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Bruce Springsteen played a surprise two-hour set at Stone Pony (setlist, video)

Bruce Springsteen played a surprise performance at Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony. It was a private event benefiting Boston College — Springsteen’s son went there and, as Variety notes, he’s played similar benefits at The Stone Pony in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Backed by Bobby Bandiera’s band, with E-Street Band drummer joining them midway through the show for “Rosalita,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” “Born to Run” and more. The set also included “Born in the USA,” “The River,” I’m on Fire,” “Dancing in the Dark” and “Thunder Road.” Bobby Bandiera sang on “From Small Things” and Kings of Suburbia vocalist Layonne Holmes came out a cover of The Ad Libs’ “The Boy From New York City.” Check out the setlist and a couple fan-shot videos below.

Springsteen will perform, along with Eurythmics, James Taylor, John Mellencamp and more, at Beacon Theatre on December 9 as port of a benefit for Sting’s Rainforest Fund.

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According to famed Springsteen historian Stan Goldstein (@stannergg) Bruce #Springsteen played a 22-song, two-hour set at a private benefit for Boston College at the Stone Pony tonight. Bruce was backed up by Bobby Bandiera's band and Max Weinberg played about half the show on drums. Show began at 7:40 p.m. Set list, per Stan: 1. 634-5789; 2. Seven Nights to Rock; 3. Darlington County; 4. Spirit in the Night; 5. Growin' Up; 6. Because The Night; 7. Two Hearts; 8. Cadillac Ranch 9. Rendezvous; 10. Boy In New York City; 11. From Small Things 12. I'm On Fire; 13. Waiting on A Sunny Day; 14. Talk to Me; 15. Fourth of July Asbury Park (Sandy) 16. Tenth Avenue Freeze-out; 17. Dancing in the Dark; 18. Born to Run; 19. Rosalita; 20. Detroit Medley; 21. Twist & Shout; 22. Thunder Road (solo acoustic). #brucespringsteen Photo by @donnaalberico. All info courtesy @stannergg.

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SETLIST: Bruce Springsteen @ Stone Pony 11/16/2019 (via)
Seven Nights to Rock
Darlington County
Spirit in the Night
Growin’ Up
Because The Night
Two Hearts
Cadillac Ranch
Layonne Holmes “Boy From New York City;
From Small Things (Bobby Bandiera on lead vocals);
I’m On Fire
Waiting on A Sunny Day
Talk to Me;
Fourth of July Asbury Park (Sandy)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
Dancing in the Dark
Born to Run
Detroit Medley
Twist & Shout
Thunder Road (solo acoustic).

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