The Arcade Fire made a surprise appearance during the encore of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s show last night (Oct. 14) at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place, playing on one of the latter’s songs as well as one of its own.
The collaboration began on “State Trooper,” its first airing on the tour so far and first E Street Band performance since 1984, according to Springsteen’s Web site. Springsteen then yielded the spotlight to the Arcade Fire, who, with E Street assistance, played its song “Keep the Car Running” from this year’s acclaimed “Neon Bible.”
The show also featured the tour premieres of “Tougher Than the Rest” and “Backstreets.”
Springsteen’s outing in support of the just-released “Magic” continues tonight in Toronto and will play two shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden later in the week.