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Bruce Springsteen Joined Zach Bryan on Stage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center: Watch

Zach Bryan wasn’t the only boss on stage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Wednesday night (March 27).

For the encore, Bruce Springsteen joined Bryan for two songs, including a performance of the unreleased number “Sandpaper.”

The concert wrapped up with Bryan and The Boss dueting on “Revival,” the closer from the country-rock artist’s 2020 album release Elisabeth, with Maggie Rogers in support. Earlier, Rogers joined Bryan on stage for a rendition of “Dawns,” the standalone song they co-wrote and released in 2023.

Watch snippets from the Springsteen-assisted encore below.

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The superstar collaboration is something of a payback. Bryan has covered Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. classic “I’m on Fire” on several occasions, live and in the studio.

The sight of Springsteen on stage, any stage, is a welcome one.

The rock legend recently made a triumphant return, taking the stage in Phoenix, AZ with the E Street band to relaunch their world tour after a six-month break due to the singer’s battle with peptic ulcer.

The problem was so acute, the 74-year-old icon has said he thought he might never perform live again. “You sing with your diaphragm,” he told E Street Radio host Jim Rotolo. “My diaphragm was hurting so badly that when I went to make the effort to sing, it was killing me, you know?,” he said. “So, I literally couldn’t sing at all, you know, and that lasted for two or three months, along with just a myriad of other painful problems.

Twenty-nine shows were postponed as a result of the medical issue, all of which have been rescheduled for the months ahead. U.S. dates on Springsteen’s latest trek are set to conclude late April, and are followed with a deep run across Europe and the U.K.

Springsteen will go coast-to-coast in 24 hours. He’s on stage again tonight (March 28) at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA.

Bryan is enjoying a seriously hot run. He was named as Billboard’s Top New Artist for 2023, a year that saw him bag his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with his self-titled fourth LP (via Belting Bronco/Warner Records), and his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart (“I Remember Everything,” featuring Kacey Musgraves). All 16 of the new release’s tracks debuted in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100, led by the Musgraves collaboration.

Bryan’s The Quitting Time Tour returns to Barclays Arena on Thursday night, then moves on to Belmont Park, NY.

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