2009
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2009-01-11 - BEVERLY HILTON, BEVERLY HILLS, CA

66th annual Golden Globe Awards. Springsteen picks up the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - Motion Picture for "The Wrestler". Bruce does not perform at this Golden Globe Award show and only gives a short acceptance speech. Mickey Rourke also picked up an award for his leading role in The Wrestler.

DVD available of the acceptance speech.
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2009-01-17 - LINCOLN MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON, DC

THE RISING (with The Joyce Garrett Singers) / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND (with Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, and the Inaugural Celebration Chorus)

Rehearsal for the Obama Inaugural Celebration "We Are One" concert.
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2009-01-18 - LINCOLN MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON, DC

THE RISING (with The Joyce Garrett Singers) / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND (with Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, and the Inaugural Celebration Chorus)

Obama Inaugural Celebration "We Are One" concert. Bruce is backed by a large gospel choir (The Joyce Garrett Singers) on "The Rising". Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger and a children's choir perform on "This Land Is Your Land".

Radio broadcast (KCRW). Broadcast worldwide by HBO and affiliate stations and is readily available on DVD.
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2009-01-25 - NEW BRUNSWICK BOXING GYM, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

THE WRESTLER

Springsteen hits the gym for the filming of the video for “The Wrestler”.

Video released on Bruce's Myspace page in February 2009.
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2009-01-29 - RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM, TAMPA, FL

Press conference for the NFL concerning the performance Bruce and the band will give during half-time of Superbowl XLIII. Springsteen's first press conference since the Amnesty Tour press conference in 1988.

Televised by NFL Networks and widely available on DVD.
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2009-02-01 - RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM, TAMPA, FL

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / BORN TO RUN / WORKING ON A DREAM (with the Joyce Garrett Singers) / GLORY DAYS

Bruce and the band perform the half-time show at Superbowl XLIII. A four-song medley is performed with all songs being shortened to be able to fit the 12-minute time slot of the half-time show. Bruce and the band are joined by a horn section (of Curt Ramm, Ed Manion, Mark Pender, Richie Rosenberg, and Jerry Vivino) for the entire show and The Joyce Garrett Singers on "Working On A Dream".

Audio sourced from TV Broadcast made available by CraigWiedler and Hrubesh. Broadcast live by NBC and now readily available on DVD and in high definition.
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2009-03-11 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

OUTLAW PETE / MY LUCKY DAY / WORKING ON A DREAM / WHAT LOVE CAN DO / THIS LIFE

Springsteen begins closed rehearsals with members of the E Street Band in preparation for their 2009 Working On A Dream tour.

CANDY'S ROOM / NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / NO SURRENDER / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / RADIO NOWHERE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET

Members of the E Street Band continue without Bruce with a closed afternoon rehearsal for fill-in drummer Jay Weinberg.



2009-03-12 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

GOOD EYE / LIFE ITSELF / KINGDOM OF DAYS / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / OUTLAW PETE / THIS LIFE

Closed rehearsal. Springsteen with members of the E Street Band.
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2009-03-13 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

BACKSTREETS / JUNGLELAND / NIGHT / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BADLANDS / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / AMERICAN LAND / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / THE RISING / LAST TO DIE / LONG WALK HOME / OUT IN THE STREET / COVER ME / SHE'S THE ONE / BOBBY JEAN

Members of the E Street Band (sans Bruce) in closed rehearsal with fill-in drummer Jay Weinberg.



2009-03-17 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LONESOME DAY / MURDER INCORPORATED / NO SURRENDER / DANCING IN THE DARK / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

Members of the E Street band (sans Bruce) in closed rehearsal.

GOOD EYE / MY LUCKY DAY / NIGHT / NO SURRENDER / THIS LIFE / WORKING ON A DREAM / JOHNNY 99 / STAND ON IT / I AIN'T GOT NO HOME / RADIO NOWHERE / YOUNGSTOWN / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / SHE'S THE ONE / MARY'S PLACE / THIS LIFE / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LIFE ITSELF / OUTLAW PETE / LONG WALK HOME / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / HOW CAN A POOR MAN STAND SUCH TIMES AND LIVE?

Closed rehearsal. Springsteen and the E Street Band.



2009-03-18 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

I AIN'T GOT NO HOME / I AIN'T GOT NO HOME / I AIN'T GOT NO HOME / GOOD EYE / JOHNNY 99 / MY LUCKY DAY / NO SURRENDER / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / OUTLAW PETE / SUFFERIN' IN THE LAND / SUFFERIN' IN THE LAND / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / THIS LIFE / THIS LIFE / WORKING ON A DREAM / I AIN'T GOT NO HOME

Closed rehearsal with Springsteen and the E Street Band along with the backing singers. "Sufferin' In The Land" is the Jimmy Cliff song - this rehearsal is the only time it is known to have been played, and seems to unusually feature Roy Bittan on alto saxophone.

Various IEM tapes in circulation. An excellent quality IEM recording of the (possibly) complete rehearsal is available on four-CD set '2009 Tour Rehearsals' from Social Graces - a fascinating glimpse of the band at work behind closed doors, although it does seem that a fair amount of between song chatter has been removed. "Outlaw Pete" is a bonus track on the CD 'Innocent And Glory Days' (Social Graces), also an IEM.
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2009-03-19 - NEP STUDIO 52, NEW YORK CITY, NY

WORKING ON A DREAM

Bruce appears on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart for an interview, and also performs a solo acoustic "Working On A Dream".

Broadcast on Comedy Central.
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2009-03-19 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

THE PROMISED LAND / BORN TO RUN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RISING / LONESOME DAY / THUNDER ROAD / DANCING IN THE DARK / AMERICAN LAND / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / MARY'S PLACE

Closed rehearsal. Springsteen and the E Street Band with Jay Weinberg filling in for Max.



2009-03-21 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS / THE WRESTLER / ATLANTIC CITY / OUTLAW PETE / MY LUCKY DAY / NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / JOHNNY 99 / I AIN'T GOT NO HOME / THE RIVER / GOOD EYE / KINGDOM OF DAYS / THIS LIFE

Closed rehearsal. Springsteen and the E Street Band.



2009-03-21 - OCEAN PLACE RESORT, LONG BRANCH, NJ

634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) / MUSTANG SALLY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Benefit for the Ranney School. With the Panther Club Band.

No known audio.



2009-03-23 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

OUTLAW PETE / MY LUCKY DAY / NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / JOHNNY 99 / I AIN'T GOT NO HOME / GOOD EYE (with Jay Weinberg) / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / CANDY'S ROOM (with Jay Weinberg) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT (with Jay Weinberg) / MARY'S PLACE (with Jay Weinberg) / THE WRESTLER / THIS LIFE / LONG WALK HOME / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / MUSTANG SALLY (with John Eddie) / THUNDER ROAD / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

First public rehearsal show for the Working On A Dream Tour. Live premieres of six songs from Working On A Dream (all but the title track) and Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times (Come Again No More)”, plus the first full E Street rendition of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Go No Home" (which was dropped from the set after this show) and the first ever public E Street performance of "Mustang Sally", played by sign request (they played it once at a private party in 1979). "Mary's Place" includes "The Monkey Time". The band expands with two backup singers – Curtis King and Cindy Mizelle -- who remain for the rest of the tour. Jay Weinberg guests on drums on "Good Eye" through "Mary's Place", "Born to Run" and "American Land", including his first performances on "Good Eye", "Radio Nowhere", "Candy's Room", "Because The Night", "Mary's Place", and "American Land". John Eddie guests on "Mustang Sally".

Audience tape (FG) and IEM. Complete show from an IEM source available on the four-CD '2009 Tour Rehearsals' from Social Graces. "My Lucky Day" is a bonus track on the 'Innocent And Glory Days' (Social Graces), also from the IEM source.
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2009-03-24 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

BADLANDS / OUTLAW PETE / MY LUCKY DAY / NO SURRENDER / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / GOOD EYE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / DANCING IN THE DARK / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND

Second public rehearsal show for the upcoming tour. Jay Weinberg guests on "Lonesome Day" through "Born To Run", including his first performance on "Lonesome Day". Premiere of "Kingdom Of Days". First performance of "Seeds" since The Ghost Of Tom Joad tour.

Audience tape.
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Start of the "Working On A Dream" tour
April 1, 2009 - November 22, 2009 (83 shows)
 
THE E STREET BAND
Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano)
Roy Bittan (piano, keyboards, accordion)
Clarence Clemons (tenor and baritone saxophones, pennywhistle, backing vocals, percussion)
Nils Lofgren (guitar, slide guitar, accordion, backing vocals, harmonica)
Patti Scialfa (backing vocals, acoustic guitar)
Garry Tallent (bass)
Steven Van Zandt (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals)
Max Weinberg (drums)
 
Charles Giordano (organ, accordion, keyboards)
Curtis King Jr. (backing vocals, percussion)
Cindy Mizelle (backing vocals, percussion)
Soozie Tyrell (violin, backing vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar)
 
Curt Ramm (trumpet) (September 21, 2009 and all shows from September 30, 2009 onwards)
Jay Weinberg (drums) (some shows)


2009-04-01 - HP PAVILION AT SAN JOSE, SAN JOSE, CA

BADLANDS / OUTLAW PETE / MY LUCKY DAY / NO SURRENDER / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / GOOD EYE / GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GROWIN' UP / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / THUNDER ROAD / DANCING IN THE DARK / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND

First night of the Working On A Dream Tour. Show includes the only tour performances of "Good Eye" and "Good Rockin' Tonight", which includes some rewritten political lyrics. "Growin' Up" and "Thunder Road" are played by sign request.

Audience tapes (Glenn, Markp, Wilson66) and a remaster by Neo.
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2009-04-03 - JOBING.COM ARENA, GLENDALE, AZ

BADLANDS / OUTLAW PETE / MY LUCKY DAY / NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / DANCING IN THE DARK

Set includes a rare "Downbound Train" among six tour premieres. "Dancing In The Dark" moves to the closing slot after "American Land". "Downbound Train", "Because The Night", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" are played by sign request.

Audience tape exists but does not currently circulate.
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2009-04-05 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX

BADLANDS / OUTLAW PETE / MY LUCKY DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / SHERRY DARLING / SHE'S THE ONE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / JUNGLELAND / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / I'M A ROCKER / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS

An almost unprecedented seven tour premieres including "I’m A Rocker", one of only two performances on the tour. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Sherry Darling", "I'm A Rocker", and "Glory Days" are played by sign request.

Audience tape (Hadmyway and Wevodau).
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2009-04-07 - BOK CENTER, TULSA, OK

BADLANDS / OUTLAW PETE / NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / I'M ON FIRE / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / I'M GOIN' DOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / DANCING IN THE DARK

First Oklahoma show since 1978 in Norman. Relatively short 24-song set with premieres of "I’m on Fire" and "I’m Goin’ Down". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" is played by sign request.

Audience tape of poor quality - one for the completists.
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2009-04-08 - TOYOTA CENTER, HOUSTON, TX

BADLANDS / OUTLAW PETE / NO SURRENDER / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / CADILLAC RANCH / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / DANCING IN THE DARK

"Cadillac Ranch" and "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City", both tour premieres, are played by sign request.

Audience tape (Mysticalcrow).
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2009-04-10 - PEPSI CENTER, DENVER, CO

BADLANDS / THE TIES THAT BIND / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / DARLINGTON COUNTY / THE E STREET SHUFFLE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / RACING IN THE STREET / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS

Four premieres – "The Ties That Bind", "Tougher Than The Rest", "The E Street Shuffle" and "Racing In The Street". "The E Street Shuffle" and "Prove It All Night" are played by sign request. "Glory Days" includes an instrumental "Louie Louie" coda.

Audience tape released on 'Build A House Tonight' (Idj2).
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2009-04-15 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

Soundcheck: includes CANDY'S ROOM / LIFE ITSELF

BADLANDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (with Tom Morello) / I'M GOIN' DOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / RACING IN THE STREET / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) (with Tom Morello) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Tom Morello guests on "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)". Tour debuts for "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Raise Your Hand", and "Spirit In The Night". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Raise Your Hand", "Spirit In The Night", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tapes (JB, Markp and Scooter123), and there also is an excellent IEM/AUD mix.
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2009-04-16 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

Soundcheck: includes HUNGRY HEART

BADLANDS / CANDY'S ROOM / OUTLAW PETE / NO SURRENDER / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND / PROUD MARY / GROWIN' UP / HUNGRY HEART / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / BACKSTREETS / BAD LUCK (with Mike Ness) / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE RISING (with Mike Ness and Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS

Tour premieres of "Candy’s Room", "Adam Raised A Cain", "Proud Mary" (first appearance since 2004's Vote For Change tour), "Hungry Heart" and "Backstreets". Mike Ness (of Social Distortion) guests on "Bad Luck" and "The Rising". Jay Weinberg on drums for "Lonesome Day" through "Born To Run", including his first performance on "The Rising". "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. "Proud Mary" and "Growin' Up" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tapes (Ijwthstd and JB), remaster released as 'California Dream' (EV2) and excellent IEM/AUD mix from Hoserama, and subsequently released as 'LA Working On A Dream Night' (Crystal Cat).
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2009-04-21 - TD BANKNORTH GARDEN, BOSTON, MA

BADLANDS / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GROWIN' UP / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE RISING (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

First E Street “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide” since September 15, 1984 in Philadelphia. Jay Weinberg guests on "Radio Nowhere" through "Born To Run". "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide", "I'm Goin' Down", "Growin' Up", and "Radio Nowhere" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (Jdwtyl).
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2009-04-22 - TD BANKNORTH GARDEN, BOSTON, MA

BADLANDS / CANDY'S ROOM / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND / I WANNA BE SEDATED / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / FOR YOU / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / JUNGLELAND / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE RISING (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / THUNDER ROAD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / SO YOUNG AND IN LOVE (with Tim Brennan) / AMERICAN LAND (with Dropkick Murphys and Jay Weinberg) / GLORY DAYS (with Dropkick Murphys and Jay Weinberg) / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK

Premiere of the Ramones' “I Wanna Be Sedated”, a sign request -- the “Stump The Band” slot is in full swing. Tim Brennan of the Dropkick Murphys proposes to his girlfriend on stage and then guests on "So Young And In Love"; several Dropkicks Murphys further guest on "American Land" and "Glory Days". Jay Weinberg guests on "Radio Nowhere" through "Born To Run", including his first performance on "Glory Days". "For You" is the full band version. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. A 27 song set is the longest of the tour so far. Along with "I Wanna Be Sedated", "Spirit In The Night" and "For You" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (Jdwtyl) , audience matrix released as 'I Wanna Be' (Earlmv).
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2009-04-24 - XL CENTER, HARTFORD, CT

BADLANDS / OUTLAW PETE / JACKSON CAGE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / SEEDS (with Jay Weinberg) / JOHNNY 99 (with Jay Weinberg) / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (with Jay Weinberg) / RAISE YOUR HAND / WILD THING / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / THE E STREET SHUFFLE / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / CADILLAC RANCH / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

E Street premiere for "Wild Thing", tour premieres of "Jackson Cage" and "Rockin' All Over the World". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Jay Weinberg guests for "Radio Nowhere" through "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", including his first performances on "Seeds", "Johnny 99", and "The Ghost Of Tom Joad". "Wild Thing", "Rockin' All Over The World", and "The E Street Shuffle" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tapes (Emergetech 16Bit and 24Bit). Available on DVD.
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2009-04-26 - PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA, GA

BADLANDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / SEEDS (with Jay Weinberg) / JOHNNY 99 (with Jay Weinberg) / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (with Jay Weinberg) / RAISE YOUR HAND / 96 TEARS / TRAPPED / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / JUNGLELAND / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / DETROIT MEDLEY

First band "96 Tears" since 2003. Additional tour premieres for "Trapped" and "Detroit Medley". Jay Weinberg on drums for "Radio Nowhere" through "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", plus "American Land" and his first performance on "Land Of Hope And Dreams". "96 Tears", "Trapped", "Jungleland", and "Detroit Medley" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape, released on 'Got To Be Good' (Godfather).
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2009-04-27 - ALICE TULLY HALL, LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY

STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA (with Patti Scialfa)

Bruce and Patti Scialfa perform at the 36th annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute to Tom Hanks.
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2009-04-28 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: THE PROMISED LAND / THE FEVER / MOUNTAIN OF LOVE

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / FIRE / THE FEVER / MOUNTAIN OF LOVE / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE PROMISED LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / THE WRESTLER (with Jay Weinberg) / KINGDOM OF DAYS (with Jay Weinberg) / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE RISING (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Tour premieres for "Fire" (only performance of the tour), "The Fever" (first with the band since September 24, 1999 in Philadelphia), "Mountain Of Love" and "You Can’t Sit Down". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Jay Weinberg on drums for "Waitin' On A Sunny Day" through "Born To Run", including his first performances on "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "The Promised Land", "The Wrestler", and "Kingdom Of Days". "Fire", "Mountain Of Love", and "You Can't Sit Down" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (Bakerstuff).
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2009-04-29 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: THUNDERCRACK / RED HEADED WOMAN / LONDON CALLING

BADLANDS / THE TIES THAT BIND / OUTLAW PETE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND / LONDON CALLING / RED HEADED WOMAN / THUNDERCRACK / HUNGRY HEART / THE PROMISED LAND / STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA / KINGDOM OF DAYS (with Jay Weinberg) / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE RISING (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) (with Jay Weinberg) / THUNDER ROAD (with Jay Weinberg) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Jay Weinberg) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / KITTY'S BACK (with Jay Weinberg)

Tour premieres of "Red Headed Woman", "Thundercrack", "Streets Of Philadelphia" and "Kitty's Back", plus the first ever E Street Band performance of "London Calling". Bruce goes into the crowd to have his mother sing along during "Hungry Heart". "Thunder Road" is dedicated to longtime Philadelphia Phillies announcer Harry Kalas, who had died two weeks ago, and features a unique recording of Kalas calling an E Street play-by-play and a "grand slam for Bruce Springsteen!". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Jay Weinberg on drums for "Kingdom Of Days" onwards, including his first performances on "Hard Times (Come Again No More)", "Thunder Road", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", and "Kitty's Back".

Audience tape, IEM/AUD mix, and screenshot DVD. IEM/AUD mix available on CDR 'The Boss Knocks It Out Of The Park!' (Ev2).
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2009-05-02 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC

BADLANDS (with Jay Weinberg) / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / OUTLAW PETE (with Jay Weinberg) / NO SURRENDER (with Jay Weinberg) / WORKING ON A DREAM (with Jay Weinberg) / SEEDS (with Jay Weinberg) / JOHNNY 99 (with Jay Weinberg) / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (with Jay Weinberg) / RAISE YOUR HAND (with Jay Weinberg) / SEVENTH SON / HANG ON SLOOPY / GROWIN' UP / I'M ON FIRE / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / HUMAN TOUCH / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / CADILLAC RANCH / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) (with Jay Weinberg) / THUNDER ROAD (with Jay Weinberg) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Jay Weinberg) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Frank Bruno and Jay Weinberg) / GLORY DAYS (with Jay Weinberg)

More off the beaten track covers – "Seventh Son" (written by Willie Dixon, but Bruce is covering Johnny Rivers' version from 1965) and "Hang On Sloopy" (The McCoys), plus the tour premiere of "Human Touch". Last known performance of "Hang On Sloopy" was in January 1984 at a club gig with John Eddie. Another 27-song set. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. Jay Weinberg on drums for "Badlands" through "Raise Your Hand" and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)" through "Glory Days", including his first performances on "Badlands", "Outlaw Pete", "No Surrender", "Working On A Dream", and "Raise Your Hand". "Seventh Son", "Hang On Sloopy", and "I'm On Fire" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-05-03 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (with Tom Morello) / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU (with Pete Seeger and all performers) / WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN (with Pete Seeger and all performers) / WELL MAY THE WORLD GO (with Pete Seeger and all performers) / THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE (with Pete Seeger and all performers) / GOODNIGHT IRENE (with Pete Seeger and all performers)

Clearwater Concert in honour of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday. "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" is an acoustic version with Tom Morello; the other tracks are with all performers, including Seeger and his wife Toshi, Patti Scialfa, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, Patterson Hood, Michael Franti, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Warren Haynes, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Richie Havens, Kris Kristofferson, Del McCoury, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn, Tony Trischka, Ben Bridwell, Tyler Ramsey, Taj Mahal, Keller Williams, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Peggy Seeger, Ben Harper, Ellen Harper, Sue Chase, Bill Nershi, Mike and Ruth Merenda, Juanes, Scarlett Lee Moore, Larry Long, Jacob Silver, Tim Robbins, Miles Robbins, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Casey Driessen, Tommy Sands, Tom Chapin, Michael Mark, Oscar the Grouch, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Billy Bragg, Ruby Dee, Béla Fleck, Teddy Thompson, Dar Williams, Lenny Pickett, Abigail Washburn, Guy Davis, Eric Weissberg, Laura Cortese, Native American Indian Cultural Alliance, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the New York City Labor Chorus, and more. All performers dance onstage during the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's rendition of "When The Saints Go Marching In". Tao Rodriguez-Seeger takes lead vocals on "Well May The World Go". First ever Springsteen performance in the U.S. of "This Little Light Of Mine".

Audience tape.
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2009-05-04 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY

Soundcheck: EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART / SECRET AGENT MAN / ROCKIN' PNEUMONIA AND THE BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU

BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART / FOR YOU / RENDEZVOUS / NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / JUNGLELAND / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Another 27 song set. "Expressway To Your Heart" is the band stumper (although soundchecked that day). Tour premiere of "Rendezvous". "For You" is the full band version. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Expressway To Your Heart", "For You", "Rendezvous", "Night", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is present, but leaves the stage after "Born To Run".

Audience tape.
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2009-05-05 - JOHN PAUL JONES ARENA, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

BADLANDS / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / OUTLAW PETE / CANDY'S ROOM / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / ROULETTE / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / YOU REALLY GOT ME / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / GYPSY BIKER / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / THE WRESTLER (with Jay Weinberg) / KINGDOM OF DAYS (with Jay Weinberg) / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE RISING (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) (with Jay Weinberg) / THUNDER ROAD (with Jay Weinberg) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Jay Weinberg) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / DETROIT MEDLEY (with Jay Weinberg)

Tour premieres of "Roulette" and "Gypsy Biker", both of which are only played once this tour, along with the only known E Street Band performance of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me” as the stumper. Jay Weinberg on drums for "The Promised Land" onwards, including his first performance on "Detroit Medley". "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "You Really Got Me", "Spirit In The Night", and "Gypsy Biker" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (Lp20).
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2009-05-07 - AIR CANADA CENTRE, TORONTO, ON

BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / THE E STREET SHUFFLE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / LOUIE LOUIE / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / RACING IN THE STREET / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / GLORY DAYS

Tour premiere of "Louie Louie", last played with the band at Notre Dame University in January 1981. "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "The E Street Shuffle", "Prove It All Night", "Louie Louie", "and "Racing In The Street" are played by sign request. First ever performances in Canada of "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "The E Street Shuffle", "Louie Louie", "Kingdom Of Days", and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape and DVD.
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2009-05-08 - BRYCE JORDAN CENTER, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / RAMROD / MY GENERATION / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / THIS LIFE / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / JUNGLELAND / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / BOBBY JEAN / DETROIT MEDLEY / WOOLY BULLY

First-ever E Street performance of "My Generation". "Ramrod", "This Life", "Bobby Jean" and "Wooly Bully" are all tour premieres. First of only two tour performances of "This Life". "Ramrod", "My Generation", and "Spirit In The Night" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape - does not circulate. An IEM recording of five songs ("My Generation", "The Wrestler", "This Life", "Detroit Medley" and "Wooly Bully") circulates as bonus tracks on Crystal Cat's 'Greetings From Buffalo Dream Night'.
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2009-05-11 - XCEL ENERGY CENTER, ST. PAUL, MN

BADLANDS (with Jay Weinberg) / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / OUTLAW PETE (with Jay Weinberg) / NO SURRENDER (with Jay Weinberg) / OUT IN THE STREET (with Jay Weinberg) / WORKING ON A DREAM (with Jay Weinberg) / SEEDS (with Jay Weinberg) / JOHNNY 99 (with Jay Weinberg) / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (with Jay Weinberg) / RAISE YOUR HAND (with Jay Weinberg) / GOOD LOVIN' / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE E STREET SHUFFLE / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / I'M ON FIRE / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Premiere of "Good Lovin’". Jay Weinberg guests on drums for "Badlands" through "Raise Your Hand", including his first performance on "Out In The Street". "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Good Lovin'", "Prove It All Night", "The E Street Shuffle", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (JB).
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2009-05-12 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL

Soundcheck: Includes LIKE A ROLLING STONE

BADLANDS / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / TRAPPED / CANDY'S ROOM / MONY MONY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE PROMISED LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / THE WRESTLER (with Jay Weinberg) / KINGDOM OF DAYS (with Jay Weinberg) / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE RISING (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) (with Jay Weinberg) / JUNGLELAND (with Jay Weinberg) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jay Weinberg) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Jay Weinberg)

First known E Street Band performance of Tommy James & The Shondells' 1968 hit "Mony Mony". Jay Weinberg on drums for "Waitin' On A Sunny Day" onwards, including his first performances on "Jungleland", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Trapped", "Candy's Room", "Mony Mony", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (Travitz).
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2009-05-14 - TIMES UNION CENTER, ALBANY, NY

BADLANDS / RADIO NOWHERE / OUTLAW PETE / NO SURRENDER / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / THUNDER ROAD / MONY MONY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / BACKSTREETS / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / KITTY'S BACK / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS

First E Street performance in nearly 35 years without Max Weinberg – Jay Weinberg plays drums for the entire show, including his first performances on "Mony Mony" and "Backstreets". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. "Kitty's Back" is played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is also not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-05-15 - HERSHEYPARK STADIUM, HERSHEY, PA

Soundcheck: LOST IN THE FLOOD / GIVE THE GIRL A KISS / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET

BADLANDS / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / OUTLAW PETE / RADIO NOWHERE / OUT IN THE STREET / TWIST AND SHOUT / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / GIVE THE GIRL A KISS / TRAPPED / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / BACKSTREETS / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BOBBY JEAN

No Max Weinberg again - Jay Weinberg plays drums for the entire show, including his first performances on "Spirit In The Night", "Twist And Shout", "Give The Girl A Kiss", "Trapped", and "Bobby Jean". 27 songs, including tour premieres for "Twist And Shout" and "Give The Girl A Kiss", last played July 29, 1999 in New Jersey. "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Twist And Shout", "Give The Girl A Kiss", "Trapped", "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", and "Bobby Jean" are played by sign request. Brucebase reader Chris was present at the soundcheck, and reports that "Bruce had not yet arrived, so Steven did the vocals for these three songs. They stopped a few times during "Lost In The Flood" because none of the band members could remember some of the parts. They also stopped for a few seconds so Steven could tell Jay Weinberg exactly how the drums were supposed to be during the line "everything stops, you hear five quick shots." They practiced that line a few times. Along with Max, Patti Scialfa is also not present.

Audience tape (Bakerstuff).
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2009-05-18 - VERIZON CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC

BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / OUT IN THE STREET / LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU / HAVA NAGILA - BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / KITTY'S BACK / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Max Weinberg returns. Tour debuts of "Little Latin Lupe Lu" and "Blinded By The Light", only performed twice on the tour. "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Roy Bittan plays a snippet of "Hail To The Chief" as an intro to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "Out In The Street", "Little Latin Lupe Lu", "Hava Nagila", "Blinded By The Light", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" are played by sign request.

Audience tape (Soomlos) and screenshot DVD.
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2009-05-19 - MELLON ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA

BADLANDS / CANDY'S ROOM / OUTLAW PETE / JACKSON CAGE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / GOOD LOVIN' / LIKE A ROLLING STONE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / I'M ON FIRE / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / THUNDER ROAD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS (with Joe and Johnny Grushecky) / MONY MONY (with Joe and Johnny Grushecky)

Premiere of Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" in its only E Street Band performance. "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Joe Grushecky and his son Johnny guest on "Glory Days" and "Mony Mony". "Like A Rolling Stone" and "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-05-21 - IZOD CENTER, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BADLANDS / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / OUTLAW PETE / RADIO NOWHERE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / GROWIN' UP / I'M GOIN' DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / THUNDER ROAD / JUNGLELAND / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

"American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Max Weinberg is absent, so Jay Weinberg is back on drums for the entire show, including his first performances on "Adam Raised A Cain", "She's The One", "Growin' Up", "I'm Goin' Down", and "Prove It All Night". "Growin' Up", "I'm Goin' Down", and "Prove It All Night" are played by sign request.

Audience tape (by Bossman284, Travitz and SCB) and available on DVD (NYCBC).
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2009-05-23 - IZOD CENTER, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BADLANDS / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / OUTLAW PETE / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / GOOD LOVIN' / THE E STREET SHUFFLE / COVER ME / THUNDER ROAD / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / KITTY'S BACK / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / MONY MONY

Tour firsts for "Something In The Night", "Cover Me" and "Incident On 57th Street". "The E Street Shuffle", "Cover Me", and "Thunder Road" are played by sign request. "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. Patti Scialfa is not present. Final show of the first U.S. leg of the tour.

Audience tape, IEM mix, and DVD (NYCBC). Available on IEM/AUD mix 'I'm So Glad To Be Home!' (Ev2).
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Start of the European "Working On A Dream" tour


2009-05-30 - MEGALAND, LANDGRAAF, THE NETHERLANDS

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / SHE'S THE ONE / OUTLAW PETE / RADIO NOWHERE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / TRAPPED / I'M ON FIRE / THUNDER ROAD (with Brandon Flowers) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK

Bruce and the Band headline at Pinkpop Festival. Tour premiere of "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)". "Outlaw Pete" features a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. The Killers’ Brandon Flowers guests on "Thunder Road". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)", "Trapped", and "I'm On Fire" are played by sign request. European debuts of "Outlaw Pete" and "Working On A Dream" and first ever performance in the Netherlands of "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)". Jay Weinberg is on drums, including his first ever performances on "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)" and "I'm On Fire"; Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Three songs broadcast on Dutch TV and are readily available on DVD.
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2009-06-02 - RATINAN STADION, TAMPERE, FINLAND

BADLANDS / RADIO NOWHERE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / COVER ME / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE DARK END OF THE STREET / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / BOBBY JEAN / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / DANCING IN THE DARK

Premiere of James Carr’s "The Dark End Of The Street” and also "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town". A 28-song set is the longest of the tour yet. "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. "Cover Me", "Because The Night", "Thunder Road", "The Dark End Of The Street", and "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" are played by sign request. First ever Springsteen "The Dark End Of The Street", plus the European debuts of "Kingdom Of Days" and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)" and the first ever performances in Finland of "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "Seeds", "Johnny 99", "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Raise Your Hand", "Cover Me", and "Because The Night". Jay Weinberg is on drums, including his first performances on "Hungry Heart", "Cover Me", "The Dark End Of The Street", and "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town"; Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape released as 'The Return Of Joulupukki' (Bull) and the encores are available on DVD.
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2009-06-04 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Soundcheck: RAISE YOUR HAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / MY LUCKY DAY

WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / MY LUCKY DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / I'M GOIN' DOWN / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WILD THING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE WRESTLER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / BOBBY JEAN / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND (with Ali Weinberg) / GLORY DAYS / TWIST AND SHOUT / DANCING IN THE DARK

The band enter the stage with “Idas Sommarvisa,” performed by Nils on accordion, followed by the tour premiere of "Who’ll Stop The Rain". The final tour appearance of "The Wrestler". A 29-song set. Clarence's son Jack Clemons is on stage for "I'm Goin' Down" to hold up the sign; Ali Weinberg plays accordion on "American Land", which includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. "I'm Goin' Down", "Cadillac Ranch", "Because The Night", "Wild Thing", and "Twist And Shout" are played by sign request. European debuts for "My Lucky Day", "Wild Thing", and "The Wrestler" and first ever performances in Sweden of "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "I'm Goin' Down", "Kingdom Of Days", and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)". Jay Weinberg is on drums, including his first performances on "Who'll Stop The Rain", "My Lucky Day", "Cadillac Ranch", and "Wild Thing"; Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Available as 'Stockholm First Dream Night' (Crystal Cat), part of the nine-disc 'Stockholm Dream Box' set. Six tracks available on DVD.
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2009-06-05 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Soundcheck: DOWNBOUND TRAIN / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / THIS LIFE

DOWNBOUND TRAIN / BADLANDS / MY LUCKY DAY / CANDY'S ROOM / OUTLAW PETE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / GOOD LOVIN' / HUNGRY HEART / GROWIN' UP / THUNDER ROAD / QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / LOST IN THE FLOOD / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / DETROIT MEDLEY - LAND OF 1000 DANCES / DANCING IN THE DARK

The band enter the stage with “Idas Sommarvisa,” performed by Nils on accordion. Live debut of "Queen Of The Supermarket" (its only tour appearance), European debut of "Good Lovin'", and first "Lost In The Flood" (of two) this tour. Another 29-song set. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Bruce sings the opening lines of Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" as an introduction to "Glory Days". "Hungry Heart", "Growin' Up", "Thunder Road", and "Lost In The Flood" are played by sign request. Jay Weinberg is on drums, including his first performances on "Downbound Train", "Darlington County", "Youngstown", "Good Lovin'", "Queen Of The Supermarket", and "Lost In The Flood"; Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape, available on CD 'Stockholm Second Dream Night' (Crystal Cat), part of the nine-disc 'Stockholm Dream Box' set.
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2009-06-07 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Soundcheck: SURPRISE, SURPRISE / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / FADE AWAY / BOOM BOOM

NO SURRENDER / BADLANDS / NIGHT / MY LUCKY DAY / OUTLAW PETE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE RIVER / MONY MONY / TRAPPED / FADE AWAY / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / THUNDER ROAD / JUNGLELAND / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND (with Ali Weinberg) / RAMROD / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

The band enters the stage with "Idas Sommarvisa", performed by Nils on accordion. Tour premieres for "The River", "Fade Away" (first with the band since 1981) and "Surprise, Surprise". "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Trapped", "Fade Away", and "Surprise, Surprise" are played by sign request. European debuts of "Mony Mony" and "Surprise, Surprise". Ali Weinberg plays accordion on "American Land". Jay Weinberg is on drums, including his first performances on "Night", "The River", "Fade Away", "Surprise, Surprise", "Working On The Highway", and "Ramrod"; Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape and partial show on DVD. Available on CD 'Stockholm Third Dream Night' (Crystal Cat), part of the nine-disc 'Stockholm Dream Box' set.
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2009-06-09 - KOENGEN, BERGEN, NORWAY

BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / MY LUCKY DAY / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / HUNGRY HEART / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / CADILLAC RANCH / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / BOBBY JEAN / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK

Nils on accordion opens the show again, this time with "Vi skal ikkje sove bort sumarnatta," a Norwegian folk song. Tour premiere for "Back In Your Arms". "Raise Your Hand" is the instrumental-only version for the first time. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. "Hungry Heart", "Back In Your Arms", "Because The Night", "Darlington County", and "Cadillac Ranch" are played by sign request. European debut of "Back In Your Arms" and first ever performances in Norway of "My Lucky Day", "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)". Jay Weinberg is on drums, including his first performance on "Back In Your Arms"; Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-06-10 - KOENGEN, BERGEN, NORWAY

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / BADLANDS / MY LUCKY DAY / OUTLAW PETE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / BOOM BOOM / COVER ME / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / THUNDER ROAD / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND (with Ali Weinberg) / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT

The band again enter the stage with “Vi skal ikkje sove bort sumarnatta”, performed by Nils on accordion. Tour firsts for "Boom Boom" and "Two Hearts", which includes "It Takes Two". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Boom Boom", "Cover Me", "Two Hearts", and "Thunder Road" are played by sign request. Ali Weinberg plays accordion on "American Land". Jay Weinberg is on drums, including his first performances on "Boom Boom" and "Two Hearts"; Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Partially filmed from nearby hotel, and available on DVD.
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2009-06-13 - BONNAROO, GREAT STAGE PARK, MANCHESTER, TN

BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / MY LUCKY DAY / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / GROWIN' UP / THUNDER ROAD / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE (with Jay Weinberg) / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE RISING (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) (with Jay Weinberg) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Jay Weinberg) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Evan Springsteen and Jay Weinberg) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Jay Weinberg) / GLORY DAYS (with Jay Weinberg) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jay Weinberg)

Max Weinberg returns, but only through "Kingdom Of Days". Jay Weinberg plays the second half of the show. Evan Springsteen plays acoustic guitar on "American Land", which includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the band introductions. "Glory Days" includes an instrumental "Louie Louie" coda. "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "Growin' Up", and "Thunder Road" are played by sign request.

Audience tape (ScottBernstein). "Outlaw Pete" from this show officially released on the Live From Bonnaroo 2009 DVD.
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2009-06-14 - BONNAROO, GREAT STAGE PARK, MANCHESTER, TN

MUSTANG SALLY / BOBBY JEAN / GLORY DAYS

Bruce joins Phish on stage at Bonnaroo for three songs.

These tracks were initially available for download on Phish's website, but were later removed.
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2009-06-27 - GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, WORTHY FARM, PILTON, ENGLAND

THE ’59 SOUND

Bruce guests with The Gaslight Anthem on "The '59 Sound", the first time he has played the song.

Broadcast on the BBC and available on DVD.
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2009-06-27 - GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, WORTHY FARM, PILTON, ENGLAND

COMA GIRL / BADLANDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / MY LUCKY DAY / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / NO SURRENDER (with Brian Fallon) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / THUNDER ROAD / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK

Springsteen and the band headline at Glastonbury Festival on the Pyramid Stage. As tribute to Joe Strummer, Bruce opens with an acoustic "Coma Girl", the first time he has performed the song. First ever performances in England of "My Lucky Day", "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)". Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem guests on "No Surrender", which is played for a sign. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. Max Weinberg is back on drums for the entire show. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape, and broadcast (partially) live on the BBC, available on DVD and also in high definition. A visually remarkable version of "The River" is officially released as a bonus track on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park DVD/Blu-ray.
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2009-06-28 - HYDE PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND

THE ’59 SOUND

Bruce once again appears with The Gaslight Anthem during their afternoon performance at Hard Rock Calling.

Audience tape.
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2009-06-28 - HYDE PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND

LONDON CALLING / BADLANDS / NIGHT / SHE'S THE ONE / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / GOOD LOVIN' / BOBBY JEAN / TRAPPED / NO SURRENDER (with Brian Fallon) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / RACING IN THE STREET / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / JUNGLELAND / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK

Bruce performs with the E Street Band at Hard Rock Calling. The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon once again guests on "No Surrender", to good effect. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Bobby Jean", "Trapped", "No Surrender", and "Jungleland" are played by sign request. European debut of "London Calling" and first ever performance in England of "Good Lovin'". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape, TV broadcast and officially released as London Calling: Live In Hyde Park on DVD and Blu-ray. Audience tape available on CD 'Hyde Park Dream Night' (Crystal Cat).
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2009-06-30 - STADE DE SUISSE, BERN, SWITZERLAND

Soundcheck: includes DOWNBOUND TRAIN

BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / SHE'S THE ONE / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / HUNGRY HEART / I FOUGHT THE LAW / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / THUNDER ROAD / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Nils opens with "Ds Vogellisi" on accordion. Tour premieres of "Atlantic City" and "I Fought The Law". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. "Hungry Heart", "I Fought The Law", "Downbound Train", "Because The Night", and "Rockin' All Over The World" are played by sign request. First ever performances in Switzerland of "No Surrender", "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "I Fought The Law", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Radio Nowhere", "Lonesome Day", "The Rising", "Hard Times (Come Again No More)", and "American Land". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-07-02 - OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH, GERMANY

Soundcheck: includes GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES / QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET

BADLANDS / MY LUCKY DAY / NO SURRENDER / OUTLAW PETE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / THIS HARD LAND / OH, PRETTY WOMAN / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND / DETROIT MEDLEY / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK

Nils opens with "Muss i' denn zum Städtele hinaus", aka "Wooden Heart", on accordion. A loose Bruce tonight, with premieres of "This Hard Land" and an excellent "Oh, Pretty Woman". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "This Hard Land", "Oh, Pretty Woman", and "Because The Night" are played by sign request. European debut of "Oh, Pretty Woman" and first ever performances in Germany of "My Lucky Day", "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "Kingdom Of Days", and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Video show from the pit is available on DVD or in HD on Blu-ray.
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2009-07-03 - COMMERZBANK-ARENA, FRANKFURT, GERMANY

BADLANDS / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY LUCKY DAY / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / FACTORY / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / I'M GOIN' DOWN / RAMROD / TRAPPED / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / POINT BLANK / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / JUNGLELAND / AMERICAN LAND / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Nils opens with "Muss i denn zum Städtele hinaus", aka "Wooden Heart", on accordion. Premieres of "Factory" and "Point Blank". "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Twist And Shout" includes not only the "La Bamba" section but Bruce and then Steve singing a couple lines of "Killer Joe" in the midsection, reminiscent of the use of the song during "Twist And Shout" during the last shows of 1975. "I'm Goin' Down", "Ramrod", "Trapped", and "Because The Night" are played by sign request. First ever performance in Germany of "I'm Goin' Down". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Two sources circulate, also available as multi-cam DVD. Partially broadcast on Sirius Radio, also available as 'Frankfurt Dream Night' (Crystal Cat) and a second alternate source (Badabing).
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2009-07-05 - ERNST-HAPPEL-STADION, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Soundcheck: includes INTO THE FIRE / SURPRISE, SURPRISE

JACKSON CAGE / BADLANDS / COVER ME / MY LUCKY DAY / OUTLAW PETE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / GROWIN' UP / RENDEZVOUS / PROUD MARY / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / INTO THE FIRE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / CADILLAC RANCH / JERSEY GIRL / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / AMERICAN LAND / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Nils opens with "An der schoenen blauen Donau", aka "The Blue Danube Waltz", on accordion. Tour firsts for "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)", "Into The Fire" and the first ever "Jersey Girl" outside of the U.S. "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" features the waitress lyrics. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Growin' Up", "Rendezvous", "Proud Mary", "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)", "Because The Night", and "Jersey Girl" are played by sign request. First ever performances in Europe of "Proud Mary" and "Jersey Girl" and in Austria of "Jackson Cage", "Cover Me", "My Lucky Day", "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "Seeds", "Raise Your Hand", "Growin' Up", "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)", "Because The Night", "American Land", and "Twist And Shout". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Available as multi-cam DVD (Fedeud), and CD 'Another Carnival By The Danube' (Godfather).
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2009-07-08 - MCH ARENA HERNING, HERNING, DENMARK

BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / MY LUCKY DAY / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / WORKING ON A DREAM / CANDY'S ROOM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / HUNGRY HEART / RENDEZVOUS / MONY MONY / THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / I'M ON FIRE / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Nils opens with "En yndig og frydefuld sommertid" on accordion. "Outlaw Pete" includes a snippet of "Apache" in the introduction. Bruce plays the introduction to "The Promised Land" with the harmonica upside down. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Hungry Heart", "Rendezvous", "Mony Mony", "Thunder Road", "Prove It All Night", "I'm On Fire", and "Surprise, Surprise" are played by sign request. First ever performances in Denmark of "My Lucky Day", "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "Johnny 99", "Rendezvous", "Mony Mony", "Surprise, Surprise", and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape, released as 'We Can Make It If We Run' (LB).
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2009-07-11 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND

Soundcheck: ATLANTIC CITY / SEEDS

WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / COVER ME / MY LUCKY DAY / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / FOR YOU / THUNDER ROAD / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Jake Clemons) / AMERICAN LAND (with Evan Springsteen) / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Nils opens with "The Fields Of Athenry" on accordion. 30-song set includes tour premiere "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" and the final tour appearance of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad". "For You" is the full band version. "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "Seven Nights To Rock", "For You", "Thunder Road", and "Because The Night" are played by sign request. Jake Clemons plays saxophone on "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and Evan Springsteen plays acoustic guitar on "American Land", which includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. First ever performances in Ireland of "My Lucky Day", "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "Kingdom Of Days", and "Hard Times (Come Again No More)". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Available as multi-cam DVD or in HD.
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2009-07-12 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND

Soundcheck: includes AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS)

NO SURRENDER / BADLANDS / NIGHT / MY LUCKY DAY / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / SHERRY DARLING / PROUD MARY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TRAPPED / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / RADIO NOWHERE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / JUNGLELAND / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Nils opens with "The Fields Of Athenry" on accordion. First "American Skin (41 Shots)" of the tour. Kevin Buell can't catch Bruce's wild guitar toss during "Waitin' On A Sunny Day". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Twist And Shout" includes an instrumental snippet of "Louie Louie" as well as the standard "La Bamba" segment. "Spirit In The Night", "Sherry Darling", "Proud Mary", "Prove It All Night", and "Trapped" are played by sign request. First ever performance in Europe of "American Skin (41 Shots)" and first ever performances in Ireland of "Sherry Darling" and "Proud Mary". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Filmed from the audience and available as multi-cam DVD or in HD.
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2009-07-14 - HAMPDEN PARK, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MY LUCKY DAY / SHE'S THE ONE / OUTLAW PETE / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS - I AIN'T GOT NO HOME / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / PINK CADILLAC / COVER ME / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / KINGDOM OF DAYS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / THUNDER ROAD / AMERICAN LAND (with Evan Springsteen) / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Nils opens with “Flower Of Scotland” on accordion. Bruce raps a verse of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home" in the midsection of "Seeds". "Pink Cadillac" is played for the first time since 2003. Final tour performance of "Kingdom Of Days". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Incident On 57th Street", "Pink Cadillac", and "Cover Me" are played by sign request. First ever performances in Scotland of "My Lucky Day", "She's The One", "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "Seeds", "Raise Your Hand", "Incident On 57th Street", "Pink Cadillac", "Cover Me", "Waitin' On A Sunny Day", "Kingdom Of Days", "Radio Nowhere", "Lonesome Day", "The Rising", "Hard Times (Come Again No More)", "American Land", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Twist And Shout". Evan Springsteen plays acoustic guitar on "American Land". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-07-16 - FESTIVAL DES VIEILLES CHARRUES, CARHAIX, FRANCE

BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / MY LUCKY DAY / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / I'M GOIN' DOWN / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / GLORY DAYS / AMERICAN LAND (with Evan Springsteen) / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and "I'm Goin' Down" are played by sign request. Evan Springsteen plays acoustic guitar on "American Land", which includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. First ever performances in France of "My Lucky Day", "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", and "I'm Goin' Down". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Partial radio broadcast, on France Inter. Tracks broadcast are "Outlaw Pete", "Out In The Street", "Working On A Dream", "Seeds" and "Johnny 99".
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2009-07-19 - STADIO OLIMPICO, ROME, ITALY

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / NO SURRENDER / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / RAISE YOUR HAND / HUNGRY HEART / PINK CADILLAC / I'M ON FIRE / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / MY CITY OF RUINS / THUNDER ROAD / YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN / AMERICAN LAND / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Morricone’s “Once Upon A Time In The West” greets the band on stage. Tour premiere and sole tour performance of "My City Of Ruins" is dedicated to the people of L’Aquila, which was struck by an earthquake in April. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Adele Springsteen and Edie Zirilli, Bruce's mother and aunt, dance onstage during "Dancing In The Dark". "Hungry Heart", "Pink Cadillac", "I'm On Fire", "Surprise, Surprise", "Prove It All Night", and "You Can't Sit Down" are played by sign request. First ever performance in Europe of "You Can't Sit Down" and first ever performances in Italy of "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "Pink Cadillac", "Surprise, Surprise", and "American Skin (41 Shots)". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Several DVDs available, and audience tapes as 'Roma Dream Night' (Crystal Cat) and 'Late Night Special' (Godfather).
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2009-07-21 - STADIO OLIMPICO DI TORINO, TURIN, ITALY

LOOSE ENDS / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / OUTLAW PETE / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / WORKING ON A DREAM / MURDER INCORPORATED / JOHNNY 99 / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / RAISE YOUR HAND / TRAVELIN' BAND / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BACKSTREETS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Six tour premieres – "Loose Ends", "Murder Incorporated", "Travelin' Band", "Drive All Night", "My Love Will Not Let You Down", and "My Hometown". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. "Travelin' Band", "Drive All Night" (which was requested via three sealed envelopes, all of which contained "Drive All Night"), "Two Hearts", and "My Love Will Not Let You Down" are played by sign request. First show of the tour without "Seeds". European debut of "Travelin' Band" and first ever performance in Italy of "Drive All Night". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Available on DVD (Bruga), and audience tapes as 'Torino Dream Night' (Crystal Cat) and 'Gran Torino' (Godfather).
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2009-07-23 - STADIO FRIULI, UDINE, ITALY

SHERRY DARLING / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / OUTLAW PETE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / MURDER INCORPORATED / JOHNNY 99 / NO SURRENDER / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / SUMMERTIME BLUES / BE TRUE / STREETS OF FIRE / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / AMERICAN LAND / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Four premieres: "Summertime Blues", "Be True", a cracking "Streets Of Fire", and "Born In The U.S.A.". The accordion trio of Roy, Charlie and Nils open the show with the "Tarantella Napoletana". "Sherry Darling" is played in a new accordion-heavy arrangement. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Summertime Blues", "Be True", "Streets Of Fire", and "Born In The U.S.A." are played by sign request. The performance of "Streets Of Fire" is the first ever in Europe. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Available as 'Udine Dream Night' (Crystal Cat).
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2009-07-26 - ESTADIO SAN MAMÉS, BILBAO, SPAIN

THE TIES THAT BIND / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / OUTLAW PETE / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / WORKING ON A DREAM / MURDER INCORPORATED / JOHNNY 99 / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / FACTORY / THIS HARD LAND / RAISE YOUR HAND / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / THUNDER ROAD / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / YOU NEVER CAN TELL / JUNGLELAND / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Nils opens with “Desde Santurce a Bilbao” on accordion. "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" gets a tour premiere, plus Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell" is performed for the first time since 1974. "American Land" includes a snippet from "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "Thunder Road", "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?", and "You Never Can Tell" are played by sign request. European debut of "You Never Can Tell" and first ever performances in Spain of "Outlaw Pete", "Working On A Dream", "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", and "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape released as 'You Never Can Tell In Bilbao' (EV2).
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2009-07-28 - ESTADIO OLIMPICO DE LA CARTUJA, SEVILLE, SPAIN

BADLANDS / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / HUNGRY HEART / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / YOUNGSTOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / QUARTER TO THREE / THE E STREET SHUFFLE / LOOSE ENDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / SHE'S THE ONE / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / I'M ON FIRE / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / GLORY DAYS (with Jay Weinberg) / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / BOBBY JEAN (with Jay Weinberg) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jay Weinberg) / TWIST AND SHOUT (with Jay Weinberg)

Nils opens with “Seville tiene un color especial” on accordion. "Quarter To Three" premieres. "Quarter To Three", "The E Street Shuffle", and "Loose Ends" are played by sign request. First ever performances in Spain of "Seeds", "Quarter To Three", "The E Street Shuffle", and "American Skin (41 Shots)". Jay Weinberg is on drums for the encores, including his first performance on "Seven Nights To Rock". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-07-30 - ESTADIO MUNICIPAL DE FOIETES, BENIDORM, SPAIN

BADLANDS / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / HUNGRY HEART / OUTLAW PETE / BE TRUE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / I FOUGHT THE LAW / YOUNGSTOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / CADILLAC RANCH / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / JUNGLELAND / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Nils opens with “Los Pajaritos” on accordion. "Janey Don't You Lose Heart", "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" and "If I Should Fall Behind" get their first appearances of the tour. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Twist And Shout" includes Charlie playing a snippet of "Brahms's Lullaby" in the midsection as well as the standard "La Bamba" segment. "Cadillac Ranch", "Prove It All Night", and "Janey Don't You Lose Heart" are played by sign request. First ever performances in Spain of "Be True" and "I Fought The Law". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-08-01 - ESTADIO JOSÉ ZORRILLA, VALLADOLID, SPAIN

BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / NIGHT / HUNGRY HEART / OUTLAW PETE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / TRAPPED / RAISE YOUR HAND / GREAT BALLS OF FIRE / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / AMERICAN LAND / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

Nils opens the show with “España Cañí” on accordion. "Great Balls of Fire" premieres. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Great Balls Of Fire", "Something In The Night", and "Surprise, Surprise" are played by sign request. First ever performances in Spain of "Great Balls Of Fire" and "Surprise, Surprise". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Stage/screen DVD available.
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2009-08-02 - AUDITORIO MONTE DO GOZO, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / HUNGRY HEART / OUTLAW PETE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / MURDER INCORPORATED / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND / BURNING LOVE / BORN TO BE WILD / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LIFE / BACKSTREETS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / NO SURRENDER / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA / BORN IN THE U.S.A.

Nils opens the show with “A Rianxeira” on accordion. Premiere for Elvis Presley's "Burning Love", and the only "Born To Be Wild" of the tour. Final tour appearance of "This Life", only performed twice. "No Surrender" is performed in a solo acoustic guitar rendition for the only time on the tour. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Born In The U.S.A." closes a show for the first time. "Burning Love", "Born To Be Wild", and "This Life" are played by sign request. European debuts of "Burning Love" and "This Life" and first ever performance in Spain of "Born To Be Wild". Patti Scialfa is not present. The event is marred by overbooking by the promoter and poor organisation by security - some of the 40,000 ticket holders were unable to get in to the open-air amphitheatre.

Audience tape. Available as 'Santiago Dream Night' (Crystal Cat).
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Start of the final U.S. leg of the "Working On A Dream" tour


2009-08-19 - COMCAST THEATRE, HARTFORD, CT

Soundcheck: THE LONG GOODBYE / ALL OR NOTHIN' AT ALL / TROUBLE RIVER / GLORIA'S EYES

SHERRY DARLING / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / MURDER INCORPORATED / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / RAISE YOUR HAND / MOUNTAIN OF LOVE / SHA-LA-LA / I'M ON FIRE / BE TRUE / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / THUNDER ROAD / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / AMERICAN LAND / DANCING IN THE DARK / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA

First outing of Manfred Mann’s "Sha-La-La" since 1975. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Mountain Of Love", "Sha-La-La", "I'm On Fire", and "Be True" are played by sign request. Clarence's nephew Jake Clemons dances onstage during "Raise Your Hand". Patti Scialfa is not present. First show of the second and final U.S. leg of the tour, comprising 30 shows.

Audience tape.
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2009-08-22 - COMCAST CENTER, MANSFIELD, MA

Soundcheck: LOOSE ENDS / MURDER INCORPORATED / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN

JACKSON CAGE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / HUNGRY HEART / OUTLAW PETE / BADLANDS / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / POINT BLANK / RAISE YOUR HAND / BURNING LOVE / FOR YOU / TRAPPED / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / BACKSTREETS / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / DETROIT MEDLEY (with Jay Weinberg) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Jay Weinberg) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN IN THE U.S.A. (with Jay Weinberg) / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA (with Jay Weinberg)

Jay Weinberg guests on drums for the encores, including his first performance on "Born In The U.S.A.". "For You" is the full band version. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Burning Love", "For You", and "Trapped" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape and IEM/AUD mix 'Steve Has Many Of These At Home' (Ev2).
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2009-08-23 - COMCAST CENTER, MANSFIELD, MA

NIGHT / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / WORKING ON A DREAM / MURDER INCORPORATED / JOHNNY 99 / INDEPENDENCE DAY / (LOVE IS LIKE A) HEAT WAVE (instrumental) / I'M GOIN' DOWN / YOU NEVER CAN TELL / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / LONESOME DAY (with Jay Weinberg) / THE RISING (with Jay Weinberg) / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES (with Jay Weinberg) / THUNDER ROAD (with Jay Weinberg) / AMERICAN LAND (with Ken Casey and Jay Weinberg) / GLORY DAYS (with Jay Weinberg) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Jay Weinberg) / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA (with Jay Weinberg) / HANG ON SLOOPY (with Jay Weinberg) / GROWIN' UP (with Jay Weinberg) / HUNGRY HEART (with Jay Weinberg)

"(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" is an instrumental, played during the collection of sign requests. Tour premiere of "Independence Day". "I'm Goin' Down", "You Never Can Tell", "Janey Don't You Lose Heart", and "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" are played by sign request. Jay Weinberg on drums for "Lonesome Day" onwards, including his first performances on "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" and "Hang On Sloopy". Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys shares lead vocals on "American Land", which includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape and IEM/AUD mix 'This Is One Of The One's That Got Away!' (Ev2).
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2009-08-25 - SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY

Soundcheck: PROVE IT ALL NIGHT (with Steve Van Zandt) / HUNGRY HEART (with Steve Van Zandt) / SPARE PARTS / RENDEZVOUS / QUEEN OF THE SUPERMARKET / JOHNNY 99 / STREETS OF FIRE

NO SURRENDER / BADLANDS / RADIO NOWHERE / OUTLAW PETE / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / RENDEZVOUS / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / SUMMERTIME BLUES / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / RACING IN THE STREET / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES / THUNDER ROAD / AMERICAN LAND / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART

"American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Summertime Blues", "Two Hearts" (for a pinwheel sign), "Surprise, Surprise", and "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" are played by sign request. Jay Weinberg is on drums for the full show, including his first performances on "Rendezvous", "Atlantic City", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Summertime Blues", and "Racing In The Street". "Prove It All Night" and "Hungry Heart" from the soundcheck feature Steve Van Zandt on lead vocals. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape 'Racing In Saratoga' and IEM/AUD mix (Ev2). The latter includes the first five songs of the soundcheck from the IEM only.
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2009-09-12 - FORD AMPHITHEATRE, TAMPA, FL

Soundcheck: PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / MY LUCKY DAY / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / OUTLAW PETE / SHE'S THE ONE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / POINT BLANK / RAISE YOUR HAND / ALL OR NOTHIN' AT ALL / GROWIN' UP / JOLE BLON / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / RACING IN THE STREET / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / AMERICAN LAND / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / THUNDER ROAD

Rarities include the sole tour performance of "All Or Nothin’ At All", never before played with the E Street Band, and "Jolé Blon", last seen with the "other" band in 1993 and with the E Street Band in 1981. "My Lucky Day" returns to the set after nearly two months away - it won't be played again this tour. Bruce calls out a couple lines of "Sweet Soul Music" in the outro of "Raise Your Hand". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "All Or Nothin' At All", "Growin' Up", "Jole Blon", and "Thunder Road" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-09-13 - BANKATLANTIC CENTER, SUNRISE, FL

WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / BADLANDS / NIGHT / COVER ME / OUTLAW PETE / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON A DREAM / SHERRY DARLING / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / FACTORY / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / BE TRUE / CADILLAC RANCH / SO YOUNG AND IN LOVE / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / BACKSTREETS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / THEN SHE KISSED ME / JUNGLELAND / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / AMERICAN LAND / DANCING IN THE DARK / THUNDER ROAD

"Then She Kissed Me" is a tour premiere. Before "Sherry Darling", Roy Bittan and Charles Giordano play dueling accordion snippets of first "Sou le Ciel de Paris" and then "Hava Nagila". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Sherry Darling", "Be True", "Cadillac Ranch", "So Young And In Love", "Then She Kissed Me", and "Thunder Road" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-09-16 - BI-LO CENTER, GREENVILLE, SC

Soundcheck: DOUBLE SHOT (OF MY BABY'S LOVE) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / HUNGRY HEART / OUTLAW PETE / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / RAISE YOUR HAND - YOU SEXY THING / THIS HARD LAND / (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION / RAMROD / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / BACKSTREETS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / DOUBLE SHOT (OF MY BABY'S LOVE) (with The Swingin' Medallions) / AMERICAN LAND / GLORY DAYS / DETROIT MEDLEY / DANCING IN THE DARK / THUNDER ROAD

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" premiere, the latter performed with The Swingin’ Medallions. "Wreck On The Highway" made the handwritten setlist but went unplayed. Bruce leaps into the pit during "Hungry Heart", and ends up walking around the back of it - a regular feature during the remainder of the tour. "Raise Your Hand" features a snippet of "You Sexy Thing" at the beginning and end. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "This Hard Land", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Ramrod" are played by sign request. Last show with Jay Weinberg on drums for the entire show, including his first performances on "This Hard Land", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-09-20 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL

Soundcheck: MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / WRECKING BALL

SEEDS / NO SURRENDER / JOHNNY 99 / COVER ME / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Richard Davis and Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / DA DOO RON RON / ROCKIN' ROBIN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / AMERICAN LAND / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

The first “album show” sees the band run through Born To Run, in order, including the first "Meeting Across The River" of the tour. Curt Ramm (formerly of The Sessions Band) guests on trumpet on "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and "Meeting Across The River"; Richard Davis guests on bass on "Meeting Across The River". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Rockin' Robin", and "I'm Goin' Down" are played by sign request (the requests are moved to the encores). Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (Ademotte and Igaines).
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2009-09-21 - WELLS FARGO ARENA, DES MOINES, IA

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / BADLANDS / CANDY'S ROOM / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 - JOHNNY B. GOODE / YOUNGSTOWN / (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION / CADILLAC RANCH / THE WANDERER / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / INTO THE FIRE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / THUNDER ROAD / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS

Another rendition of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", along with a tour premiere of "The Wanderer". Bruce raps a few paraphrased lines of "Johnny B. Goode" over Steve's guitar solo in "Johnny 99". First time "Incident On 57th Street" and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" are played back-to-back since December 29, 1980. Final tour appearance of "Youngstown". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Cadillac Ranch", "The Wanderer", "Incident On 57th Street", and "Into The Fire" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-09-25 - APOLLO THEATER, NEW YORK CITY, NY

WILD BILLY’S CIRCUS STORY / THE RIVER (partial) / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / GALVESTON BAY / OH, PRETTY WOMAN (partial) / I CAN’T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN / BLACK LADDER / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / THE RISING / SEEDS / RADIO SILENCE - RADIO NOWHERE - RADIO RADIO

Taping for Elvis Costello’s 'Spectacle'. Bruce backed by Roy Bittan and Nils Lofgren on "Wild Billy's Circus Story". "American Skin (41 Shots)" is Bruce solo. "Galveston Bay" is Bruce and Roy. Elvis Costello sings "Black Ladder" and "Brilliant Disguise" with Bruce and Nils backing. "I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down", "Seeds", and the Radio medley are full band: Bruce, Roy and Nils plus Elvis Costello & the Imposters. Costello also performed Springsteen's "Point Blank" with the Imposters. Plenty of discussion between Costello and Springsteen.

Show was broadcast in two one-hour segments on the Sundance channel on January 20 and 27, 2010 and officially released on DVD and Blu-ray as Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (Season 2).
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2009-09-30 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: WRECKING BALL / LAST TO DIE / LONG WALK HOME

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / INTO THE FIRE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / RAISE YOUR HAND - YOU SEXY THING / THE E STREET SHUFFLE (with Curt Ramm) / GROWIN' UP / AMERICAN LAND (with Willie Nile) / DANCING IN THE DARK (with Willie Nile) / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) (with Willie Nile) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

First night at Giants Stadium, another Born To Run album performance. New song “Wrecking Ball” is in honor of the soon to be demolished Giants Stadium. "Raise Your Hand" again includes a few lines from "You Sexy Thing". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "The E Street Shuffle" and "Growin' Up", complete with a story about Bruce's birthday nightmare, are played by sign request. Curt Ramm is on trumpet for a few songs and will guest at all remaining shows on the tour. Willie Nile guests on guitar and backing vocals during the encore. Longest show of the tour to date. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (Bakerstuff, Bossman284 & Soomlos) and DVD available (NYCBC).
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2009-10-02 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: LAST TO DIE / WRECKING BALL / LONG WALK HOME / STREETS OF FIRE / FACTORY

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NO SURRENDER / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / BADLANDS / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / CANDY'S ROOM / RACING IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / FACTORY / STREETS OF FIRE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / I'M GOIN' DOWN / BE TRUE / JAILHOUSE ROCK / THUNDER ROAD / LONG WALK HOME / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / CADILLAC RANCH / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm, Ed Manion, Art Baron, and Larry Eagle) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Darkness On The Edge Of Town is the album of choice tonight. "Jailhouse Rock" and "Long Walk Home" are tour premieres. "I'm Goin' Down", "Be True", "Jailhouse Rock", "Cadillac Ranch", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" are played by sign request. Jay Weinberg drums on "Born To Run". Curt Ramm plays trumpet on "Wrecking Ball", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", and "American Land", the last of which also features guest appearances from Sessions Band members Ed Manion on saxophone, Art Baron on pennywhistle, and Larry Eagle on washboard and a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (Bossman284) available as 'Rockin’ Down The Giants' (Godfather) and IEM. DVD available (NYCBC). In December 2010 the ten Darkness On The Edge Of Town tracks were released on CD "Darkness At Giants Stadium" (Social Graces) from an excellent IEM recording. The entire show (combined with the next night) is released on the same label in May 2012 as part of six-CD set 'Giants Stadium 2009'. Marketed as soundboard sourced, but it is actually an IEM. Video and audio of "Wrecking Ball" are officially released - audio via iTunes in the US and as a limited edition (US and Europe) 10" single for Record Store Day in April 2010, and video as an accompaniment to the iTunes single and a bonus track on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park DVD and Blu-ray. The video is edited by Chris Hilson and Thom Zimny, and uses some footage from other nights in the Giants Stadium stand.
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2009-10-03 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: DOWNBOUND TRAIN / MY HOMETOWN / WRECKING BALL

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / COVER ME / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK / MY HOMETOWN / THE PROMISED LAND / LAST TO DIE (with Curt Ramm) / LONG WALK HOME / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / JERSEY GIRL / KITTY'S BACK (with Curt Ramm) / DETROIT MEDLEY (with Curt Ramm) / AMERICAN LAND (with Jeremy Chatzky and Curt Ramm) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THUNDER ROAD

Night three sees Born In The U.S.A. performed. "Last To Die" is a tour premiere. "Jersey Girl" is played by sign request. Along with Curt Ramm on trumpet, "American Land" features his Sessions Band bandmate Jeremy Chatzky on upright bass, and includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape (Bossman284), IEM and DVDs available (NYCBC and CBG 21st Century Master Video Series Vol.23). An IEM recording of just the album performance is available on CD 'Innocent And Glory Days' (Social Graces). The entire show (combined with the previous night) is released on the same label in May 2012 as part of six-CD set 'Giants Stadium 2009'. Marketed as soundboard sourced, but it is actually an IEM.
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2009-10-08 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: WRECKING BALL / THE TIES THAT BIND / HUMAN TOUCH

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Jake Clemons, Ed Manion, and Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / HUMAN TOUCH / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / TWIST AND SHOUT

Album performance is Born To Run. "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" and "My Love Will Not Let You Down" are played by sign request. Curt Ramm is joined by his Sessions Band bandmate Ed Manion and Clarence's nephew Jake Clemons to create a horn section for "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out". "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" features the waitress lyrics. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Patti Scialfa returns to the stage for the first time since Bonnaroo.

Audience tape. DVD available (NYCBC).
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2009-10-09 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: BORN IN THE U.S.A. / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / LAST TO DIE / INTO THE FIRE

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / BADLANDS / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / COVER ME / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK / MY HOMETOWN / TOUGHER THAN THE REST (with Curt Ramm) / THE PROMISED LAND / LAST TO DIE (with Curt Ramm) / LONG WALK HOME / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN (with Jay Weinberg) / RAISE YOUR HAND - YOU SEXY THING / THE LAST TIME / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / KITTY'S BACK (with Curt Ramm) / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / JERSEY GIRL

Final Giants Stadium show and a 31-song set, including the Born In The U.S.A. album. The Rolling Stones’ “The Last Time” gets a fitting premiere, last seen on the final night of the Darkness Tour in 1979, played by sign request. Jay Weinberg on drums for "Born To Run". "Raise Your Hand" includes a few lines from "You Sexy Thing". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection.

Audience tape. DVD available (NYCBC).
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2009-10-13 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: includes SEASIDE BAR SONG

SEASIDE BAR SONG (with Curt Ramm) / WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / OUT IN THE STREET / OUTLAW PETE / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / LITTLE BIT O' SOUL / THE FEVER (with Curt Ramm) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / LAST TO DIE (with Curt Ramm) / LONG WALK HOME / THE RISING / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / THIS HARD LAND / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Full performance of Born To Run. Tour premieres of "Seaside Bar Song" (last performed with the band in 1973) and "Little Bit O’ Soul" (by The Music Explosion, a success in 1967). Great version of "The Fever", with Curt Ramm on trumpet. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Little Bit O' Soul", "The Fever", and "Because The Night" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape. Partially filmed, available on DVD.
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2009-10-14 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: WHAT LOVE CAN DO / THUNDERCRACK

THUNDERCRACK (with Curt Ramm) / THE TIES THAT BIND / WHAT LOVE CAN DO / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / BADLANDS / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / CANDY'S ROOM / RACING IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / FACTORY / STREETS OF FIRE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SHERRY DARLING / HUMAN TOUCH / LONG WALK HOME / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / DETROIT MEDLEY (with Curt Ramm) / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm)

Full performance of Darkness On The Edge Of Town. Debut of "What Love Can Do", the only tour appearance of the song. "Outlaw Pete" is dropped for the first time this tour. Final tour appearance of "Racing In The Street". "Sherry Darling" and "Ramrod" are played by sign request. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Curt Ramm plays a snippet of "Gonna Fly Now" on trumpet as a lead-in to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)".

Audience tape. Available on DVD (Jerseyboy).
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2009-10-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) / CADILLAC RANCH / COVER ME / TWO HEARTS / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / IT TAKES TWO (with Patti Scialfa) / RENDEZVOUS / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / SUGAR, SUGAR / TELL HIM (with Patti Scialfa) / TIME IS ON MY SIDE (with Patti Scialfa) / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / THE FEVER (with Southside Johnny) / TALK TO ME (with Southside Johnny) / DANCING IN THE DARK / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY (with Patti Scialfa) / DARLINGTON COUNTY / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / MAN'S JOB / PINK CADILLAC / HAVING A PARTY (with Southside Johnny) / DETROIT MEDLEY / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / GLORY DAYS / TWIST AND SHOUT / THUNDER ROAD

A benefit for Bruce’s son’s school. Bruce is backed by Bobby Bandiera’s band. Patti Scialfa and Southside Johnny each take lead vocals on several numbers. Wrapping up the night is a solo acoustic "Thunder Road".



2009-10-19 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: SEASIDE BAR SONG / BISHOP DANCED / LOST IN THE FLOOD / WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM

WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / RAISE YOUR HAND - YOU SEXY THING (with Curt Ramm) / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / I WANNA MARRY YOU / ALL SHOOK UP - BLUE SUEDE SHOES (with "Elvis") / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / BOBBY JEAN / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm) / YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN

Born To Run performed. Tour premieres of "When You Walk In The Room" opens, last played way back in 1976; "I Wanna Marry You", last performed by E Street in 1981 and "All Shook Up" (and a brief "Blue Suede Shoes"), featuring onstage area Elvis-impersonator Nick Ferraro, white suit and all. "Raise Your Hand" again includes a bit of "You Sexy Thing". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" again includes Curt Ramm's "Gonna Fly Now" introduction. "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" and "All Shook Up" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape and available on DVD (NYCBC).
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2009-10-20 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: Includes THE PRICE YOU PAY

THE PRICE YOU PAY (with Curt Ramm) / WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / OUT IN THE STREET / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / COVER ME / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / DANCING IN THE DARK / MY HOMETOWN / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / LONG WALK HOME / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Curt Ramm) / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (with Vini Lopez) / LOOSE ENDS / KITTY'S BACK (with Curt Ramm) / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THUNDER ROAD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm)

Born In The U.S.A. performed. At last it’s here: "The Price You Pay", last heard in May 1981. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" is a performance for the ages, last played in 1977. After missing the next show, "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" will remain a set regular for the remainder of the tour. The Drifters’ "Save The Last Dance For Me" is the final premiere of the night. Vini Lopez guests on drums on "Spirit in the Night". Longest show of the tour so far, at 3hrs 20mins. Springsteen's final show at the Spectrum before demolition - he performed in the arena 32 times going back to 1973, when he was booed off stage. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" and "Loose Ends" are played by sign request. Bruce's mother Adele joins him for a dance during "Dancing In The Dark" while Curt Ramm lends trumpet to "The Price You Pay", "Wrecking Ball", "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher", "Kitty's Back", "American Land" and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" (again with the "Gonna Fly Now" introduction). "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape and IEM/AUD mix available on CDR 'So Darlin', Save The Last Dance For...The Spectrum!' (Ev2). Also available on DVD (NYCBC). Audience recording 'A Dream Where Everything Goes Right' (Godfather) also circulates.
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2009-10-25 - SCOTTRADE CENTER, ST. LOUIS, MO

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / SEEDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / THE PROMISED LAND / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / FOR YOU / RAISE YOUR HAND (instrumental) / ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN (with Curt Ramm) / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / DETROIT MEDLEY (with Curt Ramm) / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm)

Born To Run album is performed and "Roll Over Beethoven" is a tour premiere. "For You" is the solo piano version. "American Land" includes a snippet from "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" features a trumpet lead-in by Curt Ramm. "Roll Over Beethoven", "Surprise, Surprise", and "Detroit Medley" are played by sign request. Patti Scialfa is not present.

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2009-10-26 - SPRINT CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO

Soundcheck: BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DOWNBOUND TRAIN

Show cancelled at last minute due to the death of Lenny Sullivan, assistant tour manager and Bruce's cousin. Show was scheduled to feature Born In The U.S.A.
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2009-10-29 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / HOLD ON, I'M COMIN' (with Sam Moore) / SOUL MAN (with Sam Moore) / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD (with Tom Morello) / FORTUNATE SON (with John Fogerty) / PROUD MARY (with John Fogerty) / OH, PRETTY WOMAN (with John Fogerty) / JUNGLELAND / A FINE FINE BOY (GIRL) (with Darlene Love) / DA DOO RON RON (with Darlene Love) / LONDON CALLING (with Tom Morello) / BADLANDS (with Tom Morello) / YOU MAY BE RIGHT (with Billy Joel) / ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG (with Billy Joel) / NEW YORK STATE OF MIND (with Billy Joel) / BORN TO RUN (with Billy Joel) / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with all, plus Jackson Browne and Peter Wolf)

Bruce and the E Street Band headline the first night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concerts.

Partially broadcast on HBO, and released on DVD / Blu-ray and CD The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts. The CD includes "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", "Fortunate Son", "Oh, Pretty Woman", "Jungleland", "A Fine Fine Boy", "London Calling", "New York State Of Mind", "Born To Run", and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher"; the DVD includes those songs plus "Hold On, I'm Comin'" and "Soul Man". Audience tape of the entire set is also available.
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2009-10-30 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

BECAUSE THE NIGHT (with Patti Smith) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT (with Patti Smith) / I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Bruce and Roy Bittan guest with U2 on the second night of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 25th anniversary concerts. Two takes of "Because The Night", performed with Patti Smith, are required after a shambolic first attempt.
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2009-11-02 - VERIZON CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC

OUTLAW PETE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / STAND ON IT / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / GROWIN' UP / PINK CADILLAC (with Curt Ramm) / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / NO SURRENDER / AMERICAN LAND (with Ali Weinberg and Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm) / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Curt Ramm)

Show opener "Outlaw Pete" dedicated to Lenny Sullivan. Born To Run album is performed. Sign request "Stand On It" is a tour premiere. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" returns and remains a staple throughout the rest of the tour. "Stand On It", "Growin' Up", and "Pink Cadillac" are played by sign request. Ali Weinberg plays accordion on "American Land". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape which is not known to currently circulate.
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2009-11-03 - TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA, CHARLOTTE, NC

SEEDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / I FOUGHT THE LAW / SHERRY DARLING / SO YOUNG AND IN LOVE (with Curt Ramm) / BROWN EYED GIRL / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND (with Frank Bruno and Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm) / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Curt Ramm)

Born To Run album is performed. Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" is a premiere, never before played. "Seeds" opens the set, followed by local special "Darlington County". Sign requests include the third and final "I Fought The Law" of the tour. "Sherry Darling" features Roy, Charlie and Nils on accordions. "I Fought The Law", "Sherry Darling", "So Young And In Love", and "Brown Eyed Girl" are played by sign request. Curt Ramm adds trumpet to "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "Meeting Across The River", "So Young And In Love", "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher" and "American Land", which also features his Sessions Band bandmate "Cousin" Frank Bruno Jr.. Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape, does not currently circulate.
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2009-11-04 - TOWN HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

THIS HARD LAND / BORN TO RUN / THE RISING

Stand Up For Heroes Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Short acoustic set plus a few jokes (the event was part of the New York Comedy Festival). Following the set Bruce's Takamine guitar is auctioned, along with four tickets to see the band at Madison Square Garden. Elvis Costello bid $20,000 for the guitar, but eventual victor is Law and Order actress Mariska Hargitay, who bid $50,000.
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2009-11-07 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

THUNDERCRACK (with Curt Ramm) / SEEDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THE E STREET SHUFFLE (with Curt Ramm and horns) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / KITTY'S BACK (with Curt Ramm and horns) / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / NEW YORK CITY SERENADE (with Richard Blackwell and strings) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / RAISE YOUR HAND - YOU SEXY THING (with Curt Ramm) / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / GLORY DAYS / HUMAN TOUCH / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND (with Sam Bardfeld and Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Elvis Costello, Richard Blackwell, Curt Ramm, and horns)

The Wild, the Innocent & The E Street Shuffle is the album choice – and a great performance. Premieres of "Wild Billy's Circus Story" and a stunning "New York City Serenade". "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" and "Glory Days" are played by sign request. A five-piece horn section guests on "The E Street Shuffle", "Kitty's Back" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher". An eight-piece string section, led by the Sessions Band's Sam Bardfeld (who also plays violin on "American Land"), and Richard Blackwell on conga guest on "New York City Serenade". Elvis Costello guests on "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher". while Curt Ramm lends trumpet to "Thundercrack", "The E Street Shuffle", "Kitty's Back", "Raise Your Hand", "Wrecking Ball", "American Land" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher". "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" features the waitress lyrics. "Raise Your Hand" again features a bit of "You Sexy Thing". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection.

Audience tape and IEM. Full album portion is available as a audience matrix released as 'MSG Shuffle' (Brucetapes). Audience tape released as 'New York City First Dream Night' (Crystal Cat), part of the six-disc 'New York City Dream Box' set and later released as an IEM / Audience mix on 'New York City First Dream Night (2nd Edition)' (Crystal Cat). Partial IEM available on CD 'Innocent And Glory Days' (Social Graces) - this is solely the album portion of the show but the sound quality is excellent and a must-have. In August 2012 a soundboard recording (claimed and by and large accepted) of this show and the next night was released on six-CD set 'Madison Square Garden 2009' (No label listed). Show also available on DVD.
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2009-11-08 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Soundcheck: includes CRUSH ON YOU

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / THE TIES THAT BIND / SHERRY DARLING / JACKSON CAGE / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / INDEPENDENCE DAY / HUNGRY HEART / OUT IN THE STREET / CRUSH ON YOU / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / I WANNA MARRY YOU / THE RIVER / POINT BLANK / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M A ROCKER (with Curt Ramm) / FADE AWAY / STOLEN CAR / RAMROD / THE PRICE YOU PAY / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / ATLANTIC CITY / BADLANDS / BORN TO RUN / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / SWEET SOUL MUSIC (with Curt Ramm) / NO SURRENDER / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Curt Ramm)

The River is performed in its entirety and is a stunning performance. "Crush On You", "Stolen Car" and "Wreck On The Highway" are tour premieres, along with "Sweet Soul Music" and "Can't Help Falling In Love". Only Working On A Dream Tour concert to not include the album's title song. Bruce repeats a line from "Cover Me" during the outro to "Point Blank". "American Land" features a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Atlantic City", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Can't Help Falling In Love" are played by sign request. Curt Ramm plays trumpet on "Wrecking Ball", "I'm A Rocker", "Sweet Soul Music", "American Land", and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher".

Audience tape and IEM/AUD mixes from Hoserama. Audience tape is released as 'New York City Second Dream Night' (Crystal Cat), part of the six-disc 'New York City Dream Box' set, also released as 'Into The River We Dive' (Godfather) Two editions of both before mentioned releases circulate – the original audience tape and a subsequent re-issue with the IEM/AUD mix. Make sure you get the right ones. In August 2012 a soundboard recording (many labels use the catch-all term "soundboard" to describe recordings that are in fact IEM or ALD sourced. The sound quality of this source is indeed very high, but it is unlikely to be a true soundboard) of this show and the previous night is released on the six-CD set 'Madison Square Garden 2009' (No label listed). Also available on DVD (NYCBC).
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2009-11-10 - QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND, OH

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / RAISE YOUR HAND - YOU SEXY THING (with Curt Ramm) / RED HEADED WOMAN / PINK CADILLAC (with Curt Ramm) / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / RADIO NOWHERE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Curt Ramm) / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm)

Born To Run album is performed. "Raise Your Hand" again includes a bit of "You Sexy Thing". "Red Headed Woman" is in a full-band arrangement with a very similar arrangement to the tour's version of "Johnny 99". An excellent "Back In Your Arms". "Bobby Jean" is dedicated to the Cleveland Boys and Joey, one of the Boys that died recently. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Can't Help Falling In Love" included in the encores. "Red Headed Woman", "Pink Cadillac", "Back In Your Arms", and "Radio Nowhere" are played by sign request. Curt Ramm lends trumpet to "Wrecking Ball", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "Meeting Across The River", "Raise Your Hand", "Pink Cadillac", "American Land", "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher", and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape.
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2009-11-13 - THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, AUBURN HILLS, MI

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / JOHNNY 99 / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / RAISE YOUR HAND - YOU SEXY THING (with Curt Ramm) / RAMBLIN' GAMBLIN' MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY (with Curt Ramm) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm) / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Curt Ramm)

Born To Run album is performed. Bob Seger’s "Ramblin Gamblin’ Man" premieres, last seen in 1992. "Johnny 99" returns to the set after a month and a half off - it won't be played again this tour. Bruce forgets where he is with several references to Ohio before Steve Van Zandt reminds him he is in Michigan. "Raise Your Hand", in its final tour performance, again includes a bit of "You Sexy Thing". "American Land" includes a snippet from "Theme From Shaft" in its midsection. "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man", "Detroit Medley", and "Because The Night" are played by sign request. Curt Ramm lends trumpet to "Wrecking Ball", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "Meeting Across The River", "Raise Your Hand", "Detroit Medley", "American Land", "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape and IEM. The excellent IEM tape is available in two forms: the eight Born To Run tracks are on CD 'Born Again' (Social Graces) and the complete show on CD 'Born To Run At The Palace Complete' (None Listed).
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2009-11-15 - BRADLEY CENTER, MILWAUKEE, WI

CADILLAC RANCH / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / LOOSE ENDS / JOLE BLON / GROWIN' UP / INTO THE FIRE / THE RISING / NO SURRENDER / LIVING PROOF / KITTY'S BACK (with Curt Ramm) / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm) / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Curt Ramm)

Bruce jokes about his mix-up in Michigan - "Good evening Ohio!... Aw, I'm just fuckin' with ya!" Somehow the faux-pas managed to make the world news. Born To Run album is performed. "Living Proof" is a tour premiere, played completely off the cuff, by sign request. Other songs played by sign request are "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "Loose Ends", "Jole Blon", and "Growin' Up". Second tour appearance of "Jole Blon". "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. Curt Ramm lends trumpet to "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "Meeting Across The River", "Kitty's Back", "American Land" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape and IEM, as well as an excellent IEM/AUD mix courtesy of Flynn. Partial show available on DVD (Blacklab).
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2009-11-17 - CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

NO SURRENDER / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / THUNDER ROAD

Concert for Autism Speaks. Bruce performs solo and acoustic, opening for Jerry Seinfeld. Half of "Working On The Highway" performed off-mic, as Bruce tests the famous acoustics of Carnegie Hall.
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2009-11-18 - SOMMET CENTER, NASHVILLE, TN

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / SEEDS / TRAPPED / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / TWO HEARTS - IT TAKES TWO / DARLINGTON COUNTY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / BADLANDS / RING OF FIRE (with Curt Ramm) / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm) / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Curt Ramm)

Born To Run performed. Encore opener "Ring of Fire" is a tour premiere. Although Bruce claims "we've never played this one before", it was last played back in 1974. Final "Seeds" of the tour. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "Two Hearts", "Darlington County", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", and "Ring Of Fire" are played by sign request. Curt Ramm lends trumpet to "Wrecking Ball", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "Meeting Across The River", "Ring Of Fire", "American Land", "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Audience tape and IEM/AUD mix 'This Was My Young Man's Music!' (Ev2).
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2009-11-20 - 1ST MARINER ARENA, BALTIMORE, MD

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / SHE'S THE ONE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER (with Curt Ramm) / JUNGLELAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / GREEN ONIONS / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / THE E STREET SHUFFLE (with Curt Ramm) / FOR YOU / RADIO NOWHERE / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / LONG WALK HOME / THE RISING / BADLANDS / RAMROD / HARD TIMES (COME AGAIN NO MORE) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / AMERICAN LAND (with Ali Weinberg and Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm) / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Ali Weinberg and Curt Ramm) / GLORY DAYS

31-song set and 3 hours 20 minutes. Born To Run performed and the first known Springsteen performance of "Green Onions" is used as the sign collection song. During "She's The One", Bruce sings a line from "Mona" before the outro. "For You" is the solo piano version. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Glory Days" includes the "Louie Louie" coda. "The E Street Shuffle", "For You", and "Radio Nowhere" are played by sign request. Curt Ramm plays trumpet on "Wrecking Ball", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "Meeting Across the River", "The E Street Shuffle", "American Land" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher". Ali Weinberg guests, playing accordion on "American Land" and tambourine and backup vocals on "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher". Bruce's first Baltimore concert in over 36 years at the same venue he played at in 1973 - the Baltimore Civic Center, now renamed. Patti Scialfa is not present.

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2009-11-22 - HSBC ARENA, BUFFALO, NY

Soundcheck: LOST IN THE FLOOD / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / RESTLESS NIGHTS / I'LL WORK FOR YOUR LOVE

WRECKING BALL (with Curt Ramm) / THE TIES THAT BIND / HUNGRY HEART / WORKING ON A DREAM / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / GROWIN' UP / MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE ANGEL (with Joyce Hammann) / FOR YOU / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / RESTLESS NIGHTS / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / GREEN ONIONS / MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY (with Curt Ramm) / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (with Curt Ramm) / HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES / BOOM BOOM / MY LOVE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN / LONG WALK HOME / THE RISING / BORN TO RUN / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with Curt Ramm) / I'LL WORK FOR YOUR LOVE / THUNDER ROAD / AMERICAN LAND (with Curt Ramm) / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (with Curt Ramm) / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER (with Willie Nile and Curt Ramm) / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Final show of the tour, the longest at 34 songs and nearly three-and-a-half hours. Bruce's first album Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ is performed in its entirety, dedicated to Mike Appel. During "Growin' Up" Bruce tells the story of how he met Clarence, and they re-create the Born To Run album cover pose on stage - a wonderful moment. "For You" is of course full band. "American Land" includes a snippet of "Theme From Shaft" in the midsection. "Merry Christmas Baby", "Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes", and "Boom Boom" are played by sign request. Curt Ramm guests on "Wrecking Ball", the two Christmas songs, "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "American Land" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher". Willie Nile also joins in for "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher". Tour premieres are "Mary Queen Of Arkansas", a first-ever E Street Band "The Angel" (making its U.S. debut and featuring Joyce Hammann on viola), world premiere of The River-outtake "Restless Nights" (at birthday boy Steve Van Zandt's request), "Merry Christmas Baby", "Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes" and "I’ll Work For Your Love". Patti Scialfa is not present.

Official concert recording available for purchase in multiple formats, including CD and high definition audio, from Springsteen's official live download site at live.brucespringsteen.net. Audience tape and IEM also available. Available on DVD and audience recording 'Greetings From Buffalo' (Godfather). Excellent quality IEMs available on CD 'Greetings From Buffalo Dream Night' (Crystal Cat) and also an alternative mix from Hoserama which includes "Restless Nights" from the soundcheck.
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End of the "Working On A Dream" tour


2009-12-05 - JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, WASHINGTON, DC

Bruce attends the 32nd annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner after being honoured at a White House reception. The event is part of the nation's highest honours for those who have defined American culture through the arts. Also honoured are Robert De Niro, Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck and Grace Bumbry. Jon Stewart opens the tribute to Springsteen, and performers including John Mellencamp, Melissa Etheridge, Eddie Vedder, Jennifer Nettles, Ben Harper and Sting cover Bruce's songs.
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2009-12-13 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Includes: BADLANDS / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / CANDY'S ROOM / RACING IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / FACTORY / STREETS OF FIRE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

Filming of a live performance of Darkness On The Edge Of Town for the deluxe box-set of The Promise - The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story, released November 15, 2010 (Europe) and November 16, 2010 (U.S.). At least two run-throughs of each track, performed in front of an empty theatre. Songs were not performed in album order. Just the original band that performed on the original album are present, with Charlie Giordano replacing the late Danny Federici.
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