The song was originally a Top Five hit for Patti Smith in 1978
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were joined on stage by Bono during their second gig at Dublin’s Croke Park last night (May 29).
The U2 frontman duetted with Springsteen on a cover of ‘Because The Night’, the classic Patti Smith song that Springsteen co-wrote.
Bono and Springsteen previously sang ‘Because The Night’ together at a 2003 E Street Band gig in Miami, and together with Smith at a 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary show in New York. The song, co-written by Smith and Springsteen, was originally a Top Five hit for The Patti Smith Group in 1978.
Watch fan footage of Springsteen and Bono’s latest ‘Because The Night’ duet below.
Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen was recently hailed as a “gentleman” by Adele after he loaned her his coat while she was watching his Rock in Rio gig in Portugal.
Springsteen paid tribute to Prince at a recent gig by performing a stirring cover of the late singer’s classic song ‘Purple Rain’.
In April he cancelled a show in North Carolina, citing the “bigotry” of the state’s new anti-LGBTQ laws. Bands including Maroon 5 and Pearl Jam have since cancelled gigs in the state for similar reasons.