On Sunday night (May 29th) Bono joined Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band for a powerful rendition of “Because The Night” at Dublin’s Croke Park, according to Backstreets.com. Bono and “The Boss” have performed the tune together twice before — most recently on October 30th, 2009 when U2 and Springsteen teamed up with the song’s co-writer Patti Smith during the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary concerts at Madison Square Garden.

Bono first joined the E Street Band to sing “Because The Night” on November 23rd, 2002 at Miami, Florida’s American Airlines Arena during Springsteen’s historic tour behind The Rising.

  • In 1999 Bono inducted Bruce Springsteen into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and paid tribute to “The Boss” both as an artist and as a man: [“For me and the rest of the ‘U2-ers,’ it wasn’t just the way he described the world, it was the way he negotiated it. It was a map, a book of instructions of how to be in the business but not of it. Generous is a word you could us to describe the way he treated us. Decency is another, but these words can box you in. I remember when Bruce was headlining Amnesty International’s tour for prisoners of conscience, I remember thinking, ‘Wow, if ever there was a prisoner of conscience, it’s Bruce Springsteen.’ Integrity can be a yoke, a pain in the ass, when your songs are taking you to a part of town people don’t expect to see you.”] SOUNDCUE (:43 OC: . . . to see you)
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band next perform on Wednesday (June 1st) in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band North American tour dates (subject to change):
    August 23, 25 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
    August 28 – Chicago, IL – United Center
    August 30 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
    September 1 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
    September 3 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater At Virginia Beach
    September 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
    September 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
    September 14 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium

SIDE NOTES

  • The E Street Band‘s co-founding bassist Garry Tallent has just released his debut album, called, Break Time. The set features 12 new originals co-written by Tallent and collaborator Frank Patrouch. Tallent, who remains the only original member of E Street still recording and touring with Bruce Springsteen, has spent his time away from “The Boss” as a much in-demand Nashville-based record producer.
  • Tallent spoke about Break Time to Backstreets.com and was asked about when he first started writing songs: “When I was about 12! But for the last 45 years, or however long it’s been, I’ve kind of put that aside for my career as a band player. As the E Street Band became more popular, it really seemed redundant — because whatever I put out, it’s going to be compared to Bruce. Even now, this record, I’m sure some people will expect it to be ‘Bruce Springsteen Jr.’ And it’s not — it’s my own thing. It’s not headed for the Top 40, it’s just the music I love being played with a bunch of friends. I’m happy to finally do it. I had a blast, and like I say, it answers the question: this is what I do on my break.”
  • For more information, log on to http://www.garrytallent.com/

CHECK IT OUT: Bono with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on Sunday performing “Because The Night” live in Dublin:

CHECK IT OUT: Bruce Springsteen on Sunday performing “Incident On 57th Street” live in Dublin: