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1996
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Continuation of the "Solo Acoustic" tour


1996-01-07 - SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER, MONTREAL, QC

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

"It's The Little Things That Count" has a false start. First ever performances in Canada of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Murder Incorporated", "It's The Little Things That Count", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Spare Parts", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?", "This Hard Land", "Streets Of Philadelphia", "Galveston Bay", and "My Best Was Never Good Enough".

Audience tape. Complete show is filmed from the audience and is available on DVD 'Bonsoir Montreal' (Smackdonkey).
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1996-01-08 - MASSEY HALL, TORONTO, ON

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / DEAD MAN WALKIN' / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A./ DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Tour debut of "Johnny 99" played in place of "Murder Incorporated", which drops out of the set for the first time. First ever performance in Canada of "Dead Man Walkin'".

Audience tape.



1996-01-10 - FOX THEATRE, DETROIT, MI

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / DEAD MAN WALKIN' / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

World premiere of "Sell It And They Will Come", and tour debut of "No Surrender".

Audience tape.



1996-01-11 - FOX THEATRE, DETROIT, MI

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / MANSION ON THE HILL / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Audience tape. "Murder Incorporated" returns to the set.



1996-01-12 - STAMBAUGH AUDITORIUM, YOUNGSTOWN, OH

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / MANSION ON THE HILL / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / THE PROMISED LAND / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Audience tape. Pro-shot footage of "Youngstown" (in Youngstown) is known to circulate. The complete song was broadcast on CBS Evening News - click the link above to watch the video.
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1996-01-16 - CLEVELAND MUSIC HALL, CLEVELAND, OH

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / MANSION ON THE HILL / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Setlist updated - according to the tape "Youngstown" followed "The Promised Land".

Audience tape "Youngstown". Released on CDR 'Cleveland 96'.



1996-01-17 - CLEVELAND MUSIC HALL, CLEVELAND, OH

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / DEAD MAN WALKIN' / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / THE PROMISED LAND / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

First 1996 performance of "Reason To Believe".

Audience tape. Released on CD 'Sell It And They Will Come' (E Street Records).
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1996-01-18 - FOX THEATRE, ST. LOUIS, MO

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / YOUNGSTOWN / THE PROMISED LAND / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Audience tape. Springsteen's second appearance at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis; he was last here in 1977.
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1996-01-22 - SAENGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, NEW ORLEANS, LA

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / DEAD MAN WALKIN' / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / YOUNGSTOWN / THE PROMISED LAND / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Audience tape (missing "Brothers Under The Bridge").
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1996-01-23 - JESSE H. JONES HALL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, HOUSTON, TX

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Audience tape.
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1996-01-25 - AUSTIN MUSIC HALL, AUSTIN, TX

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD (with Joe Ely)

Premiere of Woody Guthrie's "Blowin' Down This Road", performed with Joe Ely. First time that a show on this tour has not finished with "My Best Was Never Good Enough". Bruce and Ely hooked up with Willie Nelson after his show in Austin. Bruce and Joe went to see Willie Nelson after his show at the Hang-Em-High Saloon on 6th Street. All three then played music in Willie's bus outside Hang-Em-High until 4am. That could be why Bruce sounded tired the next night. Willie and Bruce apparently got along famously. In fact, Willie asked Bruce to stay in Austin for another night so they could play a gig together. Bruce said he had a commitment in Dallas that night.

Audience tape.
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1996-01-26 - BRONCO BOWL, DALLAS, TX

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / STATE TROOPER / MANSION ON THE HILL / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Tour debut for "State Trooper".

Audience tape.
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1996-01-28 - FOX THEATRE, ATLANTA, GA

Soundcheck: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / STATE TROOPER / MURDER INCORPORATED / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / GALVESTON BAY / BALBOA PARK / ? / ?

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Audience tape of both the concert and the soundcheck. Released on CDR 'Superbowl Party'. An hour of audience shot video circulates on DVD.
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End of the first leg of the "Solo Acoustic" tour


1996-02-05 - SONY MUSIC BUILDING, LOS ANGELES, CA

Springsteen is audio interviewed by Germany’s Radio Eins, parts of which are later broadcast in Germany.

The complete interview (along with a 16-track anthology of previously released Springsteen recordings) was released in 1996 by Sony (in Germany only) as a rare, promotion-only two-CD set called Interview With Bruce Springsteen (Col SampCD 3184-9).



Start of the first European leg of the "Solo Acoustic" tour


1996-02-12 - ALTE OPER, FRANKFURT, GERMANY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

First concert of the European leg of the Solo Acoustic Tour. European debuts of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Murder Incorporated", "Nebraska", "It's The Little Things That Count", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?", "Streets Of Philadelphia", "Galveston Bay", and "My Best Was Never Good Enough", plus the first ever performance in Germany of "No Surrender".

Audience tape available on CDR. Pro-shot footage of five songs circulates.
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1996-02-14 - KULTURPALAST, DRESDEN, GERMANY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

"The Promised Land" moves to the closing spot - this will become a regular occurrence as the tour progresses.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Dresden Is Alive Tonight' and 'Ich Freue Mich in Dresden Zu Sein'.


1996-02-15 - RUDI-SEDLMAYER-HALLE, MUNICH, GERMANY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Audience tape (RJ). Available on CDR 'Guten Abend Munchen'.
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1996-02-17 - CONGRESS CENTRUM HAMBURG HALLE 1, HAMBURG, GERMANY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / MANSION ON THE HILL / DEAD MAN WALKIN' / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

The Promised Land” is the first version same as all prior acoustic versions, close to the recorded version. "Reason To Believe" returns to the set after a month off. European (and German) debuts of "Dead Man Walkin'", "Sell It And They Will Come", and "Reason To Believe".

Audience tape released on CD 'Hamburg Night' (Crystal Cat).
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1996-02-18 - PHILIPSHALLE, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Dusseldorf 96'.
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1996-02-20 - TEATRO ARISTON, SANREMO, ITALY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD

Bruce opens the 46th Festival della canzone taliana di Sanremo (the Sanremo Music Festival). First ever performance in Italy of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad".

Broadcast on Italian television channel Rai Uno.
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1996-02-21 - LE ZÉNITH DE PARIS, PARIS, FRANCE

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in France of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Murder Incorporated", "Nebraska", "It's The Little Things That Count", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Reason To Believe", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?", "Streets Of Philadelphia", "Galveston Bay", and "My Best Was Never Good Enough". CD releases are "Paris 96" (Moonraker) and "Paris Au Printemps".

Audience tape. Good video footage of the whole show circulates on DVD.
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1996-02-22 - LE ZÉNITH DE PARIS, PARIS, FRANCE

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / MANSION ON THE HILL / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / THE PROMISED LAND

Concert was also filmed from the audience. "My Best Was Never Good Enough" dropped from the set for the first time this tour. First ever performance in France of "Mansion On The Hill".

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Second Night In Paris'.
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1996-02-23 - NULLE PART AILLEURS, PARIS, FRANCE

Rehearsal: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD

Broadcast: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD

Broadcast on French television channel Canal+. First two takes were rehearsals.

Both the rehearsals and broadcast performance circulate on DVD.



1996-02-25 - DE DOELEN, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / NO SURRENDER / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

First ever performances in the Netherlands of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Murder Incorporated", "Nebraska", "Sell It And They Will Come", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Reason To Believe", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?", "Streets Of Philadelphia", "Galveston Bay", "No Surrender", and "My Best Was Never Good Enough".

Incomplete audience tape released On CDR "Good Enough For Rotterdam", cutting during "Balboa Park" and missing the rest of the show.
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1996-02-26 - KONINKLIJK THEATER CARRÉ, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Tour debut of "Bobby Jean" and of the new "The Promised Land" - a more atmospheric, percussive version which is used to close the show from now on. First ever performance in the Netherlands of "It's The Little Things That Count".

Audience tape on CD release 'A Quiet Night In Amsterdam' (E St Records).
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1996-02-28 - APOLLO THEATRE, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in England of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Sell It And They Will Come", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Galveston Bay".

Audience tape released on CD 'I'll Always Have A Home In Manchester' (Doberman).
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1996-02-29 - SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / DEAD MAN WALKIN' / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in England of "Murder Incorporated", "Nebraska", "Dead Man Walkin'", "It's The Little Things That Count", and "Reason To Believe".

Audience tape and video. CD Releases are "Storyteller" (J.O.A.D.) and "A Night At The Symphony" (Doberman). Show was filmed from the audience and circulates on DVD.
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1996-03-02 - NEWCASTLE CITY HALL, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / MANSION ON THE HILL / DEAD MAN WALKIN' / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape and video. CD release 'Newcastle Night' (Crystal Cat). Show is available on DVD.
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1996-03-03 - EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / THE WISH / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

European debut of "The Wish" and first ever performances in Scotland of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Adam Raised A Cain", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Johnny 99", "Nebraska", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Reason To Believe", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Galveston Bay".

Audience tape released on CD 'The Ghost is Better Than The Phantom' (Doberman).
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1996-03-13 - CIRKUS, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Soundcheck: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / DEAD MAN WALKIN' / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in Sweden of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Nebraska", "Dead Man Walkin'", "It's The Little Things That Count", "Sell It And They Will Come", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Reason To Believe", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Galveston Bay".

Audience tape released on CD 'Cirkus Night' (Crystal Cat) and 'Cirkus' (Moonraker).
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1996-03-14 - OSLO SPEKTRUM, OSLO, NORWAY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / THE WISH / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape released on CDR 'An Acoustic Evening In Oslo'. First ever performances in Norway of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Murder Incorporated", "Nebraska", "The Wish", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Reason To Believe", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Galveston Bay".
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1996-03-16 - FALKONER SALEN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / THE WISH / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in Denmark of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Murder Incorporated", "Nebraska", "The Wish", "It's The Little Things That Count", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Galveston Bay".

Audience tape released on CDR 'Shut The Fuck Up Tour In Copenhagen'.
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1996-03-17 - THE MEAN FIDDLER, DUBLIN, IRELAND

ALL JUST TO GET TO YOU / OH BOY! / LONG TALL SALLY / FINGERNAILS / SETTLE FOR LOVE / BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD

With Joe Ely. First performances in Europe of "All Just To Get To You", "Oh Boy!", and "Long Tall Sally".

Audience tape.
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1996-03-19 - KING'S HALL, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

Soundcheck: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE PROMISED LAND / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / THIS HARD LAND / YOUNGSTOWN / DRY LIGHTNING / +others

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / THE WISH / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Bruce's first ever appearance in Northern Ireland. Apparently the soundcheck lasted around 45 minutes, beginning at around 5:15. All songs were cut short, and are not necessarily listed in the correct order above.

Audience tape released on CDR 'This Hard Land'.
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1996-03-20 - POINT THEATRE, DUBLIN, IRELAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / THE WISH / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in Ireland of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Mansion On The Hill", "The Wish", "It's The Little Things That Count", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Galveston Bay".

Audience tape released on CD 'On The Floor In Dublin' (Doberman). Also available on DVD with the same title.
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1996-03-25 - DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION, LOS ANGELES, CA

DEAD MAN WALKIN'

68th Academy Awards. Bruce was nominated for an Academy Award for "Dead Man Walkin'" (from the film Dead Man Walking), but lost to a track from Pocahontas. He performs the song backed by light drums and a pair of keyboards.

Live TV broadcast.
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1996-04-10 - AUDITORIUM SANTA CECILIA, ROME, ITALY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / DEAD MAN WALKIN' / THE WISH / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in Italy of "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Nebraska", "Dead Man Walkin'", "The Wish", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Galveston Bay".

Audience tape. Released on CD 'Santa Cecilia' (Lizard) & 'Roma 96'. Final "Dead Man Walkin'" of the tour.
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1996-04-11 - TEATRO SMERALDO, MILAN, ITALY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / MANSION ON THE HILL / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in Italy of "Murder Incorporated", "Mansion On The Hill", and "It's The Little Things That Count".

Audience tape. Two known sources circulate, the best from the DAT Master (Telecaster) also released on CD 'Milano Night' (Crystal Cat) and 'Acoustic Tales' (Lizard). 25 minutes of audience shot video circulates (just the end of the show).
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1996-04-13- TEATRO CARLO FELICE, GENOA, ITALY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape. Released on CD 'Spring Night' (Lizard). Just over an hour of audience shot video circulates.
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1996-04-16 - ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

This show was rescheduled from March 22. World premiere of "Pilgrim In The Temple Of Love", a.k.a. "Santa Claus Gets A Blow Job", and the first ever performances in England of "My Best Was Never Good Enough", this time performed mid-set, and "No Surrender".

Audience tape. Released on CD 'North Of The River' (Doberman). Concert was filmed from the audience and circulates on DVD.
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1996-04-17 - ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / THE WISH / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

This show was rescheduled from March 27. First ever performance in England of "The Wish".

Audience tape. Concert was filmed from the audience and circulates on DVD.
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1996-04-19 - ICC BERLIN, SAAL 1, BERLIN, GERMANY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Concert rescheduled from March 31. “The Promised Land” is the new arrangement, and stays that way for the rest of the tour. Final "Murder Incorporated" of the European tour.

Audience tape and a ten track radio broadcast. The following tracks were broadcast: “The Ghost Of Tom Joad”, “Straight Time”, “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”, “Born In The U.S.A.”, “Dry Lightning”, “Youngstown”, “The Line”, “Across The Border”, “Streets Of Philadelphia” and “The Promised Land”. Released on "Berlin Night" which utilises the radio broadcast and an outstanding audience recording. One of the best boots from the tour. Three audio recordings from this show (“Darkness On The Edge Of Town”, “Born In The U.S.A.” and “Spare Parts”) were officially released on the European Missing CD EP later that same year.00Photo-32.png00Story-32.png


1996-04-20 - KONINGIN ELISABETHZAAL, ANTWERP, BELGIUM

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape; also available as a CDR 'Antwerp - Are You Experienced'. Concert was filmed from the audience, and circulates on DVD. There is also some pro-shot footage in circulation. This show was re-scheduled from March 30, 1996. First ever performances in Belgium of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Johnny 99", "Pilgrim In The Temple Of Love", "It's The Little Things That Count", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Spare Parts", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Galveston Bay".
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1996-04-22 - ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND

Soundcheck: MY FATHER'S HOUSE / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE ANGEL / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / ATLANTIC CITY / RED HEADED WOMAN / POINT BLANK

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / THE ANGEL / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever live performance of "The Angel", a song Bruce once said he would never perform live. It will not be played again until November 22, 2009 in Buffalo, NY. Also the European live debut of "Blinded By The Light".

Audience tape. Released on CD 'Greetings From South Kensington' (Doberman).
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1996-04-24 - BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON, ENGLAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / STATE TROOPER / MANSION ON THE HILL / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SEEDS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Tour debuts of "Atlantic City", "Red Headed Woman" (with a new verse), and "Seeds". "Atlantic City" replaces "Adam Raised A Cain", which drops out of the set for the first time. European debut (and last tour appearance) of "State Trooper" and European debut of "Red Headed Woman", plus the sole tour performance of "Seeds".

Audience tape. Released on CD 'Brixton Night' (Crystal Cat). About 80 minutes of video shot from the audience circulates.
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1996-04-25 - BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON, ENGLAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / THE WISH / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND / BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD (with Elliott Murphy and Joe Grushecky)

Tour debut of "Highway Patrolman". Elliott Murphy and Joe Grushecky join on the first ever Springsteen performance in England of "Blowin' Down This Road".

Audience tape. Four recording sources are known to exist, two in wide circulation of almost identical quality, both from the DAT Masters. Two additional recordings are in limited circulation. Released on CD 'South Of The River' (Doberman).
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1996-04-27 - ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND

Soundcheck: ATLANTIC CITY / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / I WISH I WERE BLIND

PONY BOY - THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / THE WISH / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Sole tour performance and European debut of "Pony Boy" opens the show and segues directly into "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", which is moved out of the opening slot for the first time. This show was rescheduled from March 23.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Londra 96'.
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1996-04-30 - SALLE ERASME, STRASBOURG, FRANCE

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape released on CDR 'Strasburgo 96'.
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1996-05-01 - PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in Belgium of "Nebraska" and "Red Headed Woman".

Audience Tape. Released on CDR 'Bruxelles 96'.
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1996-05-02 - KONGRESSHAUS, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Show features Bruce mentioning the Swiss as creators of the Yodel and performs a one-off version of "Red Headed Woman" with extended yodelling. First ever performances in Switzerland of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Johnny 99", "Nebraska", "Pilgrim In The Temple Of Love", "Red Headed Woman", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Galveston Bay".

Audience tape released on CDR 'Zurigo 96'.
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1996-05-06 - TEATRO TIVOLI, BARCELONA, SPAIN

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape. First ever performances in Spain of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Straight Time", "Highway 29", "Johnny 99", "Nebraska", "Red Headed Woman", "Brothers Under The Bridge", "Dry Lightning", "Youngstown", "Sinaloa Cowboys", "The Line", "Balboa Park", "Across The Border", "No Surrender", and "Galveston Bay".
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1996-05-07 - TEATRO TIVOLI, BARCELONA, SPAIN

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First ever performances in Spain of "Mansion On The Hill" and "Pilgrim In The Temple Of Love".

Audience tape. Released on CDs 'Catalonian Cowboys' (Apache Records),'Tivoli' (Jumping Cat Records) and 'BARCELONA - TEATRO TIVOLI 7-5-1996: Solo Acoustic Tour' (unknown label). 'Catalonian Cowboys' is the best sounding of the three.
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1996-05-08 - PALACIO DE CONGRESOS Y EXPOSICIONES, MADRID, SPAIN

Soundcheck: GALVESTON BAY / ACROSS THE BORDER

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Final show of the European leg of the Solo Acoustic Tour. During the soundcheck Bruce tried out a verse in Spanish for “Across The Border” - but it didn't work out, so it was not done in the show. Some pro-shot footage of three songs circulates, along with a brief interview. After the show Bruce, crew & friends went to ‘Samarkanda’ nightclub for a Sony PR party. Surprisingly, while backstage, Bruce had told everyone (working people included), that they were invited to the party. Once there, Bruce received an IFPI Platinum Certification Award for retail sales of 1 million copies of the The Ghost Of Tom Joad album across Europe. During his acceptance speech Springsteen spoke about his debut album and remembering seeing the famous red Columbia label on it, "like the Bob Dylan albums," and then he knew "I was on the right label." Attendees included top Sony Music executive Don Lenner, plus Jon Landau, Barbara Carr and Dave Marsh. Following his speech, Springsteen was besieged by many from Sony and after five minutes Bruce slowly walked through the crowd and went to the corner where our little party was (basically people who worked at the show, not fans nor industry-type people). He thanked the people in the group and had a champagne toast with us! It was great to see him up close, talking directly and looking into your eyes. He stayed all night dancing with the girls in our group. At around 5.00am, Bruce and his crew left straight to the Madrid airport.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Bruce In The Temple Of Love', 'La Noche De La Musica Tranquila' (missing "Bobby Jean"), and 'Dry Lightning On The Horizon Line'.



End of the first European leg of the "Solo Acoustic" tour


1996-08-09 - GREAT NORTHERN BAR AND GRILL, WHITEFISH, MT

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL / MUSTANG SALLY

Springsteen drops by to catch the final set of the evening by The Fanatics, the restaurant's resident house band, led by guitarist (and Great Northern Bar and Grill co-owner) Doug Rommerein. Bruce hopped onstage and sang two songs, to the astonishment of the small audience. The Fanatics had been hired to play at Toby Scott’s wedding reception the following day. It appears Bruce, in anticipation of performing the next day, wanted to meet the band and get in a bit of practice.
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1996-08-10 - GRAND MOUNTAIN LODGE, WHITEFISH, MT

AROUND AND AROUND / YOU SEND ME / HOLD ON, I'M COMIN' / MUSTANG SALLY / LONG TALL SALLY / SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL

The wedding reception of Toby Scott (Bruce’s longtime recording engineer/archivist). Bruce joins local Whitefish rock band The Fanatics (hired as the reception entertainment) for several songs, including his only known performance of Sam Cooke's "You Send Me".



Start of the fall leg of the "Solo Acoustic" tour


1996-09-16 - BENEDUM CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PA

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / HOMESTEAD (with Joe Grushecky) / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

First night of the fall leg of the tour – “Red Headed Woman” features the different verse and a first ever “Homestead” had Joe Grushecky guesting on guitar and vocals. U.S. tour debuts of “Atlantic City” and the new “The Promised Land”.

Audience tape released on CDR 'Pittsburgh 96'.
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1996-09-18 - OAKDALE THEATRE, WALLINGFORD, CT

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

"My Father's House" is played (for the only time on the tour) after a member of the audience requests it. Released on CDR "Playin' Acoustic" and "A Twisted Sort Of Fun" (Ev2).

Audience tape.
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1996-09-19 - PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

New song premieres - "There Will Never Be Any Other For Me But You" introduced as a new song for his friend, who's getting married soon. "Point Blank" bumps "Youngstown" out of the set for the first time. The third time Springsteen has played this venue, he was here in 1973 and 1975 when it was called the Palace Concert Theatre. During the show someone yells out for "Jungleland", and Bruce just laughs and said "What are you crazy?" Then before the first encore, Bruce walks out says, "Now for Jungleland!", pauses, before saying something to the effect of "Get the fuck out of here!"

Audience tape released on CDR 'Providence 96'.
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1996-09-24 - JAMES W. MILLER AUDITORIUM, KALAMAZOO, MI

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / IN MICHIGAN / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Premiere of a new song about Michigan, written specially for the show. Second "Highway Patrolman" of the tour.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Kalamazoo 96'.
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1996-09-25 - E.J. THOMAS PERFORMING ARTS HALL, AKRON, OH

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / NEBRASKA / IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / RED HEADED WOMAN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / THE NEW TIMER / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

A couple of debuts and several songs finding their way back into the set of many months. "Tom Joad" (a.k.a. The Ballad Of Tom Joad) is the Woody Guthrie song and apparently performed in preparation for the Woody Guthrie tribute show this weekend. A great performance. After "It's The Little Things That Count", Bruce said, "Speaking of tongues, here's a song about cunnilingus" and launched into an excellent "Red Headed Woman". After that, he started strumming and said, "this is a song I wrote after the Nebraska album, I think it was on the flip-side of something", and then played a wonderful "Shut Out The Light". "Murder Incorporated" returns to the set after a short break.

Audience tape released on CD 'Tom Joad Blues' (E Street Records).
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1996-09-26 - HILL AUDITORIUM, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MI

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MURDER INCORPORATED / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / THE WISH / RED HEADED WOMAN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / PLANE WRECK AT LOS GATOS (DEPORTEE) / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND / IN MICHIGAN

Set features another version of the Woody Guthrie "Tom Joad" and the first version of "Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Deportee)" since 1981. "Shut Out The Light" is played once again. Last "In Michigan".

Audience tape released on CDR 'Ann Arbour 96' and 'In Michigan' (Ev2).



1996-09-29 - SEVERANCE HALL, CLEVELAND, OH

TOM JOAD / BLOWIN' DOWN THIS ROAD (with Joe Ely) / OKLAHOMA HILLS (with Joe Ely, Arlo Guthrie, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott) / RIDING IN MY CAR / PLANE WRECK AT LOS GATOS (DEPORTEE) / ACROSS THE BORDER / HARD TRAVELIN' HOOTENANNY (with all performers) / I GOT TO KNOW (with all performers) / HOBO'S LULLABY (with Pete Seeger) / ‘TIL WE OUTNUMBER ‘EM - THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND (with all performers)

Woody Guthrie tribute concert featuring numerous musicians and highlighted by Springsteen’s first ever performance with folk icon Pete Seeger. The first six songs (above) feature Springsteen solo or in the lead role. The last four songs (above) feature Springsteen in a support/background role. Other performers from the night include Joe Ely, Arlo Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Billy Bragg, Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco, Dave Pirner, The Indigo Girls, Country Joe McDonald, Jimmy LaFave, Paul Metsa, Syd Straw, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Tim Robbins (who introduces Bruce), and Fred Hellerman.

A very good quality audience tape of most of the above-noted setlist is available on the boot CD ‘USA Blues, Vol 2’ (Crystal Cat). Soundboard recordings of four of these performances (“Riding In My Car”, “Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Deportee)”, “Hard Travelin’ Hootenanny” and “Til We Outnumber ‘Em - This Land Is Your Land”) were officially released in May 2000 on the various artists charity CD 'Til We Outnumber 'Em (Righteous Babe).
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1996-10-01 - BRADEN AUDITORIUM, NORMAL, IL

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / THE WISH / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Another performance of Woody Guthrie's "Tom Joad".

Audience tape released on CDR 'Not A Normal Night' and 'I'd Hate To Be In Crazy'.
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1996-10-02 - RIVERSIDE THEATER, MILWAUKEE, WI

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Another performance of Woody Guthrie's "Tom Joad". Springsteen returns to Milwaukee on the 21st anniversary of the famous Bomb Scare Show. Bruce travels over to the Bradley Center after the show to join Melissa Etheridge on stage - see listing below.

Audience tape.
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1996-10-02 - BRADLEY CENTER, MILWAUKEE, WI

PINK CADILLAC

With Melissa Etheridge. After finishing his show at the Riverside Theatre, Bruce joins Melissa for a "Pink Cadillac" duet. Click the link above to read a review of Melissa's show, and more detail on Bruce's appearance.
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1996-10-03 - NORTHROP AUDITORIUM, MINNEAPOLIS, MN

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / SELL IT THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / REASON TO BELIEVE / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Another performance of Woody Guthrie's "Tom Joad".

Audience tape. Released on CDRs 'Cunnilingus vs. Minneapolis' and 'Northrop Night'.
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1996-10-15 - ABRAVANEL HALL, SALT LAKE CITY, UT

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / SPARE PARTS / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

No circulating audio. Another performance of Woody Guthrie's "Tom Joad". Springsteen's first concert in Utah.
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1996-10-16 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, DENVER, CO

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / SELL IT THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Premiere of "Long Time Comin'". Introduced as a song originally written for The Ghost Of Tom Joad, it wasn't until 2005 that we saw it officially released on Devils & Dust.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Denver's First'.
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1996-10-17 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, DENVER, CO

Soundcheck: MURDER INCORPORATED

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / THE WISH / RED HEADED WOMAN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape.



1996-10-19 - KIVA AUDITORIUM, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / SELL IT THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Springsteen's first (and to date, the only) concert in New Mexico.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Albuquerque 96'.
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1996-10-21 - GRADY GAMMAGE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, TEMPE, AZ

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER (with Nils Lofgren) / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

At the start of the show Bruce mentions that he wrecked the balcony when he was a young man - he was referring to the November 6, 1975 show, when he delivered a blistering performance during the Born To Run Tour that worked the crowd into a frenzy, so much so that the balcony was visibly swaying. See the November 6, 1975 entry for a little more detail. Nils Lofgren joins Bruce for "No Surrender".

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Tempe 96'.
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1996-10-22 - CIVIC THEATRE, SAN DIEGO, CA

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Bruce leads the crowd in "Happy Birthday" to Kevin Buell before "Sinaloa Cowboys".

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'San Diego County Line'.
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1996-10-23 - WILLIAM SAROYAN THEATRE, FRESNO, CA

TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / THE WISH / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / THE NEW TIMER / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / DEPORTEE (PLANE WRECK AT LOS GATOS) / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Set includes "Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)" in the encores and the last "The New Timer" of the tour.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'A Price In Return' (BTS3).
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1996-10-25 - ARLINGTON THEATER, SANTA BARBARA, CA

TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND (with Danny Federici) / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU (with Danny Federici) / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Danny Federici joins Bruce for "This Hard Land" and "There Will Never Be Any Other For Me But You". First ever performance in the U.S. of "Pilgrim In The Temple Of Love".

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Santa Barbara 96' and 'Highway Patrolman' (Sugarland).



1996-10-26 - THE EVENT CENTER ARENA, SAN JOSE, CA

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / THE WISH / RED HEADED WOMAN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / YOUNGSTOWN / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / NO SURRENDER / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Benefit concert for the John Steinbeck Research Center at the San Jose State University. Consequently, the show features an extra-long introduction to "Across The Border", in which Bruce speaks about - and reads from - Steinbeck's Grapes Of Wrath extensively.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'The Lonesome Vigilante' (BTS10) & 'In The Souls Of People'. Concert is also filmed from the audience, and circulates on a very good DVD - 'Once Upon A Time In The West' (Ultimix).
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1996-10-27 - FEDERAL BUILDING, LOS ANGELES, CA

THE PROMISED LAND / NO SURRENDER

Springsteen attends an anti-Proposition 209 rally.

Audience tape - televised feed. Available on DVD.
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1996-10-28 - ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL, PORTLAND, OR

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Bruce returns to the now renamed Paramount Theatre that he last played towards the end of the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour in December 1978.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Portland 96'.
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1996-10-29 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, SEATTLE, WA

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Encores include "Blinded By The Light".

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Seattle 96'.
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1996-11-08 - GYMNASIUM, SAINT ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL, FREEHOLD, NJ

Soundcheck: WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / INDEPENDENCE DAY (x3) / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / LOCAL HERO / MANSION ON THE HILL / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE / THUNDER ROAD / RACING IN THE STREET / SOULS OF THE DEPARTED / THE RIVER / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OPEN ALL NIGHT / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / THE RIVER / JOHNNY 99 (part) / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (part)

THE RIVER (with Soozie Tyrell) / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / THE WISH / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / OPEN ALL NIGHT / USED CARS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / GROWIN' UP / THIS HARD LAND / MY HOMETOWN (with Soozie Tyrell) / RACING IN THE STREET (with Soozie Tyrell) / THE PROMISED LAND / IN FREEHOLD

A homecoming, so-to-speak. Very unique. Alumni Springsteen’s first known performance at his primary school since the late 1965 period, when Bruce (as a member of The Castiles) played CYO dances there. Bruce dedicates "This Hard Land" to Castiles manager Tex Vinyard’s wife Marion (who was in the audience). An unprecedented nine tour premieres including the sole tour performances of "Open All Night", "Used Cars" and "My Hometown". Guest performers were Soozie Tyrell on "The River", "My Hometown" and "Racing In the Street", and both Soozie and Patti Scialfa on "Mansion On The Hill", "Two Hearts" and "When You're Alone". World premiere of Bruce’s little comedy piece “In Freehold”.

Audience tape. Available on CD ‘Freehold Night’ (Crystal Cat). Partially shot from the audience - only 15 minutes circulates. Pro-shot video of "The River" is also available.
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1996-11-12 - SHEA'S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BUFFALO, NY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape released on 'Long Time Coming To Buffalo' (Handmade Records).
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1996-11-13 - LANDMARK THEATRE, SYRACUSE, NY

THE RIVER / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / THE HITTER / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Live premiere (and sole tour performance) of a new song, “The Hitter”. This song will eventually be officially released on the mostly acoustic album Devils & Dust in 2005.

Audience tape. Released on CD 'The Hitter In Syracuse'.
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1996-11-14 - LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, LOWELL, MA

THE RIVER / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape released on CDR 'Lowell 96'.



1996-11-19 - ELLIS AUDITORIUM, MEMPHIS, TN

THE RIVER / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M TURNING INTO ELVIS / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Show includes the only tour performance of "I'm Turning Into Elvis", a special in Elvis country. Springsteen's third appearance at this venue, he was previously here in 1976 and 1978. Ellis Auditorium consists of two halls, this concert took place in the larger 6,500 seat Dixon-Myers Hall.

Audience tape released on CDR 'Here In Memphis Town'.
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1996-11-20 - THE LOUISVILLE PALACE, LOUISVILLE, KY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / POINT BLANK / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape released on CDR 'Louisville 96' and from a DAT master clone (carlettone). Setlist confirmed from the latter source and Backstreets magazine #54.
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1996-11-21 - MURAT THEATRE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Tour premiere of "Working On The Highway".

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Indianapolis 96'.
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1996-11-24 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck: ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / GROWIN' UP / ATLANTIC CITY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / STRAIGHT TIME / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY (with Danny Federici and Soozie Tyrell) / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT (with Danny Federici, Patti Scialfa, and Soozie Tyrell) / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / RACING IN THE STREET (with Soozie Tyrell) / ACROSS THE BORDER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / THIS HARD LAND (with Danny Federici) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Danny Federici and Soozie Tyrell) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (with Danny Federici) / THE PROMISED LAND

Start of an incredible three night stand with many rarely played tracks. The night begins with three straight songs from Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ and features five tour premieres, including the only tour performance of "Independence Day" and three songs from The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle. Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, and Danny Federici guest on various songs throughout the show.

Audience tape. Three recording sources are available, two from tape transfers (carlettone & mrclst) and a third, the best quality of the three from a DAT clone (hobbes4444/eddy_wehbe). Also released on CDR 'First Night In Asbury Park' but it is not known which recorder this release uses.
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1996-11-25 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck: BORN IN THE U.S.A. / HIGHWAY 29 / FOR YOU / FOR YOU / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / FOR YOU / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / FOR YOU / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT

IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / FOR YOU (with Danny Federici) / ATLANTIC CITY / HIGHWAY 29 / TOUGHER THAN THE REST (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / I WANNA MARRY YOU / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY (with Danny Federici and Soozie Tyrell) / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT (with Danny Federici, Patti Scialfa, and Soozie Tyrell) / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / RACING IN THE STREET (with Soozie Tyrell) / ACROSS THE BORDER / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (with Vini Lopez, Danny Federici, Patti Scialfa, and Soozie Tyrell) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Vini Lopez, Danny Federici, and Soozie Tyrell) / THIS HARD LAND (with Danny Federici) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (with Danny Federici)

Continuing the trend of the previous night, the set includes five tour debuts, including three from Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ. Two of them, the show-opening "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" and the only tour performance of "I Wanna Marry You", make their first appearances since 1981. Vini Lopez joins the guests present at night one.

Audience tape released on CDR 'Asbury Park Second Night'.
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1996-11-26 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck: BORN IN THE U.S.A. / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW

FOR YOU (with Danny Federici) / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / TOUGHER THAN THE REST (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW (with Richard Blackwell and Soozie Tyrell) / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY (with Danny Federici and Soozie Tyrell) / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT (with Danny Federici, Patti Scialfa, and Soozie Tyrell) / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / RACING IN THE STREET (with Soozie Tyrell) / ACROSS THE BORDER / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Steve Van Zandt, Danny Federici, Richard Blackwell, Patti Scialfa, and Soozie Tyrell) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (with Steve Van Zandt, Vini Lopez, Big Danny Gallagher, Danny Federici, Richard Blackwell, Danny Federici, Patti Scialfa, and Soozie Tyrell) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Steve Van Zandt, Vini Lopez, Richard Blackwell, Danny Federici, and Soozie Tyrell) / THIS HARD LAND (with Danny Federici) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) (with Steve Van Zandt, Vini Lopez, Big Danny Gallagher, Richard Blackwell, Danny Federici, Patti Scialfa, and Soozie Tyrell)

Much the same as the previous night. Special guests include Steve Van Zandt, Big Danny Gallagher, and Richard Blackwell in addition to those present for night two. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” includes a snippet of “Come A Little Bit Closer” in the intro.

Audience tape released on 'Asbury Park Night' (Crystal Cat), with bonus tracks from November and December.
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1996-12-02 - SUNRISE MUSICAL THEATRE, SUNRISE, FL

Soundcheck: THE RIVER / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / THE RIVER / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / RACING IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY (other tracks played but these were not in the main set)

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND (with Dion) / THE PROMISED LAND

Features a guest appearance by Dion DiMucci on "If I Should Fall Behind".

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Sunrise First Night'.



1996-12-03 - SUNRISE MUSICAL THEATRE, SUNRISE, FL

THE RIVER / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / THIS HARD LAND / RACING IN THE STREET / GALVESTON BAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Sunrise Second Night'.
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1996-12-05 - TOWNSHIP AUDITORIUM, COLUMBIA, SC

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape. Released on CDRs 'The Township Moron' (Piggham) and 'Somewhere Across The Border'.
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1996-12-06 - BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON CIVIC CENTER CONCERT HALL, BIRMINGHAM, AL

THE RIVER / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / SELL IT AND THEY WILL COME / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE PROMISED LAND

Last performance of "Sell It And They Will Come".

Audience tape. Released on CDR.
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1996-12-10 - MUSIC HALL, CINCINNATI, OH

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE PROMISED LAND

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Cincinnati 96'. Concert was filmed from the audience and circulates on DVD 'Sudden Insight' (SDonkey).
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1996-12-11 - VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, COLUMBUS, OH

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE PROMISED LAND

The one hundredth Solo Acoustic Tour show. Includes the beautiful doo-wop version of “If I Should Fall Behind”.

Audience tape. Released on 'When The Sky Grows Grey And Wide'.
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1996-12-12 - RYMAN AUDITORIUM, NASHVILLE, TN

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT (with Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / RACING IN THE STREET (with Soozie Tyrell) / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE PROMISED LAND

Features "The Jersey Cowgirls" (Patti Scialfa and Soozie Tyrell) on several songs, reminiscent of the Asbury Park concerts. Last tour performances of "Shut Out The Light" and "When You're Alone".

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Nashville 96' and 'At The Ryman'.
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1996-12-14 - OVENS AUDITORIUM, CHARLOTTE, NC

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / ATLANTIC CITY / STRAIGHT TIME / HIGHWAY 29 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PILGRIM IN THE TEMPLE OF LOVE / RED HEADED WOMAN / TWO HEARTS / BROTHERS UNDER THE BRIDGE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DRY LIGHTNING / LONG TIME COMIN' / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE LINE / BALBOA PARK / ACROSS THE BORDER / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY OTHER FOR ME BUT YOU / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE PROMISED LAND

Final show of the fall leg of the tour.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Charlotte 96'.
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End of the fall leg of the "Solo Acoustic" tour

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