Bruce Springsteen drops by to visit Shane MacGowan before Dublin concerts

4 May 2023, 11:52 | Updated: 21 September 2023, 13:39

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By Mayer Nissim

"What an amazing honour and a beautiful experience to get a visit from The Boss!"

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Bruce Springsteen is about to kick off the UK and Ireland leg of his massive global tour and it's a pretty intensive run, travelling between arenas and stadiums and playing three-hour shows.

But he still found time to drop by the family home of The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan to say hello ahead of his trio of shows in Dublin.

"What an amazing honour and a beautiful experience to get a visit from The Boss!!!" said Shane's wife Victoria Mary Clarke, posting an image of the two icons in an embrace.

⁩"Such a truly wonderful man and a total genius!"

Bruce plays the RDS Arena in Dublin on May 5, 7 and 9.

After returning to continental Europe for a number of shows, Bruce will come to the UK for a clutch of outdoor concerts.

He'll play the following dates:

  • May 30, 2023 – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
  • June 16, 2023 – Villa Park, Birmingham
  • July 6, 2023 – BST Hyde Park, London
  • July 8, 2023 – BST Hyde Park, London
Bruce Springsteen live in Barcelona in April 2023
Bruce Springsteen live in Barcelona in April 2023. Picture: Getty Images

The concerts are the first Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band UK shows since they played Wembley Stadium in June 2016.

He popped up during Paul McCartney's headline set at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival.

Springsteen's last studio album was 2022's covers album Only the Strong Survive. It followed 2019's Western Stars and 2020's Letter To You.

He has also toured his classic 1980 album The River, and played his Springsteen on Broadway concert residency.In June, Bruce joined Paul McCartney on stage during his headline set at Glastonbury Festival to duet on 'I Wanna Be Your Man' and his own 'Glory Days'.

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