Bruce Springsteen Kicks off Summer with Appearance at Coldplay Concert

Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at the Coldplay concert Sunday night (June 5) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, joining the group for two songs on a small stage.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took the stage with the band for a pair of songs, “Working on a Dream” and a spare arrangement of “Dancing in the Dark,” the lead single off his 1984 album “Born in the USA.”  released 38 years ago on June 4. At one point, Springsteen – looking fit in a light blue shirt—strapped on an acoustic guitar while Chris Martin accompanied on piano, trading vocal with Springsteen, encouraged the lead vocalist with a hearty “Come on, Chris!”      

  “Hello, New Jersey,”  Springsteen said before “Working on a Dream,” which he played with Coldplay. “Chris said he had this song tattooed on his arm for a while, so I guess I’ve got to sing it with him.”

Springstee — who just announced his 2023 tour with the E Street Band—was one of several celebrity appearances for the band’s shows in New Jersey. Power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z as well as Martin’s girlfriend, actress Dakota Johnson attended the Saturday night performance, which also featured a guest duet with Kylie Minogue on “I Can’t Get You Out of My Head.”

The band’s next stop on the tour is Wednesday night (June 8) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

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