NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One ’80s icon paid tribute to another Saturday night when Bruce Springsteen opened his show at Barclays Center with a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

The Boss and his E Street Band walked out under purple lights before launching into the ballad. He ended the song by telling the crowd, “Prince, forever, God Bless.”

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Prince, 57, died Thursday. His cause of death is currently unknown and will likely remain a mystery for weeks.

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Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform again Sunday night at Barclays.