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January 24, 2017

Springsteen talks Women's March at show, says 'we are the new American resistance'

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Bruce Springsteen performs in concert with the E Street Band during “The River Tour 2016” at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Philadelphia.

New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen took some time out from a recent show to talk politics – a subject he hasn't exactly been shy about this election cycle.

While kicking off his Australian tour over the weekend, The Boss showed support for the 5 million who participated in the worldwide Women's March that was held the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration. 

Springsteen announced to the crowd:

"The E Street Band is glad to be here in Western Australia. But we're a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city in America and in Melbourne, who 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."

Springsteen hasn't been hush-hush about his feelings toward Trump in the past.

He called Trump a "flagrant, toxic narcissist" during an interview with British broadcaster Channel 4 News in October.

The New Jersey rock star was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by former President Barack Obama in November. He then played a secret "thank you" show for the outgoing commander in chief and his staff days after Obama's farewell speech in mid-January.