Bruce Springsteen has paid tribute to David Bowie on the opening night of ‘The River’ tour in Pittsburgh.
While Springsteen is performing the entire ‘The River’ to mark the 40th anniversary of his classic album, he took time to remember David Bowie in the show as well.
Bruce told the audience, “I’m going to take a moment. This is about the passing of our good friend David Bowie. Not many people know that he supported our music way, way, way back in the very beginning. In 1973 he rang me up and I visited him down in Philly when he was making the ‘Young Americans’ record. He covered my music ‘Its Hard To Be A Saint In The City’ and ‘Growin’ Up’ and he was a big supporter of ours. I took the Greyhound bus down to Philadelphia. That’s how early it was. Anyway, we’re thinking of him”.
Main Set Meet Me in the City (from The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, 2015) Full Performance of The River (1980) The Ties That Bind Sherry Darling Jackson Cage Two Hearts Independence Day Hungry Heart Out in the Street Crush on You You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) I Wanna Marry You The River Point Blank Cadillac Ranch I’m a Rocker Fade Away Stolen Car Ramrod The Price You Pay Drive All Night Wreck on the Highway Badlands (from Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978) Wrecking Ball (from Wrecking Ball, 2012) Backstreets (from Born to Run, 1975) Because the Night (from Live 1975-1985, 1986 / The Promise, 2010) Brilliant Disguise (from Tunnel of Love, 1987) The Rising (from The Rising, 2002) Thunder Road (from Born to Run, 1975)
Encore Rebel Rebel (David Bowie cover) Bobby Jean (from Born in the U.S.A., 1984) Dancing in the Dark (from Born in the U.S.A., 1984) Born to Run (from Born to Run, 1975) Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (from The Wild, The Innocent & the E-Street Shuffle, 1973) Shout (Isley Brothers cover)