On Sunday night, longtime Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt (aka Little Steven) continued his ongoing tour with solo project Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul with a performance at London’s The Roundhouse. In addition to material from his recently released solo LP, Soulfire, Van Zandt led his band through a show-opening cover of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers‘ “Even The Losers”, Etta James‘ “The Blues Is My Business”, James Brown‘s “Down And Out In New York City”, and more. Toward the end of his set, as a special surprise, Van Zandt welcomed out a local guest performer: the honorable Sir Paul McCartney. With Macca in tow on guitar and vocals , the band ran through classic early The Beatles hit single “I Saw Her Standing There” for a delighted London crowd.
This is not the first high-profile sit-in on Little Steven’s ongoing solo world tour, as The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, joined Van Zandt’s band for a 4-song stretch during their recent New Jersey show. This is also not the first time in recent memory that McCartney and Van Zandt have collaborated live. During McCartney’s own recent run at Madison Square Garden, Van Zandt and Springsteen joined the former Beatle during his encore for a run through “I Saw Her Standing There”, and the veteran rockers had so much fun that they decided to play it again a second time.
Below, watch pro-shot footage Little Steven & The Should Disciples welcome Paul McCartney for The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” at The Roundhouse in London, U.K. via Vimeo user Paul O:
Little Steven & The Soul Disciples continue their extensive European tour on Monday, June 6th, in Bristol, and will continue throughout the U.K. for several shows early this month before heading to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Spain. For more information on upcoming Little Steven & The Soul Disciples Europe tour dates, tickets, and special merch and meet-and-greet packages, visit Van Zandt’s website.
[h/t – Team Rock]