Barely 24 hours after he teamed up with The Roots for a killer cover of “Glory Box” by Portishead on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saint Vincent took on David Bowie’s “Young Americans” Thursday night during the star-studded Love Rocks NYC benefit concert at the Beacon Theater in New York City.
The night was a who’s-who of performers: James Taylor, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Warren Haynes, the John Mayer Trio, Rufus Wainwright, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James, Ledisi, Allison Russell , The War and Treaty, and former Yankee Bernie Williams all took the stage throughout the night.
Apart from St. Vincent, some notable performances included Benatar performing “Love Is a Battlefield,” Taylor singing “How Sweet It Is,” Staples belting out the Staple Singers’ “Respect Yourself,” and Russell which honors the late Christine McVie with a cover. to Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop.” St. Vincent also joined Crow on stage for a rendition of “Real Gone,” a banger from Pixar’s Cars soundtrack that we, as a culture, don’t talk about enough.
St. Vincent sure had fun channeling Bowie for “Young Americans.” Check out some fan-captured footage of the aforementioned performances below.
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