Watch Bruce Springsteen Tell Australian Crowd He's Joining 'New American Resistance'

Bruce Springsteen performs in 2016
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Bruce Springsteen performs at the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 1, 2016 in New York City. 

Bruce Springsteen kicked off his Australian tour with the declaration that he is joining the “new American resistance” at a show in Perth Saturday (Jan. 22).

“We’re a long way from home,” Springsteen told the crowd after performing “Lonesome Day” from his album, The Rising. “Our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city of America. And in Melbourne.”

Springsteen is on a month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand, but his wife and fellow E Street Band member Patti Scialfa,  stayed stateside to join the Women's March held in Asbury Park, New Jersey, according to the Asbury Park Press.

“We rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, health care and immigrant rights. We stand with you. We are the new American resistance,” the rocker said.

With that, Springsteen launched into “Darkness on the Edge of Town” and a set list that included “American Skin (41 Shots)” and “Land of Hope and Dreams,” the song chosen by President Barack Obama for his final address to the nation.

Watch below (speech begins at the 14:08 mark.)

Here's the Setlist

"New York City Serenade”
“Lonesome Day”
“Darkness on the Edge of Town”
“No Surrender”
“Out in the Street”
“Land of Hope and Dreams”
“Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?”
“Growin’ Up”
“Spirit in the Night”
“Lost in the Flood”
“Kitty’s Back”
“Incident on 57th Street”
“Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”
“The Ties That Bind”
“Darlington County”
“Working on the Highway”
“The Promised Land”
“American Skin (41 Shots)”
“My Hometown”
“Candy’s Room”
“She’s the One”
“Because the Night”
“The Rising”
“Blood Brothers”
“Born to Run”
“Dancing in the Dark”
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-out”
“Bobby Jean”

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