Watch Bruce Springsteen Kick Off His Aussie Tour With Tom Morello

Rage guitarist assists with Boss classics, punk cover

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Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

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."

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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

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