Friday 28 July 2017

Brucie bonus as Springsteen surprises Van Zandt concert fans

Bruce Springsteen, right, with rocker Steven Van Zandt during the show's encore (Count Basie Theatre/AP)
Bruce Springsteen, right, with rocker Steven Van Zandt during the show's encore (Count Basie Theatre/AP)

Bruce Springsteen has surprised concert-goers in New Jersey with a performance during the encore of a Steven Van Zandt show.

Count Basie Theatre executive Jon Vena said the crowd "erupted" when Van Zandt introduced Springsteen during the Saturday show as "a friend who's out of work".

Singer-songwriter Springsteen, 67, emerged on stage during the encore and played four numbers, including Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out and a cover of Marvin Gaye's Can I Get A Witness.

Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul were playing at the theatre in Red Bank to mark the release of Van Zandt's album Soulfire.

Van Zandt is a member of Springsteen's E Street Band.

It is not the first time the New Jersey native Springsteen has surprised audiences.

In April, he played a two-hour jam session at the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival.

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