Bono sings ‘Because the Night’ with Springsteen in Dublin (with video)

Bruce Springsteen sings with Bono, today in London.

Bruce Springsteen sings with Bono, today in London.

Those attending the Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concert at Croke Park in Dublin today got a very special opening song — a solo piano version of “Incident on 57th Street” — and a nice surprise later when Bono joined the band for “Because the Night,” co-written by Springsteen and Patti Smith, and a Top 20 hit for Smith in 1978. (See videos of both, below.)

“We would not be here if it weren’t for Patti Smith setting fire to our imagination,” Bono said about her when she opened a concert for U2 at Madison Square Garden in 2005.

This was the second of two shows in Croke Park. Next up is Hampden Park in Glasglow, June 1.

The tour will return to New Jersey in late summer, for shows at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, Aug. 23, 25 and 30.

Here is today’s show’s setlist:

“Incident on 57th Street” (solo piano)
“Spirit in the Night”
“It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City”
“Growin’ Up”
“The Ties That Bind”
“Sherry Darling”
“Two Hearts”
“No Surrender”
“Independence Day”
“Hungry Heart”
“Out in the Street”
“Crush on You”
“You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)”
“Death to My Hometown”
“Murder Incorporated”
“The River”
“Point Blank”
“The Promised Land”
“Working on the Highway”
“Darlington County”
“Waitin’ on a Sunny Day”
“Because the Night” (with Bono)
“The Rising”

“Born in the U.S.A.”
“Born to Run”
“Dancing in the Dark”
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-out”
“Thunder Road” (solo acoustic)

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