Brad Pitt & Paul Rudd Among Star Studded Cast To Watch Bruce Springsteen Live At Croke Park


A number of household names watched on as Bruce Springsteen brought the curtain down on the Irish leg of his major tour at Croke Park on Sunday.

Such household names included among the 80,000 in attendance at the venue, included Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd, as well as Benicio Del Toro and Nick Jonas.

Other names included singer/actor Keith Duffy, as well as Fair City star George ‘Mondo’ McMahon, rugby stars Andy Farrell and Leo Cullen, and showbusiness agent Noel Kelly.

Those in attendance were also surprised at Springsteen’s slightly later arrival on stage at 7.10 pm, before the Boss launched into a performance of Ghosts to start things off.

“Come on clap”, Springsteen told the crowd.

“Good evening Dublin” – Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen then jumped into the crowd with his guitar during his live renditions of Darlington County, and The Promised Land.

He also kissed a delighted female in the crowd while performing Spirit In The Night. 

The crowd also sung every word of Hungary Heart as Springsteen moved towards some of his classic hits, which also included Born To Run, and Dancing In The Dark.

In his first address to the audience at around 8.05 pm, Springsteen said, “Good evening Dublin”. He informed them that the Mayor of his native Freehold was also in the audience.

This led him into a live rendition of My Hometown, before performing The River, as well as a cover of Commodores’ Nightshift. 

The singer once again delighted fans with a splendid three hour live set, with no opening act.

The Boss did not let the night go without a live cover of ‘A Rainy Night In Soho’ in tribute to the late Pogues singer Shane MacGowan.

Springsteen repeated the feat last week at Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park Check that out here.

Victoria Mary Clarke Thanks Bruce Springsteen For ‘Beautiful’ Pogues Cover

Last week also saw Springsteen perform festive hit, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ in Cork. Check that out here.