"Please welcome Bruce Springsteen".
As he introduced The Boss, Joel told his crowd of the enduring friendship between the two stars.
“We go back a long way. We were both on the same record label and got dumped by the same label”, Joel told the crowd.
“We go way back. This is an Oscar winner, a Grammy winner and Tony Award winner! Please welcome Bruce Springsteen”.
The pair then proceeded to perform Springsteen’s ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’, before following it with the familiar strains of ‘Born To Run’.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Bruce’s acclaimed Broadway stint will be filmed for a Netflix special.
Springsteen On Broadway premiered at Walter Kerr Theatre in the theatre district of New York in October 2017.
A filmed version of the show will arrive on the streaming service on December 12, which is also the final night of the performance run. By that point, The Boss will have performed the show 236 times.
In a statement released before his first performance, Springsteen said he wanted the show to be “as personal and intimate as possible.” “I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theatres, which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind,” he said.
“In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years.