Michael Stipe Covers David Bowie’s “Man Who Sold the World” on 'Tonight Show' [WATCH]

By Jon Niles | Mar 30, 2016 12:37 PM EDT

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a special performance, covering David Bowie's iconic song "The Man Who Sold the World." Stipe's appearance on the NBC late night TV show comes just ahead of the sold-out concert, two-night Bowie tribute concert series taking place at New York City's Carnegie Hall on Thursday, March 31 and Radio City Music Hall on Friday, April 1, 2016. Watch this performance and find out more about this event, including streaming information, below.

The March 31 Bowie tribute is set to feature performances from Patti Smith, The Pixies, Cat Power, Debbie Harry, The Roots, The Mountain Goats, and, as you can tell from the Tonight Show clip below, Stipe.

Watch this stripped-down cover of "The Man Who Sold the World," featuring composer Paul Cantelon on piano, right here (via NBC / Consequence of Sound):

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Stipe's signature vocals compliment this tune from 1970 quite well. We've heard plenty of other David Bowie covers since the iconic singer's death earlier this year, so we're excited for these tribute concerts to add to the list.

Since both of these tribute shows are sold out, a live streaming option is available as well. With a donation to music education charities, you can watch the April 1 performances live from the comfort of your own home. For more information, follow this link.

Aside from the performers mentioned above, this website link provides even more information on artists that are set to cover David Bowie songs. You can also choose from a number of music education charities that are listed on the website.

Check out our previous coverage of some previously unreleased David Bowie demos right here.

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