And what of the chiseled good hooks of the songs themselves? With the E Street Band back in the saddle, everything tends to come together with a little more finesse, sashaying in a boiling pot of optimism and retrospection. The only difference is that his characters assuage their own dilemmas with more spirit than your average Joe.
Many jokes regarding the blown fuse of the first night in Paris during " Ramrod ". The set closes with a solo acoustic " Thunder Road ". The tour premiere of " New York City Serenade " opens Springsteen's set at the ancient Circus Maximus in Rome, with eight violinists from the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra providing strings, just as they did on July 11, in the same city.
The song has now been played ten times since in the Reunion era. Two other tour debuts in the song set, " Summertime Blues " and a solo acoustic " The Ghost Of Tom Joad ", with sign requests " Boom Boom " and " Detroit Medley " making surprise mid-set appearances amongst twelve songs from The River. Treves Blues Band and Counting Crows were the opening acts. The song show opens with the tour premiere as a complete song of " Dream Baby Dream " in a full-band version as a tribute to Alan Vega of Suicide , who died on July Other tour premieres are Chuck Berry's " You Never Can Tell ", which has only been played twice last in before in Europe, " Frankie " after a false start, and Bruce commenting "so far the band's not doing so good" , and " Follow That Dream ", which is the th song to be played on this tour.
Springsteen's adaptation of the Elvis classic has only been played five times since All four premieres are one-off performances for the tour. The set ends with a solo acoustic version of " Thunder Road ". Final tour appearance for " Cover Me ". Third night in Gothenburg is reminiscent of the U. The remainder of the show is standard fare, closing with " Twist And Shout ". No acoustic song to close for the first time since the opening show of the European leg. A rainy start in Trondheim, so Bruce opens with the tour premiere and sole tour performance of " Who'll Stop The Rain ".
The second tour premiere, " Radio Nowhere ", is the th song played on the tour. Nils messes up the lyrics during " Darlington County ", much to Bruce's amusement. The show closes with a solo acoustic " Thunder Road ". First ever performance in Norway for "Loose Ends". Penultimate show of the European leg, and the second to include an acoustic pre-set.
Local band The Dogs serve as opening act. Last night in Europe includes two tour premieres, both by sign request.
After three weeks of rest Bruce and the band return to States for a final run of The River Tour, which is comprised of ten shows in stadiums, arenas, and an amphitheatre. Bruce brings out an eight-piece string section led by Sam Bardfeld for " New York City Serenade ", the opening song of the first show of three in the stadium, as well as for the tour premiere of " Jack Of All Trades " in a new acoustic-led arrangement.
The almost four-hour show, the longest U. Just like the first night, Bruce opens the set with " New York City Serenade " accompanied by a string section. It is the first time that the song has been played at consecutive shows since What follows is an almost four-hour show, with it's the second longest show ever and breaking the US record set at the previous show. Once again the set ends with " Jersey Girl ", which included a marriage proposal.
Don't do it down there, do it it up here. Just like the two previous nights in East Rutherford, the show begins with " New York City Serenade " accompanied by a local string section of eight violins.
As done before in indoor arenas Bruce does some crowd surfing during " Hungry Heart ". Max starts " Candy's Room " in the incorrect rhythm, and is corrected by Bruce. The show ends with " Bobby Jean ".
The last of three shows in East Rutherford breaks the record set on August 25 and is the longest U. The set begins with an incredible run of nine songs written in or earlier, including the tour premiere of " Kitty's Back ". Three other tour debuts pepper the set: " Pretty Flamingo ", " Living Proof " dedicated to Bruce and Patti 's oldest child, Evan , and " Secret Garden " for only the third time at a full concert , all of which were rehearsed at the extensive soundcheck. The first song from The River does not appear until the 18th song of the night.
Rickie Lee Jones is onstage for several songs on percussion and backing vocals but is mostly inaudible throughout. Bruce meets with five-time Rio gold medalist Katie Ledecky backstage before the show. For the fifth show in a row " New York City Serenade " opens the song set, once again accompanied by Sam Bardfeld 's string section. The remainder of the main set includes the tour premiere and only tour performance of " Better Days ", and outings for " Trapped " and " Downbound Train ". Postponed due to the effects of tropical storm Hermine, and rescheduled to September 5.
Show rescheduled from September 3. The show ends with a solo acoustic " This Hard Land ", a U. They walk past Springsteen's childhood house and visit the school he attended, St. Rose Of Lima. The visit, as well as an interview recorded the same day at Springsteen's farm in Colts Neck, is broadcast on September The first night of two in Philadelphia sets a new American record clocking in at over four hours and four minutes, just shy of the all-time record set in Helsinki in The song set opens with " New York City Serenade " with Sam Bardfeld 's string-section , before a further eleven songs that were all written in or earlier, including the tour premieres of Philadelphia favorites " The Fever " last played April 29, in Oslo and " Thundercrack ", both in their sole tour performances.
The show ends with " Jersey Girl ". The first E Street Band show on September 11 since the attacks features six songs from The Rising , including the tour debut of " You're Missing " in its first performance since and only tour appearance, played in a full-band arrangement with Bruce's harmonica taking the place of the closing organ solo. The violinists learnt their parts from sheet music and a YouTube video of the song, and rehearsed with Charlie Giordano the afternoon of the show.
The song set also includes the U. Bruce appears as an interview guest on Skavlan , a Norwegian-Swedish television talk show hosted by Norwegian journalist Fredrik Skavlan. The programme aired the following day, Springsteen's 67th birthday. The first stop of a short tour to promote his autobiography Born To Run , available everywhere from September 27, Although scheduled for noon, Bruce Springsteen appears before am to talk and take photos with his fans to celebrate the release of his autobiography Born To Run , available everywhere September The event includes a pre-signed copy of the book.
Bruce Springsteen makes a special appearance to celebrate the release of his autobiography Born To Run , available everywhere September The event included a pre-signed copy of the book. He also talks about Chapter And Verse , the companion collection of songs that traces his musical history from its earliest days, telling a story that parallels the one in the book.
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Rose Garden Arena. Local band The Dogs serve as opening act. A rare midset " Rosalita Come Out Tonight " is performed by sign request. Set includes the tour 2016 (File of " Roulette ", the first River outtake to be played on the tour besides nightly opener " Meet Me In The MP3) ". Retrieved May 4, Hidden categories: Use mdy dates from September For now, we are including "Blinded By The Light" in the setlist, but not counting it as a tour premiere, Spain. The tour returned to the United States in August and focused on baseball and football stadiums.
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