Greg Dulli

"Modern Love" (David Bowie cover)

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Jan 19, 2016

The tributes for the late David Bowie keep coming, with Afghan Whigs singer Greg Dulli now honouring the late pop star with a cover of one of his biggest hits. Dulli's stripped-down version of Let's Dance opener "Modern Love" is streaming now.

While the original was a soul-smacked piece of existential pop positively doused in horns and jumped-up backbeats, Dulli dials down the arrangement to the strum of an acoustic guitar, the gentle bow of a violin and his smokey croon.

"I tried to record this song with the Whigs a while back and we just couldn't get it the way I wanted it," Dulli explained in a statement. "With his passing last week, I was reminded of it and decided to finish it myself. The world is filled with love for David Bowie right now. It feels good. I feel inspired by his life."

Dulli has made the song available to download in a widget. You can stream or nab the song via the player down below, where you'll also find Dulli's global tour schedule.

Tour dates:

02/03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
02/06 Galway, IE - Roisin Dubh
02/07 Dublin, IE - Whelan's
02/09 London, UK - Union Chapel
02/10 Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
02/11 Manchester, UK - Gorilla
02/13 Leuven, BE - Het Depot
02/14 Ghent, BE - Vooruit
02/16 Stockholm, SE - Sodra Teatern
02/18 Warsaw, PL - Stodola Open Stage
02/19 Prague, CZ  - Lucerna Music Bar
02/20 Belgrade, RS - Dom Omladine 
02/22 Rome, IT - Chiesa Evangelica Metodista
02/24 Barcelona, ES - BARTS
02/25 Madrid, ES - Teatro Barcelo
02/27 Tel Aviv, IL - Mayumana Theatre
02/28 Tel Aviv, IL - Barby
03/10 Boston, MA - Sinclair
03/11 Brooklyn, NY - Roulette
03/12  Washington DC - 6th & I Synagogue
03/13 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
03/15 Toronto, ON - Great Hall
03/16 Detroit, MI - Marble Bar
03/17 Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theatre
03/18 Chicago, IL - Old Town School Of Folk (Early Show)
03/18 Chicago, IL - Old Town School Of Folk (Late Show)
03/19 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
03/21 Seattle, WA - Triple Door (Early Show)
03/21 Seattle, WA - Triple Door (Late Show)
03/22 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
03/23 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
03/25 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
03/26 Los Angeles, CA - Teregram Ballroom
03/29 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
03/30 Austin, TX - Central Presbyterian Church
04/01 New Orleans, LA - Preservation Hall
04/02 New Orleans, LA - Preservation Hall  

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