Wednesday, June 22, 2011

VIDEO: Bon Jovi pays tribute to Clarence Clemons in Denmark

Blood Brothers.

Everyone is feeling the sudden loss of Bruce Springsteen sax man Clarence Clemons, who passed away last Saturday following complications from a stroke the week earlier.

From one Jersey band to another, rockers Bon Jovi paid tribute to Clemons Sunday night in Denmark, with a performance of the Springsteen classic, “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.”

“A long way from here, back in our home state of New Jersey,” began the introduction by Jon Bon Jovi. “We lost a pillar of the rock n roll community today. Woke up to hear that Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band had passed. The Big Man had gone up to heaven to play for the Big Man upstairs. The only thing bigger in stature and status was probably the size of the guy’s heart. He was always kind, always had a kind thing to say…no matter if we were going to see them or he was coming to see us. The Big Man will be missed forever. But the legend of the E Street Band with Clarence Clemons will always live on. So for our friend…and our friends….”

Following the show, Jon shared his thoughts on the band's Facebook page. "It was important to us to honor our friend Clarence Clemons. His passing is a sad loss and we wanted to honor him, his bandmates and his many friends. Our performance of 'Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out' was from all of us."

Bon Jovi – Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
CASA Arena - Horsens, Denmark – June 19, 2011

Bon Jovi – Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (alternate view)
CASA Arena - Horsens, Denmark – June 19, 2011

See also:

Springsteen sax man Clarence Clemons passes away at 69
Bruce Springsteen issues statement regarding Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons recovering from stroke
Bruce Springsteen saxophonist Clarence Clemons suffers stroke
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen rocks Boston with Dropkick Murphys
Super Bowl Flashback: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (2009)