Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their brief Australian tour in Brisbane last night (March 14), and the Boss brought Tom Morello down under to fill in for longtime guitarist/consigliere Steven Van Zandt, who had to skip the overseas jaunt because of scheduling conflicts with his starring gig in the Netflix series Lilyhammer.
According to NJ.com, Springsteen put on a typically awe-inspiring show, playing 25 songs over a three-hour-plus set, including a chest-thumping cover of "Just Like Fire Would," a song by Brisbane punks the Saints. In the above video, you can watch the Bruce-ified version of the track — horn hits, gruff sing-along chorus, Max Weinberg and all — to see the Born in the U.S.A. leader once again share the stage with the Nightwatchman.
Morello has previously appeared alongside the E Street Band on several occasions, including a 2012 performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and a gig at last year's South By Southwest festival. The Rage Against the Machine guitarist also lent his talent to a couple of tracks on Springsteen's most recent album, Wrecking Ball.
Watch "Just Like Fire Would" up top and head down to see the Boss and crew perform "Because the Night."
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2013 Australia tour dates:
March 16 - Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 18 - Sydney, AU @ Allphones Arena
March 20 - Sydney, AU @ Allphones Arena
March 22 - Sydney, AU @ Allphones Arena
March 24 - Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
March 26 - Melborune, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
March 27 - Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
March 30 - Macedon, AU @ Hanging Rock
March 31 - Macedon, AU @ Hanging Rock