Bruce Springsteen joins John Mellencamp onstage

Legendary singer appears at Mellencamp’s New Jersey concert and duets on “Pink Houses”.

These two titans of rock, John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen, unite on stage for a unique performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. This took place on March 10, 2024 during the New Jersey stop of Mellencamp’s Live and In Person 2024 Tour, and brought together two icons whose careers were at their peak in 1984, each dominating the charts with huge hits.

In 1984, John Mellencamp, then known as John Cougar Mellencamp, skyrocketed to fame with his album “Uh-Huh,” featuring the anthemic single “Pink Houses.” This heartland rock anthem struck a chord with audiences across America, becoming a rallying cry for the working class and propelling Mellencamp into the spotlight as one of the decade’s most influential artists.

Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen, already a rock legend, enjoyed immense success with his album “Born in the U.S.A.” The title track, along with hits like “Dancing in the Dark” and “Glory Days,” all over the airwaves, solidifying Springsteen’s status as the voice of blue-collar America and earning him boosting his popularity well beyond the success of “Born to Run” and “Darkness on the Edge of Town”.

Mellencamp introduced him, “Ladies and gentlemen, one of the greatest songwriters of our time.”