UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 11 (10:29 a.m. ET) – Shortly after the death of Death Bowie, Montreal’s Arcade Fire took to the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans for a Big Easy-style parade in honour of the late rock icon. Today, the band has posted a video commemorating the event. Watch:
The tributes to the late, great David Bowie continue to arrive, with the latest courtesy of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
The Boss performed in Philadelphia last night, opening his “The River 2016″ tour, and took a moment to honour the Thin White Duke.
“Not very many people know this but he supported our music way, way in the very, very beginning. 1973,”; Springsteen said of Bowie (as reported by Philly.com). “He rang me up and I visited him in Philly while he was making the Young Americans record. He covered my music, “Hard to be a Saint in the City”; … I took the Greyhound bus to Philadelphia, that’s how early it was,”; Springsteen added before launching into a cover of Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel.”; Watch:
Meanwhile, Bowie’s life was celebrated in New Orleans this weekend in distinctive Big Easy style, with Canada’s own Arcade Fire teaming up with the iconic Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a colourful jazz funeral parade — dubbed “Pretty Things”; — through the streets of the French Quarter.
Check out this clip of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band covering Bowie’s “Heroes.”;