WATCH: Bruce Springsteen's surprise performance at New York benefit

live 24/04/2019

Bruce Springsteen made his first appearance on the stage for 2019 with photographer Danny Clinch and his Tangiers Blues Band, at New York’s Tribeca Grill last week at a benefit supporting the Kristen Ann Carr Fund. You can watch the performance below.

The event — “A Night to Remember” — raises money and awareness in the charity’s fight against sarcoma, a form of cancer. Carr, the daughter of rock journalist and Sirius XM E Street Radio host Dave Marsh and Springsteen co-manager Barbara Carr, died of the disease in 1993 at the age of 21.

A silent auction was also held at the event, featuring items including an autographed print of a picture of Springsteen on the beach — featured on the cover of Variety in October 2017 — a full set of Bobblehead dolls carefully crafted to resemble the E Street Band (which auctioned off for $10,500), and a guitar autographed by Pearl Jam.

Springsteen and the E Street Band are taking a hiatus from touring, as he already indicated the band won’t be on the road in 2019. The 69-year old has indicated interest in performing his solo show, 'Springsteen on Broadway' in other markets.

"There’s other projects to take up my time. I am looking forward to doing some other things and at some point I will probably get back to [‘Springsteen on Broadway’], or something like it in the future, because it was such an enjoyable format to work in," he said.