12:14pm PT by Lars Brandle, Billboard
Bruce Springsteen and Bono Perform Patti Smith's "Because the Night"
Bruce Springsteen fans were in for a homegrown surprise when the Boss’ River Tour rolled into Dublin on the weekend.
Springsteen was joined onstage with U2’s frontman Bono for a rendition of "Because the Night," the early '80s classic made famous by Patti Smith and (co-written with Springsteen). The superstar collab took place at Croke Park for the second of Springsteen’s two shows in the Irish capital.
Bono, who was born in Dublin, was returning a favor. When U2 concluded an eight-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden last July, it was Springsteen who make the guest appearance. On that occasion, U2 and Springsteen teamed up for "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and a cover of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" — a song the Boss first performed with the Irish rockers onstage on Sept. 25, 1987 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
U2 and Springsteen have jointly tackled "Because the Night" on more than one occasion, including a performance at MSG back in 2009 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Watch the performance in Dublin below.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.