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Springsteen takes over “Streets of Bern”

Around 40,000 people turned out for a Bruce Springsteen concert in Bern on Tuesday evening, part of his European tour to promote his new album, Working on a Dream.

The 59-year-old American rocker won his Swiss fans over by starting the evening with an accordion version of a popular Bernese folk song.

It was the only Swiss appearance by Springsteen and the E Street Band on the six-month tour, which began in New Jersey in March.

Springsteen, known for hit songs such as Born to Run and Streets of Philadelphia, most recently performed in Switzerland – in Zurich – in 1999.

Swiss Federal Railways put on an additional 30 trains to transport fans to the venue, the Stade de Suisse stadium.

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