Bruce Springsteen surprises Billy Joel
Billy Joel made Madison Square Garden in history when he played his 100th show in the ‘world’s most famous arena. On the show, his fans were surprised by a performance from Bruce Springsteen.
NEW YORK – Bruce Springsteen shocked concertgoers Wednesday night after making a surprise appearance during his friend Billy Joel’s 100th show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Billy Joel played all of his biggest hits for a packed audience in Madison Square Garden.
Joel celebrated his milestone by the introduction of Springsteen in the middle of the show, Fox News reports. The audience enjoyed Joel’s music by singing along and raising lighters in the air. However, the crowd jumped to their feet as soon as the “Uptown Girl” singer informed the audience that he is a special guest.
A number of concertgoers in the crowd immediately started to yell “Bruce!” when Joel introduced the “Born in the U. S. A.” singer on the stage. Joel told the crowd that he and Springsteen “go back a long way” and were both dumped by the same record company.
“Congratulations Billy on your 100th show,” Springsteen yelled to Joel.
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A banner celebrating Billy Joel’s 100th performance was raised in Madison Square Garden.
The two sang Springsteen’s “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and ” Born to Run.” Springsteen, 68, jumped on Joel’s run of the piano as the two took turns singing the iconic music.
After rocking out to “Born to Run”, Springsteen kissed Joel’s head, and congratulated the 69-year-old on his performance.
Joel played all of his biggest hits in a packed crowd in the hall. During the performance, a banner celebrates its 100th performance was increased to the ceiling of Madison Square Garden. Joel brought his wife, Alexis Roderick, and their 2-year-old daughter Della Rose, Joel.
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During the two-hour-plus show, Joel on a pair of sunglasses for singing “New York State of Mind” and brought the harmonica to go along with his hit “Piano Man”. Joel closed the show with “Piano Man” before they returned with an encore that included “Uptown Girl”, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and “Maybe You’re right.”
Billy Joel’s wife, Alexis Roderick, and their 2-year-old daughter Della Rose, Joel became a member of the “Piano Man” singer on the stage.
Earlier on Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared 18 July 2018, when “Billy Joel Day.” Joel, who was born in the Bronx, first performed in Madison Square Garden on Dec. 14, 1978. The piano is on display in the front of the room.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.