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20.06.00 New York City, NY, middle of ´Tenth Avenue Freeze Out´
”(sings ´Take Me to the River’) That´s right....that´s where I wanna go tonight ...I wanna go to the riverside....I´m looking and I´m searching....I wanna go find that river of life....where I can go and feel alive....I wanna find that river of faith and of hope.....I wanna go to that river of understanding....I wanna find that river of transformation where you can go and you can change yourself if you want....I wanna find that river of resurrection....where everybody gets a second chance.....I wanna find that river of sexual healing....let the healing begin....and companionship....that´s where I wanna go tonight.....and that river of joy....that river of happiness....but it´s a happiness that you can´t get feel by yourself....it´s a joy that you can´t seek out on your own....and it´s a faith that don´t make no sense....by yourself...it´s a hope that only shows itself....when you walk with others, that´s why tonight I want to know.... are you ready to go with me ? (cheers) I wanna know if you´re ready to go with
me ? (cheers)....´cause I´m here tonight because I need to go with you ....because I can’t get there by myself....you can´t find those things by yourself so tonight I wanna throw, I wanna throw a rock and roll baptism.....a rock and roll exorcism ..... and a rock and roll bar mitzvah....all mixed up in one....then I wanna be set free in those waters....but once, once I stood as a young man one evening before a dark grove of trees and I was.....I was frightened to pass through those trees....then a gypsy woman called me onward and she said ´Son, what you need, to make it through these trees you need some help....what´s your line ?´ and I told her what I did and she said ´Well, what you need is you need a band....you need a band but not just any band´, that´s why I wanna introduce on our stage tonight, Secretary of intelligence and (?) piano pounder, Professor Roy Bittan.....with me at the riverside, the Minister of faith and friendship, keeper of all that is righteous on E Street and star of the ´Sopranos´-television show....Little Steven Van Zandt on the guitar....with me at the riverside, the foundation of the E Street nation, Mr.Garry W.Tallent....with me at the riverside, the Mighty, Mighty, Mighty, Mighty, Mighty Max, star of Late Night Television, the Mighty Max Weinberg on the drums .....bringing that power every night.....Secretary of heart and spirit, Godfather of the guitar, the great Nils Lofgren.....with me at the riverside, the Minister of mystery, from Flemington, New Jersey.....Brother Dan Federici.....and now I´ve got to say, help me out, Steve (sings a bit of ´My Girl´) on the guitar and vocals, Miss Patti Scialfa....the First Lady of love....and my own personal savior.....and now last but not least....last but not least ....the Minister of soul....Secretary of the brotherhood.....the next senator of the state of New York....do I have to say his name ?....do I have to say his name ?....say
who ?...say who ?....say who ?....say who ? ....say who ?....say who ? ....say who ? ....say who ?....say who ?....”

20.06.00 New York City, NY, intro to ´The Ghost of Tom Joad´
´´(?) Soozie Tyrell gonna join me on a song.....oh....we´re here tonight for the folks from World Hunger Year....for 24 years, the World Hunger Year´s been a force fighting hunger and poverty here in United States and around the world....they support many, many grass roots agencies that are out there helping the nation´s struggling citizens, there´s many, many people that economy....is not reaching down to and World Hunger Year is out there fighting for their right to food.....(?)....”

20.06.00 New York City, NY, middle of ´Light of Day´
´´New York City !....New York City !...are you out there, New York ?....but everywhere I´ve gone, I´ve seen people lost in confusion....lost in the wilderness ... lost on subways in loneliness....lost on the streets of the naked city, oh (?)....lost in envy at the Jersey Devils winning the Stanley Cup....lost at the Statue of Liberty .... which is actually in New Jersey ....lost in the New York Giants memorabilia who actually play in New Jersey....they ought to be called the Jersey Giants !....(?)....lost in the ´Sopranos´-reruns....which is actually filmed in New Jersey....where the real (?) is.....not the New York City mama´s boys....but that´s alright because tonight we´re here on a search-and-rescue mission....if you´re downhearted, disspirited, disgusted, dispossessed, downsized, analyzed, stigmatized, fractionalised....I´m here tonight....I´m here tonight....I´m here tonight....I´m here tonight.....I´m here tonight ....I´m here tonight.....I´m here tonight....I´m here tonight....I´m here tonight to re-educate you, to resuscitate you, to regenerate you, to reconfiscate you, to recombobulate you, to reindoctrinate you, to re, re, re, resexualate you....to reliberate you with the power and the glory, with the promise, with the majesty, with the mystery....with the ministry of rock and roll.....with the ministry of rock and roll !....and unlike my competitors, I cannot, I shall not, I will not promise you life everlasting but I can promise you life right now !....and all you gotta do is raise your hand and say ´I´....”‘

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi


All performances at this venue:
  1. 1973-06-14 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  2. 1973-06-15 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  3. 1975-05-09 - FELT FORUM, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (cancelled)
  4. 1978-08-21 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  5. 1978-08-22 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  6. 1978-08-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  7. 1979-09-21 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (M.U.S.E. Benefit)
  8. 1979-09-22 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (M.U.S.E. Benefit)
  9. 1980-11-27 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  10. 1980-11-28 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  11. 1980-12-18 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  12. 1980-12-19 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  13. 1983-08-02 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Jackson Browne)
  14. 1987-12-13 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (All Star Benefit for Homeless Children)
  15. 1988-05-16 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  16. 1988-05-18 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  17. 1988-05-19 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  18. 1988-05-22 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  19. 1988-05-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  20. 1988-08-24 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Sting)
  21. 1993-06-26 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  22. 1997-02-26 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Grammy Awards)
  23. 2000-06-12 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  24. 2000-06-15 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  25. 2000-06-17 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  26. 2000-06-20 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  27. 2000-06-22 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  28. 2000-06-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  29. 2000-06-26 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  30. 2000-06-27 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  31. 2000-06-29 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  32. 2000-07-01 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  33. 2002-08-12 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  34. 2003-02-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Grammy Awards)
  35. 2006-06-22 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  36. 2007-10-17 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  37. 2007-10-18 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  38. 2009-05-03 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Clearwater Concert)
  39. 2009-10-29 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert)
  40. 2009-10-30 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert)
  41. 2009-11-07 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  42. 2009-11-08 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  43. 2011-12-01 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Bob Seger)
  44. 2012-04-06 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  45. 2012-04-09 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  46. 2012-12-12 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (The Concert For Sandy Relief)
  47. 2013-11-06 - THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Stand Up For Heroes)
  48. 2014-11-05 - THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Stand Up For Heroes)
  49. 2015-07-31 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (U2)
  50. 2015-11-10 - THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Stand Up For Heroes)
  51. 2016-01-24 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (rescheduled)
  52. 2016-01-27 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  53. 2016-03-28 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  54. 2016-11-01 - THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Stand Up For Heroes)


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