Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Glenn Frey on Tuesday night [January 19, 2016] with a cover of The Eagles’ “Take It Easy”.
Springsteen and The E Street Band were performing at the United Centre in Chicago on the current The River tour.
He performed the song solo, bar an appearance half-way through by E Street Band violinist Soozie Tyrell. The Boss ended his cover by calling out Frey’s name to huge cheers.
Watch Bruce Springsteen cover “Take It Easy” below:
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 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
Springsteen had previously covered “Rebel Rebel” as a tribute to David Bowie: you can watch footage by clicking here.
The March 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our 19 page David Bowie tribute plus Loretta Lynn, Tim Hardin, Animal Collective, The Kinks, Mavis Staples, The Pop Group, Field Music, Clint Mansell, Steve Mason, Eric Clapton, Bert Jansch,Grant Lee Phillips and more plus our free 15-track CD
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