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2002
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2002-01-12 - B.B. KING NITECLUB, FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, MASHANTUCKET, CT

RAISE YOUR HAND / PINK CADILLAC / MUSTANG SALLY / GLORY DAYS (with B.B. King)

60th birthday bash for Clarence Clemons. Clarence was playing the first of a two-night stand at the 275-capacity B.B. King Nite Club and was presented a cake by B.B. King. "Sherry Darling" was on the setlist but wasn't played.

Audience tape.



2002-02-11 - THE HIT FACTORY, NEW YORK CITY, NY

FLOAT AWAY

In between trips to Atlanta for The Rising album sessions, Springsteen has a studio rendezvous with one of his favorite young bands, Philadelphia-based rockers Marah.

Bruce contributes lead guitar and background vocals to the song "Float Away", released June 16, 2002 on the band’s album Float Away With The Friday Night Gods.



2002-04-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck: IT'S NOT UNUSUAL / SUGAR, SUGAR

SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / IT TAKES TWO / DETROIT MEDLEY / TELL HIM (Patti Scialfa) / GREEN RIVER / TELL ME WHY / THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY / RAMBLIN' GAMBLIN' MAN / DOMINO / SOUL MAN / WONDERFUL WORLD / TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY / HEY TONIGHT / YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME / LUCKY GIRL (Patti Scialfa) / PROUD MARY / GET OUT OF DENVER / TUTTI FRUTTI (with Southside Johnny) / DARLINGTON COUNTY (with Southside Johnny) / GLORY DAYS / TWIST AND SHOUT / THUNDER ROAD

Private benefit for the Rumson Country Day School. Guests, besides friends and family, were parents and school supporters, who contributed $1,000 per couple to the school for admission, and teachers from the school, who were reportedly invited for free. Springsteen announced his contribution a couple of months previous at a private fundraising event for the school. First performance of "Darlington County" since 9/11. Bruce is accompanied by Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Southside Johnny and Bobby Bandiera with his band (including Bob Burger, Steve Shews, Joey Stann, Mike Mancini, and Joe Bellia).
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2002-04-14 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck: GOOD TIMES

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / IT TAKES TWO / DETROIT MEDLEY / TELL HIM / GREEN RIVER / TELL ME WHY / THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY / RAMBLIN' GAMBLIN' MAN / DOMINO (with Max Weinberg) / SOUL MAN (with Max Weinberg) / AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG (with Max Weinberg) / WONDERFUL WORLD (with Max Weinberg) / TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY (with Max Weinberg) / HEY TONIGHT (with Max Weinberg) / YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME (with Max Weinberg) / IT'S ALL OVER NOW (with Max Weinberg) / GET OUT OF DENVER (with Max Weinberg) / DARLINGTON COUNTY (with Max Weinberg) / GLORY DAYS / TWIST AND SHOUT / THUNDER ROAD

A second private benefit for the Rumson Country Day School. Guests, besides friends and family, were parents and school supporters, who contributed $1,000 per couple to the school for admission, and teachers from the school, who were reportedly invited for free. Springsteen announced his contribution a couple of months previous at a private fundraising event for the school. Bruce is accompanied by Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, and Bobby Bandiera with his band (including Bob Burger, Steve Shews, Joey Stann, Mike Mancini, and Joe Bellia). Max Weinberg joins the fun, playing from "Domino" through to "Darlington County". Bruce leads the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to Max before "Domino".



2002-05-00 - SCULLVILLE STUDIOS, EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ

WHITE LINES / STE. GENEVIEVE

Sessions for Soozie Tyrell’s debut solo album.

Springsteen plays guitar on "White Lines" and provides support vocals on "Ste. Genevieve". Both recordings were issued on her album White Lines in April 2003.
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2002-07-11 - EXPO THEATER, FORT MONMOUTH, NJ

No set details known. Start of private rehearsal sessions for The Rising Tour with the E Street Band, held at the same location that the January-February 1988 Tunnel Of Love Express Tour rehearsals took place. Extremely tight security.



2002-07-12 - EXPO THEATER, FORT MONMOUTH, NJ

No set details known. Private rehearsals for The Rising Tour with the E Street Band.



2002-07-16 - EXPO THEATER, FORT MONMOUTH, NJ

No set details known. Private rehearsals for The Rising Tour with the E Street Band.



2002-07-18 - EXPO THEATER, FORT MONMOUTH, NJ

No set details known. Private rehearsals for The Rising Tour with the E Street Band.



2002-07-19 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK, NJ

EMPTY SKY

Acoustic "Empty Sky" performed for ABC TVs Nightline with Ted Koppel.

Footage later used on a Nightline report on the release of The Rising, broadcast on July 30.
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2002-07-22 - EXPO THEATER, FORT MONMOUTH, NJ

No set details known. Private rehearsals for The Rising Tour with the E Street Band.



2002-07-23 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / TWO HEARTS / MARY'S PLACE / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / PARADISE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / BACKSTREETS / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / BORN TO RUN / GLORY DAYS / MY CITY OF RUINS / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS

Private rehearsal filmed with multiple cameras and interviews with Bruce and all band members for a future feature on ABC-TV's Nightline show. It is uncertain whether the eighteen songs listed above constitute the entire rehearsal session or just part of it.

No audio circulates.



2002-07-24 - SONNY’S SOUTHERN CUISINE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

I'VE GOT A FEELING (EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT) / MY CITY OF RUINS

After showing Matt Lauer (of the Today Show) around Asbury Park for an upcoming feature, Bruce plays two songs on acoustic guitar, accompanied by the Alliance Choir.

Brief snippets of this performance were shown on the Today Show on July 29.



2002-07-25 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / TWO HEARTS / MARY'S PLACE / INTO THE FIRE

Warm up gig for industry staff only (about forty people in all). Soozie Tyrell joins the band on violin and background vocals. "Mary's Place" includes the band introductions, as it will throughout the tour. Nine songs from The Rising are premiered here live with the full band (although "Waitin' On A Sunny Day" had been previously played at Bremen June 17, 1999 in the soundcheck).

No audio known to circulate.
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2002-07-26 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / TWO HEARTS / MARY'S PLACE / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / MY HOMETOWN / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / BORN TO RUN / GLORY DAYS / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THE RISING

Another warm up gig, this time for contest winners and guests. However, none of this footage has ever been used. "Countin' On A Miracle" gets its live premiere. "Empty Sky" is acoustic, as it will be performed throughout the tour. "Into The Fire" features Clarence Clemons on bagpipes. First public E Street Band performance of "Glory Days" since 1988. "Born In The U.S.A." is full-band. "Land Of Hope And Dreams" is performed with the "People Get Ready" interlude for the first time.

Audience tape. Full camera crew recorded the event, hence two versions of "The Rising".
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2002-07-26 - SONNY’S SOUTHERN CUISINE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

BACK IN YOUR ARMS / TOUGHER THAN THE REST (with Patti Scialfa) / I WISH I WERE BLIND / GROWIN' UP / THUNDER ROAD (with Patti Scialfa)

Another surprise appearance has Bruce playing mostly requests for contest winners that were at the previous show at the Convention Hall.



2002-07-30 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck: DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / FOR YOU / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY

Morning: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / GLORY DAYS / INTO THE FIRE

"Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" and "For You" are solo acoustic versions; "Waitin' On A Sunny Day" is a unique rendition with Bruce on guitar and Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, and Clarence Clemons joining in on vocals and saxophone from Clarence. Audience recording of the soundcheck circulates amongst collectors.

A busy day for Bruce and the Band - the soundcheck was at 7:30am, followed by the live broadcast for the Today Show later in the day - and then:

Evening: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / COVER ME / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / MARY'S PLACE / MY HOMETOWN / PARADISE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / GLORY DAYS / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN TO RUN / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Public rehearsal. Killer setlist and all reports say the concert was good too. "Paradise" has its live premiere and "Cover Me" makes its first appearance since 1992. "Two Hearts" includes "It Takes Two", not as a duet with Steve but as a call-and-response bit with the audience. "American Skin (41 Shots)" played in a new arrangement. "Born In The U.S.A." is solo acoustic. "Into The Fire" was scheduled before "Born In The U.S.A.", but Clarence Clemons knocked over all the microphone stands so it moved to after "Born In The U.S.A." with no bagpipes intro. "Land Of Hope And Dreams" includes "People Get Ready" for the first time.

The morning performance was broadcast live for the Today Show. The soundcheck material was also filmed. A Audience tape exists for the evening show. The full rehearsal show has been released on CDR '30th Of July, Asbury Park' and CDs 'Rehearsal Night' (Crystal Cat) and 'Asbury Park 2002' (Asbury Records).
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2002-08-01 - ED SULLIVAN THEATER, NEW YORK CITY, NY

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY

Bruce and band performed on the Late Show with David Letterman.

"The Rising" is broadcast on August 1, while "Lonesome Day" is broadcast the following day. Both tracks were rehearsed and recorded for one hour each, back to back.
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2002-08-02 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / JACKSON CAGE / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / MARY'S PLACE / PARADISE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / MY HOMETOWN / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Public rehearsal. Third rehearsal show with even more surprises, not least "Jackson Cage", which has not been played for more than twenty years.

Audience tape.
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2002-08-05 - CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / TWO HEARTS / BADLANDS / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Yet another full blown public rehearsal show - a dress rehearsal now in the big arena. Tickets were distributed to VIPs and Food Bank supporters, as well as around 200 fans from outside. "Mary's Place" includes "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape.
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Start of "The Rising" tour
August 7, 2002 - October 4, 2003 (120 shows)
 
THE E STREET BAND
Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano)
Roy Bittan (piano, keyboards, accordion)
Clarence Clemons (tenor and baritone saxophones, backing vocals, percussion)
Danny Federici (organ, accordion, keyboards)
Nils Lofgren (guitar, slide guitar, accordion, backing vocals)
Patti Scialfa (backing vocals, acoustic guitar)
Garry Tallent (bass)
Steven Van Zandt (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals)
Max Weinberg (drums)
 
Soozie Tyrell (violin, backing vocals, percussion)


2002-08-07 - CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / TWO HEARTS / BADLANDS / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / BORN TO RUN / GLORY DAYS / THUNDER ROAD / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

The Rising Tour kicks off with no real surprises given the rehearsal shows. Not the greatest show to open the tour, with technical and pacing problems. "Waitin' On A Sunny Day" is dedicated to Brendan O'Brien. "Mary's Place" includes "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape released on CD 'Opening Night' (Crystal Cat). Ten tracks from the show circulate on a compilation DVD.
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2002-08-10 - MCI CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY / MARY'S PLACE

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Similar set as the first show, with the exception of the tour premiere of "Bobby Jean" and the dropping of "Two Hearts". "Mary's Place" includes "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape.
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2002-08-12 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Setlist is identical to the previous show in Washington, D.C. "Mary's Place" includes "Baby, I've Been Missing You". The first appearance of Danny Clinch's black and white 8mm film of the acoustic "Countin' On A Miracle" after the lights come up at the end of the show.

Audience tape and IEM/Audience Mix. A few tracks from this show circulate on a compilation DVD.
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2002-08-14 - GUND ARENA, CLEVELAND, OH

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Another identical setlist. "Mary's Place" includes "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape available on CDR 'Hello Cleveland... My Old Friend'.
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2002-08-15 - THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, AUBURN HILLS, MI

Soundcheck: INTO THE FIRE (multiple takes) / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JACKSON CAGE

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

The same set again, looks like Bruce is going for the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour record for number of the same set played. The DVD is shot from the first few rows of the stage and features some remarkable shots. Unfortunately it's only the first few songs. "Mary's Place" includes a snippet of "Dancing In The Street" in the introduction.

Audience tape (Unbooted) and a few tracks on DVD.
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2002-08-18 - THOMAS & MACK CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NV

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / VIVA LAS VEGAS / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

The first change to the setlist since night two - the only "Viva Las Vegas" for the tour. In addition, "Mary's Place" includes a snippet of "Viva Las Vegas" in the introduction, plus "Baby, I've Been Missing You" in the midsection.

Audience tape and DVD of full show.
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2002-08-20 - ROSE GARDEN, PORTLAND, OR

Soundcheck: DANCING IN THE DARK / BACKSTREETS / ATLANTIC CITY / CODE OF SILENCE

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / ATLANTIC CITY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

"Atlantic City" is introduced with "Portland! I got married here once... a long time ago - what was I thinking?" "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Turn On Your Love Light", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Tour premiere "Backstreets" replaces "American Skin (41 Shots)".

Audience tape.
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2002-08-21 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Tour debut for "Dancing In The Dark", played for the first time in the "rock" arrangement. "Ramrod" also makes its first outing of the tour. Before "Empty Sky" Bruce recalls his time in Tacoma in 1984...‘‘Good evening, it´s nice to, uh....nice to be here in Tacoma....I spent a, I spent a week here one night....I got so sick.....goddammit, it’s good to be back anyway....” Bruce was so ill he had to postpone a show. "Mary's Place" includes "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape. Released on excellent CD 'Tacoma Night' (Crystal Cat) and also CD 'Rise Again' (Pieces of 8).
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2002-08-24 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, CA

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / ATLANTIC CITY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THUNDER ROAD / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

"Atlantic City" returns, while "Dancing In The Dark" and "Ramrod" remain in the set.

Audience tape and average DVD available.
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2002-08-25 - AMERICA WEST ARENA, PHOENIX, AZ

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Audience tape and good quality DVD of full show.
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2002-08-27 - COMPAQ CENTER AT SAN JOSE, SAN JOSE, CA

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / THUNDER ROAD / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Audience tape and good quality two disc DVD of full show.
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2002-08-29 - HAYDEN PLANETARIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Soundcheck: THE RISING (x3)

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / MARY'S PLACE / THUNDER ROAD / MY CITY OF RUINS / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN

MTV Video Music Awards. Open air concert filmed by MTV from the Planetarium in New York City. Introduced by James Gandolfini, the band performs "The Rising" for the MTV cameras, before embarking on a private 75-minute concert through the driving rain. "Mary's Place" includes "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Soundboard tape and pro-shot DVD. The complete show and soundcheck are available on excellent quality professionally shot DVDs. Full show from the soundboard available on CDs 'Rain On You' (Godfather), 'Singin' In The Rain' (Asbury Records), 'Surprisingly Long Set In NY' (Satellite 6) and 'American Gospel' (Vague Records). The broadcast performance of “The Rising” was officially released (in rather dubious sound quality) on the European Lonesome Day CD single later the same year.
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2002-08-30 - SAVVIS CENTER, ST. LOUIS, MO

Soundcheck: includes CANDY'S ROOM

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE FUSE / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

The first "Downbound Train" of the tour replaces "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" in the set.

Audience tape available on CD 'We'd All Be Washing Cars In St. Louis!' (Mr. T).
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2002-09-16 - BUCKLEY FUNERAL HOME, ASBURY PARK, NJ

ACROSS THE BORDER / MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD

Private memorial service for Mark McGarril, the boyfriend of long-time Springsteen fan Obie Dziedzic. Bruce plays two songs with an acoustic guitar and gives a speech.

No known audio.



2002-09-20 - VARIOUS LOCATIONS, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LONESOME DAY

Video shoot for "Lonesome Day", held at locations on and around the Asbury Park boardwalk. The video is directed by Mark Pellington and features a "live" vocal, a technique previously used by Springsteen on "Brilliant Disguise", "Streets Of Philadelphia" and "Better Days". During each take, Springsteen performed the vocals live on camera, which The Rising producer Brendan O'Brien edited and mastered for the final cut of the video. "The most striking thing about making this video was the fact that Bruce sang every take live, nailing the vocal take after take, each time," said Pellington. "The final take came 16 hours after the first one, and he never missed a note." The video premiered in late October 2002.
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2002-09-22 - PEPSI CENTER, DENVER, CO

Soundcheck: THE TIES THAT BIND / STAND ON IT / NIGHT / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / CANDY'S ROOM

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / THE FUSE / CANDY'S ROOM / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / TWO HEARTS / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Four tour premieres after a three week break. "The Ties That Bind", "Candy's Room", "Racing In The Street", and "I'm A Rocker", the last of which has not been seen since the Born In The U.S.A. Tour. "Two Hearts" returns for the first time since opening night, and "Thunder Road" is dropped. "Mary's Place" includes "Turn On Your Love Light" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape.
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2002-09-24 - KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY, MO

Soundcheck: THE RISING / NIGHT / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD)

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / THE FUSE / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / KANSAS CITY (with Jon Landau)

Five tour premieres, including "Night", "Something In The Night", "She's The One" and an incredible solo piano "Incident On 57th Street". "Mary's Place" includes "Turn On Your Love Light" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Set also includes a super long version of "Kansas City", which was wonderful and seemed unrehearsed. It was so spontaneous that he went to Clarence Clemons for a solo, and Clarence struggled to get something going. Then Bruce had to tell the sound guy to turn up Clarence so we could hear him. Bruce was cracking up as Clarence struggled to get through a solo with his baritone sax. On the next solo break, Bruce called for Steve Van Zandt, and it took two or three notes before the sound guy got Steve above the mix. This version of "Kansas City" included the band walking off the stage singing the "bye bye" refrain while Roy Bittan was left at the piano. Roy just stayed there by himself for a good five minutes. I wondered if Roy was going to end the song and walk off. Finally, Bruce and band snuck up stage right behind Roy and they resumed. Jon Landau had a guitar when the band came back on stage, and he joined Bruce at the microphone for a verse. Landau didn't sing. I've seen Bruce do "Kansas City" before at the Kemper. In 1984, Max Weinberg told me after the show that they hadn't rehearsed the song. But they had talked about doing it.

Audience tape.
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2002-09-25 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY / MY HOMETOWN (with Eddie Vedder) / JUNGLELAND (intro only, x2)

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / THE FUSE / JACKSON CAGE / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / FOR YOU / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / MY HOMETOWN (with Eddie Vedder) / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

The encores bring Eddie Vedder to the stage for a "My Hometown" duet. "Jackson Cage" finally makes it to the tour proper (and, along with "The Ties That Bind", makes for two River songs in the first five slots). "She's the One" is in the set for the second night running, as is a solo piano slot: in Kansas City it was "Incident On 57th Street"; in Chicago it's the tour debut of "For You", with Soozie and Patti providing backing vocals. "Mary's Place" includes "Turn On Your Love Light" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Bruce sings a couple lines of "My Kind Of Town" as he leaves stage.

Audience tape and IEM. Available on CDR 'Picking up Steam in Chi-Town'. Quality is good but there is a fair amount of echo on the recording. The show is also now found on a IEM/aud mix in the Uber series 'A Great Night In Chicago' (Uber #41, Ev2).
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2002-09-27 - BRADLEY CENTER, MILWAUKEE, WI

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / THE FUSE / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / LITTLE QUEENIE

First and only "Mary Queen Of Arkansas" and "Little Queenie" for the tour. Tour premiere also for "No Surrender", which is full band. "Mary Queen Of Arkansas" is a solo acoustic guitar and harmonica version. "Little Queenie" is a Milwaukee special, with Bruce recalling the bomb scare events in 1975 - "Are you loose?"

Audience tape.
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2002-09-29 - FARGODOME, FARGO, ND

Soundcheck: WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / THE FUSE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Tour premiere for "Working On The Highway".

Audience tape. Available on CDR 'Finding Fargo' - very clear, but massively lacking in bass.
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2002-09-30 - XCEL ENERGY CENTER, ST. PAUL, MN

Soundcheck: NOTHING MAN (reported, multiple takes) / RESTLESS NIGHTS

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / NOTHING MAN / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY

The first of two tour performances for "Nothing Man", while "Further On (Up The Road)" also premieres. "Racing In The Street" also in the set

Audience tape a vailable on CDR "So Hot In Here".
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2002-10-04 - LEONARD P. ZAKIM BUNKER HILL MEMORIAL BRIDGE, BOSTON, MA

THUNDER ROAD

Bruce gives a speech and performs an acoustic Thunder Road at the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge dedication in Boston. Activist Lenny Zakim was a friend of Springsteen’s.

Audience tape and video. Available on the 8DVD set "This Is Your Life".
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2002-10-04 - FLEET CENTER, BOSTON, MA

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / DIRTY WATER (x4) / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / THE FUSE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / CANDY'S ROOM / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / MY HOMETOWN / FOR YOU / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DIRTY WATER (with Peter Wolf)

26-song, three-hour set is the longest of the tour so far. "Mary's Place" includes "Turn On Your Lovelight" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "My Hometown" is dedicated to Lenny Zakim, while "For You" is performed on piano. Final song is a cover of "Dirty Water" with Peter Wolf, which is the first time it has been played in full at a regular concert - one previous rendition was performed with Cats on a Smooth Surface at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park on April 8, 1984. Information regarding the soundcheck from a fan present "I attended the soundcheck before the show. They performed "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Dirty Water" (four times, the first time with Steve Van Zandt doing the lyrics because Bruce kept screwing them up...they also were testing the different lights for the song and practiced having the band walk off stage while Max Weinberg kept the song going then coming back onstage with the lights off and kicking back into the song...it was incredible to watch all this in an empty arena). They also performed "Empty Sky" and "You're Missing".

Audience tape.
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2002-10-05 - STUDIO 8H, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Soundcheck: LONESOME DAY (x3) / YOU'RE MISSING / MY HOMETOWN / YOU'RE MISSING / MY HOMETOWN

LONESOME DAY / YOU'RE MISSING

Bruce and the band appear on Saturday Night Live. The show is hosted by actor Matt Damon. "Lonesome Day" is with the band, "You're Missing" is solo piano. Bruce and the E Street Band are rehearsing for their performance later that evening on Saturday Night Live. They start playing "Lonesome Day" and a couple minutes into the song Bruce and Steven realize that Patti is missing. She shows up and grabs a guitar halfway into the song. After the song is over, Patti isn’t too happy and Bruce says, “There are too many members in the E Street Band now.” He then says to Patti: “I was as surprised as you were, darling. That’s what practices are for. That’s why they call it a run-through.” And he then says: “I want to do this song again. I don’t care how much it costs!”

Available from original broadcast and the soundcheck and show are circulating on DVD. From the liner notes of the "This Is Your Life" DVD set - "A real funny clip.
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2002-10-06 - FIRST UNION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: KITTY'S BACK / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / WORLDS APART (intro)

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / FOR YOU / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / KITTY'S BACK

Tour premieres for "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?", "Streets Of Philadelphia", and "Kitty's Back", last played with the E Street Band on the Darkness Tour in Passaic, September 21, 1978. “For You” is the full band version; “Streets Of Philadelphia” is Bruce alone at the piano, as is "Incident On 57th Street". "Mary's Place" includes "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape and full show two-disc DVD available. CDR 'Kitty's Back In Philly'.
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2002-10-07 - HSBC ARENA, BUFFALO, NY

Soundcheck: NO SURRENDER / LET'S BE FRIENDS (SKIN TO SKIN) / LOST IN THE FLOOD

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / LOST IN THE FLOOD / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY

Tour premiere "Lost In The Flood" is the solo piano version, while "Tougher Than The Rest" is the first Tunnel Of Love song of the tour. "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" makes it a trio of tour premieres in Buffalo. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Rescue Me", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape and IEM. Also circulates on a high quality two disc DVD. IEM/AUD mix available on CDR 'Break That Heart Of Stone' (Producer).
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End of the first U.S. leg, start of the first European leg of "The Rising" tour


2002-10-14 - PALAIS DE PARIS-BERCY, PARIS, FRANCE

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / BACKSTREETS / MY HOMETOWN / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN (with Elliott Murphy) / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY

Mary’s Place” includes Curtis Mayfield’s “The Monkey Time” in the intro part, which continues for many of the following shows, as well as "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Backstreets" returns to the set, and "My Hometown" is solo piano. Elliott Murphy joins for "Born To Run". First ever performances in France - or, indeed, in Europe - of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Further On (Up The Road)", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Countin' On A Miracle", "Into The Fire", and "My City Of Ruins".

Audience tape and average DVD available. Released on CDs 'Paris Night' (Crystal Cat, nice and clear but there is noticeable echo and the bass seems a little light) and 'City Of Lights' (Pieces Of Eight).
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2002-10-16 - PALAU SANT JORDI, BARCELONA, SPAIN

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / SHE'S THE ONE / WORLDS APART / YOU'RE MISSING / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (part) / CHIMES OF FREEDOM (part)

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / DANCING IN THE DARK / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / INTO THE FIRE / NIGHT / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THUNDER ROAD

Main set up to "Dancing In The Dark" broadcast live on VH1 to most of Europe. Show features a full band “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”, solo piano “Spirit In The Night” and “Incident On 57th Street”, and a full-band “Born In The U.S.A.”. “Badlands” sees the double ending trick again. “Mary’s Place” includes snippets of “The Monkey Time” and “I’ve Been Missing You”. "Dancing In The Dark" is moved to the main set for the only time on the tour for the sake of the broadcast. First ever European performances of "Incident On 57th Street" and "Night" and first ever performances in Spain of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Countin' On A Miracle", "Into The Fire", and "My City Of Ruins".

Audience tape and official DVD release. The solo piano "Spirit In The Night" from this show (complete with Bruce messing up the lyrics) was officially released as a bonus track on the European Lonesome Day CD single issued later that year. Two more audio recordings (“She’s The One” and “Born To Run”) were officially released on the U.S.-only promotional CD sampler Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live PBS Exclusive in late 2005. Some of the rest of the show was also broadcast on a radio interview show. VH1 portion available on a host of DVD variants. The whole show is available on the official DVD release Live In Barcelona.
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2002-10-18 - PALAMALAGUTI, BOLOGNA, ITALY

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / BACKSTREETS / FOR YOU / INTO THE FIRE / STAND ON IT / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN (with Elliott Murphy) / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THUNDER ROAD

"Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". “For You” is the piano version, with Soozie and Patti providing backing vocals. The tour's only “Stand On It” is introduced by a lengthy boogie woogie piano solo from Roy. This show also includes a special coda to “Thunder Road” having the audience singing the melody of Clarence's sax solo after Bruce has left the stage, so he returns for a few seconds of piano playing of “Thunder Road". First ever performance in Europe of "Something In The Night" and first ever performances in Italy of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Night", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Countin' On A Miracle", "For You", "Into The Fire", "Stand On It", and "My City Of Ruins".

Audience tape and various DVDs available. Two recording sources are available. Released on CD 'Something Special In The Night' (Godfather) and 'Stand On It'.
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2002-10-20 - VELODROM, BERLIN, GERMANY

Soundcheck: THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / ATLANTIC CITY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / NO SURRENDER / TWO HEARTS / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / NIGHT / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THE PROMISE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THUNDER ROAD

"Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". “Incident On 57th Street” is a solo piano version. Bruce returns to the stage after "Born To Run" and plays a few lines of the bridge of "Badlands" on piano, accompanying the chanting crowd. This concert marked the first ever live performance of "The Promise" in Europe, as well as the first ever performances in Germany of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Night", "Mary's Place", "Countin' On A Miracle", "Incident On 57th Street", "Into The Fire", and "My City Of Ruins". "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" from the soundcheck is solo acoustic.

Audience tape. First three tracks are broadcast live on Berlin Radio. Released on CD 'Berlin Night' (Crystal Cat) and on a different source CDR - which has better overall sound.
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2002-10-22 - SPORTPALEIS AHOY, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / HUMAN TOUCH / EMPTY SKY / THE RIVER

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / FOR YOU / THE RIVER / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THUNDER ROAD

"Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time". "Countin' On A Miracle" features Nils playing the acoustic guitar introduction for the first time; this arrangement will be used for the remainder of the tour. “For You” is the piano version. “The River” is a first and unique solo guitar version (in the soundcheck as well as the show). First ever performances in the Netherlands of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Countin' On A Miracle", "For You", "Into The Fire", and "My City Of Ruins".

Audience tape. Released on CD 'Rotterdam Night' (Crystal Cat) and on a different CDR - which is of poorer quality.
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2002-10-24 - GLOBE ARENA, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / JACKSON CAGE / THE FUSE / CANDY'S ROOM / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / GLORIA / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / FOR YOU / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THUNDER ROAD

A unique, impromptu full version of "Gloria" is added at the end of "Badlands". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Incident On 57th Street" and "For You" are both piano versions, with backing vocalists on the latter. European debuts of "The Fuse" and "Gloria" and first ever performances in Sweden of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "No Surrender", "Jackson Cage", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Countin' On A Miracle", "Incident On 57th Street", "Into The Fire" and "My City Of Ruins".

Audience tape and DVD. Released on CD 'Rising In The Neutral Country' (Alternative Edge Productions), 'Stockholm Rising 2002' (Piggham) which has indifferent sound and in much improved quality on CD 'Stockholm Night' (Crystal Cat).
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2002-10-27 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

Soundcheck: includes TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / HUMAN TOUCH / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE RIVER

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / THE FUSE / JACKSON CAGE / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / NIGHT / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THE RIVER / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THUNDER ROAD

"The River" this time includes Soozie on the violin complimenting Bruce’s guitar work (soundcheck and show) – very nice indeed. Set also includes "Jackson Cage", a solo piano "Incident On 57th Street" and "Night". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". First ever performances in England of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "The Fuse", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Night", "Mary's Place", "Countin' On A Miracle", "Incident On 57th Street", "Into The Fire", and "My City Of Ruins".

Audience tape, partial IEM and good quality DVD (several versions - but the dual layer two-cam version with Crystal Cat sound is probably the one to go for - 'Does This Bus Stop At Wembley Arena' from brucevideos). Available on CD 'London Night' (Crystal Cat) - one of the best audience recordings of all time. Also on CD 'One Night Only' (Pieces of 8) which includes the first two songs from an IEM source.
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End of the first European leg of "The Rising" tour


2002-11-02 - TRADEWINDS, SEA BRIGHT, NJ

Soundcheck: LIGHT OF DAY (x2) / SHE'S THE ONE / ANOTHER THIN LINE / GLORIA / BROWN EYED GIRL

With Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers: I CAN'T TURN YOU LOOSE / NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME / HOMESTEAD / 96 TEARS (with Garland Jeffreys) / WILD IN THE STREETS (with Garland Jeffreys) / FIRE / PUMPING IRON / BOOM BOOM / LIGHT OF DAY (with Bob Benjamin) / THE TWIST - PEPPERMINT TWIST (with Gary U.S. Bonds)

With Gary U.S. Bonds: JOLE BLON / QUARTER TO THREE - HAVING A PARTY

The third annual Light of Day Benefit has its third straight appearance from Springsteen. Held once again at the Tradewinds in Sea Bright, the Light of Day show brought together a host of Jersey-style rockers to benefit the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (and celebrate organizer Bob Benjamin's birthday while they were at it). Springsteen came on at 10:40 to play for nearly an hour with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, on a few of their songs. They are joined by Garland Jeffreys for "96 Tears" and "Wild in the Streets," and by Gary U.S. Bonds for a set-closing "The Twist - Peppermint Twist" medley. But that wasn't all from the Boss. In the midnight hour, he comes back to the stage to play "Jole Blon" and "Quarter to Three - Having A Party" with Bonds. With the Tradewinds scheduled to close, this is the last Light of Day benefit to be held there.

Audience tape. Available on CDR.
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Start of the second U.S. leg of "The Rising" tour


2002-11-03 - AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TX

Soundcheck: I FOUGHT THE LAW (x3) / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / NIGHT / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / I FOUGHT THE LAW (with Don Henley) / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY

"Worlds Apart" is dropped from the set for the first time on the tour. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Mercy, Mercy", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Incident On 57th Street” is the solo piano version. A unique “I Fought The Law” is performed together with Don Henley, the song's only tour performance..

Audience tape.
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2002-11-04 - COMPAQ CENTER, HOUSTON, TX

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / ATLANTIC CITY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / FOR YOU / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY

"For You" is the piano version.

Audience tape and good quality DVD.
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2002-11-06 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX

Concert is postponed until March 2, 2003 due to Clarence Clemons needing emergency surgery on a detached retina.
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2002-11-09 - VALUE CITY ARENA, COLUMBUS, OH

Rescheduled to December 16.
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2002-11-10 - CONSECO FIELDHOUSE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Rescheduled to December 17.
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2002-11-12 - U.S. BANK ARENA, CINCINNATI, OH

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY / MURDER INCORPORATED

AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / NIGHT / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / MY HOMETOWN / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / I'M A ROCKER / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / RAMROD

Bruce opens the show with a short speech and "American Skin (41 Shots)", the first show of the tour not to open with "The Rising", which was played immediately following "American Skin (41 Shots)". Other highlights in the set included "Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?", as well as a solo piano version of "My Hometown". "I'm a Rocker" also appeared in the encores by sign request, in the slot preceding "Born to Run". The first show in Cincinnati to have festival seating since eleven people were trampled to death at a Who concert in 1979.

Audience tape, IEM and great quality DVD 'Cincinnati Lights' (CTC). A version of the DVD dubbed with the IEM also circulates. The show has been released on a great IEM - Audience mix 'Let The Begging Commence' (Ev2), which also includes the soundcheck tracks.
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2002-11-14 - RUPP ARENA, LEXINGTON, KY

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / STREETS OF FIRE (x3) / LUCKY TOWN / KENTUCKY WOMAN

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / STREETS OF FIRE / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / TWO HEARTS / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / THUNDER ROAD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / RAMROD

Set includes "Streets Of Fire", last played final night of the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour on January 1, 1979 and also a rare outing for "Racing In The Street". "Born In The U.S.A." drops out of the set for the first time this tour.

Audience tape available on CDR 'Lexington Keefer Remaster'.
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2002-11-16 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC

Soundcheck: RENDEZVOUS / I'M GOIN’ DOWN

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE FUSE / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / CADILLAC RANCH / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / RAMROD

Set includes tour premiere "Cadillac Ranch" and another solo piano "Incident On 57th Street". "The Fuse" returns to the set for the first time since the European shows. Bruce took a near tragic fall during "Waitin’ On A Sunny Day". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Ramrod" includes a couple lines from "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro. Here’s an eye witness account by HazyDavy: "We were low in Section 128 behind Roy and directly facing the end corner of the back ramp (stage left) where Bruce came to sing during "Waitin' On A Sunny Day". Bruce left there a tad late and rushed to head back to the center ramp (on Max’s right) to return to the stage but he turned one step too soon. Luckily, as he strode forward, his right leg landed on the down-ramp first but when he went to land his left leg, it hit nothing but air as it completely missed the ramp. He had not been looking down. He fell on the ramp, precariously more half-off than half-on. Luckily, being right handed paid off as the microphone was in that hand and his left hand was free to try to grab on to something so he wouldn’t fall completely to the floor and possibly injure himself really bad. He fell far enough forward that his left hand actually caught hold on the edge of Max’s drum stand – that saved him. Remember Patti Smith's fall off the stage in 1977 when she broke her neck? Ever the consummate performer, Bruce bounced right back up and made it back to center stage to hit his cue, almost without skipping a beat. Most people in the front part of the house probably had no clue as to the fall or the averted tragedy until, as pointed out in the Backstreets fanzine, they saw the cut and blood on his arm on the video screen. We just looked at each other in stunned silence for a minute or two and pointed to what we had just seen. We noticed others behind the stage who had seen it were also pointing to where the fall had happened. Bruce was a Lucky Man indeed in Greensboro this night.

Audience tape available on CDR 'The Show Must Go On In Greensboro!'.
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2002-11-19 - BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON CIVIC CENTER ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, AL

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / BOBBY JEAN / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / MY HOMETOWN (with Emmylou Harris) / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / CADILLAC RANCH / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / RAMROD

Emmylou Harris joins Bruce on-stage for an acoustic performance of "My Hometown", backed up by Patti and Soozie. "Darlington County" makes its tour debut in the slot following "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", and "The Promised Land" is again played after "Lonesome Day". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Bruce sings a snippet of Little Richard's "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" during "Ramrod".

Audience tape.
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2002-11-21 - TD WATERHOUSE CENTRE, ORLANDO, FL

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / CHIMES OF FREEDOM

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / CANDY'S ROOM / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / HUMAN TOUCH / THE PROMISE / INTO THE FIRE / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Three tour debuts: "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City", "Human Touch", and "Detroit Medley". "Darlington County" is again played, followed by "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Human Touch" replaces "Countin' On A Miracle", the first time on the tour "Countin' On A Miracle" is not played. The first encore ends with the "Detroit Medley," and "Dancing In The Dark" closes the show. Other highlights included "No Surrender", "Candy's Room", and a solo piano version of "The Promise".

Audience tape.
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2002-11-23 - AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, MIAMI, FL

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE FUSE / CANDY'S ROOM / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / OUT IN THE STREET / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT (with Bono and Dave Stewart) / FOR YOU / INTO THE FIRE / SO YOUNG AND IN LOVE / GLORY DAYS / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND (with Dion) / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Tour premieres of "Out In The Street", "Because the Night", "So Young and in Love" (in its only tour performance), and "If I Should Fall Behind". Bono (of U2) and Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics) joins on "Because the Night", with Bono adding vocals (including some unique lyrics in the outro) and Stewart contributing a guitar solo. Dion lends his vocals to a performance of "If I Should Fall Behind", which sounds more like the 1996 tour version than the 1999-2000 tour arrangement. And in a very cool appearance, Vincent Pastore ("Big Pussy" from "The Sopranos") comes on-stage to introduce the encores. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "For You" is the piano version. "Countin' On A Miracle" is again not played.

Audience tape and two camera mix DVD.
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2002-11-24 - ICE PALACE, TAMPA, FL

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT

Set features two songs from the first album, "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" and "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?", as well as "The Ties That Bind" and "Night". Bruce closes the show with "Twist and Shout", a tour debut and its only appearance in 2002. "Countin' on a Miracle" returns to the set, and "Incident On 57th Street" is the solo piano song. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Rescue Me", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape, IEM and 2 camera mix DVD. Available on CDR 'Prodigal Son In The Ice Palace' (Prodigal Son), a IEM/AUD mix, and CD 'Florida Up Rising' (Mainstream).
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2002-12-02 - PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA, GA

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / WHERE THE BANDS ARE / GLORY DAYS (with Brendan O'Brien) / BORN TO RUN (with Brendan O'Brien) / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Relatively short 22-song set. Brendan O'Brien joins Bruce and the band on-stage to add rhythm guitar to "Glory Days" and "Born to Run". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You", plus lines from "I Can't Turn You Loose" and "Rescue Me". Bruce opens the encores with "Where the Bands Are", the first performance of that song since March 4, 2000.

Audience tape, excellent ALD/soundboard and DVD. ALD/soundboard released on CD 'Lets Produce' (Doberman), 'Atlanta Rising' (Asbury Records) and 'Rising Up In Atlanta' (Mainstream). Great quality DVD 'March On Atlanta' (CTC).
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2002-12-04 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / OUT IN THE STREET / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / YOUNGSTOWN / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / CODE OF SILENCE (with Joe Grushecky) / GLORY DAYS (with Joe and Johnny Grushecky) / BORN TO RUN (with Joe Grushecky) / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THUNDER ROAD / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Joe Grushecky and Bruce perform "Code Of Silence", a song they wrote during the American Babylon sessions. Joe also joins for "Born To Run", and along with his son Johnny on "Glory Days". This is the first time they have played the song together. Other tour debuts are "Youngstown", which Bruce played on acoustic guitar and accompanied by Soozie Tyrell, and "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", which closed the show. Only "Youngstown" of the entire tour, this after it was ever-present on the "Reunion" tour in 99/00. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Rescue Me", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape and DVD.
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2002-12-05 - AIR CANADA CENTRE, TORONTO, ON

Soundcheck: includes FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / PARADISE

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / NO SURRENDER / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / CADILLAC RANCH / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Brown Eyed Girl", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "If I Should Fall Behind" is a solo piano version. "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" is retained in the final song slot. First ever performances in Canada of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Countin' On A Miracle", "Into The Fire", and "My City Of Ruins".

Audience tape and DVD.
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2002-12-08 - CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NC

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / CANDY'S ROOM / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / WHERE THE BANDS ARE / DANCING IN THE DARK / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / RAMROD / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Highlights include "Candy's Room", "Night", and an encore-opening "Where the Bands Are". "Mary's Place" includes snippets of "Twisting the Night Away" and "Rescue Me".

Audience tape and DVD.
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2002-12-09 - CAROLINA CENTER, COLUMBIA, SC

Soundcheck: includes THIS HARD LAND / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / ROLL OF THE DICE

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / GROWIN' UP / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THIS HARD LAND / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / RAMROD

Tour debuts of "My Love Will Not Let You Down", "This Hard Land", and "Growin' Up". "Detroit Medley" returns in the encores. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Rescue Me", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape.
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2002-12-11 - STUDIO 6A, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY

KITTY'S BACK / MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY

Bruce and the band guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. With the assistance of The Max Weinberg 7, and possibly one of Springsteen’s finest TV appearances.

TV Broadcast.
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2002-12-13 - PEPSI ARENA, ALBANY, NY

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THIS HARD LAND / INTO THE FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / AROUND AND AROUND

Both "My Love Will Not Let You Down" and "This Hard Land" are repeated, and the set closer is Chuck Berry's "Around and Around", only played once before with the band, in 1978. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Baby, I've Been Missing You", and "Rescue Me".

Audience tape. Available on CDR 'Around And Around In Albany'. Show was also filmed from the audience, but the resulting DVD does not circulate.
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2002-12-16 - VALUE CITY ARENA, COLUMBUS, OH

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE FUSE / CANDY'S ROOM / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / OUT IN THE STREET / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / WHERE THE BANDS ARE / GLORY DAYS - HANG ON SLOOPY / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / DANCING IN THE DARK

"Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Rescue Me", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "If I Should Fall Behind" is solo piano. "Glory Days" includes a verse and chorus of "Hang On Sloopy" performed in the midsection and another rendition of the chorus as a coda. Available from Travitz's master recording.

Audience tape of great sound quality available on CDR 'Hang On Columbus!' (Ev2). Concert rescheduled from November 9.
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2002-12-17 - CONSECO FIELDHOUSE, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / LOOSE ENDS / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / DANCING IN THE DARK

Rescheduled from November 10. Final show of the 2002 leg features a rare "Darlington County" and tour premiere "Loose Ends". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You".

Audience tape. Audience shot video of just "Waitin' On A Sunny Day" circulates.
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End of the 2002 leg of "The Rising" tour


2002-12-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

JINGLE BELL ROCK / CADILLAC RANCH / MY GIRL

Private family and Rising concert tour crew party with only invitees allowed in - the above numbers are just part of what was played.



2002-12-00 - CHEROKEE STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD, CA

DISORDER IN THE HOUSE / PRISON GROVE

Sessions for terminally ill Warren Zevon’s final album. Bruce provides blistering lead guitar on the first track and support vocals on both tracks.

Both recordings were released on the album The Wind in August 2003. The entire session involving Springsteen was filmed by Nick Read and both the video single of “Disorder In The House” and the Documentary of the making of the album (‘Keep Me In Your Heart”) were issued in 2003 and feature Springsteen extensively. One of Springsteen’s career standout studio guest performances.
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