Last night [October 4], Bruce Springsteen opened the first preview of his Broadway show in New York with a dedication to Tom Petty.
According to the New York Daily News, the two-hour show started with Springsteen standing on stage dressed all in black, dedicating the show to the late musician, sending his thoughts and prayers to Petty’s family and his bandmates, the Heartbreakers.
The 18-week run of Bruce Springsteen shows is taking place at NYC’s Walter Kerr Theatre, and Springsteen has promised that it will be a “personal” and “intimate” affair. Images from the preview show indicate a sparse set made up of a black grand piano and a few acoustic guitars. He was joined by E Street Band member and his wife Patti Scialfa for “Tougher Than the Rest” and “Brilliant Disguise”.
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Tonite I had the privilege of seeing a “legend” grace us with his words, his thoughts, his music, and his inner most demons. Bruce (the boss) shed his blood and tears providing wisdom worth living. An honor and unforgettable experience was had with me and my father. Minimal words were exchanged by us but tons of feelings emanated from our souls. Goodnight. ? @springsteen
Springsteen On Broadway officially opens next week on October 12.
See the full setlist below:
My Father’s House
The Promised Land
Born In The U.S.A.
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Tougher Than the Rest (with Patti Scialfa)
Brilliant Disguise (with Patti Scialfa)
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Long Walk Home
Dancing In The Dark
Land Of Hope And Dreams
Born To Run
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