For the opening date of the 2016 trek, the rock icon found it appropriate to share some insight about his relationship with Bruce and perform a first-time cover of Bowie's 1974 hit "Rebel Rebel."
"He supported our music way, way back in the very beginning, 1973," he told the audience. "He rang me up and I visited him down in Philly when he was making the Young Americans record. He covered some of my music and was a big supporter of ours. I took the Greyhound bus down to Philadelphia, that's how early it was. Anyway, we're thinking of him."
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