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1985-01-04 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Bruce and the band return to the stage after the Christmas and New Year break. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro.

Audience tape. Two recording sources are known to exist, released on CDR 'First Evening At The Hampton Coliseum' (missing "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"). The same source was recently put into circulation directly from ML's master tapes via JEMS and is a huge upgrade but still misses "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town". A second complete source of poor to fair quality is in limited circulation and includes "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town".
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1985-01-05 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA

Soundcheck: includes BAD MOON RISING

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Five changes for the second show in Hampton, with "Out In The Street", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Highway Patrolman", "Because The Night" and "Growin' Up" replacing "Prove It All Night", "Atlantic City", "Mansion On The Hill", "Downbound Train" and "Pink Cadillac" respectively. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" features the bear story.

Audience tape available on CDR 'Hampton Rocks' (unknown label).
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1985-01-07 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro.

Audience tape. Released on CDRs 'What A Job This Is' (HT) and 'A Reason To Believe'."Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" is included as the last track on the 'What A Job This Is' release although it's unclear if it is from this show or from the following night. Also available in high quality from a first generation source, complete and verified (mjk5510).
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1985-01-08 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Tour debut and first ever performance in the U.S. of "Can't Help Falling In Love" of the tour, last played in London, June 5, 1981. "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Shut Out The Light" and "Growin' Up" come in to the set for the second show in Indianapolis.

Audience tape.
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1985-01-10 - FREEDOM HALL, LOUISVILLE, KY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Set includes "Shut Out The Light" and the second tour performance of "Can't Help Falling In Love".

Audience tape available on CDR.
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1985-01-13 - CAROLINA COLISEUM, COLUMBIA, SC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

28-song set includes "Highway Patrolman".

Audience tape available on CDR.
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1985-01-15 - CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / USED CARS / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro.

Audience tape and average quality soundboard. Soundboard released on CDs as 'Perfect In '85' (E St Records) (missing "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town") and 'Dancing In The Coliseum' (Mainstream) (through "Pink Cadillac" only).
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1985-01-16 - CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / RAMROD

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" includes the bear story.

Audience tape, video footage and soundboard. Sixty minutes of pro-shot video footage filmed with a single camera is circulating amongst collectors. This footage is comprised of eleven songs; "Darlington County", "Johnny 99", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", Reason To Believe", "Johnny Bye-Bye", "Out In The Street", "Glory Days", "The Promised Land", "Dancing In The Dark" (start cut), "Hungry Heart" and "Cadillac Ranch". Audio is available on CDR 'Charlotte 85'. The soundboard audio is sourced from the video footage.
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1985-01-17 - RHINOCEROS CLUB, GREENSBORO, NC

HANG ON SLOOPY / STAND BY ME

With The Del Fuegos. Nils Lofgren is also present.
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1985-01-18 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC

Soundcheck: Includes CINDY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Gary U.S. Bonds and Robbin Thompson) / RAMROD

Set features Gary U.S. Bonds and Robbin Thompson guesting on backing vocals on "Twist And Shout". "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro.

Audience tape (Unbooted). Available on CDR 'Greensboro 85'.
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1985-01-19 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / USED CARS / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

28-song set in Greensboro includes "Used Cars". "Reason To Believe" includes a bit of "Amazing Grace" on harmonica during the introduction. "Growin' Up" features the bear story.

Audience tape (Unbooted) (missing "Do You Love Me" and "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"). Both the Greensboro shows were videotaped for an extensive piece on ABC's 20/20.
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1985-01-23 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

27-song set for the first of two shows in Providence. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro.

Audience tape available on CDR.
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1985-01-24 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / THUNDER ROAD / WOOLY BULLY / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Working On The Highway" makes a return to the setlist - only previously played once at the start of the tour in July 1984. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes a line from "Mystery Train" at the end. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Thunder Road" moves to an encore slot. Pete Lamothe reports that "the last two tunes - "Wooly Bully" and "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" were played a full 15 minutes after the show ended. At least 1/2 of the fans had left, the house lights were up and the roadies were taking lights down. I know because I was 15 years old and sitting in the first row behind the stage. Had to be one of the best shows on the whole tour!". Following the show Springsteen donates $10,000 to the Rhode Island Food Bank.

Audience tape released on CD 'Fools Gold' (Doberman). Partial show circulates on DVD, featuring good quality audience shot footage of "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" through to "Bobby Jean". Some sources report "Darlington County" played as third song, but that cannot be confirmed by the audience tape.
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1985-01-26 - CARRIER DOME, SYRACUSE, NY

Soundcheck: WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / THUNDER ROAD / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. Once again, "Thunder Road" is played during the encores. During intermission Springsteen is honored with a special presentation by the United Steelworkers of America in recognition of his donations to various steelworkers' food banks during the tour.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Carrier Opportunities'.
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1985-01-27 - CARRIER DOME, SYRACUSE, NY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / THUNDER ROAD / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Second show in Syracuse includes "Working On The Highway", "The River (for the first time this year), "Because The Night" and "Growin' Up", including the bear story, all not played the previous night.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Glory Night' (missing "Growin' Up"), also available complete from a first generation tape of the same source (Mjk5510). Whole show available on DVD - shaky hand held picture throughout.
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End of the first leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


1985-01-28 - A&M STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD, CA

WE ARE THE WORLD

The recording of the vocals of the African relief single and its associated video with nearly every major-selling U.S.A. solo artist of that time present (Madonna and Prince being the often-noted absentees). Most of the artists arrived directly from the American Music Awards gala held nearby earlier in the evening (note: “Dancing In The Dark” won the Best Single award but Bruce didn't attend the ceremony – he flew in from his previous night's gig at the last moment). The session didn't start until very late on the 28 so, technically speaking, most of the events took place in the early hours of January 29. Bruce’s vocal performance is a standout.

Clyde Kaplan sent his recollections of the night to Brucebase, "I was an assistant engineer at A&M Studios from 1981 to 1986, including the night of January 28, 1985, the night of the We Are The World vocal recording sessions. (The track was recorded earlier in the week at Lion's Share Studios.) We had a large studio, Studio A, which was used for the vocal sessions. We also had a large sound stage which had a video feed from the studio as well as food and drinks for the friends and family of the artists. But one of the biggest selling features for A&M was our gated parking lot. Most of the artists came by limo after the American Music Awards and were driven through the gates and dropped off at the studio door. Not Bruce. Bruce had flown in from a show in Syracuse, rented a car and drove himself to A&M. He came in to the control room and I heard him say, "I got a great place to park... right across the street."

A great moment for me was Bruce singing his solo at the end of the song. It was probably 4am. We had just finished Bob Dylan doing his solo. Bruce went to the mic to do his part. From where I was in the control room, my view was Bruce on the left, the microphone on the right, and directly in between and about 10 feet behind, watching, stood Bob Dylan."

The recording and video were released on March 7, 1985.
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1985-02-23 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, CA

BABY I'M A STAR

Bruce and Madonna join Prince on stage at Inglewood's Forum during his Purple Rain Tour. Both Bruce and Madonna may have remained on stage for the last two songs of Prince's set, "Purple Rain" and "America". If you have any information on this, please get in touch.

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1985-02-26 - SHRINE AUDITORIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

Bruce attends the 27th Grammy Awards with his mother and his soon-to-be-wife Julianne Phillips. He wins a single Grammy, for "Dancing In The Dark" in the 'Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male' category.
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1985-03-03 - SOUNDSTAGE, HOLLYWOOD, CA

Film shooting by Director John Sayles for Springsteen’s video single of "I'm On Fire". This was an entirely conceptual video (no onscreen singing), with Bruce acting in the role of an auto mechanic. Filmed over three or four days starting in late February, with Springsteen’s parts completed on March 3.
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Start of the Australia / Japan leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


1985-03-21 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND

Bruce's first ever appearance in Australia. A couple of references to "Saturday night in Sydney" at the end of "Out In The Street" have people confused since March 21 was a Thursday night. Also some people report that Saturday night is mentioned at the end of "Prove It All Night" and also at the start of "Growin' Up" - but the latter track was not played on this night. This setlist is confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. Show length is 3:02 excluding intermission.

Audience tape. A review of the tape reveals no references to "Saturday" at all - obviously people have been listening to one of the LP releases of this series of shows which were compilations of the five-night stand, or had tracks on that were never played in Australia on this tour.
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1985-03-22 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

DOWN BY THE RIVER

To a deafening ovation Bruce casually strolls out and joins Neil Young onstage during the final encore in Neil's final show in Sydney. Bruce and Neil trade vocals and blistering guitar solos on an extended version of Young's 1969 song classic. Nils Lofgren also made a guest appearance earlier in this show, playing piano on "Tell Me Why" and accordion on "Comes A Time". Still rated by many as Bruce's most memorable walk-on guest appearance. First known Springsteen performance of the song.

A very good quality audience recording of this entire show is in circulation via Neil Young fan sources. “Down By The River” is also found on various homemade Young CDR compilations.
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1985-03-23 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / THE RIVER / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Concert noted in Charles Cross' Backstreets - The Man And His Music as having "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" in the first set. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. First show of 1985 to include "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". First ever performances in Australia of "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "The River", "Growin' Up", "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", and "Twist And Shout". Most sources agree on this setlist which is also confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. Show length is 3:07.

Audience tape released on CDR 'Sydney 85'.
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1985-03-24 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / USED CARS / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / POINT BLANK / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / THUNDER ROAD / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Set includes the first "Point Blank" of 1985. First ever performances in Australia of "Working On The Highway", "Used Cars", "Point Blank", and "No Surrender". This setlist is confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. Show length is 3:01.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Sydney 85 Last Night'.
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1985-03-27 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / THE RIVER / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND

First ever performances in Australia of "Open All Night", "Follow That Dream", and "Rockin' All Over The World". "Johnny Bye-Bye" features a different intro story than usual and the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. This revised setlist is confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. According to tapes, the show length is 3:19.

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1985-03-28 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / JUNGLELAND / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / WOOLY BULLY / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

Features the only Born In The U.S.A. Tour "Wreck On The Highway", the song's last full band performance until 2009. Unusually, there's no "Travelin' Band" in the show-closing "Detroit Medley" - just "I Hear A Train". First ever performances in Australia of "My Father's House", "Wreck On The Highway", "Backstreets", "Jungleland", "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", and "Wooly Bully". This 31-song setlist is confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. The final night in Sydney is considered by some to be amongst the best shows of the tour. Show length is 3:26.

Audience tape.
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1985-03-31 - QEII SPORTS CENTRE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / NEBRASKA / REASON TO BELIEVE / THE RIVER / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I’M GOIN’ DOWN / I’M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN / RAMROD / ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST & SHOUT – DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performances in Australia of "Nebraska", "I'm Goin' Down", and "Who'll Stop The Rain". The only Born In The U.S.A. Tour show that is not circulating on audio and, as such, one that has seen a number of highly speculative setlists make the rounds. Brucebase’s above-mentioned 29-song setlist (and sequencing) is culled from unearthed information in The Brisbane Courier Mail, The Australasian Weekly and the collective (but agreed upon) recollections of several actual Brisbane show attendees. The song placement may not be totally accurate, however. Bruce opened this show with the comment “are you guys ready for a little rock and roll trip”? During "Thunder Road", the final song of the first set, Bruce tried in vain to get the audience to sing some of the lines, prompting him to jokingly comment to the crowd “sounds like you didn’t get this one down here”. Near the end of the show Bruce, peering out at the rain soaked crowd, predicated a rare performance of "Who’ll Stop The Rain" with the comment – “we’re gonna play something especially for you guys on account of the meteorological conditions”. Show attendee Andrzej adds "...the show overall was really underwhelming – I remember "Atlantic City" as it was the only song that I was really impressed by - the venue was waaaay too big and it was the first time I’d heard him describing himself as the ‘Boss’ - it felt like he had reached a point where he was believing the press." A gig marred by poor decisions by both Bruce’s management team and the event promoter. This concert was originally scheduled for the 8,000-seat outdoor Brisbane Chandler Velodrome. However tickets were on sale for only a few days when the venue was suddenly shifted to the expansive 50,000-seat QEII stadium in Nathan, a southern suburb of Brisbane. The concert eventually was a near sellout. The sound system was inadequate for the size of the venue and the stadium’s large video screen was out of synchronization with the audio. Unlike the Sydney shows, a no-alcohol policy was in place for the Brisbane show, a policy that many patrons were unaware of and which the Police strictly enforced - resulting in significant delays getting into the stadium.

No known audio circulates. In addition to the alcohol issue the Brisbane Courier noted over 50 cameras and some 20 recording devices were confiscated from patrons entering the stadium. This probably explains why, even after 20 years, no audience recording is known to exist. A small snippet of local news footage of "Born In The U.S.A." is circulating on video.
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1985-04-03 - MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / I'M A ROCKER / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First of two shows in Melbourne. Set includes the final "Johnny Bye-Bye" to date.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the first was released incomplete on the 2 LP set "Australian Tour April 85". A second complete alternate source is available from a tape transfer.
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1985-04-04 - MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / POINT BLANK / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Second night in Melbourne, and the final show of the tour in Australia. Set includes "Point Blank" and the final Born In The U.S.A. Tour "Open All Night".

Audience tape. In April 2013 a newly sourced version of this show was circulated by Vittorio (VTC).
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1985-04-10 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Bruce's first ever appearance in Japan and the first of five nights at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium (Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogi-jo).

Audience tape released on CDR 'Lights Out, First Night', the three-LP set 'Ja*p' and three-LP set 'Just A Prisoner Of Rock & Roll'. About 110 minutes of audience shot video footage also exists.
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1985-04-11 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performances in Japan of "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Trapped", "No Surrender", and "Growin' Up".

Audience tape. Two sources circulate, the first source was released on CDR 'Lights Out, Second Night' and the three-LP set 'Growin' Up 85' which lists 'Rockin' All Over The World' as being played but it is not part of the set, this is likely where the set lists listing this song as being played came from. A new source was put into circulation from a second generation tape in June 2013 (mjk5510), this verified lineage source confirms 'Rockin' All Over The World' was not played at this show. This source was also released on CD as 'Tokyo 1985 2nd Night (Zion Records)'.
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1985-04-13 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / REASON TO BELIEVE / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M ON FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

This shorter, 23-song setlist is the complete show. The setlist has also recently been corrected (September 2013) to include "Darlington County" instead of "Johnny 99", which was not played.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate. The first is released on CDR 'Osaka To Me Baby' (Byte Me Music), a new source entered circulation from a second generation tape source in September 2013 (mjk5510), both sources are of high quality. Also released on CD 'Tokyo 1985 3rd Night' (Zion). About two hours of audience shot video footage also circulates. First ever performances in Japan of "Reason To Believe" and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)".
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1985-04-15 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / POINT BLANK / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

This set also includes the show from April 16. First ever performances in Japan of "Point Blank", "Can't Help Falling In Love", and "Sherry Darling".

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the first is available on LPs 'Live In Japan Volume 1 and Volume 2', the second from a second generation tape source (mjk5510). Also released on the five-CDR set 'Tokyo 1985 4th & Final Night' (unknown label).
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1985-04-16 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / POINT BLANK / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

This set also includes the show from April 15. 165 minutes of audience shot video footage also exists. Last night of five in Tokyo. First ever performance in Japan of "Because The Night".

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, one was released as part of the JEA Treeservice (Fanatic Records Remaster), a second very good quality source was put into circulation in December 2013 from a second generation tape source (mjk5510). Also released on the five-CDR set 'Tokyo 1985 4th & Final Night' (unknown label).
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1985-04-19 - FURITSU TAIIKUKAN (GYMNASIUM), KYOTO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M ON FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

This 23-song set is the complete show.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the first is released on CD 'Come Out Tonight' and via Vittorio (VTC). A second high quality tape source entered circulation in February 2013 (mjk5510), and copied on 'A Great Gig In Kyoto' (ESB).
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1985-04-22 - OSAKA-JO (CASTLE) HALL, OSAKA, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / DARLINGTON COUNTY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M ON FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performances in Japan of "Backstreets" and the "Detroit Medley".

Audience tape. Four recording sources circulate, the first source has been released on CDR and LP's 'Boss In The East Vol. 1 and 2'. A second recording source circulates from an unknown generation tape (JG/IvanF), a third very high quality Sony D5 source circulates from a second generation tape source (mjk5510) and a fourth source was released on the CD "Osaka 1985 1st Night" (Zion).
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1985-04-23 - OSAKA-JO (CASTLE) HALL, OSAKA, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / POINT BLANK / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BOBBY JEAN / BORN TO RUN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Audience tape and video footage. Last show in Japan, there are three recording sources available, released on LPs 'Second Day At Castle Hall Vol. 1 & 2' and a second source on CD & LP 'Last Night In The East' - the CD is misdated to April 22, the LP misses "Bobby Jean". A third source circulates from a second generation tape source (mjk5510) and copied on CDR 'Osaka 1985 2nd Night' (Zion) as well as released on 'Japan Tour 1985 Final' (Growin' Up). This source is very nearly complete, missing only 16 seconds from the start of "Prove It All Night". The audience shot video footage is comprised of the first set, and runs for 90 minutes. Circulating copies are uniformly poor quality, however.
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End of the Australia / Japan leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


1985-05-11 - GEMINI PUB, LAKE OSWEGO, OR

HUNGRY HEART / I’M ON FIRE / GLORY DAYS

With a month’s break in the Born In The U.S.A. tour, Bruce joins a small group of friends (including Julianne Phillips’ father and brother) for a proverbial boy’s night out in sleepy Lake Oswego the night before his midnight wedding. Bruce sings a number of songs, karaoke-style, to his own records in the jukebox. Note: some confusion remains about which of the town’s small number of watering holes this actually took place in, contemporary news articles claim Springsteen was at the Firestone Inn.
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1985-05-14 - OSWEGO LAKE COUNTRY CLUB, LAKE OSWEGO, OR

Wedding reception for Bruce and Julianne, delayed until the day after the church wedding in an attempt to outfox the media. Steve Van Zandt and Clarence (who were Bruce’s best men) definitely attended but it is still unclear how many other E Street Band members were present. There was a string quartet hired to play but Bruce (and others) did get up and sing a song or two. Following the reception the honeymooners spent a week or so at Lake Como in Italy, staying in a villa owned by designer Gianni Versace.
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1985-05-27 - MAXWELL’S, HOBOKEN, NJ

GLORY DAYS

Bruce & the entire E Street Band gather at this local nightclub (along with “guest stars” Little Steven and Bruce’s new bride Julianne) to film the video for “Glory Days”, with John Sayles directing. Preliminary filming took place on May 24 with Bruce and the band present on the 27th and 28th.

Two or three different scripts were filmed in part, one of which featured the band performing “live” vocals off a backing track – although the one eventually chosen for release has the band merely lip-syncing the standard album/single recording. Neither the “live vocal” audio nor any of the outtake video seems to be in collector circulation.
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1985-05-31 - SLANE CASTLE, SLANE, IRELAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DANCING IN THE DARK / DANNY BOY

Partial setlist. Soundcheck and warm-up before the European leg of the Born In The U.S.A. tour gets underway.



Start of the European leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


1985-06-01 - SLANE CASTLE, SLANE, IRELAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / WHEN I GROW UP (TO BE A MAN) / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Springsteen’s first ever appearance in Ireland. The actual location was not Dublin (a common error) but the small village of Slane in County Meath, about 30 miles north of the city. Held in the daytime in a picturesque outdoor amphitheatre setting – and the temperature was unseasonably hot! This was the largest crowd Bruce had played to up to this point, with 90,000 to 100,000 in attendance. Prior to the show there was much concern amongst locals that the influx of Springsteen fans would result in disturbances and violence similar to the previous summer when Bob Dylan performed at the same venue. In the event the day passed without any major problems. However Bruce did show some concern for the safety of the crowd during the show, the rhythmic swaying and movement meant there was real danger of crushing at the front. Springsteen was led to make a request for calm before "Johnny 99". News reports suggest that Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend joined Bruce on stage. First appearance of the River Boyne on the big screens during "The River" - this shot would continue to appear on the screens throughout the rest of the tour. Slane Castle overlooks the river. This was Bruce’s first full concert as a married man – consequently the crowd was treated to a special (and still never repeated) performance of the Beach Boys ‘rite-of-passage’ classic “When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)”. "Twist And Shout" features an unusual sung introduction. European debuts for "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Pink Cadillac", and "Bobby Jean".

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, released on LP 'Dancing In Dublin' and the same source in an upgraded tape transfer (cre001). A second very good alternate source circulates from a tape transfer.
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1985-06-04 - ST JAMES' PARK, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

The first ever performances in England of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Pink Cadillac", and "Bobby Jean".

Audience tapes. Two recording sources circulate, the first is available incomplete on the three-LP set 'And Then To Gothenburg' as well as the complete show from the same source from a tape transfer (bosstrade). A second source circulates from a tape transfer (IvannF). Also available on the LP 'And Then To Gothenburg'. Partial show circulates on DVD and just recently a complete version surfaced.
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1985-06-05 - ST JAMES' PARK, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

European debuts of "Darlington County" and "Shut Out The Light".

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the first is available on the four-LP set 'He's The Boss' and the LP picture disc 'Boss Was Born' (eight songs). A second alternate recording source is in circulation from a tape transfer (Cre001). Also released on the CDR 'St James Party' but it is unknown at this time which source that release uses. Partial show circulates on DVD.
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1985-06-08 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Notorious show that led to the stadium requiring serious repairs. The rhythmic movement of tens of thousands during "Twist And Shout" nearly led to a structural collapse of the venue, which rests on a layer of clay. After the concert the concrete pillars supporting the stadium were extended to bedrock. First ever performances in Sweden of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Trapped", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", and "Bobby Jean".

Audience tape. Three recording sources circulate, the first was released on the four-LP set and CDR 'The Clear Difference' (Anubis). An alternative second source was put into circulation in May 2013 (cre001). A third source was released on the four-LP set 'Gold, Dust And Rock 'N Roll'.
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1985-06-09 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / DARLINGTON COUNTY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / RACING IN THE STREET / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Set features "Sherry Darling" in the encores. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction. First ever performances in Sweden of "Shut Out The Light" and "Darlington County".

Audience tape. Released on four-LP set and CD 'Honeymoon Vol 1 And Vol 2'.
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1985-06-12 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BOBBY JEAN / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performances in the Netherlands of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Darlington County", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Trapped", "Working On The Highway", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Can't Help Falling In Love", "Bobby Jean", and "Twist And Shout".

Audience tape. Three recording sources are known to exist, the first is released on CD 'Rockin' The Lowlands' (Star Records), a second alternate source is available on the three-LP set "Springsteen Hits The Lowlands' (Fancy Records). A third tape source is currently in limited circulation.
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1985-06-13 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performance in the Netherlands of "Shut Out The Light".

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, released on CDR 'Rocks The Lowlands Again' (El Corazon). An alternative source is available via tape transfer (cre001).
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1985-06-15 - WALDSTADION, FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I’M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performances in Germany of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Trapped", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Because The Night", "Can't Help Falling In Love", and "Bobby Jean".

Audience tape. Three recording sources circulate. The first is released on the four-LP set and CDR 'Dancing In The Park', CDR 'For The First Time' and CDR 'Intensively Rockin' All Night Long' (Golden Toad Records), a remaster of the vinyl boot. An alternative second source was released on the four-LP set 'Welcome To Germany', a third un-booted source is available from the master cassettes (Minimax).
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1985-06-18 - OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH, WEST GERMANY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performance in Germany of "Shut Out The Light".

Audience tape. Four recording sources circulate, the first is available from the D5 master tapes (Mossa & Jormajeff). A second source has been recently entered circulation from second generation tapes complete with patches from the D5 master tapes in October 2013 (mjk5510). A third source has been released incomplete on the one-LP set 'Glory Days For Sauerkrauts'. The fourth source was released incomplete on the two-LP set 'Open Air Munchen 85.' It is not confirmed which source is used on the two-LP set 'Munchen Olympiastadion".
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1985-06-21 - STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Springsteen's first ever appearance in Italy, at the stadium commonly known as the San Siro. "I'm On Fire" includes the keyboard led intro. "Backstreets" has an extended intro and an abbreviated "Sad Eyes" in the middle.

Audience tape and video. Three recording sources circulate, one was released on the four-LP set 'Back To The Roots' black vinyl & picture disc in a re-arranged running order as well as the CD 'Fantastico Bruce' (Stonehenge). An alternative source of lesser quality was released on the four-LP picture disc set 'Boss Of Milan', a third high quality source has been released on 'Milano NIght 1985' (Crystal Cat), 'A Love Affair' (Godfather), 'Now We Begin' (Kokomo) and 'San Siro Marathon' (Anubis). It is unknown at this time which source tapes the CD releases 'Hi Bruce' (EAG). The correct running order is shown above. Partial screenshot video circulates on DVD. The video is comprised of eight songs from the first set (all cut) and eleven songs from the second set and encores, all of which are complete.
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1985-06-23 - STADE RICHTER, MONTPELLIER, FRANCE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

First ever performances in France of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Trapped", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Bobby Jean", and "Twist And Shout".

Audience tape (Unbooted & B.L.) released on CDR 'Montpellier 85'.
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1985-06-25 - STADE GEOFFROY-GUICHARD, SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / NO SURRENDER / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

European debut of "No Surrender" and first ever performance in France of "Darlington County".

Audience tape.
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1985-06-29 - PARC DE LA COURNEUVE, PARIS, FRANCE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Originally scheduled to take place at Stade De Colombes, the show was moved to Parc de La Courneuve in the wake of a football riot in Brussels. Wary of disturbances, authorities in Paris had created so many security restrictions for Stade De Colombes (a football stadium with a concert capacity of around 50,000) it made more sense to move it to the large green space in the northern suburbs of Paris. First ever performance in France of "Shut Out The Light".

Audience tape, pro-shot video and soundboard audio from the video. Two audience sources circulate. The first is available on the four-LP set 'Live In Paris', a second alternate source entered circulation in December 2013 from a second generation tape transfer (mjk5510), this source does not include "Rockin' All Over The World". It is unconfirmed which source the CDR release 'Parigi 29 06 85' uses. This show has also been released in a complete pro-shot DVD of superb quality entitled 'Breathless In Paris' (Digitox). An excellent representation of a standard Born In The USA Tour show and a must-have for collectors. Soundboard release from the über series on CDR titled 'Breathless In Paris : AUDIO - Uber Series Vol. 17' (Ev2).
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1985-06-30 - PARC DE LA COURNEUVE, PARIS, FRANCE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / POINT BLANK / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Set includes the last "Point Blank" of the tour and the final performance of the album arrangement until 2008. Moved from Stade De Colombes - see above.

Audience tape. Released on CDR as 'Bonjour Paris' (Anubis) and 'Parigi 30 06 85'.
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1985-07-03 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steve Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steve Van Zandt)

First of three shows at Wembley Stadium. Set features the world premiere of "Seeds". Little Steven joins in for the final encores.

Audience tape. Four recording sources circulate, CDR's 'Looking For the Answer' (to confuse things there are two different recording sources circulating with this title), 'Wembley First Night' (transferred from JimCT's master cassettes), and two alternative cassette sources (cre001 and mjk5510).
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1985-07-04 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND

INDEPENDENCE DAY / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steve Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steve Van Zandt)

Unique acoustic “Independence Day” opens the show on July 4, its final performance of the tour. “Seeds” includes a spoken introduction accompanied by Nils on the guitar. ”I’m On Fire” includes a keyboard led introduction. “Can’t Help Falling In Love" is introduced by Bruce telling the story about going to Graceland. The song itself is played by Bruce and Roy rather than like the River Tour versions that were performed by Bruce alone. Little Steven guests on “Two Hearts”, “Ramrod” and “Twist And Shout”.

Audience tape. Three recording sources circulate, a very good quality audience tape released on CDs 'Independence Night' (Crystal Cat), 'Independence Day' (Great Dane), 'Born On The Fourth Of July' (Growin' Records) as well as the four-LP set 'Wembley Stadium' (Spacematic Records). A good quality alternate source was put into circulation in 2012 (Cre). A third source was released on the four-LP set 'Independence Day' (Warlike Goose).
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1985-07-06 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steve Van Zandt) / STREET FIGHTING MAN (with Steve Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steve Van Zandt)

Little Steven guests on the final encores. European debuts of "Highway Patrolman" and "Street Fighting Man", the latter in its last known Springsteen performance.

Audience tape, two recording sources circulate with the best quality source released on CDR 'Because Wembley Belongs To Us', an alternate source of slightly lesser quality was put into circulation in 2013 (cre001).
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1985-07-07 - ROUNDHAY PARK, LEEDS, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steve Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steve Van Zandt) / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD (with Steve Van Zandt)

Little Steven once again guests on the encores.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the first is excellent quality and available on LP 'Leeds '85', CD 'Hello Leeds' (Anubis) and remastered on CDR 'A Promise Of Life' (Ev2). A second source entered circulation in May 2013 from a tape transfer (cre001).
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End of the European leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


1985-07-00 - SHAKEDOWN STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY, NY

SUN CITY

Springsteen records his vocal parts for the Little Steven written and co-produced song. Bruce’s cameo appearance on the “Sun City” music video, as well as various interview segments may also have been recorded during this brief break in Born In The U.S.A. tour, although this is unclear. Both the single, its video and a Voices of Sun City promo-only interview LP containing comments by Bruce were first released in early November 1985, with the commercial LP issued in early December. The Steve Lawrence-directed documentary The Making Of Sun City, which contains elements of all of the above plus some additional Springsteen interview footage, was released in early 1986.
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1985-07-30 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known. Bruce & E Street Band rehearsals for the final leg of the Born In The U.S.A. Tour. This was the premises that had once been the home of Clarence’s club Big Man’s West (which had closed in January 1983). The band held rehearsals at the same location prior to the start of the 1984 leg of the tour.



1985-08-01 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known. Bruce & E Street Band rehearsals for the final leg of the Born In The U.S.A. Tour. This was the premises that had once been the home of Clarence’s club Big Man’s West (which had closed in January 1983).



Start of the final U.S. leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


1985-08-05 - RFK STADIUM, WASHINGTON, DC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / MAN AT THE TOP / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

Second and last (until Kilkenny, Ireland in July 2013) performance of outtake "Man At The Top" with the same lyrics as July 12, 1984, with the exception of the line “movie-stars and astronauts” that replaces the “One thing in common they all got”, second verse, line three from Tracks version. First ever performance in the U.S. of "Seeds". First time "Sherry Darling" closes the show - this will be repeated for the majority of the final U.S. leg.

Audience tape. Excellent professionally shot video of this performance of "Man At The Top" circulates on DVD - click the link above to view.
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1985-08-07 - CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL STADIUM, CLEVELAND, OH

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

Tour debut "This Land Is Your Land" opens the encores.

Audience tape (Unknown). Two recording sources circulate, a complete version is in general circulation. An alternate very good incomplete second source, cuts off at Bobby Jean, was put into circulation in May 2015 (mjk5510). This version is patched with the first source. Released on CDR 'Cleveland 85' but it is not know which source that release uses. Whole show available on DVD in reasonable quality.
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1985-08-09 - SOLDIER FIELD, CHICAGO, IL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

"Sherry Darling" includes a couple lines from "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro for the first time.

Audience tape. Released on CD 'A Night At The Soldierfields' (Pearls Before Swine). Also directly from Rick B's master recording, amazing sound quality and one of the best audience tapes of the tour, titled 'Warm Night In Chicago' (Ev2). Here's some extra info about this show: "This recording is absolutely sick and borderline ridiculous in terms of quality for an audience tape. If you want to hear power captured via digital audio, this is the tape for you. Not sure we could do as well today for some reason and why is that? One trainspotter moment I have called out before from the show is beautifully captured on this tape in the first minute or so of "Born In The U.S.A." As some of you might know, for this tour Max Weinberg switched from miking his drums to using drum triggers to fatten the sound. The drum trigger hits a sampler which plays a commanding "whoomp" sound. When Bruce starts "Born In The U.S.A." in Chicago, Max comes in with those single snare beats, only someone forgot to turn on the drum sampler/triggers. So for the first few bars its like "tick," "tick," "tick" as we only here the miked drum, then someone throws the switch and it's "kaboom," "kaboom," "kaboom." The difference is incredible and you'll hear it here." - Butterking
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1985-08-11 - THREE RIVERS STADIUM, PITTSBURGH, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

A bizarre beginning to this concert, as Nils and Roy are playing table tennis in a room adjacent to the dressing room and do not receive their cue that it’s time for the show to begin – resulting in a bemused Bruce starting the show and performing “Born In The U.S.A.” without them. Starting the following show Bruce takes a head count as the band takes the stage, a practice that continues to this very day. "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

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1985-08-14 - VETERANS STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

A Brucebase reader present comments "That night, it was insanely hot in Philadelphia, during the day the temperature was well over 100 degrees. By show time it was around 90 degrees. Oh yeah, add in 100% humidity. (I am not exaggerating) Now, Veterans Stadium was a round stadium so the air did not circulate at all. So you can imagine how bad the heat was. To this day, when I watch a video of that show, I start sweating. Anyway, at some point in the encores I believe, Bruce yells out, "I need some air conditioning." Starting at the next tour stop at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, Bruce's road crew rigged cold air blowers from underneath the stage. This was the first time it was ever used. "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

Audience tape and pro-shot video. Three recording sources circulate, the first is released on CD 'Do You Love Me?' and is a soundtrack rip from the videos, quality is fair at best. The second and third recording sources, both big upgrades, entered into circulation in November 2013 (cre001 - source 2 and mjk5510 - source 3). Pro-shot video footage of the entire concert (apparently taped via the stadium's sky box feed and marred by some serious interference) has been circulating among collectors for quite some time; eventually released (in slightly better picture quality than previous versions) on a factory-pressed DVD called 'Live On The Born In The U.S.A. Tour' on the Watchdog label.
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1985-08-15 - VETERANS STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / JERSEY GIRL / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

Second night in Philadelphia includes 1985's first "Jersey Girl". "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the first is missing "Cover Me" (IvannF), a new more complete version of this same source that includes "Cover Me" is now available (G, IvannF), a second complete source of improved quality was put into circulation in November 2013 (cre001).
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1985-08-18 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / JERSEY GIRL / SHERRY DARLING

First show of six at Giants Stadium.

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1985-08-19 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / JERSEY GIRL / SHERRY DARLING

"Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

Audience tape. One of the main source concerts for the official Live/1975-85 box set, which included four recordings (“Johnny 99”, “Working On The Highway”, "I’m On Fire" and “Born To Run”) from this show. “Born To Run” also was issued as a music video (interspersed with footage from other 1985 outdoor concerts), and eventually included on the Video Anthology VHS/DVD. The complete "Johnny 99" (seen in part on the BBC Glory Days documentary broadcast in 1986) and an alternative mix of the "Born To Run" video (without much of the 1985 tour footage) circulate on DVD.
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1985-08-21 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / USED CARS / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / JERSEY GIRL / SHERRY DARLING

"Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Meadowlands 85'. Audio recording of “Bobby Jean” from this show was officially released on the Live/1975-85 box set.
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1985-08-22 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / I'M GOIN' DOWN / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steve Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steve Van Zandt) / JERSEY GIRL (with Steve Van Zandt) / SHERRY DARLING (with Steve Van Zandt)

Little Steven guests on the final encores. "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

Audience tape of good quality and whole show apart from final encores available on screenshot DVD.
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1985-08-26 - CNE STADIUM, TORONTO, ON

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / I'M GOIN' DOWN / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

"Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro. First ever performances in Canada of "Seeds", "I'm Goin' Down", "Working On The Highway", and "Can't Help Falling In Love".

Audience tape and stage-shot DVD of reasonable quality, although somewhat distant. Two recording sources circulate, both from tape transfers. The first can be identified by a cut in "Working On The Highway" and noisy audience between songs (IvannF). The second source, also from a tape transfer, contains patches from the first source making it complete (Cre001).
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1985-08-27 - CNE STADIUM, TORONTO, ON

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN UP / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

Tracks include a rare "Growin' Up" for this tour, including the bears in the mid-song story.

Audience tape.
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1985-08-29 - SULLIVAN STADIUM, FOXBOROUGH, MA

Cancelled concert, never re-scheduled. An application for a concert permit was submitted by the Springsteen camp but later withdrawn due to stringent licensing restrictions. The city required that the application be studied for 21 days and then advertised for two weeks, but a late application meant the requested August 29 date would not be possible. Foxboro imposed the strict regulations when trouble broke out at Police and David Bowie concerts several years previous.
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1985-08-30 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Rescheduled to September 1 due to heavy rain and thunderstorms in the area.
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1985-08-31 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steve Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steve Van Zandt) / JERSEY GIRL (with Steve Van Zandt) / SHERRY DARLING (with Steve Van Zandt) / STAND ON IT (with Steve Van Zandt)

Live premiere of "Stand On It". "Growin' Up" features the bear story. Little Steven joins for the final encores. "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

Audience tape. A professionally shot video of "Stand on It" also circulates on DVD.
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1985-09-01 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / I'M GOIN' DOWN / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / FIRE / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / JERSEY GIRL / SHERRY DARLING / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

This show was rescheduled from August 30. "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" closes this Sunday night special show, the last of six at Giants Stadium in 1985. "Detroit Medley" was rumoured to have been played but was not. Final "Jersey Girl" of 1985. "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

Audience tape.
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1985-09-04 - PONTIAC SILVERDOME, PONTIAC, MI

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND

Set includes the final "Detroit Medley" of the tour. Attendance is around 69,000.

Audience tape.
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1985-09-06 - HOOSIER DOME, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / STAND ON IT

Set includes "Stand On It" in the final encore slot.

Audience tape.
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1985-09-09 - ORANGE BOWL STADIUM, MIAMI, FL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT

Click the link above to read the extensive press coverage in the Miami News. Before the show (attended by some 72,000) Springsteen donates $25,000 to the Daily Bread Community Food Bank.

Audience tape as 'Greetings From Miami, First Night' (Earlmv).
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1985-09-10 - ORANGE BOWL STADIUM, MIAMI, FL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT

Several changes to the set for the second night in Miami, with "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Darlington County", "No Surrender" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" replacing "Atlantic City", "I'm Goin' Down", "Downbound Train", and "This Land Is Your Land".

Audience tape.
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1985-09-13 - COTTON BOWL, DALLAS, TX

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

Bruce flubs the words to the first verse of "Downbound Train". Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Travelin' Band" is added in the encores in response to an artificial leg being thrown on stage - "...this man just took off his leg, wait a minute (chuckles)....hold it on up, man.....wait a second....this man took that last song too literally....but he gets a song....´Travelin' Band´, key of E, ´Travelin' Band´....”.

Audience tape. Two recording sources available, released on CDR "The Seeds We've Sown In Dallas. A second, much improved source, is available from mjk5510's audience masters (start of "Born In The U.S.A." is cut).
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1985-09-14 - COTTON BOWL, DALLAS, TX

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

Second night in Dallas includes a reprise of "Travelin' Band". "Growin' Up" includes the bear story.

Audience tape (from the masters, by mjk5510).
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1985-09-18 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / STOLEN CAR / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

Only performance of "Stolen Car" in 1985 and last appearance until a 2003 solo performance. A wonderful pro-shot video of "Stolen Car" also circulates. This concert (and the next night) took place at the large outdoor Coliseum - previous shows in Oakland in 1980 and 1984 have taken place at the smaller indoor Arena. Both Coliseum and Arena are part of the large Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex.

Audience tape. Two recording sources available with one being Mark Persic's master tape. Incredible sound quality on CDR 'The Shadow Of A Dream' (Ev2) (Persic's tape).
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1985-09-19 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / USED CARS / TRAPPED / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

As Bruce says during the show: "We´ll do some different stuff" - that's what they did, as setlist includes very rare 1985 renditions of "Highway Patrolman" (where Bruce forgets the words and starts again) and "Used Cars". A pretty amusing event also right before "Used Cars" as Bruce has to tell Danny to get the accordion for the song. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. One of the best audience taped back-to-back show combinations as both (this and previous night's show) are in exceptional sound quality.

Audience tape. Available from Mark Persic's master tapes, "The Best Of Absolutely Everything", (Ev2).
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1985-09-22 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO

Rescheduled to September 24 due to predicted inclement weather.
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1985-09-23 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

Bruce has a birthday cake lifted up on stage. A cold night in Denver, with temperatures dipping into the mid-30s. With most of the crowd huddled under heavy coats and blankets, applause is muffled because many are wearing gloves.

Audience tape. Available on CDR from a verified first-generation source (mjk5510).
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1985-09-24 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / USED CARS / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND - HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

The show was rescheduled from September 22 due to inclement weather. As it turned out the expected snowstorm did not appear, and show time on the 22 was bright and sunny. Second night in Denver includes "Used Cars", "Because The Night" and "Can't Help Falling In Love". A "Travelin' Band"/"High School Confidential" medley closes the set.

Audience tape available from a verified first generation source (mjk5510).
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1985-09-26 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

Rescheduled to October 2, a knock-on effect of the postponement of the September 22 concert in Denver.
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1985-09-27 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WAR / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / STAND ON IT / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME

First show of four in Los Angeles as the Born In The U.S.A. Tour reaches its climax. Only performance of Born In The U.S.A. outtake "Janey Don't You Lose Heart" until 1993, and until 1999 with the E Street Band. Live debut of "War", which Bruce sings with the lyrics taped to his arm.

Audience tape. Available on CDR "Last Stand Volume 1". Excellent professionally shot videos of "Stand On It" and "Janey Don't You Lose Heart" circulate on DVD.
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1985-09-29 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WAR / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT (with Jon Landau) / TRAVELIN' BAND (with Jon Landau)

Similar set as night one, with "Pink Cadillac" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" replacing "Because The Night" and "This Land Is Your Land". Jon Landau is on stage for the final encores of "Stand On It" and "Travelin' Band".

Audience tape (Unbooted). Two recording sources circulate, available from Mark Persic's master tapes. A second source was released as 'Last Stand Volume 2', this source was recently (June 2015) upgraded from first generation tapes (mjk5510).
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1985-09-30 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WAR / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

"Cadillac Ranch" includes the "Land Of A 1000 Dances" chant in the introduction. One of the main source concerts for the official Live/1975-85 box set, which included a total of eight recordings (“Born In The U.S.A.”, “Darlington County”, “Seeds”, “The River”, “War” (with overdubbed Nils Lofgren guitar solo), “The Promised Land”, “My Hometown” and “Cover Me”) from this show. In addition, “My Hometown” and “War” were later released as video clips, and also included on the Video Anthology VHS/DVD.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the first is available from Mark Persic's master recording, which is also used for remaster 'The Promised Night' (Ev2). A second source (damien) was released as 'Blind Faith (Erno). EV2's 'The Promised Night' uses "Born In The U.S.A." from the 'damien' source due to over recording on the Persic source as well as patches to four songs. Persic's audience recording suffers from occasional loud crowd interference but is still an upgrade over any previous recording of this great show. Several pro-shot clips from this show also circulate apart from the official videos - "Born In The U.S.A.", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Seeds", "The Promised Land", "Cadillac Ranch", "Thunder Road", "This Land Is Your Land" and "No Surrender". Most are sourced from the 1986 BBC documentary Glory Days. The complete "This Land Is Your Land" (including spoken introduction) was broadcast on ABC's 20/20.
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1985-10-02 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

Soundcheck: includes I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WAR / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD (with Jon Landau) / GLORY DAYS (with Jon Landau)

This show was rescheduled from September 26 due to poor weather forcing the postponement of the September 22 Denver show. During "Dancing In The Dark" Bruce's wife at the time, Julianne Philips, is the lucky girl dancing on stage. "I’m On Fire" includes a keyboard led introduction. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "This Land Is Your Land" is performed solo by Bruce. "Travelin’ Band" includes a line from "Mystery Train". "Rockin’ All Over The World" and "Glory Days" feature Jon Landau on guitar and has no story section. "The River" includes the introductory story well known from the Live/1975-85 set. The same goes for "War".

Audience tape and some pro-shot video. Three recording sources circulate, released on CD 'Grand Finale' (Winged Wheel) & LP 'Grande Finale' (Not Guilty). A second source is released from Mark Persic's master recording, remastered on 'Close Enough For Rock & Roll - Last Night On The Tour' (Ev2) and Grande Finale (Godfatherecords). A third source is released on 'Last Night Special' (Ev2) and 'It's Too Late To Stop Now (We're Going Home) (Flynn). Some 25 minutes of pro-shot video circulates, all partial clips. Pro-shot video of the complete "Growin' Up" is also available on DVD.
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End of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour

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