Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform With Arcade Fire, Tom Morello + More at SXSW
Every year, SXSW draws musicians from all types of genres to entertain the masses. With so many artists stationed in and around Austin, Texas, this week, collaborative performances are bound to happen — and even SXSW 2012 keynote speaker Bruce Springsteen got in on the fun. During his performance with the E Street Band, Bruce brought out a slew of special guests — including members of Arcade Fire, Tom Morello, Eric Burdon of the Animals, and many more.
The Boss was joined onstage for his post-speech performance by Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, Will Butler and Régine Chassagne, the Rage Against the Machine guitartist, Burdon, Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely, and the Low Anthem. In celebration of what would’ve been Woody Guthrie’s 100th year on earth, Springsteen and his guests led a massive, riveting sing-along to ‘This Land Is Your Land.’ The Boss also paid tribute to Guthrie during his speech, which you can watch by clicking here.
During their set, Springsteen and the E Street Band performed a mix of old tunes (‘Badlands,’ ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out’) in addition to new songs off of their 2012 album ‘Wrecking Ball,’ including the title track and ‘Death to My Hometown.’ Springsteen also took the stage with reggae icon Jimmy Cliff for a collaborative performance of ‘The Harder They Come.’
Watch Bruce Springsteen Perform ‘This Land Is Your Land’ With Special Guests at SXSW