Singer was playing in Paris last night (July 11)
Bruce Springsteen suffered a 20 minute power cut at a concert in Paris last night (July 11).
The singer apologised to fans after his equipment blew a fuse at the French capital’s AccorHotels Arena, resulting in several minutes of darkness.
During the enforced break in the gig, Springsteen kept the crowd entertained by signing autographs, chatting to fans in close proximity to the stage and even joined members of The E Street Band for an impromptu conga line. You can watch footage of that below.
Once the power returned, Springsteen launched into a rendition of his 1984 hit ‘Dancing In The Dark’.
The star also played hits including ‘Born To Run’, ‘The River’ and ‘Badlands’, before wrapping up with ‘Thunder Road’.
The concert is the first of two dates at the AccorHotels Arena – Bruce will perform there again on Wednesday (July 13) before heading to Rome on Saturday (July 16) to continue the European leg of his ‘The River’ tour.
Springsteen, recently announced that every show of his current European tour will become a live album.
His tour with The E Street Band saw recent shows at Dublin Croke Park, Glasgow Hampden Park and Coventry Ricoh Arena, before finishing at Wembley Stadium on June 5. The tour has since moved on to the Netherlands before finishing its European shows with a gig in Zurich on July 31.
In addition to the current concerts, Springsteen’s website has given an official release to his solo acoustic shows at Los Angeles theatre Shrine Auditorium. The shows, in aid of the charity Christic Institute, were recorded in November 1990 and previewed songs from Springsteen’s album ‘Human Touch’. ‘The Christic Shows November 16-17 1990’ is available on download or a 3CD set.
The shows saw four songs from ‘Human Touch’ debuted, plus premieres of ‘Red Headed Woman’ – eventually released on ‘MTV Plugged’ – and ‘When The Lights Go Out’, officially released on Springsteen’s rarities box-set ‘Tracks’.