Sound Check

11-year-old boy joins Bruce Springsteen on stage in Australia

On March 16, Bruce Springsteen brought an 11-year-old boy up to perform “Waitin' on a Sunny Day" with him during The Boss's “Wrecking Ball World Tour” stop in Brisbane, Australia. The unlikely pair looked like they had a blast together on stage!

After they finished singing, Springsteen led the boy upstage and helped him prepare for an awesome knee slide in front of the entire Brisbane Entertainment Centre audience.

What made the moment even cooler was the fact that the child was dressed in one of Springsteen’s most iconic outfits and looked like an adorable “mini Bruce.”

“One lucky boy…mimicked Bruce’s look from the cover of the [“Born In The U.S.A.”] album – with a red cap in his back pocket,” music journalist Sean Sennett wrote on The Boss’s official website.

He added, “It earned him a spot on the microphone during Waiting On A Sunny Day, which was only bettered by Bruce suggesting the pair embark on a knee slide in the song’s final bars. Super cool: it’s up there with the great knee slide from the Superbowl.”

This isn’t the first time the 63-year-old rocker has brought a child on stage during this particular portion of his show, and it seems like it has become a ritual on the “Wrecking Ball World Tour.”

During his 2012 Canadian tour stops in cities like Toronto and Ottawa, Springsteen also invited youngsters up on stage during each respective concert to help him perform “The Rising” album track.

Check out The Boss singing with the Bradley brothers last year at Ottawa's Scotiabank Place, and head here to see 10-year-old Halle Tator's performance at the Rogers Centre.

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