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1984
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1984-01-08 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LUCILLE / CAROL

With Cats On A Smooth Surface. According to the Backstreets book by Charles R. Cross, Bruce entered a joke-telling contest this evening. He was good-naturedly booed off the stage (see picture in the link above).
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1984-01-14 - PATRIX, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ

ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG / BOOM BOOM / PROUD MARY / TWIST AND SHOUT - HANG ON SLOOPY

With John Eddie.

Audience tape.
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1984-02-18 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, RUMSON, NJ

No set details known. Private jam session featuring just Bruce and Nils Lofgren, who had just recently been dropped by his record label (MCA/Backstreets). Lofgren has recounted the details in interview:….I went up to spend a weekend with him in New Jersey and he had just finished the (Born In The U.S.A.) record…. spent the weekend with him going to bars and jamming, talking a lot..…I was kind of down in the dumps then, and he was offering support. We played his record in the car and at his home, and I was just fascinated with it and thought it was the best record he’d ever made. When I first heard "Dancing In The Dark" I said to him, "Oh my God, that’s a hit record”…..it was strange because we were watching MTV together when they announced that Little Steven had left the group to do his own thing and that his replacement was going to be someone from New Jersey. Bruce told me at the time it (the replacement person being from NJ story) was bull…..I took that opportunity to say to Bruce, “gee, if you ever need a guitarist, I’d love an audition”. Bruce looked at me kind of funny and said, "Really?"….it was a good chance and a nice accident that I just happened to be there….sure enough, four or five months later when he needed someone, I got the call and it worked out.
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1984-02-19 - SPRINGSTEEN RESIDENCE, RUMSON, NJ

No set details known. Private jam session featuring just Bruce and Nils Lofgren.
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1984-03-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE / LUCILLE

With Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1984-04-08 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

PROUD MARY / DIRTY WATER / I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE / LUCILLE

With Cats On A Smooth Surface.

Audience tape.
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1984-04-13 - RIPLEY MUSIC HALL, PHILADELPHIA, PA

FIRE / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Bruce jumps on stage for two songs with Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers. Eric Davis has the story: "So there we were: me, Bruce, his buddy (I believe his name was Phil, and he was Bruce’s trainer), and the club owner. Period. We enjoyed the last few songs of the set, and then Clarence and the band approached where we were standing as they left the stage. Clarence saw Bruce, gave him a big hug, then returned to the stage for the encores. During this tour, Clarence’s band was doing Bruce’s song “Fire” as their encore – but instrumentally. Halfway through the song, there’s a big sustained note, which Clarence held for what seemed like forever. Phil tapped Bruce on the shoulder, and said: “I think that’s your cue.” Bruce grinned again, and passed me on his way to the stage. As he appeared, the crowd went nuts, and pressed forward toward the stage." For the rest of the story, check out Eric's blog.

Soundboard tape.
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1984-04-21 - EXPO, MOUNT IVY, NY

FIRE / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / LUCILLE / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers. Previous information had Bruce playing "A Hard Day's Night", but fans at the show don't recall this. The above track list is probably more accurate.
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1984-04-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE / LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU / JERSEY GIRL

With Cats On A Smooth Surface.

Audience tape.
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1984-04-29 - WARFIELD THEATRE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Springsteen attends an Elvis Costello show and spends time backstage chatting with Costello and participating in brief, informal acoustic jam.
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1984-05-07 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known. Bruce & E Street Band rehearsal (with Nils Lofgren) at the premises that had once been the home of Clarence’s club Big Man’s West (which had closed in January 1983).
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1984-05-11 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known. Bruce & E Street Band rehearsal (with Nils Lofgren) at the premises that had once been the home of Clarence’s club Big Man’s West (which had closed in January 1983). Lofgren becomes an official member of the band.
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1984-05-12 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known. Bruce & E Street Band rehearsal (with Nils Lofgren) at the premises that had once been the home of Clarence’s club Big Man’s West (which had closed in January 1983).
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1984-05-19 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

FIRE / IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR / LUCILLE / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers.

Audience tape.
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1984-05-22 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known. Bruce & E Street Band rehearsal (with Nils Lofgren) at the premises that had once been the home of Clarence’s club Big Man’s West (which had closed in January 1983).
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1984-05-23 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known. Bruce & E Street Band rehearsal (with Nils Lofgren) at the premises that had once been the home of Clarence’s club Big Man’s West (which had closed in January 1983).
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1984-05-26 - XANADU, ASBURY PARK, NJ

DANCING IN THE DARK

World premiere of "Dancing In The Dark", with Bruce guesting with the group Bystander. Thomas Kiely was a DJ for various clubs on the Jersey Shore in the 70s and 80s including Xanadu, and he was kind enough to send his recollections in to Brucebase: On Saturday May 26 1984 Bystander is playing at the club Xanadu in Asbury Park. The club is packed and Bruce is in the house. The band had recently learned Dancing in the Dark by getting a promotional single of the song prior to its general release. Before playing the song the band announced that Bruce was in the club and that they were about to play his new single. The band asked aloud if Bruce would like to join them on the stage to sing it. Immediately there was a rush to the stage. The band stalled for as long as they could but Bruce didn’t come forward and eventually they began to play the song. Hoping to entice Bruce to join them, instead of going into the song after the intro, the band vamped the intro over again for a second time. Perhaps Bruce, not wishing to embarrass himself, was waiting to see how well the band could play the song, who knows, but after doing the intro for a second time, Bruce jumped up on the stage, grabbed the mic and started to sing at the very last second right on cue. Needless to say the house went wild.

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1984-06-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE / PROUD MARY / BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY / CAROL

With John Eddie and the Front Street Runners.

Audience tape.
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1984-06-08 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

THUNDER ROAD / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE RIVER / DARLINGTON COUNTY / DANCING IN THE DARK / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / BORN TO RUN

Warm-up gig for the tour, with the live debuts of "Glory Days", "Darlington County", "My Hometown", and "Born In The U.S.A.".

Audience tape.
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1984-06-10 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

GLORIA / BOOM BOOM / WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE / THE LAST TIME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Bruce and Nils Lofgren join Cats On A Smooth Surface.
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1984-06-00 - CLAIR BROTHERS AUDIO, LITITZ, PA

No set details known. Bruce and the band attend rehearsals for the upcoming tour, testing out new lighting and sound systems at the same venue used for rehearsals prior to The River tour in 1980.
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1984-06-21 - THE VILLAGE, LANCASTER, PA

OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

In town for rehearsals at Clair Brothers Audio in Lititz, Bruce and the band (minus Danny Federici) jump on stage for an impromptu 35 minute set at Lancaster's Village Nightclub. The Sharks, the only band scheduled to perform, cut their set short and announce that Springsteen will be next on stage. The set began at around 1:40am with the band utilising the Sharks instruments, including an electric drum kit. Roy meanwhile, only had a synthesizer. Click the link above for pictures and several news articles covering the event. Bruce skips the second verse of "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)".

Soundboard tape.
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1984-06-24 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known. Bruce & E Street Band rehearsal at the premises that had once been home to Clarence’s club Big Man’s West. Due to new band member Nils Lofgren’s recurring laryngitis problems (a result of mononucleosis) ex-Tone/Asbury Jukes backup singer Patti Scialfa is invited to the rehearsal and given a tryout to be Bruce’s support vocalist.
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1984-06-25 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known. The final E Street Band rehearsal before the start of the Born In The U.S.A. Tour, with Bruce informing Patti Scialfa that she has been hired as an official member of the E Street Band.
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1984-06-28 - ST. PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST. PAUL, MN

DANCING IN THE DARK / DETROIT MEDLEY

Filming in front of two hundred extras for the video to "Dancing In The Dark". After the shoot, the band perform "Detroit Medley".
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Start of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour
June 29, 1984 - October 2, 1985 (156 shows)
 
THE E STREET BAND
Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, harmonica)
Roy Bittan (piano, keyboards)
Clarence Clemons (tenor and baritone saxophones, backing vocals, percussion)
Danny Federici (organ, accordion, keyboards)
Nils Lofgren (guitar, backing vocals)
Patti Scialfa (backing vocals, percussion)
Garry Tallent (bass, percussion)
Max Weinberg (drums)


1984-06-29 - ST. PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST. PAUL, MN

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / MANSION ON THE HILL / THE RIVER / NO SURRENDER / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M ON FIRE / FIRE / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

Opening night of the tour includes live debuts of four songs from Born In The U.S.A. ("No Surrender", "I'm On Fire", "Working On The Highway" and "Bobby Jean") and five from Nebraska. The other four songs from Born In The U.S.A. in the set all received their debuts at club appearances prior to the tour. “No Surrender” is one of two full band arrangement versions played on the tour and features a rewritten last verse. This verse is played on all versions of this song during the tour: Now on the streets tonight the lights are growing dim / The walls in my room are closing in / But it's good to see your smiling face / And to hear your voice again / Now we could sleep in the twilight / By the river bed / With a wide open country in our hearts / And these romantic dreams in our heads. "Dancing In The Dark" is played twice for the video shoot, directed by Brian De Palma. Pulled out of the audience during the shoot to dance with Bruce is actress Courteney Cox, later to become a household name as Monica in Friends. Cox is reported to have been paid $350 for her efforts. Debut performance of The Rolling Stones' "Street Fighting Man".

Audience tape. Three recording sources circulate the first was released on CD 'Street Fighting Man' (RTC) from the Rockcat source. A second source of good quality is also available as CDR 'Opening Night Of The Born In The U.S.A. Tour' (Uber Series, Ev2, Johnny98) and is also used for CDs 'Opening Night In Saint Paul' (Hot Stuff) and 'Ready For The World' (Godfather). A third source was released from a first generation tape transfer of MS master (mjk5510), this source has cuts in "Glory Days" and "Working On The Highway" but contains patches, it also uses "Ramrod" from the Godfather release.
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1984-07-01 - ST. PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST. PAUL, MN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / REASON TO BELIEVE / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / MANSION ON THE HILL / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / NEBRASKA / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN - SHAKE

Live debuts of "Reason To Believe", "Nebraska", and "Pink Cadillac" - and the first E Street Band "Open All Night", with Bruce flubbing the lyrics. During the beginning of "Jungleland" Springsteen also forgets the lyrics. "Nebraska" has a small instrumental part in the end that wasn't played later in the tour.

Audience tape. Four recording sources circulate. The first source (via Rainone or Cre) is missing the vast majority of "Cadillac Ranch". A new better sounding and more complete tape first surfaced via the Uber Series although "Born In The U.S.A.", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Sherry Darling" are all cut. This source was remastered and released on CDR as 'So Lonesome You Could Cry' (Ev2). An incomplete third source was released as 'Mr. Smith Tape' missing the opening track and everything after "Fire". A fourth source was released from a first generation tape transfer of MS master (mjk5510), this source has cuts in "Glory Days" and "I'm Rocker" but does contain patches.
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1984-07-02 - ST. PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST. PAUL, MN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / NO SURRENDER / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NEBRASKA / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT

Live premieres for "Downbound Train" and "Cover Me" (the latter without intro and coda for the only time of the tour). Tour debuts also for "Racing In The Street" and "Twist And Shout". Final version of the full band "No Surrender" for this tour. It will not be played with the band again until the Reunion tour in 1999. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction.

Audience tape. Four recording sources circulate, available on LP 'Dancing In The U.S.A.'. A second source is available from CDR (bosstrade). A third incomplete source, missing everything after "Rosalita", is available from Johnny98's master tapes as part of the Uber Series. A fourth source is available from a first generation tape transfer (mjk5510).
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1984-07-05 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / MANSION ON THE HILL / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NEBRASKA / REASON TO BELIEVE / PINK CADILLAC / COVER ME / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

The first of two shows in Cincinnati includes "Nebraska" and "Reason To Believe" in the second set.

Audience tape.
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1984-07-06 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH

Soundcheck: BADLANDS (instrumental) / OUT IN THE STREET (instrumental) / THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT (instrumental) / MY HOMETOWN

THUNDER ROAD / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / MY HOMETOWN / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / USED CARS / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

Second night in Cincinnati opens with "Thunder Road", with "Born In The U.S.A." moved to the end of the first set before "Badlands".

Audience tape. Three recording sources circulate, the first is incomplete and available on the two-LP 'Born In Cincinnati' as well as the LP 'Street Fighting Man' (BTS Records). The second source is complete and available on CDR 'Cincinnati 84'. A third complete source entered circulation in May 2016 via a tape transfer (hobbes4444 / eddy_webhe). Soundcheck is available as 'Cincinnati Soundcheck'.
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1984-07-08 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / THE RIVER / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / USED CARS / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

The previous day, Born In The U.S.A. hits the top spot in the US album chart. Bruce sings a bit of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker".

Audience tape available on CDR 'Cleveland 84 First Night'.
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1984-07-09 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH

THUNDER ROAD / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / THE RIVER / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT

"No Surrender" played acoustically for the first time, and remains like this for the rest of the tour.

Audience tape released on CDR 'Street Fighting Man'.
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1984-07-12 - ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATER, EAST TROY, WI

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / THE RIVER / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / MAN AT THE TOP / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

Set features the world premiere and one of only three outings for "Man At The Top". Bruce sings a (very) short version of "Sad Eyes" during the middle of "Backstreets" (what a teaser). A rare "No Surrender" that does not include the harmonica solo after the second chorus, but has Bruce singing the Sha-la-la verse (acoustic version #1). "Pink Cadillac" is performed in a rearranged version of the single with a lengthy intro about The Garden of Eden. Clarence is introduced as “The eighth wonder” during "Sherry Darling". Also the start of "Cadillac Ranch" is extended as Bruce's guitar fails to work. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction. "Detroit Medley" contains an excellent "I Hear A Train". No "Travelin' Band" included in the medley yet.

Audience tapes - two recording sources available. The first can be found on the four-LP set 'At Alpine Valley Vol. 1 and 2'. A second source of excellent quality was released on CD 'Alpine Valley Night' (Crystal Cat).
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1984-07-13 - ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATER, EAST TROY, WI

THUNDER ROAD / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / THE RIVER / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT

Sound quality is among the best from the Born In The U.S.A. Tour, if not the best. "No Surrender" again features no harmonica like the previous night.

Audience tape released on CD "The Summer Of '84" (Doberman) and 'Blue Jeans So Tight On This Wisconsin Night' (Cat's Meow) which is a remaster of Doberman's bootleg. Also, more recently from Rick B's master recording, the full show on two-CDs 'Alpine Valley 2nd Night' from Ev2.
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1984-07-15 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / THE RIVER / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / NEBRASKA / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / I'M ON FIRE / NO SURRENDER / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

First of three shows at the Rosemont Horizon. Roy plays a bar of "Hail To The Chief" in the band introductions during "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)".

Audience tape released on CDR 'Chicago 84' and in ungraded quality from a second-generation tape transfer in 2017 (mjk5510).
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1984-07-17 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT

First "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and "Because The Night" of the tour. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes Roy playing about a minute of Bach's "Prelude No. 1 in C Major (BWV 846)" in the midsection.

Audience tape circulates from the JEMS Master. Television reports with brief footage of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" circulate amongst collectors.
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1984-07-18 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL

THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / NEBRASKA / MY HOMETOWN / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction. Bruce sings a bit of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker". First time "Do You Love Me" is segued into "Twist And Shout".

Audience tape. Third and final night in Chicago. Updated setlist due to new tape from Ivan which matches existing old artwork. An alternative tape source circulates that is missing "Twist And Shout".
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1984-07-21 - MONTREAL FORUM, MONTREAL, QC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

First ever performances in Canada of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Atlantic City", "Johnny 99", "Glory Days", "Used Cars", "My Hometown", "Dancing In The Dark", "No Surrender", "Pink Cadillac", "Bobby Jean", "Street Fighting Man", and "Twist And Shout".
"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction.

Audience tape (Unbooted). Released on the two-LP set 'Born In The USA Live Vol. 1' & 'Back In The USA Vol. 2' (missing two songs), the complete show is available, transferred from tape.
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1984-07-23 - CNE GRANDSTAND, TORONTO, ON

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

The first of three shows in Toronto includes the first ever performance in Canada of "Highway Patrolman".

Audience tape, two recording sources are available. Released on CDR 'Toronto First Night 84', in October 2015 a second source surfaced and was released from the master tapes (mackeck) via JEMS. Both recordings suffer from pitch issues at the end of 'Detroit Medley'.
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1984-07-24 - CNE GRANDSTAND, TORONTO, ON

BADLANDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / USED CARS / TRAPPED / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / NEBRASKA / THE RIVER / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - LAND OF 1000 DANCES - I HEAR A TRAIN

First version of "Trapped" for the tour. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction. The "Detroit Medley" includes a brief snippet of "Land Of 1000 Dances". First ever performances in Canada of "Open All Night", "Trapped", "Nebraska", and "I'm On Fire".

Audience tape, two recording sources are available, the first was released on the four-LP set 'Porn In The USA, Porn In The USA Too!' and four-LP set 'Welcome To The Show' as well as a first generation tape transfer. The second released from the master tapes via JEMS (mackeck) and is missing "Badlands".
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1984-07-26 - CNE GRANDSTAND, TORONTO, ON

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Audience tape and partial professionally shot video. Set includes the live premiere of "My Father's House" and a rare "Ramrod" - one of only five performances in 1984. "Who'll Stop The Rain" also features. Soundboard from video of fifteen songs (second set and encores) also available on CDR 'Part Of The Show' and 'Ten Years Burning Down The Road' (Rattlesnake), which is a "lossy" recording. Full show released on CDR 'Toronto Last Light 84' - not sure if the soundboard tracks are included in this one. A very high quality professionally shot film of the second set and encores circulates on DVD, released by several different labels. 'Hot Fun In The Summertime' from Watchdog has a permanent logo burnt into the top left of the screen. 'Do You Love Me' from Hot Stuff eliminates the logo, but instead has a logo that is only visible for a few seconds between songs. Ruthless Copying Records subsequently released two versions, the second of which (titled 'Whole Lotta Rosie Revisited') has the logo digitally removed and is the one to acquire. This footage is particularly notable for fine renditions of "Backstreets" and "Jungleland", as well as the final encores.
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1984-07-27 - SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY

Soundcheck: WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN

BADLANDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

Open-air show. Many of the crowd are allowed in to hear the last song of the soundcheck. According to the Schenectady Gazette it rained steadily throughout the show. Set opens with "Badlands". For the rest of the tour "Born In The U.S.A." will be the standard opener, apart than "High School Confidential" on Halloween and "Independence Day" on July 4, 1985 at Wembley Stadium.

Audience tape released on CDR 'Saratoga Springs 84'. and screenshot footage also available on DVD.
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1984-07-30 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / INDEPENDENCE DAY / NO SURRENDER / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / DETROIT MEDLEY - I HEAR A TRAIN

Audience tape. Two sources circulate, one from the master tapes (persic) which was also remastered as 'Fathers & Sons' (Ev2) and a second source released on CDR 'The Boss-Town Medley (M&M). First "Independence Day" of the tour and a new arrangement with Bruce on the acoustic guitar accompanied by Roy on keyboards and Danny on glockenspiel – very Nebraska-ish. "Backstreets" include an extended introduction and a brief 'Sad Eyes' interlude in the middle – like most, if not all, versions on the tour. Roy plays a bar of "Hail To The Chief" in the band introductions during "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". Bruce sings a bit of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train" and no "Travelin' Band".

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1984-07-31 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / NEBRASKA / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT

First "Growin' Up" of the tour, with a typical story featuring pizza parlors, laundromats, and flat tires. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction and a snippet of "Hail To The Chief" during the band introductions. Bruce sings a bit of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker". First appearance of "Travelin' Band" in "Detroit Medley". "Twist And Shout" does not include "Do You Love Me".

Audience tape. Three recording sources are known to exist, released on CDR 'They Can't Hurt Us Now' (Ev2) sourced from the master recording (persic). A second source released on CD 'No Used Cars In Motor City' (Piggham) and a third tape transfer source is now available (cre001).
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1984-08-05 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / PINK CADILLAC / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JERSEY GIRL / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT

First night of a ten show stand at the Meadowlands Arena. Encores include the first "Jersey Girl" of the tour. "Growin' Up" includes the wild animals story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Hail To The Chief" during the band introductions.

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. In May 2015 this show was the fifth in a series of archive shows to be officially released. The recording was mixed from the 24-track multitrack reels in April 2015 at Thrill Hill by Toby Scott, assisted by Rob Lebret and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering. Audience tape and soundboard of ten songs. The soundboard features the last three tracks in the first set ("My Hometown", "Badlands", and "Thunder Road") and the first seven of the second set, with a cut around seven minutes into "Growin' Up". This recording is available on CD 'King Of The Road', 'No Place Like Home' (On Stage), 'There Ain't No WIld Animals In Jersey, Right?' (Farmer John) and a 2012 transfer from a low generation tape from JEMS, but the sound is only average/above average for a soundboard. TV news footage of the complete "Born In The U.S.A." and a partial "Out In The Street" circulates.
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1984-08-06 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / NEBRASKA / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

"Spirit In The Night" makes it's tour debut. "No Surrender" now includes a harmonica solo instead of the sha-la-la vocal, acoustic version #2. It will be played as such from now on for the rest of the tour. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction. Bruce sings a bit of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker".

Audience tape available on CDR 'As The Sun Descends' (Ev2). Audio recordings of “Nebraska” and “No Surrender” from this show are officially released on the Live/1975-85 box set. In addition, “Trapped” is officially released on the U.S.A. For Africa: We Are The World charity album in 1985 and, in 2003, on the Essential Bruce Springsteen bonus CD. About 20 minutes of rough, single camera raw news footage exists, featuring brief clips of "Open All Night", "Nebraska", "Born In The U.S.A.", "Cadillac Ranch", "Pink Cadillac" and "Born To Run".
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1984-08-08 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JERSEY GIRL / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

"Used Cars" includes an unusual spoken introduction about Bruce's time as an altar-boy. "Growin' Up" includes the bear story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes instrumental snippets of "Hail To The Chief" and "Park Avenue Beat" (the Perry Mason theme).

Audience tape. Released on LP 'Back In The USA' and CDR 'A Night At The Meadowlands' (Ev2).
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1984-08-09 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / A WOMAN'S GOT THE POWER (with J.T. Bowen) / NO SURRENDER / PINK CADILLAC / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Show features J.T. Bowen (from Clarence's Red Bank Rockers) guesting on a one off version of "A Woman's Got The Power", played after complaints from Bruce’s mother that Bruce always sings about his father and not his mother. Bruce's parents are in the audience. "Growin' Up" includes the bear story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes Roy playing a snippet of "Hail To The Chief" during the band introductions.

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1984-08-11 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / NEBRASKA / COVER ME / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with John Entwistle)

Features John Entwistle (bass guitarist for The Who) guesting on "Twist And Shout". "Growin' Up" includes the bear story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate. The first is available on CDR 'My Hometown' from an incomplete source. A second complete source was released on the four-LP set 'Marathon Man Vol. 1 & 2' as well as from a first generation tape.
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1984-08-12 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / THE RIVER / COVER ME / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / PINK CADILLAC / GROWIN’ UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Southside Johnny)

Southside Johnny guests on "Twist And Shout". "Growin' Up" includes the bear story.

Audience tape (Unbooted).
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1984-08-16 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / NEBRASKA / COVER ME / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / MY HOMETOWN / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First "Johnny Bye-Bye" of the tour, similar to the "I'm On Fire" b-side rather than the slow River Tour version, furthermore it does not contain lines from “Mystery Train”, as it will later in the tour. "Backstreets" again has a lengthy intro and a short 'Sad Eyes' in the middle. Bruce sings a bit of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker".

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, available on LP 'Do You Love Me' (Stoned Pony) and CD with the same title (Anubis). Subsequently released on CDR '7th Night At Meadowlands Arena'. These boots all lack "Born To Run", and "Jungleland" and "I'm A Rocker" are switched around. The show is also circulating from an alternative recording source including "Born To Run" and all tracks in the correct order.
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1984-08-17 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Live premiere of "I'm Goin’ Down", a rearranged version of the album take with Bruce performing the first verse and chorus alone before the band kicks in. The song will be played like this all through the tour. A first "Follow That Dream" of the tour – different to the versions played on the River Tour, similar to the take recorded during the Born In The U.S.A. sessions. "Backstreets" again has a lengthy intro and a short 'Sad Eyes' in the middle.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the better of the two sources is available from the master tapes (hobbes444), the start of "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" is cut on this source but a patched version circulates. Released on CDR 'Follow That Dream In NJ'.
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1984-08-19 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / COVER ME / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with The Miami Horns) / NO SURRENDER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND (with The Miami Horns) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with The Miami Horns)

Set includes the first ever performance in the U.S. of "My Father's House". "Glory Days" includes two bars of "Out Of Limits". This show is the source for "Reason To Believe" used on the Live 1975-85 box. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction and a bit of "Hail To The Chief" in the midsection. The Miami Horns (consisting of Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg (trombone), Mark Pender (trumpet), Stan Harrison (tenor saxophone) and Eddie Manion on baritone saxophone) guest on "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out".

Audience tape. Five recording sources are known to exist, released on CDR from a tape transfer (CarloB). A second source was released as 'For You Steven, Wherever You Be Tonight'. A third source has been released from the master tapes (Lostbrook). A fourth and fifth source has been identified by collectors and will be put into circulation in the future. Some tapes fade out during "Detroit Medley", however the Lostbrook Tape Series version has the complete medley along with final encore "Twist And Shout".
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1984-08-20 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with The Miami Horns) / NO SURRENDER / COVER ME / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / PINK CADILLAC / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / DRIFT AWAY (with Steve Van Zandt and The Miami Horns) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND (with The Miami Horns) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with The Miami Horns)

Tour debut and first known Springsteen performance of "Drift Away". Tour premiere for "Two Hearts", one of only five performances in 1984. "Glory Days" includes two bars of "Out Of Limits" and "Backstreets" includes an extended intro and a short 'Sad Eyes'. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes Roy playing a snippet of "Hail To The Chief" during the band introductions. Final show of the New Jersey stand and one of the best shows of the tour. Source concert for the fantastic "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" used on the Live/1975-85 box. Furthermore, Little Steven guests on "Two Hearts" and "Drift Away" and The Miami Horns guest on "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "Drift Away", "Detroit Medley" (including "Travelin' Band") and "Twist And Shout - Do You Love Me".

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate. Released on CDRs 'A Special Night', 'The Last Great Show' (Silver Rarities) and remastered as 'A Special Night' (EV2) (missing portions are patched from another show) and 'A Special Night Vol. 2' (EV2) (no patches). It has also been released on the four-LP set 'Growin' Up' (missing two songs). A second source of lesser quality was released from a tape transfer (vittorio/hrubesh).
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1984-08-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TRAVELIN' BAND / I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE

With La Bamba and the Hubcaps.

Audience tape released on a bootleg 7-inch single that comes as a bonus with a limited picture disc edition of the "Do You Love Me" four-LP set. Also available on CDR, transferred from the vinyl.
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1984-08-25 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / COVER ME / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

"Street Fighting Man" returns to the encores. "Glory Days" includes a snippet of "Out Of Limits" in the introduction. ''Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction.

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1984-08-26 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / NEBRASKA / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / BE TRUE / COVER ME / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

"Be True" makes its live premiere, played for the only time on the whole tour at the request of a fan. Bruce needs a lyric sheet to remember the words. Released on CDR 'Dreams That Never Come True' and 'Too Good To Be True' (zeke).

Audience tape.
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1984-08-28 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / INDEPENDENCE DAY / USED CARS / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / COVER ME / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / WOOLY BULLY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

"Independence Day" features Bruce forgetting the words, played again in the semi-acoustic small band arrangement. Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs' "Wooly Bully" is played in the encores, the first time the song has been performed outside of clubs or rehearsal.

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1984-08-29 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / REASON TO BELIEVE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / SHERRY DARLING / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / COVER ME / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

"Follow That Dream" is included in the second set. "Growin' Up" includes the bear story.

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1984-09-00 - JOHN F. KENNEDY STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Bruce attends a Michael Jackson concert. It's unclear when exactly, but Michael performed in Philadelphia on September 1, 2, 28 and 29 with his brothers during the Victory Tour. Afterwards Bruce and Michael meet each other for the very first time in the reception room of Michael's suite in Philadelphia, before sharing an awkward conversation surrounded by Jackson's entourage and members of the press. The contents of the conversation were later printed in a People Extra magazine article.
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1984-09-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

TRAVELIN' BAND / PROUD MARY / I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE / TWIST AND SHOUT

With John Eddie and the Front Street Runners.

Audience tape.
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1984-09-04 - CENTRUM IN WORCESTER, WORCESTER, MA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / COVER ME / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Many tickets for this show were misprinted with September 6 instead of 4. Released on CDR 'Worcester 84 First Night'. "Glory Days" includes two bars of "Out Of Limits".

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1984-09-05 - CENTRUM IN WORCESTER, WORCESTER, MA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / NEBRASKA / COVER ME / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Set features the return of "Downbound Train", not played since the third show of the tour. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction. Released on CDR 'Worcester 84 Second Night'.

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1984-09-07 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / RAVE ON / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Tour premiere "Rave On" is included in the encores on Buddy Holly's birthday. This will be the last performance of the song. Roy plays a bar of "Hail To The Chief" during the band introductions in "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)".

Audience tape. Three recording sources circulate, all of which can be identified by missing songs. The first source to circulate widely is missing "Bobby Jean" and suffers from clipping and distortion during parts of the second set rendering much if it unlistenable. A second complete source circulates but is of average quality. The third, and best quality source entered into circulation in November 2013 and is missing three songs ("Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire" and "Cover Me"), however, the missing tracks have been patched in from another source to form the complete show.
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1984-09-08 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / STATE TROOPER / NEBRASKA / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Set features the live premiere of "State Trooper", the last song from Nebraska to be performed. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. Following the show Bruce is interviewed by British disc jockey Roger Scott for a two-hour radio special titled A Conversation With Bruce Springsteen. The program was pressed on three records, distributed to over 200 Westwood One radio stations and broadcast over the weekend of December 14, 1984. The special consisted of the interview (which was conducted at two in the morning) and eighteen studio tracks.

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1984-09-11 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / WOOLY BULLY / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First show of a six night stand in Philadelphia. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction.

Audience tape (Unbooted). Released on CDR 'A Little Bit Of Heaven Here On Earth'. A 1984 special episode of The Old Grey Whistle Test includes pro-shot footage of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Cover Me", and "Detroit Medley" from one of the Philadelphia shows, probably this one. "Detroit Medley" was partially shot with a roving camera, and uses audio from the 1979 No Nukes performance before switching to audio recorded from a microphone. Click the link above to watch the video.
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1984-09-12 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / STATE TROOPER / NEBRASKA / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / POINT BLANK / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND

First "Point Blank" of the tour. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Twist And Shout" includes a line from "Let's Go, Let's Go, "Let's Go" along with the usual "Do You Love Me" segment.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the first is missing most of "Born To Run" and the end of "Twist And Shout" (jerseygrl/IvannF), the second is much improved quality and complete (G/IvannF).
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1984-09-14 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with The Miami Horns) / ACROSS THE BORDERLINE / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / POINT BLANK / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (with The Miami Horns) / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JERSEY GIRL / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND (with The Miami Horns) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with The Miami Horns)

Features The Miami Horns on "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and the last two encores. Set includes "My Father's House" and "Jersey Girl". "Glory Days" includes a couple bars of "Out Of Limits" in the introduction. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. Soundcheck features "Across The Borderline", written by Ry Cooder, John Hiatt and Jim Dickinson. Bruce will eventually perform this song on the Tunnel of Love Express Tour.

Audience tape of show and soundcheck. Available on CD 'The Full Spectrum' (Doberman).
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1984-09-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / STATE TROOPER / REASON TO BELIEVE / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / CANDY'S ROOM / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / JERSEY GIRL / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M BAD, I'M NATIONWIDE / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First known E Street Band version of "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide". The ZZ Top cover will not be played again until 2009 in Boston. The set also includes the first "Candy's Room" of the tour.

Audience tape (RJ), also available in upgraded quality from an analog to DAT transfer (Hobbess4444/mjk5510/Eddy_Wehbe).
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1984-09-17 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: BENEATH THE FLOODLINE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / INDEPENDENCE DAY / MANSION ON THE HILL / OUT IN THE STREET / INSTRUMENTAL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / INDEPENDENCE DAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / CANDY'S ROOM / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / JERSEY GIRL / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

A rare full band take of “Independence Day”. Recently available from Mark Persic's master recording - all Philly '84 shows were special and Bruce and the band put out their best. Amazing sound quality. Roy plays a snippet of "Out Of Limits" during the introduction to "Glory Days". "The Promised Land" is dedicated to Bruce's friends from Ireland that are in the audience. "Cover Me" has a bit longer keyboard intro than usual. Nils does the trampoline jump twice during "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" after failing the first try. Bruce sings a couple lines of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker". Interesting soundcheck features the only circulating recording of outtake "Beneath The Floodline". Also known by the title "Beneath The Boulevard", it has never been performed in concert.

Audience tape of both show and soundcheck. Available on CDR 'Perfection At Last!' and 'For Tramps Like Us' (both Ev2).
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1984-09-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / STATE TROOPER / REASON TO BELIEVE / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / POINT BLANK / I FOUGHT THE LAW / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / CANDY'S ROOM / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / JERSEY GIRL / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Final show of a six night stand at the The Spectrum in Philadelphia.

Audience tape. First "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" of the tour, and at the time the earliest known date they had ever performed the song ahead of Christmas. Set also includes excellent versions of "State Trooper", "I Fought The Law" and "Point Blank". "Growin' Up" features the bear story. Released on CD 'Sounds Of Philadelphia' (Collectors Dream), CDR 'This Guns For Hire' (Tobler) and five-LP set 'This Guns For Hire (Paladin Records). Also taped by Mark Persic and available on excellent quality CDR 'The Last Time' (Ev2) and 'Crazy Boss Christmas In September' (EV2) - one of the best sounding recordings of the tour. This new version also available on CD 'Philadelphia Special' (Godfather).
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1984-09-20 - PENNSYLVANIA DECADE, PITTSBURGH, PA

WOOLY BULLY / LUCILLE

Bruce makes a club guest appearance with The Iron City Houserockers (the group’s leader and frontman was Joe Grushecky). According to Grushecky this was the second time Springsteen had joined him onstage for a guest performance (the first time was July 17, 1982). Note: The Iron City Houserockers broke up not too long after this and Grushecky went solo with a new backing band line-up called Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. This appearance was referred to in a September 25 article in the Daily Collegian. Click the link for the September 22 show to read it.
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1984-09-21 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / POINT BLANK / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / STREET FIGHTING MAN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND

Two days before this show, in Hammonton, New Jersey, Ronald Reagan spoke before an enthusiastic crowd. "America's future," Reagan said, "rests in the message of hope in songs of a man so many young Americans admire, New Jersey's Bruce Springsteen." Speaking before "Johnny 99", Bruce responded to Reagan. "Well, the President was mentioning my name in his speech the other day," he said, "and I kind of got to wondering what his favorite album of mine must've been...I don´t think it was the Nebraska album, I don't think he's been listening to this one." "Glory Days" includes a couple bars of "Out Of Limits" in the introduction and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a bar of "Hail To The Chief" in the midsection.

Audience tape available on CDR 'Pittsburgh 84'.
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1984-09-22 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / STATE TROOPER / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / CANDY'S ROOM / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / JERSEY GIRL / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Glory Days" includes a snippet of "In The Midnight Hour" in the midsection. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. During "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", Nils plays "Happy Birthday" on guitar during the band introductions. Following the show, Springsteen sends a $10,000 check to United Steelworkers 1397, a union food bank that distributes groceries to jobless steelworkers.

Audience tape released on CDs 'Where The Rivers Meet' (E St Records and Doberman) - both releases share the same title.
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1984-09-24 - BUFFALO MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BUFFALO, NY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / STATE TROOPER / MANSION ON THE HILL / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Set features "Trapped", "State Trooper" and "Downbound Train". "Glory Days" includes two bars of "Out Of Limits". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction.

Audience tape. Two sources circulate from CDR and the master tapes (mackeck / JEMS)
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1984-09-25 - BUFFALO MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BUFFALO, NY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / STATE TROOPER / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / POINT BLANK / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / CANDY'S ROOM / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I’M ON FIRE / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Last appearance of "Spirit In The Night" in 1984.

Audience tape. Available on CDR 'Come On Buffalo' (RJ tape). Rough single camera pro footage of "Cover Me" and "Twist And Shout" circulates, along with clips of several other songs without audio.
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1984-09-26 - MORRISTOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE, MORRISTOWN, NJ

IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR / MUSTANG SALLY / TWIST AND SHOUT

With Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes.

Audience tape. Circulating tape includes only the first two songs listed above. An incomplete recording of the third song exists but is not in general circulation.
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1984-10-07 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

LUCILLE / LITTLE LATIN LUPE LU / CAROL / AROUND AND AROUND / TWIST AND SHOUT

Bruce guests with Cats On A Smooth Surface.

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1984-10-15 - PACIFIC COLISEUM, VANCOUVER, BC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / MANSION ON THE HILL / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Bruce and the band return to the stage after nearly three weeks off. Apparently after the second song the crowd rushed the stage from the centre and many fans were trampled. The show was stopped for a time to sort everything out. Roy plays a couple bars of "Out Of Limits" during the introduction to "Glory Days". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" intro. First ever performances in Canada of "Mansion On The Hill", "Darlington County", "Downbound Train", and "Cover Me".

Audience tape. Available on CD. "Born To Run" and "Detroit Medley" were filmed from the audience, possibly by local news. This would most likely have been done in an "unofficial" capacity.
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1984-10-17 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

"Drift Away" was not performed tonight. Last "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" of the tour. Roy plays a snippet of "Out Of Limits" during the introduction to "Glory Days". Bruce is struck down by flu symptoms during the show.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate. Please note that this is the correct setlist, confirmed via the JEMS archives master tapes which now circulates. The CDR 'Down With The Flu In Tacoma' seems to be a mixture of other audience tapes, including the final night at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford. Some audience shot video exists.
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1984-10-18 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA

Struck down with flu, Springsteen is forced to reschedule to the following day. When the children of the first and second grade of Roy Elementary School found out about Bruce's flu, they put together a care package of their performance of "Hungry Heart" and sent it to him. He replied with a performance of his own, a partial acoustic recording of "Hungry Heart" with the vocal accompaniment of Roy Bittan. He also thanked them for the letters and pictures they'd sent, and said he'd hope to visit Roy Elementary next time he was in town. The tape was broadcast on at least one local radio station.
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1984-10-19 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / POINT BLANK / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / BORN TO RUN / I'M A ROCKER / STREET FIGHTING MAN / WOOLY BULLY / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Concert noted more for what is not played than what is - no "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" for the first time since 1974. "Wooly Bully" included in encores in a 32-song set. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Twist And Shout" includes a couple lines from "It Takes Two", as well the "Do You Love Me" segment. This show took place on October 19 - the concert had originally been scheduled for the night before (see ticket stub linked above) but at the last minute had to be postponed for 24 hours due to Bruce being ill.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate. The first is released on CD ‘Street Fighting Boss’ (BM) and the four-LP set 'Simply The Best Gig Vol 1 and 2'. In 2012 an upgrade straight from the master cassettes was released on 'I Feel So Much Better, ' (JEMS).
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1984-10-21 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM ARENA, OAKLAND, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / STATE TROOPER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / POINT BLANK / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Bruce’s parents Douglas and Adele, who lived nearby, were in attendance at this Oakland show (Bruce dedicated "Mansion On The Hill" to his dad). Three weeks prior to this show Bruce parents had given a little-known-about, but highly fascinating, interview at their home to a local journalist from their small hometown newspaper in San Mateo – incredibly this would turn out to be the only interview that Bruce’s father ever granted. Please click on the link above to read the interview.

Audience tape with "Born In The U.S.A.", "Darlington County" and "Badlands" fading in. Roy plays a snippet of "Out Of Limits" during the introduction to "Glory Days". "Growin' Up" features the bear story. Released on CD ‘Oakland Night’ (Crystal Cat) and 'Reason To Believe In Oakland' (Cellar Dweller) . On this same day MTV have a one hour Sunday Special which includes footage from Meadowlands.
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1984-10-22 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM ARENA, OAKLAND, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / NEBRASKA / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / STOLEN CAR / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / STREET FIGHTING MAN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND (9.46) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (10.36) / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

World premiere of "Shut Out The Light" and the first "Stolen Car" since 1981. Also featured is Bruce dancing with his sister Pamela on stage.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'What Pulls People Apart' (Ev2) from Mark Persic's master recording, great sound quality and a very nice setlist.
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1984-10-25 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / STATE TROOPER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / POINT BLANK / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / STREET FIGHTING MAN / JUNGLELAND / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Audience tape. Available on CDR from Mark Persic's master recording, good sound quality, titled 'Palace Revolution' from Ev2. First night of the seven show stand at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles. Set features five songs from Nebraska. "Glory Days" includes a couple bars of "Out Of Limits" in the introduction. Following the show Springsteen donates $10,000 to the Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation, a local food bank.
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1984-10-26 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / NEBRASKA / REASON TO BELIEVE / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - CALIFORNIA SUN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Second ever performance of "Shut Out The Light". "Racing In The Street" has the keyboard intro. "Detroit Medley" includes a one off "California Sun", most successfully recorded by The Rivieras in 1964. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" is included in the encores, including Roy playing a bar of "Hail To The Chief" during the band introductions.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Los Angeles 84'. Excellent audience recording from Mark Persic's master cassettes available on CDR 'Blood Ties Volume 2' (Ev2).
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1984-10-28 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / STATE TROOPER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / POINT BLANK / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Set features the last "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" of 1984, which features a snippet of "Hail To The Chief" during the band introductions.

Audience tape. There are at least two different tape transfers of this show which are actually a mix of Los Angeles 1984 dates and the St. Louis 1984 show. These wrongly dated tapes are widely circulating among those who collect unbooted shows. Recently however a full show original source tape has surfaced which has the above complete setlist. Collectors can note that "Pink Cadillac" is split across two tracks which will help identify this source.
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1984-10-29 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / NEBRASKA / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / CANDY'S ROOM / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / HUNGRY HEART / STREET FIGHTING MAN / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Tour debut and only tour performance for "Night". Set also includes the tour's last "Candy's Room". Neither will be performed again until 1999. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" is dropped from the set again, not to return until March 1985 in Sydney, Australia.

Audience tape.
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1984-10-31 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / REASON TO BELIEVE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / I FOUGHT THE LAW / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / POINT BLANK / I'M ON FIRE / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / HUNGRY HEART / SHERRY DARLING / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Tour premiere "High School Confidential" opens the set, after a lengthy introduction story about Dr Frankenstein including snippets of "Louie Louie" and "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly". "High School Confidential" is only played twice this tour. Excellent set also includes "I Fought The Law", "Trapped", "Hungry Heart" and "Sherry Darling". An unusual version of "My Father's House" features Bruce speaking rather than singing the opening lines of the "hard things that pull us apart" verse. Features particularly good versions of "Point Blank" and "Reason To Believe".

Audience tape. Available from Mark Persic's master recording. Very nice sound quality and a great show available on CDR 'Halloween Confidential' (Ev2).
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1984-11-02 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / USED CARS / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / STOLEN CAR / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - SHAKE - SWEET SOUL MUSIC / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Set includes "Stolen Car" and the return of "Johnny Bye-Bye", three months after it received its premiere in New Jersey, which includes the "Mystery Train" outro. It'll remain a regular in the setlist for the remainder of 1984 and the first leg of 1985.

Audience tape.
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1984-11-04 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - I HEAR A TRAIN - SHAKE - SWEET SOUL MUSIC / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Shut Out The Light" dedicated to Born On The Fourth Of July author and anti-war activist Ron Kovic who is in the audience. Another fine show, and the last night of a seven night stand at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles.

Audience tape. Two recording sources are available on CDR 'Los Angeles 84 Last Night' and also available from Mark Persic's master recording and titled 'Hearts Of Fire Grown Cold' (Ev2) missing the first four songs but patched from a second source. A second recording source was released from the Jim S. master tapes as 'Washing Sins Off Our Hands' (Flynn). The video footage for the "Born In The U.S.A." music video is shot at the stadium.
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1984-11-08 - ASU ACTIVITY CENTER, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, AZ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / STOLEN CAR / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - I HEAR A TRAIN - SHAKE - SWEET SOUL MUSIC / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. Following the show Springsteen donates $10,000 to the People's Clinic which supports striking copper workers.

Audience tape. Available on the four-LP set 'Out In The Streets' and from the master tapes on the CDR 'Happy The Rest Of Your Life' which is a sonic upgrade on previously available tapes.
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1984-11-11 - McNICHOLS SPORTS ARENA, DENVER, CO

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / STOLEN CAR / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Nice set includes the fourth of five performances in 1984 of "Stolen Car". "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. Following his shows in Denver, Springsteen donates $10,000 to the Colorado Food Clearinghouse which supplies food to the unemployed in the city.

Audience tape. Available in excellent quality from MJK5510's cassette masters.
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1984-11-12 - McNICHOLS SPORTS ARENA, DENVER, CO

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / STATE TROOPER / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / DANCING IN THE DARK / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / COVER ME / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - I HEAR A TRAIN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Set includes the last Born In The U.S.A. Tour performance of "State Trooper". Curiously (and perhaps mistakenly) Bruce switches the order of the third verse around. Unlike the album take (and other live performances) the "In the wee wee hours your mind gets hazy, radio relay towers gonna lead me to my baby" lyric appears after "The radio's jammed up with talk show stations, it's just talk, talk, talk, talk, till you lose your patience." "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" features the bear story.

Audience tape available from MJK5510's cassette masters and on CDR 'State Trooper In The U.S.A.' (Midnight Dreamer).
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1984-11-15 - ST. LOUIS ARENA, ST. LOUIS, MO

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I’M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Standard setlist includes "Shut Out The Light" and "Racing In The Street". "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, the first is available from the master tapes (Born In The U.S.A. is cut but a patch is available). A second source was put into circulation from second generation tapes in April 2014 (via mjk5510).
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1984-11-16 - HILTON COLISEUM, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, AMES, IA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SUGARLAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - I HEAR A TRAIN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

World premiere of Born In The U.S.A.outtake "Sugarland", which is only played twice live: this show and again two days later in Lincoln, NE. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. Springsteen changes the "Reason To Believe" lyric "standin' out on Highway 31" to "...Highway 61".

Audience tape released on CDR 'Ames Night'.
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1984-11-18 - BOB DEVANEY SPORTS CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, NE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / SUGARLAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Considered to be one of the biggest concerts ever held in Nebraska up to this time. "Reason To Believe" has a introduction with Bruce on the harmonica and Roy on the keyboards, similar to many performances on this tour. "Johnny Bye-Bye" has a few lines of "Mystery Train" attached at the end. Second and last known "Sugarland". "Racing In The Street" has the keyboard intro. Following the show Springsteen donates $10,000 to two food banks in Nebraska.

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'This Heartland' (Sugarland Records), on CD 'Sugarland' (E Street Records) and mostly recently a fan-made remaster 'From The Town Of Lincoln Nebraska' (Earlmv) and 'Sugarland Revisited' (EV2).
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1984-11-19 - KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY, MO

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / JOHNNY BYE-BYE - MYSTERY TRAIN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / I'M GOIN' DOWN / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - KANSAS CITY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Reason To Believe" has a introduction with Bruce on the harmonica and Roy on the keyboards. "Johnny Bye-Bye" is introduced by Bruce as "Bye-Bye Johnny", and includes a few lines of "Mystery Train" towards the end. "Racing In The Street" includes the now usual introduction and also a spoken part at the end. "Kansas City" is included in the "Detroit Medley".

Audience tape, probably the best of the tour. Reports on this show indicate that the original tape (or a first generation copy of it) was used for a radio broadcast in it's entirety and that this broadcast was the source for the generally circulating tapes including the release 'Kansas City Night' (Crystal Cat). Now the show is available directly from Rick B's master recording. Edited directly from the master, the result ('Roses In The Kansas Rain' from Ev2) is far less cut and processed than the Crystal Cat release. 'Thunder Road' fades out on the Crystal Cat release, but it is complete on this one. Also available on 'Mystery Train In Kansas City' (Anubis) and multiple LP releases including 'Reasons To Believe' (Holsten Team), 'Kansas City Here I Come' (Asbury Park) and 'Kansas City Part 1 & 2'.
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1984-11-23 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / STOLEN CAR / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Set includes five songs from Nebraska and the last of only five 1984 performances of "Stolen Car". "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro.

Audience tape available as 'Texas Night' (RJ) and verified first generation tape (mjk5510). Good quality recording with plenty of atmosphere.
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1984-11-25 - REUNION ARENA, DALLAS, TX

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. Some old recordings of this show may include "Mansion On The Hill" - please note that "Mansion On The Hill" was not played tonight. Following his shows in Dallas, Springsteen donates $10,000 to the North Texas Food Bank, which distributes food to needy families.

Audience tape. A master tape recording of the show (mjk5510) is available.
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1984-11-26 - REUNION ARENA, DALLAS, TX

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Set has six songs from Darkness On The Edge Of Town including the first of two tour performances of "Factory". "Growin' Up" includes the bear story. "Johnny Bye-Bye" is dropped from the set after being a regular over the last month or so.

Audience tape (by G, JG and from MJK5510's master cassettes).
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1984-11-29 - THE SUMMIT, HOUSTON, TX

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / FACTORY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / I'M GOIN' DOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Last version of "Factory" until the Reunion tour in 1999. A newly circulating tape source has "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" closing the set.

Audience tape, complete with good sound. Show is filmed from the audience, but only circulates in poor quality.
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1984-11-30 - THE SUMMIT, HOUSTON, TX

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - I HEAR A TRAIN / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes "Mystery Train" in the outro. "Growin' Up" features the bear story.

Audience tape (G). Complete show with poor sound and speed fluctuations. Released on CDR 'Houston 84'.
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1984-12-02 - LSU ASSEMBLY CENTER, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, BATON ROUGE, LA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - NEW ORLEANS / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes "Mystery Train" in the outro. "New Orleans" included in "Detroit Medley".

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate. The first, released on CDR 'Boss On The Bayou', is missing "The River"; a second complete source, including "The River", entered circulation in 2017 via a second generation tape in excellent quality (mjk5510).
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1984-12-06 - BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON CIVIC CENTER ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, AL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

The concert (attended by some 17,000) started at 8:10pm. A standard 28-song setlist. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes "Mystery Train" in the outro.

Audience tape.
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1984-12-07 - LEON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER, TALLAHASSEE, FL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / I'M GOIN' DOWN / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - TALLAHASSEE LASSIE / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Reason To Believe" has a introduction with Bruce on the harmonica and Roy on the keyboards, as is the case for many performances this tour. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes a line from "Mystery Train" at the end. "Racing In The Street" has the keyboard introduction. A one-off "Tallahassee Lassie" is included in "Detroit Medley".

Audience tape. Released on CDR 'Tallahassee Lassie Blues'.
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1984-12-09 - MURPHY CENTER, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, MURFREESBORO, TN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - WABASH CANNONBALL / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Detroit Medley" includes a unique tour rendition of "Wabash Cannonball", last played on November 1, 1980. Following the show Springsteen donates $5,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank, a Nashville charity that provides food for the poor.

Audience tape. Released on the four LP Picture Disc set 'Live In Jack Murphy Center' as well as a first generation tape transfer in superb quality (mjk5510).
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1984-12-11 - RUPP ARENA, LEXINGTON, KY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. The instrumental included in "Detroit Medley" - a local favorite, is "My Old Kentucky Home".

Audience tape. Available in very good quality from a first generation tape transfer (mjk5510).
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1984-12-13 - MID-SOUTH COLISEUM, MEMPHIS, TN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND

It is stated in the book Blinded by the Light that the set included a version of "Memphis Tennessee" but it is not in evidence on the known tapes. It's likely that the Chuck Berry song was included in "Detroit Medley", as it was the following night in the same venue. "Twist And Shout" followed by "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" most likely closed the set.

Audience tape (incomplete). "Out In The Street" is missing from the tape, but the opening bars can clearly be heard following "Johnny Bye-Bye" (which includes the "Mystery Train" outro) before the tape cuts to "Glory Days".
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1984-12-14 - MID-SOUTH COLISEUM, MEMPHIS, TN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY 99 / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / DRIFT AWAY (with Steve Van Zandt) / BORN TO RUN (with Steve Van Zandt) / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND - MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (with Steve Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steve Van Zandt) / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (with Steve Van Zandt)

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" includes the bear story. Little Steven guests from "Two Hearts" onwards, including a duet on "Drift Away" . A second performance of the latter this tour, but without The Miami Horns this time. "Detroit Medley" includes the first and last verses of Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee" towards the end.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, released on CDRs 'Live In Elvis' Hometown' and 'Always Special In Memphis' (Ev2) - good quality. A second source was released from a 1st generation tape transfer (mjk5510).
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1984-12-16 - THE OMNI, ATLANTA, GA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steve Van Zandt) / BORN TO RUN (with Steve Van Zandt) / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND (with Steve Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steve Van Zandt) / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (with Steve Van Zandt)

Show includes Little Steven guesting in the encores. Penultimate show of the year. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro.

Audience tape.
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1984-12-17 - THE OMNI, ATLANTA, GA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steve Van Zandt) / BORN TO RUN (with Steve Van Zandt) / DETROIT MEDLEY - TRAVELIN' BAND (with Steve Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steve Van Zandt) / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (with Steve Van Zandt)

Little Steven guests on encores during the final show of 1984. Bruce and the band will have a short break over Christmas and the New Year before returning to the stage in early January 1985. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" includes the bear story.

Audience tape.
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