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

Information of Robertson’s loss of life 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 music of his current present to Robertson.

The second befell throughout The Boss’ gig at Wrigley Discipline in Chicago final evening – which he performed on the opening evening 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 Goals’, devoted to the late guitarist.

“To my good friend Robbie Robertson,” he stated – take a look at a fan-captured clip of the second beneath.

Kicking off the 26-song set final evening, Springsteen opened the present with a rendition of his 1986 monitor ‘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 beneath, in addition to the total 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 Street’
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 Goals’ (devoted to Robbie Robertson)

Up subsequent, Springsteen is about to play one other evening at Chicago’s Wrigley Park tomorrow evening (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 particular person to pay his respects to Robertson. Following information of his loss of life, numerous tributes rolled in from the likes of Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Martin Scorsese and extra.

The latter labored carefully 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 about for launch later this 12 months.

Since releasing his self-titled debut in 1986, and his subsequent sophomore file ‘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 closing solo album, ‘Sinematic’, in 2019.