Bruce Springsteen Rallies Crowd With ‘We Take Care of Our Own’
The 2012 Grammy Awards had an undercurrent of drama going on with the untimely loss of Whitney Houston. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band was tasked with delivering the first salvo of the night and they didn’t disappoint. The Boss launched into his new single from his upcoming album entitled “We Take Care Of Our Own”, a fitting title for the somber mood of the evening. The fact that the band is also undertaking its’ first tour without longtime saxophonist Clarence Clemons was not lost in the delivery of this performance.
Clemons passed away last year after battling health problems for years, the band also lost longtime member Danny Federici in 2008. The band has kept the Clemons essence alive by bringing in Clarence’s nephew Jake Clemons on saxophone for their upcoming tour. The tour will mark the first time that the full E Street contingent will be playing behind Springsteen since 2009. Springsteen is supporting his new album “Wrecking Ball” which is being released on March 6th by his longtime label Columbia/Sony. After 2010′s reflective “The Promise” which showcased many of Bruce’s outtakes, “Wrecking Ball” is geared up to conjure up the anger of all of the collective losses that have befallen the band.