The singer performed 'Life On Mars' at Union Chapel last night
Alexandra Pollard

11:16 3rd February 2016

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At her first UK gig since the death of David Bowie, Aurora performed her stunning 'Life On Mars' cover in his honour at London's Union Chapel last night. Watch the performance below.

The Norwegian singer's beautiful set included 'Runaway', 'Running With The Wolves' and new single 'Conqueror', as well as a guest appearance from her new pet balloon Manchesto (it's a long and strange story, which ended, sadly, with her having to leave him at the airport).

Her fidgety gesticulations - at times grand and theatrical, at others reminiscent of a child having a tantrum - only further endeared her to the crowd, who gave two standing ovations at the end of the set, and loudly demanded an encore.

After performing 'Through The Eyes Of A Child', a poignant lullaby of nostalgia for a childhood only recently left behind, Aurora said, "We have to do this song. We just have to. It's a good way to... remember", before launching into a moving cover of Bowie's 'Life On Mars'.

This isn't the first time Aurora's performed this cover, but it's the first time she's done it in the UK since the death of David Bowie last month.

"You always make me cry," she beamed to the crowd as they erupted in enthusiasm. "It's very strange to be the receiver of applauding people. The receiver of applaud. Applause. It's a strange language."

Whatever the word is, Aurora better get used to it.

Aurora's debut album, All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, is out on 11 March. See her forthcoming UK tour dates below. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (5 February). Get tickets and more information here.

Mon October 03 2016 - GLASGOW Art School
Tue October 04 2016 - MANCHESTER O2 RItz
Thu October 06 2016 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE University
Fri October 07 2016 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 2
Sat October 08 2016 - BRISTOL Trinity
Mon October 10 2016 - BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Tue October 11 2016 - OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Thu October 13 2016 - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat October 15 2016 - CAMBRIDGE Junction
Sun October 16 2016 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club

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Photo: Jon Mo