Bruce Springsteen took the stage at a small club in Asbury Park for a surprise appearance on Saturday night.
The Press Room was holding a fundraiser for the family of Springsteen’s longtime personal trainer, Tony Strollo, who died earlier this month at the age of 40. When Strollo’s brother, singer-songwriter Michael Strollo performed at the event, Springsteen played backup acoustic guitar behind him for several songs.
Springsteen then played a six-song set, including “Rosalita,” “Soul Man,” “634-5789,” “Detroit Medley,” “Hold On, I’m Coming” and “10th Avenue Freezeout.” He was backed by event headliners Boccigalupe and the Bad Boys, a Jersey-based band that Springsteen has often played with.
Reporting by Griffin Lotz