2016-04-23 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Local Start Time 20:23 / End Time 23:55

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The first of two nights in Brooklyn, bringing the U.S. leg of The River Tour to an end. While the stage was bathed in purple light Bruce and Band (wearing purple clothing or accessories) pay tribute to Prince, who died April 21, by playing his classic hit-song "Purple Rain" as the show-opener. The first time this tour a song other than "Meet Me In The City" has opened, and Bruce also dropped the usual greetings and vamp section, instead speaking first at the conclusion of the song. "Tonight we want to dedicate our show to Prince of course", he said. "There's never been any better bandleader, showman, songwriter, arranger. Whenever I would catch one of his shows I would always leave humbled. I'm going to miss that and we're going to miss that." Later in the show Bruce also announced that "these will be the last two nights we will officially play The River from start to finish", suggesting that the European tour will see a change in the setlists. When asked later if The River would be played in Europe, Garry Tallent tweeted "not in toto and not in sequence". Patti Scialfa is not present.

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