Springsteen Jams With Vedder And Tackles Album In Melbourne

Bruce Springsteen's Australian Tour continued tonight at AAMI Park in Melbourne, a city he visited less than a year ago. This evening's performance took place at a much larger venue and the setlist was very different than the one The Boss played in 2013. The show got off to a fevered start, when Eddie Vedder joined Bruce and the E Street Band for a pair of tunes and later the group tackled an entire classic album for the first time "down under."

[via Tom Morello's Instagram]

Vedder, who's in the midst of a solo tour in Australia, came out for the first two songs of the show. The Pearl Jam front man shared vocals on a cover of AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" and Springsteen's own "Darkness On The Edge Of Town." Later in the evening Springsteen and the E Street Band offered tour debuts of "Jole Blon," "I'm Goin' Down," "My Hometown" and "Factory." Both "I'm Goin' Down" and "My Hometown" were part of the group's performance of 1984's Born In The U.S.A in its entirety.

According to Backstreets.com, The Boss introduced the album performance by stating, "We didn't want to do the same thing twice...We've done this in Europe and the States, but never here: we're gonna do the Born in the U.S.A. album start to finish." As with other shows on the tour, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello guested with the E Street Band all night long.

Watch Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's "Highway To Hell" via Graconbay:

Check out The Boss and band's performance of "Born In The U.S.A.":

Here's the setlist from tonight's show:

 

[Published on: 2/15/14]

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