Bruce Springsteen became the latest musician to honor Trayvon Martin this week, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
The Boss reportedly gave tribute to Martin at his show in Limerick, Ireland on Tuesday evening. Springsteen made a stop in the country for his Wrecking Ball Tour, hitting the stage at Thomond Park.
Springsteen performed his song “American Skin (41 Shots),” dedicating the track to the late 17-year-old. “I want to send this one out as a letter back home,” Springsteen reportedly told the crowd. “For justice for Trayvon Martin.” Originally released in 2001, “American Skin (41 Shots)” was written by Springsteen after the 1999 shooting death of Amadou Diallo. Springsteen played the song for the first time on his current tour in Tampa, Fla. in March, weeks after the state witnessed the shooting death of Martin by recently acquitted George Zimmerman.
Other artists who have spoken out in the case of Zimmerman and Martin include Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, and Young Jeezy. Wonder announced that he will not perform in the state of Florida until it changes its controversial Stand Your Ground law, while Beyonce held a moment of silence for the young man at a recent show, and Young Jeezy penned a song in his honor called “It’s a Cold World (A Tribute to Trayvon Martin).”
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