Cigale
10/22: Toulouse, France @ Bikini
10/23: Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo
10/24: Madrid, Spain @ BUT
10/28: Clermont Ferrand, France @ La Coopérative de Mai
10/29: Geneva, Switzerland @ L'Usine
10/30: Bologna, Italy @ Locomotive Club
10/31: Rome, Italy @ Artisti Atlantide
11/01: Venice, Italy @ Interzone Art Center
11/03: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
11/04: Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
11/05: Dresden, Germany @ Beat Pol
11/06: Berlin, Germany @ Astra
11/07: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
11/08: Stockholm, Sweden @ Kägelbanan
11/10: Manchester, England @ Gorilla
11/11: Leeds, England @ Brudenell Social Club
11/12: London, England @ Electric Ballroom