Bruce Springsteen surprised fans in New Zealand last week when he dropped an unexpected cover of Lorde's "Royals" into his set.
As Hennemusic, the Boss performed an acoustic rendition of the track to open his show in Aukland on Saturday night. Springsteen has made a point of performing songs by local acts during his tour of Australia and New Zealand. Songs by the Bee Gees, AC/DC and INXS were featured at Australian dates.
In other Springsteen news, it has been announced that the Boss will be releasing a new EP in time for this year's Record Store Day. The disc, titled "American Beauty," will be released on 12" vinyl. It features four previously unavailable songs - "American Beauty," "Mary Mary," "Sundown" and "Hey Blue Eyes." As Planet Rock notes, the songs were cut during the recording sessions for "High Hopes," Springsteen's latest album, which was released earlier this year.