Paul McCartney always knows what to do to get the crowd up and having a good time. This North American leg of his “Got Back” tour was no different.
The musician, who used to be in The Beatles, was surprised by Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi with an incredible night of music on Thursday.
“Seeing Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen perform together is nothing short of magical,” said Brian Marschhauser, a concertgoer from Yorktown, NY.
‘I saw them perform together at MSG so I knew this might be a possibility. But I still lost my mind when Paul introduced him and couldn’t help but join in the chorus of “Bruuuuuce.”‘
Bon Jovi’s frontman was greeted on stage by Paul McCartney and The Boss before performing a couple of his own songs in a set that included “Glory Days” and “I Want to Be Your Man, one of the earliest songs.
The crowd was excited because they got to see a local boy, McCartney teased them with.
“Marschhauser added that Bruce seemed incredible during ‘Glory Days’ and is definitely in form for his own upcoming tour. To see those musical icons performing at this level in 2022 is special,” he said.
After Paul McCartney’s successful guest appearance in 2013, the dynamic duo brought the heat nine years later.
The last time Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt performed together was September 2017, when they took the stage in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Springsteen said “Here’s to 80 more years of glory days” on Thursday after their electric performance.
Steven Merrill of North Plainfield, NJ told The Post that Bruce Springsteen ‘s sound and appearance were still great and he is ready for his tour in 2023.
“Sir Paul was remarkable and played for three hours two days shy of his 80th birthday. Simply incredible. The crowd enjoyed every bit of it,” Merrill added. “For the majority of the night, the entire stadium was on its feet.”
Fans thought the show was over by the time the concert drew to a close.
Jon Bon Jovi brought a surprise gift to his friend on stage: singing “Happy Birthday” and playing “Blackbird” in honor of Paul McCartney turning 80.
Bon Jovi and his friends came prepared, each holding a handful of balloons.
“Paul was shocked when a few thousand of the audience members began singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him,” concertgoer Raymond Lozada-Negron, from NYC, told The Post. “You could tell that Paul did not expect that. Bon Jovi gave Paul a kiss before he handed Paul the birthday balloon.”
Paul always has the audience eating out of his hand. For 80 years old, he is singing and playing guitar and piano better than kids in their 20s and Paul always plays for three hours at every concert — without taking a break, according to Lozada-Negron.
McCartney couldn’t stop tweeting about the moment, using Instagram as his main source. Paul McCartney receives a 50,000 person happy birthday celebration with Bon Jovi.
After The Boss played guitar for the show-closing “Abbey Road” medley, audiences went wild.
“It was amazing to see Bruce
Even though Paul’s turning 80 tomorrow, I listened carefully to his final words of the night. He sounded as great as ever and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down. and Jon Bon Jovi come out for the grand finale. That was spectacular. What a special night that was,” Marschhauser said to The Post.
McCartney is coming to Glastonbury Festival on June 24. He will be headlining the show at his home soil in England.