Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt were the surprise guests at a special concert held over the weekend in remembrance of the 77 people killed by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway last year.
The public memorial took place in Oslo yesterday (July 22nd), and was attended by over 60,000 people. Springsteen performed the folk staple ‘We Shall Overcome‘ after telling the crowd the pair were ‘honoured to be included’ in the day’s events, and that: “For all of us who love democracy and tolerance, it’s an international tragedy.”
Meanwhile, Steve Van Zandt has apologised today for comments he made in the wake of Bruce Springsteen’s aborted performance at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park earlier this month. After organisers pulled the plug late on in the gig, Van Zandt took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, but after learning more about the reasons for the controversial move, he has now written a guest blog for the Huffington Post to clarify his thoughts on the decision.Just Published: