Bruce Springsteen plays surprise set at New Jersey bar – watch

The show took place at the Wonder Bar on Saturday July 18, 2015

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Bruce Springsteen played a surprise two-hour set on Saturday – July 18, 2015 – at the Wonder Bar venue in New Jersey, performing live with Joe Grushecky.

Springsteen joined Grushecky’s set three songs in, as Rolling Stone reports, with the pair continuing for a two-hour set, playing “Never Enough Time”, “Adam Raised A Cain”, “Atlantic City“, “Because The Night”, “Code of Silence”, “Light of Day”, among other songs.

You can watch crowd-shot footage of them playing “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” below.


Springsteen and Joe Grushecky have collaborated before several times in the past. Springsteen produced American Babylon, the 1995 album by Grushecky and his band The Houserockers.

Springsteen recently joined Brian Wilson in New Jersey. Wilson was performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, with Springsteen collaborating with the singer for Beach Boys classics “Barbara Ann” and “Surfin’ USA“. You can watch them perform together by clicking here.

Meanwhile, Springsteen also played two songs with The Who at the MusiCares benefit concert in New York on May 28, 2015.


Springsteen presented Pete Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his work supporting the charity at the event in support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, a charity to assist musicians with addiction recovery.

Afterward, Springsteen joined Townshend and Roger Daltrey to perform “My Generation” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. Watch fan-shot footage by cliking here.

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