Bruce Springsteen's Doubleheader: The Boss Closes Tour with Two Mega Concerts
05/20/2014 AT 07:15 AM EDT
The Boss, Steven Van Zandt and the rest of the legendary E Street Band (whose members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month) took the stage at Mogehan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., Saturday for a three-hour-long show that had 10,000-plus fans on their feet the entire time.
Encores included smash hits like "Born to Run," "Dancing in the Dark," and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." At one point during "Dancing in the Dark," the super-fit musician jumped off the stage to embrace a female fan in the front row, making every other girl in the audience really jealous.
New Jersey comedian Artie Lange was also on hand to take in the singer's energetic performance.
Springsteen closed the show solo (no E Street Band!) with a touching acoustic rendition of "Thunder Road."
On Sunday, Springsteen returned to the arena with a similar epic performance. Marking the last stop on the North American tour, the Boss addressed the crowd with an emotional thank-you.
"I want to thank the four million fans who came out to see us on the Wrecking Ball and High Hopes tours," he told the crowd. "They made this simply one of the great musical stretches of our lives, I can't thank all of you and all of them enough."