Watch: Bruce Springsteen Opens Brooklyn Show With a Stunning "Purple Rain"

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Bruce Springsteen opened his Brooklyn concert with the Prince classic Purple Rain on Saturday night.

Springsteen and the E Street Band are on tour across America performing the entire The River album but the tour has turned into an obituary for three acts now with Bruce’s Prince cover added to recent covers he did when David Bowie and Glenn Frey also died.

Main Set
  • Purple Rain (Prince cover)
  • 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, 1977)
  • No Surrender (from Born in the U.S.A., 1984)
  • The Promised Land (from Darkness On The Edge of Town, 1977)
  • Backstreet (from Born to Run, 1975)
  • Because The Night (Springsteen song from 1978)
  • Lonesome Day (from The Rising, 2002)
  • The Rising (from The Rising, 2002)
  • Thunder Road (from Born to Run, 1975)
  • Born to Run (from Born to Run, 1975)
  • Dancing in the Dark (from Born in the U.S.A., 1984)
  • Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (from The Wild, The Innocent & the E-Street Shuffle, 1973)
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze Out (from Born to Run, 1975)
  • Shout (Isley Brothers cover)

Bruce performed David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ in Pittsburgh on January 16 and Eagles ‘Take It Easy’ for Glenn Frey in Chicago in January 19.

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