Bruce Springsteen Covers Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” In Australia
We guarantee you’ve never heard The Bees Gees No. 1 hit “Stayin’ Alive” quite like this before. Closing out the Australian leg of his High Hopes tour in Brisbane on Feb. 26, Bruce Springsteen decided to pay tribute to the 70s disco kings with a rocking cover of “Stayin’ Alive,” reports Rolling Stone.
Starting out with just a few mysterious acoustic strums on his guitar and a lone trumpet solo from the E Street Band, Springsteen belted out the song’s first lines to the delight of the crowd. Springsteen and his E Street Band, which features Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello on guitar, built up the song into a giant disco boogie with instrumental solos, backing singers and big breakdown at the end.
Luckily, one fan captured the entire performance on video. Watch below.
Throughout his trek down under, Springsteen has been paying tribute to notable Australian artists by covering their hits. The Gibb brothers grew up just outside of Brisbane, where they also got their early start in music. Previously that night, he brought out Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder for a cover of AC/DC‘s “Highway to Hell” and on earlier nights, he’s covered the Easybeats’ 1966 hit “Friday on My Mind” and INXS’ “Don’t Change.”