Thursday, July 19, 2018

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen joins Billy Joel at milestone New York concert

Bruce Springsteen made a guest appearance during Billy Joel’s 100th concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden on July 18.

Springsteen, who hit the stage mid-way through the singer’s 26-song set, congratulated his friend on the milestone event before they launched into a pair of classics from the New Jersey rocker’s breakthrough album, “Born To Run”, including “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and the project’s iconic title track.

Joel has played sold-monthly shows at the New York venue since he began the first and only arena-sized residency in music history there in 2014.

“There were 100 shows’ worth of memories at Billy’s unprecedented 100th show at The Garden —including a special appearance by Bruce Springsteen!,” posted Joel on his social media sites. “Thanks to all the fans who shared this magical night with us.”

Springsteen, meanwhile, continues his intimate “Springsteen On Broadway” series at the city’s Walter Kerr Theater, with shows running to mid-December.

“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible,” said Springsteen last summer when he announced the original dates last fall. “I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years.

“My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.”

See also:

Bruce Springsteen brings Springsteen On Broadway to Netflix
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Bruce Springsteen receives Tony Award for Broadway show
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