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2015
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2015-01-17 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck (With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers and Ed Manion): SAVIN' UP / RACING IN THE STREET ('78) / FRANKIE FELL IN LOVE / LEAVIN' TRAIN / HUMAN TOUCH / HEARTS OF STONE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART

With Willie Nile: ONE GUITAR

With La Bamba's Big Band and Friends (including Southside Johnny): THE LETTER / THIS LITTLE GIRL / (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME

Solo acoustic: JANEY DON'T YOU LOSE HEART

With Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers and Ed Manion: ADAM RAISED A CAIN / SAVIN' UP / FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) / NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME / RACING IN THE STREET ('78) / PUMPING IRON (with Danny Clinch) / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / I STILL LOOK GOOD (FOR SIXTY) / FRANKIE FELL IN LOVE / HEARTS OF STONE / SAVE MY LOVE / TALKING TO THE KING / BECAUSE THE NIGHT (with Willie Nile, Garland Jeffreys and John Eddie) / LIGHT OF DAY - LAND OF 1000 DANCES (with all performers) / THUNDER ROAD (with all performers) / THE PROMISED LAND (with all performers)

Springsteen makes a (somewhat) surprise appearance at the 2015 Light Of Day "main event" charity concert. The Light Of Day organization funds research into possible cures, improved treatments and support for persons suffering from Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses. Following a long soundcheck with Joe Grushecky (Bruce arrived at the Paramount Theatre at 4:30pm), Bruce guests with Willie Nile and La Bamba's Big Band before a solo acoustic "Janey Don't You Lose Heart" and a fifteen-song set with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers that includes "Racing In The Street ('78)" and "Hearts Of Stone". Bruce's set with La Bamba includes The Box Tops' "The Letter" and "This Little Girl", which Bruce wrote for Gary U.S. Bonds. Danny Clinch provides harmonica on "Pumping Iron". "Thunder Road" is performed acoustically with piano accompaniment and a closing saxophone solo. The final three songs are performed with all performers on stage, including Light Of Day founder Bob Benjamin. Ed Manion again joins the Houserockers after performing with La Bamba's Big Band.

Audience tape (Bakerstuff).
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2015-02-06 - LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA

KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

Bruce performs at the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert MusiCares Person of the Year to honor ten-time grammy winner Bob Dylan. Springsteen's backing band for his performance of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" includes Tom Morello and Don Was.
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2015-04-30 - STORY CHAPEL, MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY, CAMBRIDGE, MA

I WANNA MARRY YOU / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were among the more than 600 mourners at the funeral for Lenore Travis, the 67-year-old Lincoln woman who died in an agricultural accident (a tractor she was riding overturned) last Sunday. Travis’s husband, George, is a renowned concert producer who’s been part of The Boss’s inner circle since 1978. Bruce, accompanied by Nils Lofgren and Patti Scialfa, performed "I Wanna Marry You" and "If I Should Fall Behind" during the service.
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2015-05-16 - TRIBECA GRILL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN / O MARY DON'T YOU WEEP / JESSE JAMES / MY OKLAHOMA HOME

Bruce is reunited with members of his 2006 Sessions Band during this "A Night To Remember" event at the annual Kristen Ann Carr Fund gala, which took place at New York’s Tribeca Grill. The charity honors the late daughter of Springsteen’s co-manager Barbara Carr, who died of sarcoma in 1993. The guest of honor at this gala was Thom Zimny. The entertainment, known as the Gotham Playboys when they started playing private parties at Springsteen's farm in the late '90s, is billed for the evening as the Tribeca Playboys: Charlie Giordano on accordion, Jeremy Chatzky on stand-up bass, Larry Eagle on drums, Sam Bardfeld on fiddle and vocals, Soozie Tyrell on fiddle and vocals, Lisa Lowell on vocals and guitar, Ed Manion on saxophone, and Curt Ramm on trumpet. Nils Lofgren was scheduled to perform and guests on guitar, and Curtis King also joins the fun. E Streeters Max Weinberg and Steve Van Zandt also attend the event.
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2015-05-28 - BEST BUY THEATER, NEW YORK CITY, NY

MY GENERATION / WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN (with all performers)

Bruce makes a guest appearance at the 11th Annual Map Fund Concert honoring The Who’s Pete Townshend and its manager, Bill Curbishley, hosted by the MusiCares Foundation. Springsteen presents Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his work supporting the MusiCares MAP Fund, giving a moving and entertaining speech about Townshend, seeing The Who in Asbury Park in 1967, and his subsequent attempt at copying The Who's stage dramatics with The Castiles. Springsteen joins Townshend and Roger Daltrey with their touring band for "My Generation", and again for the finale "Won't Get Fooled Again" with all the evening's performers on stage, including Joan Jett, Willie Nile and Billy Idol.
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2015-05-30 - PRIVATE ESTATE, OAKLAND, NJ

634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) / ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN / TELL HIM (with Patti Scialfa) / JERSEY GIRL

Bruce and Patti perform with Bobby Bandiera's band at the wedding of Kelly Kilbride and Ryan O'Toole at a private estate in Oakland, NJ. Kelly is Patti's personal assistant. Bruce sang lead and played guitar on several classics, while Patti took lead vocal duties for "Tell Him".
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2015-07-01 - PNC BANK ARTS CENTER, HOLMDEL, NJ

BARBARA ANN / SURFIN' U.S.A.

Bruce joins Brian Wilson and his Band on stage for two songs during the encore of Wilson's set at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Apparently keen to remain in the background and keep the focus on Brian Wilson, Springsteen (wearing a grey baseball cap) sings harmonies on "Barbara Ann" before picking up a guitar and playing backup on "Surfin' U.S.A.". Bruce joined Wilson onstage once before in 2007, at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. Springsteen has played "Barbara Ann" before (at the aforementioned 2007 show) but this is his first known public performance of "Surfin' U.S.A.".

Available via Maggie Clarke (Youtube rip).
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2015-07-18 - WONDER BAR, ASBURY PARK, NJ

NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / RACING IN THE STREET ('78) / CHAIN SMOKIN' / TALKING TO THE KING / SAVE MY LOVE / FRANKIE FELL IN LOVE / ATLANTIC CITY / PUMPING IRON / CODE OF SILENCE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / PINK CADILLAC / LIGHT OF DAY - LAND OF 1000 DANCES

Bruce joins Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, and guest Ed Manion, for a fifteen-song set at Asbury Park's Wonder Bar. Grushecky and the Houserockers' set began at around 10:15pm and Bruce joined them at 10:35pm, after three songs on their own. The fifteen songs Bruce joins in for include "Save My Love" and "Pink Cadillac", along with the first Springsteen performance of "Chain Smokin'" since 1998.

Audience tape (WTWN81).
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2015-07-31 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR / STAND BY ME

Bruce makes a surprise appearance at the final night of U2's eight night stand at Madison Square Garden. After Bono hinted at what was to come by singing a few lines of "Hungry Heart" at the end of "Beautiful Day", he spoke about Springsteen's profound influence on the band before introducing Bruce, who played guitar and shared vocals on "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" after letting the crowd sing the opening verse. They then transitioned into an impromptu "Stand By Me", a song they also played in 1987 at Philadelphia's JFK Stadium, the first time Bruce and U2 shared a stage.

Audience tape (Larryrulz).
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2015-08-01 - WONDER BAR, ASBURY PARK, NJ

634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) / YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME / OH, PRETTY WOMAN / THE HOUSE IS ROCKIN' / BORN ON THE BAYOU / BROWN EYED GIRL

Bruce and Patti perform with Timepiece (Patti's brother Michael Scialfa's band) at a private party for friends. Bruce mainly played guitar on the five songs listed above, but did provide lead vocals on "Oh, Pretty Woman" , "Born On The Bayou" and "Brown Eyed Girl". Springsteen's first known performance of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "The House Is Rockin'". It is possible other songs were performed, or that the songs were played in a different order.

No audio as yet.
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2015-08-06 - NEP STUDIO 52, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Soundcheck: LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / BORN TO RUN

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / BORN TO RUN

Bruce and the E Street Band (with Soozie Tyrell and Jake Clemons, but no horn section or singers) perform as the final guests on Jon Stewart's last episode of The Daily Show, honoring his sixteen year run as host of the satirical programme. They play an abbreviated "Land Of Hope And Dreams", as requested by Stewart, before transitioning into a the last verse and coda of "Born To Run", with the cast and crew joining them on stage. This is the E Street Band's first performance since since the final show of the High Hopes Tour in May 2014.
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2015-09-22 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE, RED BANK, NJ

With Jackson Browne & Teresa Williams: TAKE IT EASY / OUR LADY OF THE WELL

Bruce joins Jackson Browne on stage for a performance of the Eagles classic "Take It Easy" (written by Browne and Glenn Frey) and "Our Lady of the Well".
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2015-11-10 - THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

FOR YOU / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / DANCING IN THE DARK

Bruce performs an acoustic set at the ninth Stand Up for Heroes benefit. The annual show helps raise funds for injured service members. In addition, Bruce tells his usual off-color jokes. The auction for an autographed guitar is helped along by Bruce including tickets, backstage passes, and some of his mom's lasagna. Two bidders at $370,000 each were both declared winners, raising $740,000 for the charity.

Audience tape by CCliffy.
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2015-11-18 - SHRINE AUDITORIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) (with John Legend)

Bruce performs along with other stars at Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America", a concert to spark a dialogue on race relations in America. Springsteen performs "American Skin (41 Shots)" with John Legend, accompanied by Tom Morello, Max Weinberg and Roy Bittan. All the evening's performers join on vocals at the song's end. Two days later, on November 20, the concert airs across A+E Networks (A&E, Lifetime, History, H2, LMN and FYI).
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2015-12-09 - SIRIUSXM RADIO, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Bruce calls into SiriusXM's E Street Radio to chat about the upcoming River Tour and reveals he has been working on a solo album in addition to the recently released The Ties That Bind: The River Collection box set. "The project I've been working on is more of a solo project," he said. "It wasn't a project I was going to probably take the band out on. So I said, 'Gee, that's going to push the band playing again until a ways in the future. It'll be nice to get some playing in so you don't wind up being two or three years between E Street tours.' This will give us a chance to get out there and stretch our muscles a little bit." The River Tour begins in Pittsburgh on January 16, and according to Bruce, was booked at the last minute. "We made the box set and there was no plan to tour," he said. "Then we felt, 'Maybe we should do a show just to raise the flag and have some fun and make it a little more exciting.' I said. 'Okay, maybe we'll do a show in New York.' Then that went quick to, 'Maybe we should do a couple of shows.' Then it turns into, 'Maybe we should do a small series of shows, basically one-nighters, with maybe a little bit around the country."
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2015-12-17 - STUDIO 8H, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY

MEET ME IN THE CITY / THE TIES THAT BIND

Closed rehearsal and soundcheck with the E Street Band for the upcoming Saturday Night Live appearance on December 19.



2015-12-17 - STUDIO 6B, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Following soundcheck at Studio 8H, Bruce heads to Studio 6B for an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
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2015-12-19 - STUDIO 8H, GE BUILDING, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, NY

MEET ME IN THE CITY / THE TIES THAT BIND / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (with Paul McCartney, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and the SNL cast and crew)

Bruce and the E Street Band make an appearance on Saturday Night Live in support of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, the third time he has guested on the long-running comedy show. His first appearance was in 1992 together with Tom Hanks. Ten years later in 2002 he appeared when Matt Damon was host. Live premiere of "Meet Me In The City". Finale "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" includes surprise guest Paul McCartney plus hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and SNL cast also joining the band on stage. NBC's broadcast finished before the song concluded, but the full song is available on NBC's website and can also be downloaded from other sources.

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