Covers experiment on the Our Bright Future Tour


Tracy Chapman and Band are having an experiment on the current tour which is to play a new cover song each night, they’re repeating themselves! Here are the cover songs :





Big Yellow Taxi on July 27, 2009 @ Luglio Suona Bene 2009, Rome

Proud Mary on July 27, 2009 @ Luglio Suona Bene 2009, Rome

Money (That’s What I Want) on July 24, 2009 @ Stimmen Festival, Lorräch

Proud Mary on July 25, 2009 @ Paleo Festival, Nyon

Heart Of Gold (during soundchecks) on July 24, 2009 @ Stimmen Festival, Lorräch


  1. Lukasz Kolodziejczyk on

    During the gig in Sopot (Opera Lesna), Poland, 6th July, Tracy did “Hound dog” by Elvis Presley and, in the very end, “Get up, stand up” by Bob Marley. I don’t really know which one is a new cover song

  2. I attended Tracy’y show in Halle, Germany last night. It was AMAZING! She has to be one of the best live performers there are, I’m still all happy and have a huge grin on my face. The cover song she did was “The Rose”. She said it was on the first record she ever bought, though she didn’t know why she bought that specific record, probabaly because “that was the first time I had money”. She also did “Get Up, Stand Up” as the third encore, but she does that on most of her shows.
    It was an amazing show, she has an incredible voice and seems so at ease on stage.

  3. Conny Bartlau on

    The song “The Rose” by Amanda McBroom. Bette Midler sings it, just like many other artists. Another very good version of Joan Baez singing in English and in German. The German songwriter Bettina Wegner has the text translated into German and sings it to her “Wege” CD.

  4. Tracy did a cover of “Not Fade Away” by Buddy Holly in Cologne.

  5. Tracy was yesterday evening in Locarno and fortunately I was there;) The cover was “No woman no cry” by Bob Marley!

  6. At the Paleo Festival, Tracy did a cover of “Money (that’s what I want)” and “Proud Mary”.

  7. On August 1, 2009 in Northampton, MA at the Calvin Theatre, Tracy covered “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man” (Prince, 1987).

  8. The Aug 3rd concert at the Keswick in Philadelphia, the cover was Bring It On Home To Me – Sam Cooke

  9. Steve Bustamante on

    August 8, 2009 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, NY, the cover was Lovesong by The Cure.

  10. Steve Bustamante on

    August 7, 2009 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, NY, the cover was Lovesong by The Cure.

  11. the cure’s “lovesong” @ hammerstein ballroom last night in NYC
    and “proud mary”

    great show!

  12. August 9, 2009 at the Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD the cover song was “Lean on Me.”

  13. Sat. 8/9/09 in Washington, D.C. Cover was I’ll Take You There by the Staple Singers. AWESOME SHOW!!

  14. Ellen Lawson on

    Just attended a show tonight in Ann Arbor, MI and Tracey played a cover by one of our own…

    Words and music by Bob Seger

    I take my card and I stand in line
    To make a buck I work overtime
    Dear sir letters keep coming in the mail
    I work my back till its racked with pain
    The boss cant even recall my name
    I show up late and Im docked
    It never fails
    I feel like just another
    Spoke in a great big wheel
    Like a tiny blade of grass
    In a great big field
    To workers Im just another drone
    To ma bell Im just another phone
    Im just another statistic on a sheet
    To teachers Im just another child
    To irs Im just another file
    Im just another consensus on the street
    Gonna cruise out of this city
    Head down to the sea
    Gonna shout out at the ocean
    Hey its me
    And I feel like a number
    Feel like a number
    Feel like a stranger
    A stranger in this land
    I feel like a number
    Im not a number
    Im not a number
    Dammit Im a man
    I said Im a man

  15. Ellen Lawson on

    Revision… oops Tracy

    She was awesome…. as she has been every time I have seen her.

  16. August 11, 2009 at Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor MI the cover was Feel Like a Number by Bob Seger. Encore Proud Mary. Absolutely incredible show.

  17. She did Bob Seger’s “Feel Like a Number” last night in Ann Arbor, MI. The show was AMAZING!

  18. The cover song at the August 11th Ann Arbor, MI concert was “Feel Like a Number”, written by Ann Arborite Bob Seger. The concert was fantastic!

  19. She sang “Howlin for My Baby” by Howlin Wolf in Chicago. She really should do a blues album.. Chicago would love it!

  20. heather dreske on

    Fabulous show in Milwaukee at the Pabst theater, the cover she did was Stand By Me…awesome.

  21. In St Paul (Minneapolis)Minnesota last night she performed
    Solisbury Hill (Peter Gabriel)
    It was pheonomenal – of course

  22. Brooks Vorlob on

    I have wanted to see Tracy since my Mom introduced me to her music, probably 15 years ago. The show was brilliant and spellbinding almost surreal to me! 2 hours was not good enough for me I want to see more!

  23. She did an awesome show in San Diego. She did two covers. The first was “Money,” and the second she did in an encore of “Proud Mary.”

  24. I heard your music and i love it, but i would have love to future you in one of my track,

    Please reply me.

    God Bless,

    Slim Joe.