Bruce Springsteen, who has been spending much of his life recently presenting “Springsteen on Broadway” shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre, traveled about 15 blocks south Wednesday night — to Madison Square Garden, where Billy Joel was performing for the 100th time. There, he joined Joel and and Joel’s band to sing “Tenth Avenue Freeze-out” (with Joel playing the song’s prominent piano riff) and sing and play guitar on “Born to Run.” You can watch a video of the two songs, below.
Joel began playing Madison Square Garden once a month in January 2014, and has shows scheduled through December of this year, with more expected to be added.
Here is the the Wednesday night setlist, according to setlist.fm:
“The Downeaster Alexa”
“Half a Mile Away”
“Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”
“Don’t Ask Me Why”
“This Is the Time”
“New York State of Mind”
“Sometimes a Fantasy”
“She’s Always a Woman”
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-out” (with Bruce Springsteen)
“Born to Run” (with Bruce Springsteen)
“Only the Good Die Young”
“The River of Dreams”
“Scenes From an Italian Restaurant”
Springsteen also announced, Wednesday, plans to show a film version of “Springsteen on Broadway” on Netflix, starting in December. He did the taping before an invited audience before heading down to the Garden.
Here is a video of “Tenth Avenue Freeze-out” and “Born to Run”:
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