Bruce Springsteen has paid tribute to The Band guitarist and singer-songwriter Robbie Robertson on the opening night time of his US tour. Take a look at footage from the present under.

Information of Robertson’s demise arrived yesterday (August 9), with a social media replace from The Band’s administration. “Robbie was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, including his wife, Janet, his ex-wife, Dominique, her partner Nicholas, and his children Alexandra, Sebastian, Delphine, and Delphine’s partner Kenny,” it learn. He was aged 80.

Now, Bruce Springsteen is the most recent of numerous members of the leisure world to pay tribute to the musician – dedicating the ultimate tune of his latest present to Robertson.

The second came about throughout The Boss’ gig at Wrigley Area in Chicago final night time – which he performed on the opening night time of his US tour. Right here, he closed out the three-hour set with two encores, the final of which featured a efficiency of ‘I’ll See You In My Desires’, devoted to the late guitarist.

“To my good friend Robbie Robertson,” he stated – try a fan-captured clip of the second under.

Kicking off the 26-song set final night time, Springsteen opened the present with a rendition of his 1986 observe ‘No Surrender’, earlier than breaking into performances of ‘Ghosts’, ‘Prove It All Night’, ‘Letter To You’ and ‘The Promised Land.’

He additionally broke out fan favourites together with ‘Born To Run’ and ‘Dancing In the Dark’. Take a look at extra footage of the gig under, in addition to the complete setlist.

Bruce Springsteen performed:

1. ‘No Surrender’
2. ‘Ghosts’
3. ‘Prove It All Night’
4. ‘Letter to You’
5. ‘The Promised Land’
6. ‘Out in the Street’
7. ‘Darlington County’
8. ‘Kitty’s Again’
9. ‘Nightshift’ (Commodores cowl)
10. ‘The E Street Shuffle’
11. ‘Mary’s Place’
12. ‘Johnny 99’
13. ‘Last Man Standing’
14. ‘Backstreets’
15. As a result of the Evening’ (Patti Smith Group cowl)
16. ‘She’s the One’
17. ‘Wrecking Ball’
18. ‘The Rising’
19. ‘Badlands’
20. Thunder Highway’
21. ‘Born to Run’
22. ‘Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)’
23. ‘Glory Days’
24. ‘Dancing in the Dark’
25. ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out’
26. ‘I’ll See You in My Desires’ (devoted to Robbie Robertson)

Up subsequent, Springsteen is ready to play one other night time at Chicago’s Wrigley Park tomorrow night time (August 11), adopted by stops in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Ohio and extra. Discover all tour dates and any remaining tickets right here.

The Boss is way from the primary individual to pay his respects to Robertson. Following information of his demise, numerous tributes rolled in from the likes of Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Martin Scorsese and extra.

The latter labored intently with Robertson for a lot of his profession, as Robertson scored a number of of Scorsese’s movies, together with Raging Bull, On line casino, The Wolf of Wall Avenue and The Irishman. His final collaboration with Scorsese will come within the type of the Killers of the Flower Moon rating, which is ready for launch later this 12 months.

Since releasing his self-titled debut in 1986, and his subsequent sophomore document ‘Storyville’ in 1991, the musician additionally contributed to data by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond and plenty of extra. Robertson launched his last solo album, ‘Sinematic’, in 2019.