Bruce Springsteen Salutes Glenn Frey with 'Take it Easy' Cover: Watch

Bruce Springsteen River Tour 2016 Pittsburgh
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Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band in the first stop of his River Tour 16 concert on Jan. 16, 2016, in Pittsburgh. 

In a poignant moment, Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Glenn Frey Tuesday night (Jan. 19) in Chicago.

Springsteen took the stage with just a guitar at the beginning of the encores at the United Center for an acoustic version of the Eagles' "Take It Easy." He was joined mid-song by violinist Soozie Tyrell, giving the song a somber feel as the audience illuminated the stadium with their cellphones.

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The moment was shared on the musician's Twitter account during the show. 

Springsteen didn't say a word until the end, when he called out Frey's name. Frey passed away Jan. 18 at the age of 67.

The Eagles' manager Irving Azoff shared a message of gratitude for Springsteen after the show. "Thanks Bruce. You're a class act," he tweeted. 

This isn't the first time the 66-year old musician performed the song. Last September, Springsteen joined Jackson Browne (who co-wrote "Take it Easy" with Frey) on his birthday at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank for a duet of the 1972 classic.

Earlier this week in Pittsburgh, Springsteen paid his respects to the late David Bowie with a cover of "Rebel, Rebel."

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Bruce salutes The Eagles! #TakeItEasy @springsteen

— Dan Cohen (@DanCohenWREX) January 20, 2016