‘My hero’: Bruce Springsteen’s surprise performance at Coldplay concert

Jun 07, 2022
Bruce Springsteen's surprise performance at Coldplay concert. Source: @TapeheadToo/YouTube

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.

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.

Watch Springsteen’s full performance with Coldplay here.

 

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