Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were the musical guests on the December 19 edition of Saturday Night Live.
They performed “Meet Me In The City“, a previously unreleased song included on Springsteen’s recent box set The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, and “The Ties That Bind“, from The River album.
The show was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
During a closing performance of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”, the band were joined by Paul McCartney.
You can watch footage below.
Before the show, Springsteen posted a photograph of himself and McCartney on Instagram:
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) December 20, 2015
Meanwhile, has revealed he is working on a new solo album.
Springsteen called SiriusXM’s E Street Radio on December 9, 2015, to reveal the news.
Reports Rolling Stone, Springsteen had called the show to discuss the forthcoming River tour, to support The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a four-CD/three-DVD package dedicated to his 1980 double album.
“The project I’ve been working on is more of a solo project,” he said. “It wasn’t a project I was going to probably take the band out on. So I said, ‘Gee, that’s going to push the band playing again until a ways in the future. It’ll be nice to get some playing in so you don’t wind up being two or three years between E Street tours.’ This will give us a chance to get out there and stretch our muscles a little bit.”
“We made the box set and there was no plan to tour,” Springsteen said. “Then we felt, ‘Maybe we should do a show just to raise the flag and have some fun and make it a little more exciting.’ I said. ‘Okay, maybe we’ll do a show in New York.’ Then that went quick to, ‘Maybe we should do a couple of shows.’ Then it turns into, ‘Maybe we should do a small series of shows, basically one-nighters, with maybe a little bit around the country.”
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s The River tour dates:
January 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
January 19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
January 24 & 27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
January 29 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
January 31 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
February 2 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
February 4 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
February 8 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
February 10 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
February 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
February 16 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
February 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
February 21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
February 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
February 25 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
February 27 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
February 29 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
March 3 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 6 – St Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
March 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 13 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
March 15 & 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
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