Bruce Springsteen Opens Pittsburgh Show With Clash Cover
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band continue to debut covers at most shows on their current High Hopes tour. Last night at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh The Boss kicked off the show with the E Street Band’s first take on The Clash single “Clampdown.”
Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who’s currently touring as a member of the E Street Band since Steven Van Zandt is off acting, shared vocals on the Joe Strummer/Mick Jones-penned tune off The Clash’s legendary London Calling LP. Springsteen’s three-hour performance featured a number of rarities including the tour’s first “Stand On It” and “I Wanna Be With You.” The latter was played for only the second time since 1999.
The Boss’s fans know of Springsteen’s long history of performing with Pittsburgh’s Joe Grushecky, so it wasn’t a huge surprise when Grushecky guested during “Light Of Day” and “Frankie Fell In Love” during the encore.
Watch fan-shot footage of “Clampdown” via Jukesfan:
Here’s a look at the setlist from last night: