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Eddie Vedder Joins Bruce Springsteen For AC/DC In Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere on February 16, 2014

in Live,News

Eddie Vedder singing AC/DC with Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello is about as good as it can get on an Australian stage.

Vedder was a surprise guest for the Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s first Melbourne show on Saturday night helping Bruce on an AC/DC classic ‘Highway To Hell’ as well as one of Bruce’s own ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’.

Springsteen is back in Australia for the second time in under a year and the stage is his party.

Every night at a Springsteen show is unique and this show was special with the inclusion of the complete 1985 classic ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ album played from start to finish. It was the first time Springsteen had ever played a complete album live in Australia.

Springsteen chose his written requests well. His version of the Gary US Bonds ‘Jole Blon’ was in the first part of the set. The song, arranged by Moon Mullican, acted as a bookend to Mullican’s 1958 classic ‘Seven Nights To Rock’ towards the end of the show.

Rage Against The Machine, now Springsteen guitarist, Tom Morello created one of the greatest moments in the show sharing vocals on ‘The Ghost Of Tom Joad’ and channelling Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour with his guitar solo.

Steve Van Zandt (Little Stevie) was back in the band after missing the 2013 tour due to television commitments. He is currently playing Franl ‘The Fixer’ Taglia in the TV show Lilyhammer and was previously starring in The Sopranos as Silvio Dante. Van Zandt is the character in the band. He is often clowning it up with Bruce.

Stalwart members Max Weinberg and Nils Lofgren almost blend in with the 18 piece E Street Band with other longtimers Garry Tallent and Roy Bittan who have been with Springsteen since 1972 and 1974. Bruce does pay tribute to the late members Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici during ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-out’. Clarence’s nephew Jake Clemons has become an excellent replacement for his uncle on Sax keeping the signature Clemons sound a vital part of the E Street Band sound.

Bruce Springsteen setlist Melbourne February 15, 2014

Highway To Hell (with Eddie Vedder) (AC/DC cover)
Darkness On The Edge Of Town (with Eddie Vedder) (from Darkness On The Edge Of Town, 1978)
Badlands (from Darkness On The Edge Of Town, 1978)
Seeds (from Live 1975-85, 1986)
High Hopes (from High Hopes, 2014)
Just Like Fire Would (from High Hopes, 2014)
Jole Blon (from Gary US Bonds, Dedication, 1981)
Hungry Heart (from The River, 1980)

Born In The USA album, 1985

Born In The U.S.A.
Cover Me
Darlington County
Working On The Highway
Downbound Train
I’m On Fire
No Surrender
Bobby Jean
I’m Going Down
Glory Days
Dancing In The Dark
My Hometown

Factory (from Darkness On The Edge Of Town, 1978)
Shackled And Drawn (from Wrecking Ball, 2013)
The Ghost Of Tom Joad (with Tom Morello) (from High Hopes, 2014)
The Rising (from The Rising, 2002)
Land Of Hope and Dreams (from Wrecking Ball, 2013)

Heaven’s Wall (from Wrecking Ball, 2013)
Born To Run (from Born To Run, 1975)
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (from The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, 1973)
Seven Nights To Rock (Moon Mullican cover)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (from Born To Run, 1975)
Shout (The Isley Brothers cover)

Thunder Road (solo) (from Born To Run, 1975)

Bruce Springsteen 2014 Australian dates

February 5, 7, 8, Perth, Perth Arena
February 11, 12, Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
February 15, 16, Melbourne, AAMI Park
February 19, Sydney, Allphones Arena
February 22, 23, Hunter Valley, Hope Estate
February 26, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre

Bruce Springsteen is touring Australia for Frontier Touring.

Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder – Highway To Hell

Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder -Darkness On The Edge of Town

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