Bruce Springsteen performs at the Apollo Theater

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Bruce Springsteen, left, and Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band perform at the Apollo Theater on Friday, March 9, 2012 in New York. The concert was hosted by SiriusXM in celebration of 10 years of satellite radio. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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Bruce Springsteen, left, and Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band perform at the Apollo Theater on Friday, March 9, 2012 in New York. The concert was hosted by SiriusXM in celebration of 10 years of satellite radio. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band worked a packed house into a total frenzy at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater.

Springsteen sprang through the balconies of the historic landmark and shimmied down pipes attached to the wall.

He also stretched, Gumby-like, to grasp the hand of a guy who leaned out of a box seat.

Jake Clemons, nephew of the late Clarence Clemons, blasted out sax solos to a great crowd response.

He's part of Springsteen's new brass section. The Boss recently noted that it "takes a village" to fill the Big Man's shoes.

The show aired live as part of SiriusXM radio's 10th anniversary celebration. It was a prelude to a world tour that launches March 18 in Atlanta.

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Associated Press writer John Carucci contributed to this report.

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