He opened his show in New York with the 1984 hit
Bruce Springsteen opened his show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain“.
The show took place on Saturday, April 23.
This marked the third time during Springsteen’s current River tour that he has paid tribute to a fellow musician following their deaths: he previously covered David Bowie‘s “Rebel Rebel” and Glenn Frey‘s “Take It Easy“.
Springsteen’s River tour arrives in the UK in May, where the E Street Band will play four shows.
The dates are:
Wednesday May 25: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Wednesday June 1: Hampden Park, Glasgow
Friday, June 3: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Sunday, June 5: Wembley Stadium, London
Meanwhile, Springsteen will release his autobiography later this year.
Born To Run will be published on September 27 by Simon & Schuster.
According to a post on Springsteen’s website, “the work will be published in hardcover, ebook, and audio editions by Simon & Schuster in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India, and rights have already been sold to publishers in nine countries.
“Springsteen has been privately writing the autobiography over the past seven years. He began work in 2009, after performing with the E Street Band at the Super Bowl’s halftime show.
“In Born To Run, Mr. Springsteen describes growing up in Freehold, New Jersey amid the ‘poetry, danger, and darkness’ that fueled his imagination. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song ‘Born to Run’ reveals more than we previously realized.
“’Writing about yourself is a funny business,’ Mr. Springsteen notes in his book. ‘But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.’
“’This is the book we’ve been hoping for,’ said Jonathan Karp, publisher of Simon & Schuster. ‘Readers will see their own lives in Bruce Springsteen’s extraordinary story, just as we recognize ourselves in his songs.’
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