Monday, July 20, 2015

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen plays surprise set at New Jersey bar

Bruce Springsteen played a surprise 2-hour, 15-song set with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey and Saturday. reports Grushecky hit the stage at 10:15 p.m. and played three songs before being joined by Springsteen for a mix of covers and tunes by both artists.

The rockers launched into a Gruschecky song before performing three Springsteen tunes from 1978’s “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”, including “Adam Raised A Cain”, the title track and “Racing In The Street.”

Among the other Springsteen tunes featured in the set were “Atlantic City”, “Pink Cadillac” and covers of tunes he wrote with Patti Smith (“Because The Night”) and for Joan Jett (“Light Of Day”), which the singer dedicated to fans listening outside the club.

"People out on the street, this is for you!", shouted Springsteen before launching into the final song of the night.

Since wrapping up his “High Hopes” tour last year, Springsteen has been active with his archival series, which sees the rocker releasing audio from concerts throughout his career.

The series last November with a 2012 live set from New York’s Apollo Theater on the opening night of his tour in support of “Wrecking Ball.” It continued with a legendary 1978 Cleveland concert, a New Year’s Eve 1980 show in Long Island, NY, a 1984 New Jersey performance on the “Born In The USA” tour, and the latest addition - a 1988 show from his “Tunnel Of Love” tour.

See also:

Bruce Springsteen releases 1988 Tunnel Of Love concert
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Bruce Springsteen releases archival 1984 New Jersey concert
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