Bruce Springsteen gave a small group of fans a real treat when he performed some classic from his seminal album Born To Run at a surprise Astbury Park benefit concert.
The Boss hosted the event in New Jersey on Saturday night at the notorious Stone Pony venue. He came on the stage equipped with an acoustic guitar and a plethora of big hitters from his past. He performed a two-hour set in order to raise money for Boston College.
As reported by Rolling Stone, Springsteen was also joined by E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, Bon Jovi guitarist Bobby Bandiera, and other members of Bandiera’s band. The supergroup performed some of Springsteen’s greatest hits, taking on ‘Born To Run’, ‘Spirit in the Night’, and even ‘Dancing in the Dark’ as well as covering The Beatles ‘Twist and Shout’ and many more.
The surprise concert came as part of a busy few months for the Western Stars singer, as The Boss has not only released the aforementioned album but also an accompanying film. He even popped up in New Jersey to introduce the film to an unsuspecting but very grateful audience.
It’s the singer’s second theatrical effort as he also featured on a recent Netflix special which documented Springsteen’s Tony Award-winning Broadway show. It was recognised with this year’s Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.
Watch the fan-shot footage of Bruce Springsteen’s appearance at the recent charity gig.