Article 2007-10-14 Ottawa, ON

Springsteen Joined by Arcade Fire Members in Ottawa to Unearth “State Trooper”

Folks in Ottawa had something more to celebrate this weekend than their hockey team’s spot atop the NHL: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band brought their Magic show to Canada’s capital last night. During the six-song encore, the Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, fresh from their NYC concert last weekend, unexpectedly joined Bruce and the E Streeters for a pair of songs. First up was “State Trooper,” from Nebraska, which Arcade Fire themselves had covered in the past. Springsteen’s live performance of “State Trooper” marked the first time that song had been played live by the E Street Band since the Born in the U.S.A. tour over twenty years ago. Next, Springsteen tried his hand at a cover of Arcade Fire’s Neon Bible track “Keep the Car Running,” (and surprisingly not the more Springsteen-esque “Antichrist Television Blues”), which marked the first time in over seven days that Arcade Fire performed “Keep the Car Running.” The Magic tour continues tonight in Toronto, and we’re already wildly speculating which Canadian will guest tonight during the encore. Feist maybe, or Alanis Morissette? Perhaps Godspeed You! Black Emperor? Check out a clip of “Keep the Car Running” below.

By Daniel Kreps via Rolling Stone.
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