Bruce Springsteen And E Street Band Dedicate Full Album Performance Of Born To Run To James Gandolfini
We were shocked yesterday by the stunning news that James Gandolfini died suddenly at the way-too-young age of 51. Gandolfini starred in the long-running HBO drama The Sopranos as mob boss Tony Soprano. His consigliere on the show, Silvio Dante, was played by none other than Steven Van Zandt. Van Zandt was originally best known for his work with another Boss from New Jersey – Bruce Springsteen. Tonight Springsteen and the E Street Band, including Van Zandt on guitar, are playing before a packed house in Coventry, U.K., where they had a tribute in store for Gandolfini.
Twelve songs into his set, Bruce stepped to the mic and announced that the band would play 1975′s Born To Run album in its entirety and were dedicating the performance to Gandolfini. The full-band performance of Born To Run, which is still taking place as of press time, comes after a request-laden start to the set that included the E Street Band debut of Devils & Dust track Long Time Comin’.
Here’s the setlist for tonight’s still in progress show…