Coldplay brought a local musician on stage at their concert in New Jersey. His name is Bruce Springsteen.
The band and “The Boss” were dancing (and singing) in the dark, as Springsteen performed two songs in his hometown on Sunday during the second of two Coldplay shows at MetLife Stadium.
“I have a tattoo on my arm, it’s because that person is my hero,” said Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. “I can’t believe we can say this, but please welcome Mr. Bruce Springsteen.”
The Jersey native then joined the band on a smaller stage that was completely surrounded by fans in the general admission standing room area and shared lead vocals with Martin on “Working on a Dream”, the title track from Springsteen that Martin tattooed on his arm.
“Hello, New Jersey,” Springsteen said after taking the stage. “Chris said he had this song tattooed on his arm for a while, so I guess I have to sing it with him.”
Springsteen and Martin remained on stage after the song as the other band members left.
“Hey, Bruce, thanks for being here, man,” Martin said.
The two then collaborated on an acoustic version of “Dancing in the Dark,” featuring Springsteen on guitar and Martin on piano.
Springsteen left the stage to chants of “Bruuuuuce!” a crowd.
“Thank you, Bruce,” Martin said. “Thanks for everything, man.”
Springsteen last performed at MetLife Stadium in August 2016. He is expected to return in 2023 on a world tour with the E Street Band.
Coldplay played back-to-back nights at MetLife Stadium for their Music of the Spheres tour, with Saturday’s performance featuring a guest appearance from Australian pop star Kylie Minogue. The group’s tour continues Wednesday in Philadelphia.