Springsteen recently released this new song, which is featured on his upcoming album 'Letter to You.' The song pays tribute to late E Street Band members Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici, as well as Springsteen's former assistant Terry Magovern.

Rock & Roll legend Bruce Springsteen celebrates his 73rd birthday on Friday. While fans wait in anticipation for his 2023 tour beginning at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, they can get an early taste of some of his best performances.

Nugs.net, an online catalog of live performances available streaming and on-demand, added to its Belmar Drop collection celebrating the very best of “The Boss” from shows spanning over the past five decades.

While the New Jersey native made his name from bigger albums like Born in the U.S.A., celebrated in the original tracks of this collection, the new additions include performances from his 2016 tour with the E Street Band. The tour was originally focused on The River (1980), but it will be remembered for very different reasons.

The tour coincided with the unexpected deaths of three legends of the music industry. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band paid tribute to David Bowie, Glenn Frey, and Prince in their shows immediately following their respective passings.

The heartfelt performances captured the essence of what Springsteen has portrayed through generations for fans looking for a voice of hope and inspiration during times of sadness and hardship.

Springsteen sold his masters and publishing rights in 2021. The release comes just days before the 40th anniversary of Nebraska, one of Springsteen’s most heartfelt and humble albums.

His 2023 tour includes a show at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on March 16. The proximity to Asbury Park, NJ, Springsteen’ hometown, always draws a passionate crowd at his Philadelphia shows.

  • "Rebel, Rebel" in Pittsburgh

    The tour kicked off at the former Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA on Jan. 16, 2016, just six days after the death of David Bowie. After “The Boss” played the entirety of his 1980 album The River, he led off his encore set with “Rebel, Rebel.”

  • "Take It Easy" in Chicago

    Glenn Frey, the founding member of the Eagles, passed away two days later. Springsteen again began his encore set with a tribute, playing “Take it Easy” in front of an emotionally moved crowd on Jan. 19, 2016 at the United Center in Chicago.

  • "Purple Rain" in Brooklyn

    Three months later, the music world lost another giant when Prince passed away at the young age of 57. Springsteen strayed from his typical style for a commemorative performance of “Purple Rain” at his show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 25, 2016, three days after the devastating news dropped.


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