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Boss plays mini-set at airport terminal

Springsteen plays six-song set for overnight crew at Iceland airport
/ Source: The Associated Press

After playing to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, Bruce Springsteen added one last impromptu gig to his overseas itinerary: an airport terminal in Iceland.

Springsteen was headed back to the United States after playing a show in Berlin when his plane stopped early Wednesday to refuel at Keflavik International Airport. The Boss strolled into the terminal with his acoustic guitar and played a six-song set for the airport's overnight shift, an airport official confirmed.

"He just came in and did some songs," said Federick Johnson, a service manager at the airport 30 miles southwest of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik.

The 2 a.m. mini-set reportedly included Springsteen staples "Dancing in the Dark," "Bobby Jean" and "This Hard Land," along with "Working on the Highway," "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?" and "I'm on Fire."

The European shows were supporting Springsteen's "Devils & Dust," his first new studio album in three years. Springsteen launches a second leg of his North American solo acoustic tour on July 13 in Toronto, with 16 more dates planned in venues from Greensboro, N.C., to Seattle. The last tour date is Aug. 13 in Ottawa, Canada.