Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist, and huge Bruce Springsteen fan, Tom Morello aka The Nightwatchman, will be subbing for Stevie Van Zandt during the upcoming Australian leg of his tour.  Morello has played with Springsteen and the E-Street band in the past, and will take over guitar duties until Van Zandt’s return from filming his show Lilyhammer in Oslo, Norway on April 29th, 2013.

From BruceSpringsteen.net:

“Since Stevie Van Zandt’s filming commitments to his highly successful television show Lilyhammer will keep him off stage for the upcoming Australian tour dates, Bruce Springsteen has invited Tom Morello to sit in temporarily on guitar. Following the Australian dates, Van Zandt will return to the tour in Oslo, Norway on April 29, 2013.

Tom Morello performed on multiple recordings from ‘Wrecking Ball’ (Jack of All Trades, This Depression), and recently joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band onstage for performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, at SXSW and for the legendary 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert. He has also joined the band on concert tour stops in NYC, Los Angeles and Chicago. Morello will perform at the 2013 MusiCares benefit gala honoring Bruce Springsteen.

A mainstay on Best Guitarist lists worldwide, Tom Morello AKA The Nightwatchman is also known for his outstanding work with Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave.”

Morello will also be playing NYC in the Allen Room at the Lincoln Center on February 16th under his The Nightwatchman moniker.  Click here for information and tickets.

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band Australian Tour Dates

03/14/13 Thu Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, AU
03/16/13 Sat Brisbane Entertainment Centre Brisbane, AU
03/18/13 Mon Allphones Arena Sydney, AU
03/20/13 Wed Allphones Arena Sydney, AU
03/24/13 Sun Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, AU
03/26/13 Tue Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, AU
03/27/13 Wed Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, AU
03/30/13 Sat Hanging Rock Macedon, AU
03/31/13 Sun Hanging Rock Macedon, AU