Bruce Springsteen ‘Jokes’ About Firing The E Street Band

On May 4, just before his Dublin shows with the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen took a break to enjoy a drink at an Irish pub. It can be seen in a video shared on Today FM’s Twitter account that the night turned out to be a memorable one for everyone present, as the musician’s visit sparked some delightful moments.

A few days ahead of his performances with the band, Springsteen found himself in The Burrow pub, located in Rathangan, county Kildare. The town holds special significance for Springsteen, as it is where he traces his ancestral roots. While there, he not only enjoyed the warm hospitality of the locals but also initiated a spontaneous singalong to his 1984 hit song, ‘My Hometown.’

These moments of companionship and joy were captured on camera. The footage showed the vocalist singing and then jokingly suggesting that he might fire the E Street Band and replace them with the enthusiastic pub patrons who sang along with him.

In the video, he playfully told the crowd:

“You guys, I’m firing the E Street Band, and I’m hiring you.”

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were scheduled to perform on May 5, 7, and 9 at Dublin’s RDS Arena. For those who want a glimpse of the musician’s lively night at the Irish pub before these shows, the entertaining footage can be found below.