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Bruce Springsteen Covered Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Tonight

The tears are already falling

Update: Springsteen’s cover of “Purple Rain” is available to download for free via his website.

Bruce Springsteen — who recently canceled a show in North Carolina to protest the state’s recent, prohibitive laws against transgender citizens — opened his concert in Brooklyn tonight with a cover of the dearly departed Prince’s “Purple Rain.” It was both as emotional and also as powerful as you’d expect the Boss covering the Purple One might be. Watch below (h/t Decider).