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2003


2003-01-00 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, COLTS NECK, NJ

Springsteen gives a 30-minute TV interview to Australian journalist Peter Overton, which is first broadcast (in Australia only) on March 9, 2003 on its version of the TV news program ‘60 Minutes’.



2003-02-19 - SOMERVILLE THEATRE, SOMERVILLE, MA

DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / GROWIN' UP / IN FREEHOLD / THUNDER ROAD / NEBRASKA / THE RIVER / SHERRY DARLING / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / SOULS OF THE DEPARTED / THE WALL / BOBBY JEAN / MY HOMETOWN / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / STOLEN CAR / SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE RISING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / Q&A session includes BACK IN YOUR ARMS - INTO THE FIRE - ACROSS THE BORDER / THIS HARD LAND

Audience tape and IEM. Audience tape released on two-CD "Intimate Night" (Godfather) and three-CD "Doubletake Night" (Crystal Cat). In November 2010 "Nebraska" from this show was included on the CD bootleg "Born Again Live" and "Born In The U.S.A." on the CD "Innocent & Glory Days" (Social Graces), These are purported to be soundboard recordings, but are more likely to be from an IEM source. Complete IEM recording released in May 2011 on CD "Somerville Story" from an unknown label. First of a two night benefit stand for Doubletake Magazine, featuring the world premiere of "The Wall", co-written with Joe Grushecky. Also included are a piano solo version of "Thunder Road" and a 12 string guitar rendition of "Born In The U.S.A.".
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2003-02-20 - SOMERVILLE THEATRE, SOMERVILLE, MA

DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / GROWIN' UP / IN FREEHOLD / THUNDER ROAD / NEBRASKA / THE RIVER / SHERRY DARLING / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE WALL / BOBBY JEAN / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / STOLEN CAR / SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT / FOR YOU / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE RISING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / Q&A session / THIS HARD LAND

Audience tape. “Blinded By The Light” on the guitar and “For You” on the piano are added to the previous night’s set list.
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2003-02-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

THE RISING / LONDON CALLING

The 45th Grammy Awards ceremony. Bruce performs with Little Steven, Elvis Costello, and Dave Grohl on "London Calling" as part of a tribute to the Clash and Joe Strummer that had fans excited at the end of the broadcast. Bruce also performed "The Rising" with the E Street Band earlier in the evening. Springsteen leaves with three Grammy Awards - Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album, the first two for The Rising song, the third for the album. However, he misses out on "Album Of The Year", awarded to the night's big winner Norah Jones.
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Start of the second U.S. leg of The Rising tour



2003-02-28 - THE ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER, DULUTH, GA

NO SURRENDER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / THIS HARD LAND / GLORY DAYS / 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

Audience tape. "Mary's Place" includes a snippet of "Rescue Me". Bruce enters the stage with "I'd like to thank absolutely fucking nobody," a tongue-in-cheek response to the previous week's Grammy Awards.
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2003-03-02 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX

Soundcheck: includes WAR and SEEDS

WAR / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / GROWIN' UP / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / THIS HARD LAND / CADILLAC RANCH / ALL JUST TO GET YOU (with Joe Ely) / 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 / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY (with Joe Ely)

Audience tape and DVD. Joe Ely guests on both "All Just To Get You" and "Working On The Highway". The latter features an unusual breakdown in the middle, complete with a Danny Federici accordion solo. “Growin’ Up” is a unique acoustic guitar and saxophone version. Tour premiere of "War" on the eve of the invasion of Iraq. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Rescue Me", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". There are two complete audience tapes. One is from the left hand side of the stage (facing the stage). The second is from the middle of the floor section. The latter is of much higher quality but is uncirculated. This show had been previously scheduled for November 6, 2002, but was moved due to Clarence Clemons' eye surgery that day.
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2003-03-04 - JACKSONVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, JACKSONVILLE, FL

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / BETTER DAYS / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / LET'S GO, LET'S GO, LET'S GO / GLORY DAYS / 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

Audience tape and 2-cam mix DVD. Tour debut of "Better Days". "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" was originally done by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters in 1960; it was performed in honor of Ballard, who passed away the previous week. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", Fontella Bass's 1965 hit "Rescue Me", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Set also includes a rare "Tougher Than The Rest".
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2003-03-06 - RICHMOND COLISEUM, RICHMOND, VA

Soundcheck: includes GUILTY / LOCAL HERO

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / TWO HEARTS / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / FOR YOU / INTO THE FIRE / LET'S GO, LET'S GO, LET'S GO (with Robbin Thompson and Bruce Hornsby) / GLORY DAYS / 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

Audience tape - Bruce was joined on-stage by Richmond native and former Steel Mill vocalist Robbin Thompson and Southeastern Virginia native Bruce Hornsby for the Hank Ballard song "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go," which was premiered in Jacksonville. "Mary's Place" includes brief snippets of "Rescue Me" and "I Can't Turn You Loose". According to an Interview with Robbin Thompson in "Upstage News" (December 2003), when he arrived at the venue the band were trying to play Guilty, an old Steel Mill number. He inquired of Bruce if that was what they were gonna do, but Bruce replied that they couldn't remember it. If anyone was taping the sound-check we sure would like to hear this one. "For You" is the piano version. First "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" of 2003.
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2003-03-07 - BOARDWALK HALL, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Soundcheck: TELL ME WHY / ROLL OF THE DICE / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THEN SHE KISSED ME / EMPTY SKY

ATLANTIC CITY / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / 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 / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / JERSEY GIRL / INTO THE FIRE / TELL ME WHY / GLORY DAYS / 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 / ROLL OF THE DICE

Audience tape - Show includes a one off-cover of the Beatles' "Tell Me Why", as well as a rare "Roll Of The Dice" and and stunning solo piano "Jersey Girl". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Land Of 1,000 Dances", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Bruce takes a moment after "Empty Sky" to explain the song's "an eye for a eye" lyric. See Johanna's Storyteller for more. Released on CD "Atlantic City Night" (CC) and also on "Atlantic City Remaster" (Red Coat), and available on another unattributed CD set. Most recently released as "The Tables Are Waiting" (Uber #40), an excellent IEM/AUD mix. The sound-check exists as an IEM feed - with a lot of drop-outs).
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2003-03-10 - DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI

WAR / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / CANDY'S ROOM / THE FUSE / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / THUNDER ROAD / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / 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

Audience tape and DVD. “Spirit In The Night” is the full band arrangement. DVD released as "A Spirit In The Night" (Screwdevil), a 2 camera mix. "If I Should Fall Behind" is solo piano. "Bobby Jean" is dedicated to the 100 people who died in a fire in "The Station", a Rhode Island nightclub. Patti Scialfa is not present.
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2003-03-11 - BLUE CROSS ARENA AT THE WAR MEMORIAL, ROCHESTER, NY

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / JACKSON CAGE / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / BADLANDS

NO SURRENDER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / NOTHING MAN / BACKSTREETS / NIGHT / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / FIRE / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. Tour debut of "Blinded By The Light". "Fire" gets its only airing for this tour. DVD available "Blue Cross Boss" (Cheesesteak Productions). Patti Scialfa is not present.
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Start of the Asia / Pacific leg of The Rising tour


2003-03-20 - TELSTRA DOME, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Soundcheck: BORN IN THE U.S.A. / WAR / FRIDAY ON MY MIND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / WAR / 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 / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS

Audience tape and DVD. ”Born In The U.S.A.” (in the soundcheck and the show) is solo acoustic. “War” has one of its handful of airings. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Rescue Me", and "Baby, I've Been Missing". First ever performances in Australia of "War", "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", "My City Of Ruins", and "Land Of Hope And Dreams". CD available "Stand Before Your Firey Light" (Audio Publisher).
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2003-03-22 - SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Soundcheck: TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / WAR / NO SURRENDER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DARLINGTON COUNTY

Audience tape which finally entered circulation on the ten year anniversary of the show, in March 2013. A show plagued by lost power - but that didn't bother the crowd who clapped or carried on singing anyway. "Born In The U.S.A." is again solo acoustic. Show featured the return of "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", rarely played at the time, as well as "Darlington County".
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2003-03-25 - BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / WAR / YOU'RE MISSING / JUNGLELAND

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

Audience tape (by Audiowhore). "Born In The U.S.A." is again solo acoustic (in the soundcheck and show). "Mary's Place" includes a short snippet of "Have Mercy Baby". First ever performance in Australia of "She's The One". Concert was moved from the ANZ stadium to Brisbane.
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2003-03-26 - BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Soundcheck: I'M ON FIRE / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / HAPPY BIRTHDAY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / WAR / NO SURRENDER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / MY HOMETOWN / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / THIS HARD LAND / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / I'M A ROCKER / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape (Unbooted) - Thanks to Brad for the soundcheck info. Again “Born In The U.S.A.” is solo acoustic (soundcheck and show). “War” is played again (for the last time this tour) and “I’m A Rocker” gets a rare outing. "Two Hearts" includes "It Takes Two". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", Fontella Bass's "Rescue Me", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Happy Birthday" in the soundcheck is for one of the roadies.
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2003-03-28 - WESTERN SPRINGS STADIUM, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / NO SURRENDER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / MY HOMETOWN / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape - allegedly, does not circulate. Bruce's first ever appearance in New Zealand; he will not return until 2014. "Born In The U.S.A." is again solo acoustic.
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Start of the third U.S. / Canada leg of The Rising tour


2003-04-09 - ARCO ARENA, SACRAMENTO, CA

Soundcheck: includes DEVILS & DUST

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / NO SURRENDER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE FUSE / 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 / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK / DARLINGTON COUNTY

Audience tape. "Born In The U.S.A." is solo acoustic. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Rescue Me", "Mercy Mercy", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Soundcheck includes the first known appearance of a new Bruce composition that would later be released as the title track of his 2005 album.
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2003-04-11 - PACIFIC COLISEUM, VANCOUVER, BC

Soundcheck: includes CHIMES OF FREEDOM / DEVILS & DUST

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / NO SURRENDER / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / MY HOMETOWN / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / THIS HARD LAND / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and screenshot DVD. "Two Hearts" includes "It Takes Two". "Mary's Place" includes "Soothe Me", "The Monkey Time", "My Girl", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Both “My Hometown” and “This Hard Land” are full band arrangements. Recently, a IEM/audience mix of this show has been released on "The Uber Series Vol 1" CDR.
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2003-04-13 - PENGROWTH SADDLEDOME, CALGARY, AB

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

Audience tape. "Mary's Place" includes a brief part from Fontella Bass's "Rescue Me". Thanks to Jyrki for the setlist correction.
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2003-04-14 - SKYREACH CENTRE, EDMONTON, AB

NO SURRENDER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. "Incident On 57th Street" is solo piano.
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2003-04-18 - COREL CENTRE, OTTAWA, ON

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GROWIN' UP / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / I'M ON FIRE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. Only version of ”I’m On Fire” on this tour is played.
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2003-04-19 - BELL CENTRE, MONTREAL, QC

Soundcheck: HUNGRY HEART / COVER ME / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / LET'S BE FRIENDS (SKIN TO SKIN) / LIVING PROOF

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / HUNGRY HEART / RAMROD (with Ali Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. Tour debut of "Hungry Heart". Ali Weinberg guests on keyboards during "Ramrod". "Two Hearts" includes "It Takes Two". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Incident On 57th Street" is in the solo piano arrangement. First ever performance in Canada of "My Love Will Not Let You Down". IEM recording released as part of the Uber Series.
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End of the third U.S. / Canada leg of The Rising tour


2003-04-29 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ

Rehearsal (28/04): THE FEVER / THUNDER ROAD / KITTY'S BACK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / THE E STREET SHUFFLE / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT

WATER (Everett Bradley) / HERE COMES THE SUN (Bobby Bandiera) / I SHALL BE RELEASED (Norman Nardini) / CLAUDINE (Bandiera) / THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL (Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds, and Bandiera) / PASSION STREET (Southside Johnny) / NEW ORLEANS (Bonds) / YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG A NEW TRICK (Bonds) / HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / BLAZE OF GLORY (Jon Bon Jovi) / THE E STREET SHUFFLE (with The Max Weinberg 7) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with The Max Weinberg 7) / JOLE BLON (with Bonds) / DADDY'S COME HOME (Bonds) / HEROES (Jon Bon Jovi) / JUST OLDER (Jon Bon Jovi) / SOUL'S ON FIRE (Bouthside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / THE FEVER (with Southside Johnny) / KITTY'S BACK (with The Max Weinberg 7) / SOUL DEEP (with Bonds) / THIS LITTLE GIRL (with Bonds) / THUNDER ROAD (with Jon Bon Jovi and The Max Weinberg 7) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Jon Bon Jovi and The Max Weinberg 7) / A CHANGE IS GONNA COME - HAVING A PARTY (with all performers) / COLD SWEAT - TWIST AND SHOUT (with all performers) / QUARTER TO THREE (with all performers) / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK (with all performers) / I'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU (Bandiera)

Audience tape. Billed as "The Hope Concert," the event was a benefit for Robert Bandiera Jr., son of the local band leader and guitarist Bobby Bandiera, a longtime colleague of Springsteen and Bon Jovi. Bobby Bandiera and his band are the house band. "Water" is Everett Bradley solo acoustic; "Here Comes The Sun" and "I'll Never Find Another You" are Bobby Bandiera solo acoustic; "I Shall Be Released" is Norman Nardini solo acoustic. Bobby Bandiera plays on all (band) songs. For the all performers songs, leads vocals are taken by Southside Johnny on "A Change Is Gonna Come"; Bruce, Southside Johnny, Jon Bon Jovi, and Gary U.S. Bonds on "Having A Party"; Southside Johnny on "Cold Sweat"; Jon Bon Jovi on "Twist And Shout"; Bruce and Gary U.S. Bonds on "Quarter To Three"; and Bruce on "Seven Nights To Rock".
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2003-04-30 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TELL HIM / GREEN RIVER / WONDERFUL WORLD / RAMBLIN' GAMBLIN' MAN / SUGAR SUGAR / THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY / DOMINO / TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY / HEY TONIGHT / TELL ME WHY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / TWIST AND SHOUT

The second year of the private Rumson County Day School benefits with Bruce, Patti Scialfa, Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny and Bobby Bandiera (is is not known who played on what songs). Admission was once again, as last year (April 13 and 14, 2002) restricted to Rumson County Day School parents.



2003-05-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

SAINTE GENEVIEVE / IT'S ALL OVER NOW

Audience tape. Released on 'White Lines CD Release Party'. Springsteen's third Jersey-area performance in four days came once again at the Stone Pony. On Friday night, May 2, E Streeter Soozie Tyrell celebrated the release of her solo album, White Lines, with a show at the Asbury Park club. Both Springsteen and Patti Scialfa were on-hand to watch, and to take part as well. For "Sainte Genevieve", a song from White Lines Tyrell called "my personal favorite... the best song I've ever written," she called up "two of my closest friends" to help her out, and Patti and Bruce sang backup. Later, during the encore, Bruce and Patti returned to the stage, this time with Bruce picking up a guitar, for a cover of Bobby Womack's "It's All Over Now" -- Bruce at center mic, Patti on backup vocals, and Soozie on violin.
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Start of the second European leg of The Rising tour


2003-05-06 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / BADLANDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN (part) / EMPTY SKY (part) / BORN IN THE U.S.A. (part)

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / THE PROMISED LAND / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. Thanks to Fonz for the soundcheck info. Born In The U.S.A." is solo acoustic (in the soundcheck and show). "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You", as well as an improvised "Back In Your Arms"-like snippet in the midsection. "My City Of Ruins" includes an unusual, improvised soul opening. First ever performance in the Netherlands of "Incident On 57th Street", which is solo piano. Patti Scialfa is not present.
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2003-05-08 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / CANDY'S ROOM / DARLINGTON COUNTY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / CADILLAC RANCH / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" is solo acoustic. "Two Hearts" includes "It Takes Two" (a rare occurrence on the 2002-03 tour). Released on CD "Feyenoord Stadion Night" (Crystal Cat). Patti Scialfa is not present.
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2003-05-10 - SÜDWESTSTADION, LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT

THIS HARD LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / CANDY'S ROOM / DARLINGTON COUNTY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / THE PROMISED LAND / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / GLORY DAYS / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. Two recording sources are available. "This Hard Land" is solo acoustic. First ever performances in Germany of "Candy's Room" and "Spirit In The Night". Part of "Prove It All Night" in the soundcheck features Steve on vocals. CD "Who Will Save the World" available. Patti Scialfa is not present.
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2003-05-12 - KONING BOUDEWIJN STADION, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Soundcheck: THE RIVER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY

THE RIVER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / TWO HEARTS / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / THE PROMISED LAND / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / INTO THE FIRE / NIGHT / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. "The River" is solo acoustic (in the soundcheck and show). Rare outing of "Something In The Night". First ever performances in Belgium of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Something In The Night", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "No Surrender", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)", "Into The Fire", "Night", "My City Of Ruins", and "Dancing In The Dark". Patti Scialfa is not present.
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2003-05-15 - ESTADIO MUNICIPAL EL MOLINÓN, GIJÓN, SPAIN

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY (part)

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / MY HOMETOWN / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / CADILLAC RANCH / BOBBY JEAN / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / THUNDER ROAD / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. First ever performance in Spain of "Something In The Night". Patti Scialfa is not present.
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2003-05-17 - ESTADI OLÍMPIC LLUÍS COMPANYS, BARCELONA, SPAIN

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY (part)

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SHERRY DARLING / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / HUNGRY HEART / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. "Sherry Darling" is a tour premiere. First ever performance in Spain of "Jungleland".
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2003-05-19 - ESTADIO DE LA COMUNIDAD, MADRID, SPAIN

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY (part)

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / CANDY'S ROOM / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / BETTER DAYS (with Elliott Murphy) / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / CADILLAC RANCH / BOBBY JEAN / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN (with Elliott Murphy) / RAMROD (with Ali Weinberg) / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jon Landau) / DARLINGTON COUNTY

Audience tape. Max's daughter Ali plays keyboards on "Ramrod", Jon Landau plays guitar on "Dancing In The Dark" and Elliott Murphy guests on "Better Days" and "Born To Run". First ever performance in Spain of "Candy's Room".
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2003-05-22 - ARENA AUF SCHALKE, GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / ATLANTIC CITY

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / 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 / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. Released on CD 'Hallo Gelsenkirchen'. Thanks to Monika for the venue corrections. "Born In The U.S.A." in the soundcheck is solo acoustic.
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2003-05-24 - STADE DE FRANCE, SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE

Soundcheck: TRAPPED / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / EMPTY SKY (part)

Solo acoustic pre-set: DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / GROWIN' UP / THIS HARD LAND

WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / TRAPPED / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / BE TRUE / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jon Landau)

Audience tape and DVD. "Who'll Stop The Rain" opens, plus tour debuts of "Trapped" and "Be True". At the end of soundcheck, Bruce performs a pre-set of three acoustic songs for early arriving fans. Jon Landau plays guitar on "Dancing In The Dark". First ever performance in Europe of "Seven Nights To Rock" and first ever performance in France of "Be True". The Stade de France is the national stadium of France, situated just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis.
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2003-05-26 - NATIONAL SPORTS STADIUM, CRYSTAL PALACE, LONDON, ENGLAND

Soundcheck: THE RISING / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / THE FUSE / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jon Landau)

Audience tape and DVD. Tour premiere "Meeting Across The River" is an excellent intro to "Jungleland". Jon Landau plays guitar on "Dancing In The Dark". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". First ever performance in England of "Seven Nights To Rock". Click the link above to view a set of newspaper reviews of the show.
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2003-05-27 - NATIONAL SPORTS STADIUM, CRYSTAL PALACE, LONDON, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SHERRY DARLING / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / NIGHT / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jon Landau)

Audience tape and DVD. Opener "Born In The U.S.A." is solo acoustic. Nine songs not played the previous night, including a rare version of “Sherry Darling”. “Mary’s Place” includes "The Monkey Time", ”Rescue Me”, and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". 25-song set also includes an atmospheric "Racing In The Street" and an extended encore with both "Detroit Medley" and "Seven Nights To Rock". Released on CD "Night After Night" (Crystal Cat) and "Crystal Palace Second Night".
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2003-05-29 - OLD TRAFFORD CRICKET GROUND, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Soundcheck: LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / TWO HEARTS / LOOSE ENDS / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. ”Born In The U.S.A.” is solo acoustic. A 27-song set, including the first ever performance in England of “Loose Ends” and a rare outing for “4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)”. Released on CDR "It's Not Cricket".
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2003-05-31 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / ATLANTIC CITY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / KITTY'S BACK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / GLORY DAYS / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. "Born In The U.S.A." is solo acoustic. First performances in Ireland of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Candy's Room", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Meeting Across The River", "Into The Fire", "Kitty's Back", "Seven Nights To Rock", and "My City Of Ruins". CD available as "The Longest Night" (Godfather).
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2003-06-08 - STADIO ARTEMIO FRANCHI, FLORENCE, ITALY

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / ? / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / BORN IN THE U.S.A. (part)

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SHERRY DARLING / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / THE PROMISED LAND / KITTY'S BACK / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / GLORY DAYS / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape, IEM and DVD. Available on IEM/aud mix 'Nostro Anniversario' from JEMS/Ev2 - easily one of the best (if not the best) sounding recordings from the tour, with remarkable clarity and instrument separation. "Born In The U.S.A." is solo acoustic (in the soundcheck and show). "Tougher Than The Rest" is played for Patti and Bruce's anniversary and "Kitty's Back" is in the encore again. First ever performances in Italy of "Kitty's Back" and "Seven Nights To Rock".
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2003-06-10 - OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH, GERMANY

Soundchecks: morning - KITTY'S BACK afternoon - INSTRUMENTAL / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JACKSON CAGE / EMPTY SKY / BORN IN THE U.S.A.

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / JACKSON CAGE / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / SHERRY DARLING / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. The full show is also circulating on DVD (with dubbed audio) in very good quality, filmed entirely off the screen. "Born In The U.S.A." is solo acoustic (in the soundcheck and show). Tour premiere of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", plus rarities in "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "Jackson Cage", and "Further On (Up The Road)". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You", plus a line from "Let's Get It On". First ever performances in Germany of "Jackson Cage", "Further On (Up The Road)", and "Seven Nights To Rock". The instrumental in the soundcheck includes bits of "Countin' On A Miracle", "Born In The U.S.A.", "Spirit In The Night", and "Jungleland".
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2003-06-12 - AOL ARENA, HAMBURG, GERMANY

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY (part) / BORN IN THE U.S.A.

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / ATLANTIC CITY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / HUNGRY HEART (with Wolfgang Niedecken) / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. 27-song set, including the first "Downbound Train" since last August. “Born In The U.S.A.” is the solo acoustic (in the soundcheck and show). "Hungry Heart" is sung with Wolfgang Niedecken.
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2003-06-14 - PARKEN STADIUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Soundcheck: BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME / POINT BLANK / TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / POINT BLANK / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / DARLINGTON COUNTY / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS

Audience tape. “Born In The U.S.A.” is the solo acoustic (in the soundcheck and show). Rare outings of “Take ‘Em As They Come” and “Point Blank” are played, plus a bonus "Glory Days" to close the show. First ever performances in Denmark of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Take 'Em As They Come", "My Love Will Not Let You Down", "Empty Sky", "You're Missing", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Into The Fire", "Seven Nights To Rock", and "My City Of Ruins".
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2003-06-16 - OLYMPIASTADION, HELSINKI, FINLAND

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY / BORN IN THE U.S.A. (part)

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NO SURRENDER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / MY HOMETOWN / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS

Bruce's first ever appearance in Finland. Audience tape. "Born In The U.S.A." is solo acoustic (in the soundcheck and show). "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You".
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2003-06-17 - OLYMPIASTADION, HELSINKI, FINLAND

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / CANDY'S ROOM / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / THE RIVER / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. "You're Missing" drops out the set for the first time, to be replaced by the first full band "The River" of the tour. First ever performances in Finland of "The Ties That Bind", "Candy's Room", "My Love Will Not Let You Down", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "The River", "She's The One", "Jungleland", "Cadillac Ranch", and "Hungry Heart".
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2003-06-19 - VALLE HOVIN STADION, OSLO, NORWAY

Soundcheck: BORN IN THE U.S.A. (part) / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY (part)

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / THE RIVER / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SHERRY DARLING / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / THE PROMISED LAND / WHERE THE BANDS ARE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. First "Where The Bands Are" of 2003. "The River" is full band. First ever performances in Norway of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "Empty Sky", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Into The Fire", "Seven Nights To Rock", and "My City Of Ruins". "Born In The U.S.A." in the soundcheck is solo acoustic. Thanks to Jan for the soundcheck info.
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2003-06-21 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY (part) / BORN IN THE U.S.A.

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / THE RIVER / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT

Audience tape, note for completists out there - the audience sings a Swedish birthday song for Nils right after "Mary's Place" (thanks Staale). "Twist And Shout" closes the set, first performance of the song in 2003. Released on "Midsummer First Night" (Crystal Cat) - typically excellent quality. "The River" is full band. First ever performance in Sweden of "Seven Nights To Rock". "Born In The U.S.A." from the soundcheck is solo acoustic.
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2003-06-22 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / JACKSON CAGE / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / ATLANTIC CITY / EMPTY SKY / THE RIVER / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GROWIN' UP / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - TWIST AND SHOUT (reprise)

Audience tape, IEM and IEM/AUD mixes. Great show. "The River" and "Growin’ Up" are full band arrangements. "Badlands" sees the double ending again. "Mary’s Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Dancing In The Street", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Detroit Medley" gets a rare outing. "Twist And Shout" sees the band ending the song, leaving the stage, only to return doing the song as the crowd won’t stop chanting. First ever performance in Sweden of "Growin' Up". This show is available on the Crystal Cat release 'Midsummer Second Night' in stellar sound. Also available as a purported soundboard recording 'Down In The Gothenburg' (sic) from Social Graces, although it's almost certainly an IEM. Several IEM/AUD mixes also circulate, which go some way to reducing the sterility of the straight IEM. The only complete non-U.S. show known to circulate as an IEM.
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2003-06-25 - ERNST-HAPPEL-STADION, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Soundcheck: BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / THE RIVER / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / NO SURRENDER / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD - ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. The penultimate show of the European leg was a short one by recent standards, under three hours, but there was still plenty of time for a true rarity: a full band "Incident On 57th Street." A classical string piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ("Divertimento in D major" KV 136.) (thanks to Alfred / Polifka for that) was played over the PA while the band entered the stage. Some short pro-shot footage of this opening was also shown on Austrian TV the day after the concert. The show opened with "The Promised Land," and again included the full-band "The River" in place of "You're Missing." Bruce also dropped a good portion of "Roll Over Beethoven" into "Ramrod" for the Viennese crowd. "Born In The U.S.A." from the soundcheck is solo acoustic. First ever performances in Austria of "The Rising", "Lonesome Day", "My Love Will Not Let You Down", "Empty Sky", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Worlds Apart", "Mary's Place", "Incident On 57th Street", "Into The Fire", "Ramrod - Roll Over Beethoven", "My City Of Ruins", "Glory Days", and "Dancing In The Dark".
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2003-06-28 - STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY

Soundcheck: BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / FOLLOW THAT DREAM

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / THE RIVER / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / GROWIN' UP / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jon Landau) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Audience tape and multiple DVDs. Remarkable show played in remarkable weather. The rain begins to pours down during the full band "The River" and continues for several songs, punctuated with incredible thunder and lightning. A unique “Follow That Dream”. Many other highlights - an Italian story in "Growin' Up", the rain sheeting down in "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "The River" and an impromptu "Who'll Stop The Rain". Jon Landau plays guitar on "Dancing In The Dark". First ever performance in Italy of "Follow That Dream". "Born In The U.S.A." from the soundcheck is solo acoustic. Released on "Once Upon a Time in Italy" and "San Siro Night" (Crystal Cat). Several DVDs available, including the excellent screenshot "Blood Brothers On A Stormy Night" (brucevideos), plus many others.
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Start of the final U.S. leg of The Rising Tour


2003-07-15 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: YOU'RE MISSING / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (small snippit)

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SHERRY DARLING / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / THE RIVER / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / THUNDER ROAD / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. Thanks to Nick for the soundcheck info. Start of the now legendary ten night stand at Giants Stadium. CD "You're Missing" and 'The First Of 10 Nights' (Midnight Dreamer) available. "Born In The U.S.A." is solo acoustic; "The River" is full band.
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2003-07-17 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / CANDY'S ROOM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / GROWIN' UP / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. Fairly standard set includes "Jungleland".
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2003-07-18 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / CADILLAC RANCH / 96 TEARS (with Garland Jeffreys) / BOBBY JEAN / GLORY DAYS / DETROIT MEDLEY / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. A one off “96 Tears” is performed together with Garland Jeffreys. "Who'll Stop The Rain" opens, and the set also includes "Racing In The Street" and "Detroit Medley".
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2003-07-21 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: includes STREETS OF FIRE

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / JACKSON CAGE / NIGHT / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TRAPPED / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / FOR YOU / THE PROMISED LAND / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / CADILLAC RANCH / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (with Vini Lopez) / WHERE THE BANDS ARE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape (Unbooted). Vini Lopez guests on drums for "Spirit In The Night". "For You" is full band, and the set also includes "Cadillac Ranch".
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2003-07-24 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / STREETS OF FIRE / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and IEM/AUD mix. Includes a rare “Streets Of Fire”.
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2003-07-26 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: includes KITTY'S BACK / MURDER INCORPORATED

ADAM RAISED A CAIN / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / ATLANTIC CITY / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / TWO HEARTS / NO SURRENDER / MARY'S PLACE / MY HOMETOWN / INTO THE FIRE / THE PROMISED LAND / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. A short 23 song set opens with tour premiere "Adam Raised A Cain".
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2003-07-27 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: THE RISING (part) / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / COVER ME / BETTER DAYS / LUCKY TOWN

DOWNBOUND TRAIN / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / BACKSTREETS / NO SURRENDER / KITTY'S BACK / BOBBY JEAN / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

Audience tape. Another 23 song set, but "Downbound Train", "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" and "Meeting Across The River", which leads into "Backstreets" for the only known time, are included.
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2003-08-01 - GILLETTE STADIUM, FOXBORO, MA

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / MYSTERY TRAIN / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. A one off ”Mystery Train” is played in honor of the late Sam Phillips.
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2003-08-02 - GILLETTE STADIUM, FOXBORO, MA

ADAM RAISED A CAIN / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / RACING IN THE STREET / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / HUNGRY HEART / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. Released on CD 'Racing In The Street'. "Racing In The Street" in the set.
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2003-08-06 - PNC PARK, PITTSBURGH, PA

Soundcheck: FADE AWAY

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME - JACKSON CAGE / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / STREETS OF FIRE / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / MY HOMETOWN / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / BOBBY JEAN / HUNGRY HEART / GLORY DAYS (with Joe and Johnny Grushecky) / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD. Back up to 27 songs. The show starts with "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" performed by Nils, Danny and Roy all on accordion. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Dancing In The Street", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Joe Grushecky and his son Johnny guest on "Glory Days". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" intro. Thanks to Glenn for the soundcheck and Carlo for other info. DVD is "Take Me Out to PNC Park" from Screwdevil.
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2003-08-08 - LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: LOST IN THE FLOOD / INDEPENDENCE DAY

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SHERRY DARLING / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / LOST IN THE FLOOD / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "Dancing In The Street", "You Sexy Thing", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” includes the “Come A Little Bit Closer” intro. First full band "Lost In The Flood" since July 1, 2000, which features a fiddle intro by Soozie instead of the traditional piano intro.
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2003-08-09 - LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD, PHILADELPHIA, PA

ADAM RAISED A CAIN / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / TRAPPED / FOR YOU / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / WHERE THE BANDS ARE / I'M A ROCKER / HUNGRY HEART / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT - ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jon Landau)

Audience tape. "For You" is the full band version, and the set also includes a rare "Adam Raised A Cain" in the opening slot, plus other rarities "Trapped" and "Tougher Than The Rest". "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "South Street", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Another Saturday Night" in the intro. Jon Landau plays guitar on "Dancing In The Dark". Thanks Carlo.
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2003-08-11 - LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA (x2) / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) (x3)

FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / BE TRUE / ATLANTIC CITY / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / I'M GOIN' DOWN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / PRETTY FLAMINGO / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK / I'M A ROCKER

Audience tape and screenshot DVD. A rare “From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)” kicks off a great set. “Streets Of Philadelphia” is the full band version. “Pretty Flamingo” is played for the first time since 1978, without any story about long legged girls walking past on the street. Also included - "Be True", "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City", a full band "Incident On 57th Street" and "I'm Goin' Down", the latter by request. Thanks to Glenn for the soundcheck and to Per for additional info.
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2003-08-13 - U.S. CELLULAR FIELD, CHICAGO, IL

ADAM RAISED A CAIN / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / WHERE THE BANDS ARE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVD "ISO Chicago" (Screwdevil). Lights go out during "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", and the last "Working On The Highway" and "Where The Bands Are" of the tour.
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2003-08-16 - PACIFIC BELL PARK, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / ACROSS THE BORDER

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / ACROSS THE BORDER / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. Springsteen's first on-tour appearance in San Francisco since the famous Winterland stand of 1978. Features the debut full band performance of "Across The Border" (apart from on TV) and "Something In The Night". Thanks to Glenn for the soundcheck info.
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2003-08-17 - DODGER STADIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / EMPTY SKY

THE PROMISED LAND / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / ACROSS THE BORDER / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. Thanks to Glenn for the soundcheck info. Last "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch" of the tour.
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2003-08-28 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: LOST IN THE FLOOD

THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE FUSE / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / BE TRUE / WORLDS APART / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / INDEPENDENCE DAY / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) (with Bobby Bandiera) / HUNGRY HEART / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and screenshot DVD. Rare “Be True” and “Independence Day" are included. Set also includes the last "Worlds Apart" of the tour. “From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)” is sung with Bobby Bandiera. Thanks to Glenn for the soundcheck info.
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2003-08-30 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / ROLL OF THE DICE / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / RAISE YOUR HAND

JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / TRAPPED / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / ROLL OF THE DICE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / ACROSS THE BORDER (with Emmylou Harris) / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / THIS HARD LAND / RAISE YOUR HAND (with Marah) / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / PRETTY FLAMINGO / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and screenshot DVD. The soundcheck exists as an IEM feed (with many drop outs). IEM/AUD mix of the concert released as part ofthe über series ("Across The Border In Jersey", ev2). The IEM recording of the concert also drops out every now and then - particularly during the encores. Rarity "Janey Don't You Lose Heart" opens the set and "Roll Of The Dice" and "Candy's Room" also included. Only tour performance of "Raise Your Hand", performed with guests Dave and Serge Bielanko of Marah. Tour premiere "Across the Border" is performed with guest Emmylou Harris. The tour's final "This Hard Land" is dedicated to Bobby Muller who is in the audience on the night. "Thunder Road" is dedicated to the memory of Jim Berger. "Mary's Place" includes a couple of verses of "Another Saturday Night".
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2003-08-31 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: CYNTHIA / FRANKIE

CYNTHIA / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / LUCKY TOWN / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / TWO HEARTS / NO SURRENDER / MARY'S PLACE / LOST IN THE FLOOD / INTO THE FIRE / THE PROMISED LAND / KITTY'S BACK / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jon Landau) / JERSEY GIRL

Audience tape and screenshot DVD. Available as an IEM/AUD mix from the über series - "Giant House Party in Jersey" (Ev2). The IEM source has a few very short (about a second) skips but it's mostly very unnoticeable. The IEM/AUD mix is subsequently released on CD "Giants Game" from Godfather. Final night of ten at Giants Stadium. Live premiere performance of "Cynthia", plus the tour debut and only tour performance of "Lucky Town" and a the tour's only full-band "Jersey Girl". "Spirit In The Night" is played by request. "Badlands" features an extra long ending with the audience chanting. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time", "I Don't Want To Go Home", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". Jon Landau plays guitar on "Dancing In The Dark". Thanks Carlo.
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2003-09-06 - FENWAY PARK, BOSTON, MA

Soundcheck: THE RISING / CYNTHIA / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / DIRTY WATER

DIDDY WAH DIDDY / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / BE TRUE / THE TIES THAT BIND / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / ACROSS THE BORDER / INTO THE FIRE / THE PROMISED LAND / BOBBY JEAN / HUNGRY HEART / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK / DIRTY WATER (with Peter Wolf)

Audience tape (Unbooted). Show starts with Danny playing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" on organ. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Born In The U.S.A." is full band. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" intro. Peter Wolf guests on "Dirty Water". Thanks to Glenn for the soundcheck info.
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2003-09-07 - FENWAY PARK, BOSTON, MA

Soundcheck: FRANKIE (x2) / FOR YOU (instrumental)

DIDDY WAH DIDDY / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / FOR YOU / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / SHE'S THE ONE / BADLANDS / MARY'S PLACE / FRANKIE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / THUNDER ROAD / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK / DIRTY WATER (with Peter Wolf)

Audience tape. The entire show was professionally filmed, but apart from a montage of clips dubbed with that night’s performance of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”/“Diddy Wah Diddy” included on the “Live In Barcelona” DVD (“Night Of The Living Boss” segment on disc 2, following the “Drop The Needle And Pray” documentary), the footage remains in Bruce’s vaults. Show again starts with Danny playing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" on organ. "For You" is the full band version. A rare “Frankie” is included. "Born In The U.S.A." is full band. “Dirty Water” is again played together with Peter Wolf. Thanks to Lost In The Flood for the info
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2003-09-10 - SKYDOME, TORONTO, ON, CANADA

Soundcheck: DIDDY WAH DIDDY / DIRTY WATER / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / UNKNOWN PATTI SONG

MY RIDE'S HERE / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / TRAPPED / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / SHE'S THE ONE / BADLANDS / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. The one-off performance of "My Ride's Here" has recently been officially released by Artemis Records on the tribute CD sampler Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs Of Warren Zevon. First ever performances in Canada of "My Ride's Here" and "Seven Nights To Rock". Thanks to Lost in The Flood for the info. Set also includes the tour's last "Trapped".
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2003-09-13 - FEDEX FIELD, LANDOVER, MD

Soundcheck: THE RISING / HUMAN TOUCH / LIVING PROOF / I WALK THE LINE

I WALK THE LINE / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE FUSE / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / NO SURRENDER / HUMAN TOUCH / SHE'S THE ONE / BADLANDS / MARY'S PLACE / PARADISE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. Also available on a fantastic multi camera DVD - "3" (CTC). Tour premiere of "I Walk The Line" is dedicated to the memory of the recently-passed Johnny Cash. "Paradise" is solo acoustic; "Born In The U.S.A." is full band.
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2003-09-14 - KENAN STADIUM, CHAPEL HILL, NC

I WALK THE LINE / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / LIVING PROOF / SHE'S THE ONE / BADLANDS / MARY'S PLACE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with a fan)

Audience tape. "I Walk The Line" opens again. Tour premiere for "Brilliant Disguise". "American Skin (41 Shots)" also included. "Born In The U.S.A." is full band. A fan is pulled on onstage during "Dancing In The Dark" and is given a guitar to strum along!
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2003-09-16 - RENTSCHLER FIELD, HARTFORD, CT

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / LEAP OF FAITH / LET'S BE FRIENDS (SKIN TO SKIN)

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / NO SURRENDER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / LEAP OF FAITH / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / HUMAN TOUCH / SHE'S THE ONE / BADLANDS / MARY'S PLACE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / BACKSTREETS / INTO THE FIRE / THE PROMISED LAND / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / LET'S BE FRIENDS (SKIN TO SKIN) / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. An unique solo acoustic “The Ghost Of Tom Joad” kicks off the set. The first ever E Street Band "Leap Of Faith" is performed, along with a rare “Human Touch”. “Let’s Be Friends (Skin To Skin)” is finally played, the last song off The Rising, and not worth the wait; a lousy performance (“We’re not doing so good yet” – right, Bruce) of a lousy song, not to be played again. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Born In The U.S.A." is full band. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Stagger Lee" in the intro. Thanks Per.
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2003-09-18 - RENTSCHLER FIELD, HARTFORD, CT

Soundcheck: SOULS OF THE DEPARTED (x5)

SOULS OF THE DEPARTED / NIGHT / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / LEAP OF FAITH / EMPTY SKY / FACTORY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / LIVING PROOF / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / THUNDER ROAD / INTO THE FIRE / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and DVDs. Great sound quality and setlist. Tour premieres of "Souls Of The Departed" and "Factory". "Souls Of The Departed" hasn't been performed since 1993, not counting an acoustic performance in Somerville in February 2003. First time "Souls Of The Departed" has been played with the E Street Band - the song was soundchecked five times before the show. "Factory" is played for the first time since the Reunion Tour in 2000, in an unique arrangement, starting out solo acoustic and with the band kicking in on the second verse. "Living Proof" also features in the set. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Incident On 57th Street" is performed in the solo piano version. Final performance of "Thunder Road" for the Rising tour. Available on CD "A Beautiful Night" (Ev2).
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2003-09-20 - DARIEN LAKE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BUFFALO, NY

Soundcheck: LIGHT OF DAY / THE RISING / TUNNEL OF LOVE

TUNNEL OF LOVE / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / MANSION ON THE HILL / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / LEAP OF FAITH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / COUNTY FAIR / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / GLORY DAYS (with Willie Nile) / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. Show moved from the Ralph Wilson Stadium - and obviously the spur for Bruce to pull out the big surprise of the tour so fair with the premiere live of "County Fair". Tour premieres of "Tunnel Of Love" and "Mansion On The Hill" and a rare "Leap Of Faith" add also to this stand out show. "Tunnel Of Love" was last performed at the Oakland Human Rights Now! / Amnesty International concert in 1988 and is only played four times this tour.“Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” includes a snippet of “Stagger Lee” in the intro. Willie Nile guests on "Glory Days".
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2003-09-21 - COMERICA PARK, DETROIT, MI

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / LOCAL HERO / MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD

SOULS OF THE DEPARTED / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / LOCAL HERO / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / MARY'S PLACE / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / BOBBY JEAN / (LOVE IS LIKE A) HEAT WAVE (with Martha Reeves) / GLORY DAYS / I'M GOIN' DOWN / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. Unique versions of “My Beautiful Reward”, “(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave” with Martha Reeves and “Local Hero”. The former and latter are E Street Band premieres. "Mary's Place" includes "Dancing In The Street", "The Monkey Time", and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". A snippet of "Stagger Lee" is played as a musical bridge between "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" and "Dancing In The Dark". The crowd sings Bruce "Happy Birthday" as the band leaves the stage. Thanks to Glenn for the soundcheck info. Partial DVD available.
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2003-09-25 - INVESCO FIELD AT MILE HIGH, DENVER, CO

Soundcheck: GET OUT OF DENVER (x2) / TUNNEL OF LOVE / THE RISING / WALK LIKE A MAN

GET OUT OF DENVER / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / LEAP OF FAITH / NIGHT / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / TUNNEL OF LOVE / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / OUT IN THE STREET / MARY'S PLACE / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / ACROSS THE BORDER / INTO THE FIRE / THE PROMISED LAND / KITTY'S BACK / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Brendan O'Brien) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape. From "John Tsalikes" master recording. The first (of two) times "Get Out Of Denver" (by Bob Seger) was played with the E Street Band. Final of the four performances of "Leap Of Faith" on The Rising tour. "Tunnel Of Love" was only played four times on the tour. Producer Brendan O'Brien guests on "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "Kitty's Back" played by request. Great sound. ("Get Out Of Denver", Ev2).
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2003-09-27 - MILLER PARK, MILWAUKEE, WI

Soundcheck: THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / MAN'S JOB / ONE STEP UP

CANDY'S ROOM / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / BEER BARREL POLKA / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE FUSE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / ACROSS THE BORDER / JUNGLELAND / INTO THE FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / KITTY'S BACK / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH

Audience tape and DVD (Milwaukee Lites, Screwdevil). The show kicks off with a fantastic “Candy’s Room” where Bruce speaks the intro over Max’s drums in a deep voice. “Brilliant Disguise” is a lovely version. “Beer Barrel Polka” is Danny on the accordion. The last “Two Hearts” of the tour does not include “It Takes Two”. “Who’ll Stop The Rain” and “The Fuse” are great versions. “Badlands” sees the double ending again. “Mary’s Place” includes a snippet of “The Monkey Time” in the intro and “I’ve Been Missing You”. “Across The Border” is a beautiful acoustic full band arrangement. “Jungleland” has Soozie’s violin in a leading role in the intro. “Kitty’s Back” is a long and great version with plenty of solos. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” has “The Moon Was Yellow” introduction. Thanks Per.
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2003-10-01 - SHEA STADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Soundcheck: ANOTHER THIN LINE / ROULETTE / MAN'S JOB / RENDEZVOUS / JOHNNY 99 / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

SOULS OF THE DEPARTED / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / NIGHT / TUNNEL OF LOVE / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / JOHNNY 99 / MAN'S JOB / THE FUSE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / MARY'S PLACE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / INTO THE FIRE / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / KITTY'S BACK / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK

Audience tape and available on a 2 cam mix DVD. Soundcheck was filmed from the audience and circulates on DVD. First night of three at Shea Stadium to close out The Rising Tour. A great “Souls Of The Departed” kicks off the set, and along with "American Skin (41 Shots)" and a full band "Born In The U.S.A." you have a pretty political show. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” includes a snippet of “Stagger Lee” in the intro. "Johnny 99" is a full-band take. E Street premiere for "Man's Job". A great Tunnel Of Love double-shot with "Tunnel Of Love" and "Brilliant Disguise" in the first set.
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2003-10-03 - SHEA STADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY

ROULETTE / CANDY'S ROOM / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THE TIES THAT BIND / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / EMPTY SKY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / RENDEZVOUS / ANOTHER THIN LINE / SOULS OF THE DEPARTED / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / MARY'S PLACE / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE / INTO THE FIRE / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / PINK CADILLAC / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MY CITY OF RUINS / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Al Leiter) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Willie Nile and Jon Landau) / TWIST AND SHOUT (with Gary U.S. Bonds and daughter)

Audience tape and screenshot DVD. Fantastic opening with (tour premiere) "Roulette" into "Candy's Room". Other premieres: "New York City Serenade", "Another Thin Line" and "Rendezvous". "Janey Don't You Lose Heart" and "Pink Cadillac" also in the set. "Into The Fire" included a dedication to local firefighter killed a few days earlier fighting a fire who was to be at the show for his 41st birthday. "Born In The U.S.A." is full band. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” includes a snippet of “Stagger Lee” in the intro and features Mets pitcher Al Leiter on tambourine. Willie Nile and Jon Landau guest on "Dancing In The Dark", while Gary U.S. Bonds and his daughter join on "Twist And Shout". Thanks Carlo.
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2003-10-04 - SHEA STADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Soundcheck: I WISH I WERE BLIND (x3) / BLOOD BROTHERS (x2) / CODE OF SILENCE / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / JOHNNY 99

CODE OF SILENCE / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / ROULETTE / NIGHT / I WISH I WERE BLIND / EMPTY SKY / YOU'RE MISSING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / JOHNNY 99 / ANOTHER THIN LINE / TUNNEL OF LOVE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / MARY'S PLACE / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / INTO THE FIRE / LIGHT OF DAY / BOBBY JEAN / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED (with Bob Dylan) / MY CITY OF RUINS / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Willie Nile and Jon Landau) / QUARTER TO THREE (with Gary U.S. Bonds, his wife and daughter, Garland Jeffreys, and Willie Nile) / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA (with Gary U.S. Bonds, Garland Jeffreys, Willie Nile, and Jon Landau) / BLOOD BROTHERS

Audience tape and video. Final show of The Rising Tour. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” includes a snippet of “Stagger Lee” in the intro. Tour and E Street premiere with "I Wish I Were Blind". Also in the set: "Back In Your Arms" and "Quarter To Three" with Gary U.S. Bonds, as well as his wife and daughter, Garland Jeffreys, and Willie Nile. Bob Dylan guests for "Highway 61 Revisited"; while Willie Nile and Jon Landau guest on "Dancing In The Dark". Bonds, Jeffreys, Nile, and Landau all play on "Twist And Shout". Thirty song set is the longest of the tour. "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time" and "Baby, I've Been Missing You". "Blood Brothers" closes the tour, just as it did in 2000. Release on "Shea", "Flushing" and "Shea - Juan Samuez version" which is far superior (and a different source tape) to all the others. Available on DVD "The Last Dance" which is a 2 cam mix. Thanks to Andrew for the updated soundcheck info.
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End Of "The Rising" tour



2003-11-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

With Garland Jeffreys: HAIL HAIL ROCK 'N' ROLL / 96 TEARS

With Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers: NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME / HOMESTEAD / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / CODE OF SILENCE / FIRE / TALKING TO THE KING / JOHNNY 99 / MURDER INCORPORATED (with Johnny Grushecky) / PUMPING IRON / LIGHT OF DAY (with Michael J. Fox) / DIRTY WATER / TWIST AND SHOUT (with all performers)

Audience tape. Fourth annual Light of Day show to benefit Parkinson's. Just an incredible night of music and fun at the Stone Pony. Other performers from the night include Willie Nile, Soozie Tyrell, Boccigalupe and the Badboys, Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan, and JoBonanno and the Godsons of Soul.
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2003-11-08 - THE GARDEN MANOR, ABERDEEN, NJ

JERSEY GIRL + others

No circulating audio. Bruce guests at a Muscular Dystrophy Association benefit, taking the lead vocal on "Jersey Girl" but then remaining onstage and playing rhythm guitar with the house band for several other songs (titles undocumented).
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2003-11-00 - THRILL HILL EAST, RUMSON, NJ

PINK CADILLAC

Springsteen overdubs backing vocals for a Jerry Lee Lewis cover of Bruce’s song. The basic track had been recorded by Lewis in another studio some months earlier – Bruce merely added his parts at his home studio. Springsteen’s contribution was one of the first completed for a work-in-progress album that turned out to be the much-delayed album Last Man Standing, released on September 26, 2006.



2003-12-05 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck: SOUL MAN (with Sam Moore) / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY / R-O-C-K ROCK (with Garland Jeffreys) / WILD IN THE STREETS (with Garland Jeffreys)

HOLD OUT HOLD OUT (Victorious Gospel Choir) / I'VE GOT A FEELING (EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT) (with Victorious Gospel Choir) / JAM UP (Max Weinberg 7) / CHRISTMAS DAY (with Jimmy Vivino) / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) (with Bobby Bandiera) / NONE BUT THE BRAVE (with the Alliance Singers, Soozie Tyrell, and Lisa Lowell) / QUEEN OF THE UNDERWORLD (with Jesse Malin) / WENDY (with Jesse Malin) / WILD IN THE STREETS (with Garland Jeffreys) / R-O-C-K ROCK (with Garland Jeffreys) / MERRY CHRISTMAS (I DON'T WANNA FIGHT TONIGHT) (Steven Van Zandt) / THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL (with Southside Johnny and Steve Van Zandt) / LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN (with Southside Johnny and Steve Van Zandt) / IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (with Southside Johnny and Steve Van Zandt) / SEASIDE BAR SONG / THUNDERCRACK / THE WISH / HOLD ON, I'M COMIN' (with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers) / WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY BABY (with Sam Moore) / I THANK YOU (with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers) / SOUL MAN (with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers) / SHINE SILENTLY (Nils Lofgren) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT (with Nils Lofgren) / MARY'S PLACE (with the Alliance Singers, Soozie Tyrell, and Lisa Lowell) / CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME) (with all performers) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny) / MY CITY OF RUINS (with Sam Moore) / (WHAT'S SO FUNNY 'BOUT) PEACE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING? / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (with all perfomers)

Audience tape. First night of the Christmas Benefit shows. Some of the proceeds are donated to the Asbury Park High School band, along with 30 instruments. Fantastic show, with "None But The Brave" getting a premiere airing as might have been expected given it's inclusion on The Essential Bruce Springsteen. Also included - "Seaside Bar Song", "Thundercrack" and "The Wish" with Bruce on piano. "Mary's Place" sounds great with live horns, and includes "The Monkey Time". Guests include Sam Moore, Garland Jeffreys and Jesse Malin. Thanks to Grethe for setlist corrections.
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2003-12-06 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Show cancelled due to bad weather in the area and rescheduled to December 8.
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2003-12-07 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck: KITTY'S BACK / IT'S MY LIFE (with Bobby Bandiera)

HOLD OUT HOLD OUT (Victorious Gospel Choir) / I'VE GOT A FEELING (EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT) (with Victorious Gospel Choir) / CHRISTMAS DAY (with Jimmy Vivino) / SO YOUNG AND IN LOVE / NONE BUT THE BRAVE (with the Alliance Singers, Soozie Tyrell, and Lisa Lowell) / QUEEN OF THE UNDERWORLD (with Jesse Malin) / WENDY (with Jesse Malin) / WILD IN THE STREETS (with Garland Jeffreys) / R-O-C-K ROCK (with Garland Jeffreys) / MERRY CHRISTMAS (I DON'T WANNA FIGHT TONIGHT) (Steven Van Zandt) / THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL (with Southside Johnny, Steve Van Zandt and Jon Bon Jovi) / THIS TIME BABY'S GONE FOR GOOD (with Southside Johnny, Steve Van Zandt and Jon Bon Jovi) / IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (with Southside Johnny, Steve Van Zandt and Jon Bon Jovi) / SEASIDE BAR SONG / THUNDERCRACK / THE WISH / HOLD ON, I'M COMIN' (with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers) / WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY BABY (with Sam Moore) / I THANK YOU (with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers) / SOUL MAN (with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers) / SHINE SILENTLY (Nils Lofgren) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT (with Nils Lofgren) / IT'S MY LIFE (Jon Bon Jovi) / KITTY'S BACK / CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME) (with all performers) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny and Jon Bon Jovi) / MY CITY OF RUINS (with Sam Moore) / (WHAT'S SO FUNNY 'BOUT) PEACE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING? (with Jon Bon Jovi and Willie Nile) / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (with all performers)

Audience tape and a magnificent DVD available. A few changes from the first show - with "Kitty's Back" making a welcome return. Jon Bon Jovi guests for the only time during the stand, singing his "It's My Life" as well as joining on the Southside Johnny songs and the final encores. Willie Nile joins for "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding?" and "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town." "I Thank You" includes a snippet of "Hey Bo Diddley" in the introduction. The night’s performance of “Wendy” (with Bruce on guitar and backing vocals) was officially released (from an audience recording) on Jesse Malin’s live CD Messed Up Here Tonight in 2004. CD release "Season's Greetings from Asbury Park".
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2003-12-08 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

HOLD OUT HOLD OUT (Victorious Gospel Choir) / I'VE GOT A FEELING (EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT) (with Victorious Gospel Choir) / CHRISTMAS DAY (Jimmy Vivino and Bruce) / SO YOUNG AND IN LOVE / NONE BUT THE BRAVE (with the Alliance Singers, Soozie Tyrell, and Lisa Lowell) / QUEEN OF THE UNDERWORLD (with Jesse Malin) / WENDY (with Jesse Malin) / R-O-C-K ROCK (with Garland Jeffreys) / 96 TEARS (with Garland Jeffreys) / MERRY CHRISTMAS (I DON'T WANNA FIGHT TONIGHT) (Steven Van Zandt) / THIS TIME IT'S FOR REAL (with Southside Johnny and Steve Van Zandt) / TALK TO ME (with Southside Johnny and Steve Van Zandt) / IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (with Southside Johnny and Steve Van Zandt) / SEASIDE BAR SONG / THUNDERCRACK / THE WISH / HOLD ON, I'M COMIN' (with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers) / WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY BABY (with Sam Moore) / FA-FA-FA-FA-FA (SAD SONG) - I THANK YOU (with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers) / SOUL MAN (with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers) / SHINE SILENTLY (Nils Lofgren) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT (with Nils Lofgren) / KITTY'S BACK / CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME) (with all performers) / MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY (with Sam Moore) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny) / MY CITY OF RUINS (with Sam Moore) / (WHAT'S SO FUNNY 'BOUT) PEACE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING? / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (with all performers)

Audience, DVD and also an excellent soundboard recording. Finale show (rescheduled from December 6) and excellent from all accounts - Sam Moore in particularly fine form. First performances of the stand for "96 Tears", with Garland Jeffreys, "Talk To Me", with Southside Johnny, "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)", with Sam Moore (in its only known Springsteen performance, featuring a snippet of "Hey Bo Diddley" in the intro), and "Merry Christmas Baby", also with Moore.Thanks to Andy (and Frank) for the corrections. Soundboard available as "Christmas Soul Night" (Crystal Cat) and "Peace,Love, and Understanding" (Ev2).
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2003-12-19 - HOLY CROSS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, RUMSON, NJ

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

No circulating audio. Funeral for legendary Wall Street trader John Mulheren, who Bruce and Patti had known since the 1960s. John Mulheren’s sister (Patti Mulheren Skinner) had been the lead singer from 1968-1970 in ‘Gross National Product’, a band that had performed at gigs alongside early Springsteen outfits The Castiles and Earth. At the request of John’s widow, Bruce performed a solo, acoustic rendition of “Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town". Nils Lofgren also performed.


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