American rock legend, Bruce Springsteen, arrives in Cape Town on Friday, 24 January 2014. The Boss is in South Africa for three concerts in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

CApe Town - The man who was Born to Run has come all the way to South Africa for a first-ever performance in the country.

Bruce Springsteen arrived in Cape Town on Friday ahead of four concerts with the E Street Band - on January 26, 28 and 29 in Cape Town and on February 1 in Johannesburg.

Nicknamed “The Boss”, Springsteen flew into Cape Town in a private jet, removing a black leather jacket in the sunny summer weather as he headed to a waiting vehicle.

Springsteen has released a new album titled “High Hopes”.

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