Bruce surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

y: MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

Updated: 
 
NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

 

Joel told the energetic crowd he had a guest coming onstage who has won a Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Springsteen emerged, surprising the feverish and fanatic audience, who loudly cheered "BRUCE."

"Congratulations Billy on your 100th show," Springsteen yelled.

"Ready, Billy?" he asked, as Joel began to play while sitting at the piano.

Springsteen encouraged the crowd to cheer louder and then sang "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." He jumped onto Joel's piano - making it on his second try - and sat on it while Joel played and the piano slowly spun. Springsteen then rocked his guitar for "Born to Run."

Joel, 69, and Springsteen, 68, hugged after their two-song performance, and The Boss kissed Joel on his head as he walked offstage.

A banner celebrating Joel's 100th performance at MSG rose to the ceiling near the top of the two-hour-plus concert. Joel started performing a monthly residency at the arena in 2014. No artist has performed at the famed venue more than Joel.

"Good evening to you New York City," said Joel, whose 2-year-old daughter, Della Rose Joel, sat on his lap. "I want to thank you all for coming to our show."

Joel was excited throughout his set, going from piano to harmonica to guitar. He put on his sunglasses while he passionately sang "New York State of Mind" and twirled his microphone stand in the air and danced happily after singing "Uptown Girl."

He said he had to think of a special song to sing to celebrate his new milestone, and then performed "This Is the Time."

"Maybe it'll hit me later," he said of his new feat.

Earlier on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaimed July 18, 2018, as "Billy Joel Day." Joel, who was born in the Bronx, first performed at MSG on December 14, 1978. His piano is on display in front of the venue.

https://www.wftv.com/news/spri...el-concert/793052569

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Man... watching this made my day.  So glad to see The Boss rockin'!

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Must've have been a great night at MSG this week when Billy Joel reached his 100th show there since 1978, & was joined for 2 songs by Bruce. I like Billy as much as Bruce, & have seen him in concert here in the UK twice - Birmingham in 1987 & Manchester in 2013. Its a pity we won't get to see Springsteen on Broadway here or in Europe. I beleive sometime it's to be shown on Netflix! We can but hope Bruce does a major tour in 2020 maybe. I know we'll be coming over to see Billy at a monthly MSG show one time. I do hope my next shows for Bruce are in NYC or New Jersey.

Thanks Desa.  Any chance you can upload the link again.  Looks like it's a bit short or broken.  Thanks again.

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Oats posted:

Thanks Desa.  Any chance you can upload the link again.  Looks like it's a bit short or broken.  Thanks again.

No problem. Here are the links:

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz-lFobWvTs

Billy Joel website:

http://www.billyjoel.com/event...garden-july-18-2018/

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