Watch Bruce Springsteen cover “Come Together” with Gary Clark Jr.

Bruce Springsteen made his first live appearance of 2022 on Sunday night when he paid tribute to his longtime friend Jon Stewart, who received the 23rd Annual Mark Twain Award for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

During the show, Springsteen teamed up with Gary Clark Jr. to cover The Beatles’ “Come Together,” and a fan video is available below.

During the ceremony, Springsteen also performed an acoustic solo of his classic “Born to Run.”

Along with Springsteen, the ceremony brought together Dave Chappelle, Steve Carell, Pete Davidson, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel and Olivia Munn.

“It’s a miracle to see you working,” Chappelle told Stewart. “You are a cure for what ails our culture.”

In 2009, the tables were turned when Stewart spoke about Springsteen at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors. “Every time I see Bruce Springsteen do something, he empties the tank — every time,” Stewart said that night. “And the beautiful thing about this man is that he’s emptying that tank for his family, he’s emptying that tank for his art, he’s emptying that tank for his audience, and he’s emptying it for his country. And we, who receive this beautiful gift, we ourselves are rejuvenated, if not redeemed, and I thank you for that.

Springsteen’s performance of “Come Together” with Gary Clark Jr marks his first rendition of the Beatles classic since the 1994 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony where he performed it with Axl Rose to honor John Lennon.

Springsteen’s plans for the rest of the year are unclear, but he told E Street Radio last month that a tour with the E Street Band was coming at some point. “We will be there,” he said. “We were hoping to be there this year, but I just didn’t have the confidence or wanted to risk it for my audience that it would be okay. We pushed back a bit. But we’re working on plans to put it all together now, so you’ll be seeing the E Street Band very soon.

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