Legendary singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen surprised the crowd at a Coldplay concert in his hometown of New Jersey, by getting on stage to perform two songs alongside the British band.
Before the pair rocked out together, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, teased the crowd with a firework display, saying there was “magic…[in] the building”.
“I have a tattoo on my arm, which is because this person is my hero,” Martin said.
“And please welcome — I can’t believe we get to say it — but please welcome Mr. Bruce Springsteen.”
The 80s heartthrob, 72, was met with uproarious cheers from the crowd, chanting: “Bruuuce”, while he hugged Martin.
“Thank you! Hello, New Jersey,” Springsteen said from the stage.
“Chris said he’s had this song tattooed on his arm for a while, so, I guess I’ve got to sing it with him.”
‘The Boss’ and Martin, jammed out together with the band as they performed the song tattooed on Martin’s arm – Working on a Dream.
The pair then performed an acoustic version of Springsteen’s 1984 hit Dancing in the Dark from his best-selling album Born in the USA.
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Springsteen, who goes on a world tour in 2023, exuded an effortless swagger in a light blue button-up, left undone to reveal the chains on his chest, as he encouraged Martin to hit the high notes.
“Go ahead, kid! C’mon Chris!” Springsteen cheered with his guitar.
The crowd was deafening as New Jersey’s hometown hero exited the stage, and fans of both musicians took to social media to share their excitement over the surprise appearance.
I went to the Coldplay concert tonight at MetLife Stadium and they brought out BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN! They performed 2 songs together. It was the most New Jersey thing that’s ever happened to me and it was incredible. #ColdplayNJ #Coldplay #NewJersey pic.twitter.com/sLYAGGlAJH
— Jason ✨ Cinnabon Cinfluencer (@Disn3yDude) June 6, 2022
Coldplay gave the most incredible concert ever I can’t get over it ???????????????????? also BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN came out???? The coolest night ever
— Jessie Montgomery (@jessmontgomery3) June 6, 2022
My dad’s first concert was Bruce Springsteen in college and was upgraded to the 7th row. My whole life he’s told me how indescribable that night was. He took me to my first show which was @coldplay when I was 14 & I learned for myself what he felt at Bruce :’)
— shannon ???? (@askyfullofshan) June 6, 2022
Watch Springsteen’s full performance with Coldplay here.