April 24, 2016 12:10 PM EDT

Bruce Springsteen on Saturday paid tribute to Prince by opening up his concert in Brooklyn with a rendition of the music icon’s classic “Purple Rain.”

Springsteen and the E Street Band were bathed in purple-tinted lighting as they honored the late legend on stage at the Barclays Center. “Prince forever! God bless,” Springsteen said at the end of the 7-minute cover. The artist continued to praise Prince after the song, saying “there’s never been any better,” according to the New York Daily News. “I always left one of his shows humbled,” Springsteen said.

Prince died Thursday at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, according to his publicist. He was 57.

The E Street Band earlier this year honored the deaths of other notable musicians, including David Bowie and Glenn Frey, with tributes on stage, according to Rolling Stone.

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