The Boss also confirms his band's next show at Madison Square Garden will go ahead on January 27
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have posted a free download of a recent gig in Chicago after they were forced to cancel a gig in New York over the weekend following bad weather.
In a gesture to fans Springsteen has made a live recording of his January 19 show available for the next two days. He wrote on his Facebook page:
His band’s next show in the city Madison Square Garden is expected to go ahead as planned on January 27. A new date for the cancelled concert is yet to be announced.
During the Chicago gig, Springsteen paid tribute to Glenn Frey with a cover of The Eagles’ ‘Take It Easy’.
Springsteen was performing at the United Centre in Chicago the day after it was revealed that Frey had passed away. He performed the song solo, bar an appearance half-way through by violinist Soozie Tyrell. The Boss ended his cover by calling out Frey’s name to huge cheers.
The Eagles confirmed the news last Monday (January 18), with Brian May, Ryan Adams and Brian Wilson among those offering messages of condolences.
Frey founded the Los Angeles-born act alongside Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner in 1971, with the band going on to become one of the most successful acts of the 70s, before they split for almost 15 years between 1980 and 1994.
Frey, alongside Henley, was one of only two members that remained part of the band throughout their lifespan, recording hits like ‘Hotel California’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘Tequila Sunrise’ and ‘Take It To The Limit’.