St. Vincent Performs A Rendition Of David Bowie’s “Young Americans” At Love Rocks

At a live concert this week, St. Vincent performed David Bowie’s “Young Americans” – see the video below. On Thursday night, the ‘Pay Your Way In Pain’ singer performed at the Love Rocks charity concert in New York (March 9). Vincent played the legendary Bowie single from the 1975 album of the same name as part of her concert in front of a full Beacon Theatre audience.

The performance was a true replica of the original, with Vincent taking the mike in front of the audience and a full band backing him up, including a saxophone and backup vocalists to give it the full treatment. Vincent crooned her way through the song while shimmying around the stage with some Bowie-esque dancing movements, much to the pleasure of the audience. Here’s a video of St. Vincent covering David Bowie:

Her appearance on stage at the charity performance saw her duet with Sheryl Crow for a version of ‘Real Gone’. The song was first published as part of the Cars soundtrack (see below).

Vincent and Crow were two names on a bill that included a number of chart-topping talents, including James Taylor, Pat Benatar, and John Mayar. Jim James and Rufus Wainwright of My Morning Jacket, as well as Mavis Staples, Warren Haynes, Ledisi, Gary Clark Jr., The War and Treaty, and Bernie Williams, were all on the lineup.

The evening also featured appearances by a variety of entertainers, including Stephen Colbert, Andy Cohen, Chevy Chase, Phoebe Robinson, Gina Gershon, David Burtka, and Neil Patrick Harris, in addition to musical artists.

This week, St. Vincent didn’t only cover Bowie, whom she has mentioned as a huge influence on her music and referred to as her idol in prior interviews. On The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, Vincent and The Roots performed Portishead’s “Glorybox” (March 8).