Bruce Springsteen Dedicates ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ Performance To Robbie Robertson

The legendary rocker kicked off the latest leg of his tour at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Wednesday.

By Scott Bernstein Aug 10, 2023 7:18 am PDT

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took the stage on Wednesday at Wrigley Field in Chicago on the same day the news of Robbie Robertson's death was announced. Springsteen dedicated the final song of his tour opener to The Band guitarist/singer-songwriter/composer.

Last night marked the start of the latest leg of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 2023 International Tour. The legendary rockers began the trek with arena shows in North America from February 1 – April 14, 2023. A trip to Europe followed spanning April 28 – July 25, 2023. Springsteen and his longtime band will traverse North America until December 12, 2023.

Each show on the tour has ended with a solo acoustic performance of “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” a song about loss and mourning featured on 2020’s Letter To You. Springsteen dedicated the song “To my good friend Robbie Robertson,” according to Billboard’s report.

Both Robbie Robertson and Bruce Springsteen came up through the ranks by performing on the Jersey Shore as pointed out by the Asbury Park Press. Springsteen and Robertson shared the stage in accompanying John Fogerty on “Born On The Bayou” at the 1993 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions.

Watch a clip of Bruce Springsteen performing “I’ll See You In My Dreams” at Wrigley Field last night:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band stuck to the same script they’ve played at most shows this tour for last night’s setlist. No tour debuts were trotted out as they continued to deliver a career-spanning mix of songs.

The band returns to Wrigley Field on Friday, August 11.

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Setlist (via BruceBase.net)

Set: No Surrender, Ghosts, Prove It All Night, Letter To You, The Promised Land, Out In The Street, Darlington County, Kitty’s Back, Nightshift, The E Street Shuffle, Mary’s Place, Johnny 99, Last Man Standing, Backstreets, Because The Night, She’s The One, Wrecking Ball, The Rising, Badlands, Thunder Road

Encore: Born To Run, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight), Glory Days, Dancing In The Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

I’ll See You In My Dreams (Dedicated to Robbie Robertson)

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