Bruce Springsteen covers 'Purple Rain' in honor of Prince
'There's never been any better,' Springsteen said at his Brooklyn show on Saturday
Bruce Springsteen began his Saturday night show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with a stirring tribute to Prince.
Springsteen and the E Street Band took the stage under purple lights to perform a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain,” one of the singer’s most beloved songs (and the current No. 1 track on iTunes at the moment). Springsteen also dedicated the show to Prince, saying there’s “never been any better.”
The Boss’ tribute is one of a number since Prince’s death on Thursday. The casts of The Color Purple and Hamilton honored Prince at their respective Broadway shows with covers of his hit songs (The Color Purple cast, like Springsteen, sang “Purple Rain”), while Spike Lee held a party in Brooklyn to celebrate Prince’s life.
Watch Springsteen perform “Purple Rain” below.