Bruce Springsteen Performs Take It Easy for Glenn Frey

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Bruce Springsteen River TourFor the second time since his tour began four nights ago, one classic rock legend has paid tribute to the memory of another. Last night at Chicago’s United Center, Bruce Springsteen sang “Take It Easy” to remember The Eagles’ #GlennFrey who passed away on January 18.

On The River tour’s opening night  (Jan. 16) at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, the full band paid tribute to David Bowie with a rousing performance of “Rebel Rebel.” Read Best Classic Bands’ coverage here.

On this occasion, Springsteen came back onstage for the evening’s first encore and played a solo version of “Take It Easy,” the Eagles song most closely associated with Frey. He was joined midway by Suzy Tyrell on violin as the crowd sang along in appreciation.

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Eagles manager Irving Azoff acknowledged Springsteen’s tribute via Twitter.

January 19, 2016 Setlist:
1. Meet Me in the City
The River
2. The Ties That Bind
3. Sherry Darling
4. Jackson Cage
5. Two Hearts
6. Independence Day
7. Hungry Heart
8. Out in the Street
9. Crush on You
10. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
11. I Wanna Marry You
12. The River
13. Point Blank
14. Cadillac Ranch
15. I’m a Rocker
16. Fade Away
17. Stolen Car
18. Ramrod
19 The Price You Pay
20. Drive All Night
21. Wreck on the Highway
22. Night
23. No Surrender
24. Cover Me
25. She’s The One
26. Human Touch
27. The Rising
28. Thunder Road
Encore
1. Take It Easy
2. Born To Run
3. Dancing in the Dark
4. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
5. Shout

Last October 17, Springsteen celebrated the 35th anniversary of The River – the album that earned him his first #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 and brought us the classic rock song “Hungry Heart.” His new 4-CD, 3-DVD box set is packed with concert footage, unreleased outtakes and a documentary that explores his experience writing and recording the album. See our earlier item here.

For fans hoping to snag a ticket for the tour, click this Ticketmaster link for details.

Bruce Springsteen The River Tour Dates:
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

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