Springsteen Closes European Tour With Full Albums And Glen Hansard

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have spent the last few months touring Europe, where fans have witnessed the group dusting off old originals and covers, performing albums in their entirety and delivering marathon shows at each stop. This past weekend the tour came to a close with a two-night stand at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Boss and his band gave fans a heaping dose of tour debuts, two full-album performances and even a guest spot from a beloved Irish musician.

On Saturday, Springsteen's first headlining performance at the multi-band festival saw the tour debuts of a pair of covers early in the E Street Band's set - Sam Cooke's "Shake" and Arthur Conley's "Sweet Soul Music." The bulk of Saturday's main set was a complete performance of 1984's Born In The U.S.A. LP. When The Boss came out for the encore, he was joined by famed Irish musician Glen Hansard, who performed a set of his own earlier in the day, for an exceptional take on "Drive All Night." The Frames / Swell Season front man has covered "Drive All Night" in the past and even played the tune with Eddie Vedder last summer.

Sunday's main set saw a three-song string of tour debuts in The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle track "Wild Billy's Circus Story," Born In The U.S.A. outtake "Man at the Top" and a cover of Jackie DeShannon's "When You Walk in the Room." Springsteen and the E Street Band also performed 1975's Born To Run LP in its entirety.

Watch Glen Hansard sit in on "Drive All Night":

Check out the setlists from the two-night stand:

[Published on: 7/29/13]

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