Via RollingStone.com . “Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa April 22, 2008”, was officially released yesterday, and it’s one of the most emotional shows of the ongoing concert download series.
it was recorded just five days after keyboardist Danny Federici died from melanoma. The entire band attended Federici’s funeral at Red Bank, New Jersey just day earlier and after postponing three shows, emotions were still raw when they took the stage in Florida.
The show began with a Danny Federici tribute video. The group then took the stage and kicked into “Backstreets.” Charlie Giordano had been subbing for Federici all year, but he remained offstage for this single song, as a spotlight hit the empty organ chair. Bruce later said to the crowd, “We wanna thank you for all the prayers and condolences received for Danny,” before kicking into “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” one of Federici’s signature songs. “Roy, you better get this one right, man. Somebody’s watching.”
You can download “ Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live at the St.Pete Times Forum in Tampa, April 22, 2008 ” here.