The Boss paid tribute in Pittsburgh

Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to David Bowie on the opening night of his The River tour.

Springsteen and The E Street Band covered “Rebel Rebel” in Pittsburgh. You can watch footage below.

Speaking from the stage, Springsteen noted that Bowie “supported our music back in the very beginning, ’73,” including covering “It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City” and “Growing Up”. Bowie inviting Springsteen to Philadelphia while he was recording the Young Americans album.

Billboard reports that Springsteen and the band also worked on versions of “Suffragette City” and “Changes” during tour rehearsals in Pittsburgh.

The River tour follows the release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a four-CD/three-DVD package dedicated to his 1980 double album.

The remaining tour dates are:

January 19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
January 24 & 27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
January 29 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
January 31 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
February 2 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
February 4 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
February 8 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
February 10 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
February 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
February 16 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
February 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
February 21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
February 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
February 25 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
February 27 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
February 29 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
March 3 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 6 – St Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
March 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 13 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
March 15 & 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

Meanwhile, Springsteen isn’t the only artist to cover “Rebel Rebel” in tribute to Bowie. Madonna performed the song on January 12 at Houston’s Toyota Centre.

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