BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Pays His Respects
Bruce Springsteen performs at memorial in Norway for terrorist victims.
Bruce Springsteen, with assistance from Steve Van Zandt, performed at the one-year memorial yesterday in Oslo, Norway for the 77 people killed at a youth camp just outside there the year before.
Dressed in a black leather jacket, Springsteen told the 50,000 people on hand, "Steve and I are honored to be included here tonight, and for all of us who love democracy and tolerance, it was an international tragedy. I want to send this out as prayer for a peaceful future for Norway, and dedicate it to the families who have lost their loved ones." With that he broke into an acoustic version of "We Shall Overcome," which he recorded for his Seeger Sessions album in 2006.
On Saturday in Oslo, Springsteen did tour premieres of "Streets of Fire" off of Darkness on the Edge of Town, and "Ain't Good Enough For You" from The Promise. He is in Bergen, Norway tonight (Monday) and tomorrow.