Oh. My. God! Bruce Springsteen opens show with Prince’s Purple Rain 2



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The show must go on, but as we’re sharing our sorrow at Prince’s recent passing Bruce Springsteen has given a stand-out tribute by opening his concert with a cover of the funk rocker’s ‘Purple Rain’.

It was legendary!

Three days after Prince was found dead in his Minneapolis home, The Boss strode onto the purple-hued stage and broke into the hit with no introduction.

When he finished, Springsteen said to the crowd: “There’s never been any better… I always left one of his shows humbled.”

Perhaps sadly, Springsteen has paid tribute to one too many heroes and peers this year.

On his current ‘The River’ tour Springsteen will cover The Eagles’ ‘Take It Easy’ in tribute to Glenn Frey, while he has also covered David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’.

Fans, both Springsteen’s and Prince’s, took to Twitter in praise of the sweet and sad performance.

Guitarist Nils Lofgren provided a breathtaking guitar solo.

What do you think of Bruce Springsteen’s tribute?

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  1. Very good awesome tribute i sincerly hope that this is the last one for this year just to many great singers/songwriters have left us.

  2. I did not think anyone else could do Purple Rain quite like Prince. I was wrong. This tribute just made me cry it was so good.

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