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Bruce Pays Tribute To Levon Helm (video)

More than 20,000 Springsteen fans joined in singing The Weight (video) in tribute to Levon Helm during the Boss' Wednesday (5/2) concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.  The heartfelt tribute to the late Band drummer was the first of six song encore capping off a 26 song evening.  Calling Helm, 'One of the greatest voices in Country, Rockabilly and Rock' Bruce introduced the fan request by adding that both his singing and style of drumming were 'incredibly personal' and came'...out of a certain place in the past' and could 'never be replicated.'
The Weight was one of several special moments during the marathon home-turf concert.  The set also a scorching version of It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City - marking the first time the song has been done during the current tour.  Rarer still, the E Street Band (minus Patti Scialfa for the night, who Bruce quipped was '...home keeping the kids out of the drug stash') also broke out the hardly ever performed Bishop Danced.


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