Bruce Springsteen Teams With John Mellencamp & Eurythmics Reunite At Sting’s Rainforest Benefit
Sting and wife Trudie Styler presented “We’ll Be Together,” an all-star concert to benefit The Rainforest Fund on Monday night at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. The evening featured Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp dueting on a pair of a tunes and the first Eurythmics performance since 2014.
Robert Downey Jr. served as host for the MTV-themed event and performed Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love” backed by the concert’s talented house band to start the evening. Sting tackled his own “Englishman In New York” with the help of Shaggy, paired with vocalist Lisa Fischer for “We’ll Be Together” and represented Peter Gabriel with a cover of “Sledgehammer.” Bob Geldof sang “I Don’t Like Mondays” from his The Boomtown Rats days and covered “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding,” while James Taylor fronted “Your Smiling Face” and “Up On The Roof.”
Ricky Martin was on hand for “The Cup Of Life” and “La Vida Loca,” Debbie Harry teamed with DMC for “Call Me” and “Rapture” and Joe Sumner covered “Ashes To Ashes” by David Bowie. Eurythmics’ Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart went with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” “Would I Lie To You” and “Here Comes The Rain Again” for their rare performance. Towards the end of the evening, John Mellencamp played a solo acoustic “Jack & Diane” and then welcomed Bruce Springsteen for “Jack & Diane.” Mellencamp returned the favor by adding to The Boss’ “Glory Days.” Springsteen then led the house band through “Dancing In The Dark” before most of the evening’s performers flooded the stage for a finale of the Journey classic “Don’t Stop Believin’.”