Cover Alert | Bruce Springsteen Covers Van Halen’s Jump

Rocker Bruce Springsteen has really stepped up his cover game in 2014 by performing songs from such varied artists as Lorde, the Bee Gees and AC/DC on his Australian Tour. It appears that trend will continue into the American segment of the run as The Boss kicked off his first U.S. show of 2014 with a cover of Van Halen’s “Jump” last night in Dallas.

Springsteen and the E Street Band were the final performers of the three-day NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Reunion Park. The band walked out as “Sweet Georgia Brown” played over the P.A. The Boss brought a basketball out with him and gave the ball to his guitar tech, who was dressed as a referee. The tech threw the ball up in the air and the band kicked into the familiar synth line of “Jump.” Springsteen’s version of “Jump” saw the horn section simulate the synth line of Van Halen’s only number one hit.

Watch pro-shot footage of how it went down:

Here’s the full setlist from last night’s show: