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2005
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2005-03-09 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / THIS HARD LAND / ATLANTIC CITY / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / YOUNGSTOWN

Rehearsal sessions for the upcoming tour begin, with various "other" individual musicians present/taking part. Details above are positive identified songs - others from the new album were played.



2005-03-10 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

DRY LIGHTNING / MARIA'S BED / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / BLACK COWBOYS / LONG TIME COMIN' / YOUNGSTOWN

Private rehearsal session. Additional information is that Nils Lofgren was present and that a good number of songs were tried out - some reported above.



2005-03-11 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER / THE RISING / ? / ? / ? / JOHNNY 99

Private rehearsal session.



2005-03-14 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Bruce inducts Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees U2 and joins them for one song in their four-song set. Buddy Guy and The Pretenders are among those also inducted.

Audio officially released in 2011 on the compilation album "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Vol. 8: 2004-2005 (Live)".
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2005-04-04 - JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER, RED BANK, NJ

DEVILS & DUST / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / BRILLIANT DISGUISE (with Patti Scialfa) / NEBRASKA / NEBRASKA / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE RISING / THE RISING / THUNDER ROAD / THUNDER ROAD / Q&A session

Taping of the Storytellers series for VH1 held in the Rechnitz Theater, the larger of two theatres found in the Two River Theater building. Show started at about 8:10. Bruce came out and said "they told me I could do over any songs if I want so bear with me." Live premiere for "Devils & Dust" and world premiere for "Jesus Was An Only Son". Bruce forgot his harmonica during "Waitin' On A Sunny Day". He started the song and then when the harmonica part came around he stopped playing and said "oh f*, I forgot the damn harmonica (chuckles)." Show ended at about 11:15, after a 35 minute round of Question and answer. He said goodnight and walked off the stage. The entire crowd cheered, clapped and BRUUUUUUCED for 10 minutes straight at which point the executive producer of VH1, Bill Flanagan, came out and said "He's too tired, that's it, good night." Patti Scialfa joins for harmony vocals on "Brilliant Disguise". Piano songs are "Jesus Was An Only Son" and "Thunder Road".

Edited highlights were aired on a Bruce special weekend (April 23) on VH1 supporting the album release. This was officially released in September 2005 with one version of each song and part of the full Q & A session. Fan based professionally shot DVDs circulate with the entire performance and all the Q & A session intact. A 115-minute edit of the concert was officially released on DVD.
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2005-04-10 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) / TALK TO ME (with Southside Johnny) / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / TWO HEARTS / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / RENDEZVOUS / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / TELL HIM (with Patti Scialfa) / SON OF A PREACHER MAN (with Patti Scialfa) / THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY (with Patti Scialfa) / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE FEVER (with Southside Johnny) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny) / DARLINGTON COUNTY / SEASIDE BAR SONG / BAD MOON RISING / STAND ON IT / SHAKE (with Southside Johnny) / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA (with Southside Johnny)

The fourth annual Rumson Country Day School benefit concert. The band consisted of Bruce Springsteen, Bobby Bandiera, Joey Stann, Muddy Shews, Joe Bellia, Kevin Kavanaugh, Ed Manion and Chris Anderson. An instrumental introduction of "Wipe Out" and "The Wanderer" is played by the band before Bruce takes the stage.

Partial soundboard tape. An excellent incomplete soundboard recording of the second half of the show (starts at "The Fever") is available on CD 'Half Day At School' (Uber Series Vol. 44).



2005-04-11 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / MY CITY OF RUINS / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / EMPTY SKY / NOTHING MAN / MARIA'S BED / ALL THE WAY HOME / MY HOMETOWN / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

Private rehearsal session for the upcoming tour. It's reported that sessions also took place on the 12th and 13th, but no details of tracks have emerged.



2005-04-12 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Private rehearsal session - no track details.



2005-04-13 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Private rehearsal session - no details of tracks tried out, but Bruce did have a photo shoot on the boardwalk after rehearsals and then went across the street to Lance and Debbies for more photos inside and a quick bite to eat, sounded as if he treated the small group of photographers and staff to a few songs on the piano as seen and heard through the window playing piano for a short while....



2005-04-14 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

FOR YOU / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / MY HOMETOWN / DARLINGTON COUNTY

Private rehearsal session.



2005-04-15 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

THE NEW TIMER / THE RISING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / MY HOMETOWN / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / DARLINGTON COUNTY

Private rehearsal session - also reported that VH1 were present and that Bruce left for more filming after rehearsals.



2005-04-20 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

YOUNGSTOWN / LONESOME DAY / BLACK COWBOYS / LONG TIME COMIN' / FOR YOU / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / MY HOMETOWN / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DEVILS & DUST / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON

Final private rehearsal session.



2005-04-21 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / LONESOME DAY / BLACK COWBOYS / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / USED CARS / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / MY HOMETOWN / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / THIS HARD LAND / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

First public rehearsal show and a benefit for World Hunger Year. World premieres for "Black Cowboys", "Silver Palomino", "Maria's Bed", "Leah", and "Matamoros Banks". Piano songs are "For You", "Tougher Than The Rest", "My Hometown", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". Last performance of "Part Man, Part Monkey" was in 1988. Bruce announces that the "Tom Joad rules" apply - "if somebody around youse making too much noise, feel free to band together and, uh, beat the living crap out of them so....only joking, only joking, of course (chuckles)....alright...."

Audience tape.
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2005-04-22 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / REAL WORLD / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND

The return of the much-loved piano "Real World", last performed this way at the Christic Benefit shows in 1990. "Reno" makes its world premiere. Piano songs are "For You", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is played as a boot-stomping, delta-blues number, with Bruce using a distorted bullet-microphone. This bullet mic will be a regular on the tour.

Audience tape. Second public rehearsal show, this time a benefit for local charities. Released on two-CD set 'Paramount Theatre' (Crystal Cat).
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Start of the "Devils & Dust Solo and Acoustic" tour
April 25, 2005 - November 22, 2005 (72 shows)
 
Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, electric piano, pump organ, dobro, autoharp, ukulele, banjo, stomping board)
 
Alan Fitzgerald (offstage synthesizer, piano)
Kevin Buell (offstage percussion)
 


2005-04-25 - FOX THEATRE, DETROIT, MI

REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / REAL WORLD / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / BLACK COWBOYS / RENO / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / THIS HARD LAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

First show of the tour. Similar set to the final rehearsal, with the addition of "Black Cowboys" and "This Hard Land". Bruce dedicates "Youngstown" to Tom Morello, who watches the start of the show before leaving for an Audioslave gig next door at the State Theatre. Piano songs are "For You", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic.

Audience tape and DVD. Available on DVD 'Living In The Light' (Screwdevil).
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2005-04-28 - NOKIA LIVE AT GRAND PRAIRIE, GRAND PRAIRIE, TX

REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / TWO FACES / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / GALVESTON BAY / MARIA'S BED / RENO / REAL WORLD / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / OKLAHOMA HILLS (with Jimmy LaFave) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

Premiere of "Two Faces", last played 1988 in Rotterdam. Austin singer / songwriter Jimmy LaFave guests for Woody and Jack Guthrie's "Oklahoma Hills". Piano songs are "For You", "Two Faces", "Real World", "My Hometown", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic.

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, released from the master (whotapes) and on CDRs 'Devils & Dallas' and 'Grand Prairie' (Asbury Park Disc). An alternate slightly improved capture is also in circulation (joeyjay).
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2005-04-30 - GLENDALE ARENA, GLENDALE, AZ

Soundcheck: RAMROD

REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / BOOK OF DREAMS / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / THIS HARD LAND (with Nils Lofgren) / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

Nils Lofgren joins Bruce on dobro for "This Hard Land". Tour premiere for "Book Of Dreams", last played in 1992. This is only the sixth performance of the song. Live premiere of "All I'm Thinkin' About". Piano songs are "For You", "Book Of Dreams", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic.

Audience tape and DVD.
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2005-05-02 - PANTAGES THEATRE, HOLLYWOOD, CA

Soundcheck: MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD

REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / SILVER PALOMINO / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / CAUTIOUS MAN / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / RENO / REAL WORLD / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / JOHNNY 99 / THIS HARD LAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND

Four tour premieres including piano "Incident On 57th Street". First "Cautious Man" of the tour, and only the second performance of the song, last played in 1988, is dedicated to Sean Penn. Bruce refers to his 1990 performances of "Real World", and dedicates the song to Jackson Browne. Also in the crowd is Roy Bittan. Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "If I Should Fall Behind", "Real World", "My Hometown", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic.

Audience tape.
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2005-05-03 - PANTAGES THEATRE, HOLLYWOOD, CA

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RIVER / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / THE LINE / RENO / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / JOHNNY 99 / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY (with Nils Lofgren) / THE PROMISED LAND

Piano songs are "The River", "Tougher Than The Rest", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. First appearance of the pump organ, utilised for opener and tour debut "My Beautiful Reward". Other tour premieres are "The River", "Tougher Than The Rest", "All The Way Home" (the last of the Devils & Dust album tracks to be performed live), and "The Line". Nils Lofgren guests for "Waitin' On A Sunny Day".

Audience tapes (JEMS & JB) and screenshot DVD.
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2005-05-05 - OAKLAND PARAMOUNT THEATRE, OAKLAND, CA

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RIVER / TWO FACES / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / NEBRASKA / RENO / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / JOHNNY 99 / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

Reprise of the pump organ "My Beautiful Reward" in the opening slot. Second tour performance of "Two Faces", and debuts of "Nebraska" and "Land Of Hope And Dreams". New lamp on stage - the old one was broken at the previous show in Los Angeles. Piano songs are "The River", "Two Faces", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic.

Audience tape.
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2005-05-07 - COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER LECTURE HALL, DENVER, CO

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / REAL WORLD / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / CAUTIOUS MAN / RENO / THE PROMISE / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / JOHNNY 99 / THIS HARD LAND / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

Tour premiere of "The Promise", performed on the piano. "Real World" and "For You" return to the set and "My Beautiful Reward" continues as the opener. Second tour appearance of "Cautious Man". Piano songs are "For You", "Real World", "The Promise", "My Hometown", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" is on pump organ. Springsteen opens the venue this night, which was renamed the Wells Fargo Theater shortly after.

Audience tape.
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2005-05-10 - XCEL ENERGY CENTER, ST. PAUL, MN

Soundcheck: JACKSON CAGE

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / YOUNGSTOWN / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RIVER / BOOK OF DREAMS / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / NEBRASKA / RENO / PARADISE / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND (PITTSBURGH) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND

Rare outing for "Paradise", and live premiere of "A Good Man Is Hard To Find (Pittsburgh)", played in honor of Sergeant Gerald Vick of the St. Paul Police Department, killed in the line of duty earlier this week. "Paradise" also saw the first appearance of the electric piano (which shared the song with the regular piano). Second tour performance (of three) of "Book Of Dreams". Other piano songs are "The River", "Book Of Dreams", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" is on pump organ.

Audience tape.
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2005-05-11 - ROSEMONT THEATRE, ROSEMONT, IL

Soundcheck: DREAM BABY DREAM

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / THE RIVER / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / THE LINE / RENO / PARADISE / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I'M ON FIRE / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Show features Bruce on banjo for the first time ever as far as we know - doing "I'm On Fire", and then an unique "Land Of Hope And Dreams", partly performed solo a capella while the guitar was being restrung, and finally a world debut of a cover song - Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream" which closes this and all future tour shows. Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "The River", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano.

Audience tape.
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2005-05-14 - PATRIOT CENTER, FAIRFAX, VA

Soundcheck: ONE STEP UP / STOLEN CAR (x2) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / AIN'T GOT YOU / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / DEVILS & DUST / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / REASON TO BELIEVE / DREAM BABY DREAM

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RIVER / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / DRY LIGHTNING / RENO / PARADISE / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I'M ON FIRE / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

First version of "Wreck On The Highway" since 1994, and tour premieres of "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" and "Dry Lightning". Piano songs are "The River" and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Wreck On The Highway" is on electric piano. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo.

Audience tape.
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2005-05-15 - WOLSTEIN CENTER, CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, CLEVELAND, OH

Soundcheck: AIN'T GOT YOU / STOLEN CAR / ONE STEP UP / ACROSS THE BORDER

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / LONESOME DAY / BLACK COWBOYS / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / STOLEN CAR / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / THE LINE / RENO / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I'M ON FIRE / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premiere of "Stolen Car", last played at the Doubletake benefits in 2003, and in 1985 before that. "Youngstown" returns to the set. Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "Stolen Car", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Wreck On The Highway" is on electric piano. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo. "Long Time Comin'" and "Silver Palomino" are each dropped for the first time.

Audience tape. Video footage of "Stolen Car" is available as a bonus track on DVD 'Madison, That's Where The Fun Is' (Cheesesteak).
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2005-05-17 - TOWER THEATER, UPPER DARBY, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: THE PATRIOT GAME / ICEMAN / OPEN ALL NIGHT / RAMROD

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / EMPTY SKY / BLACK COWBOYS / ICEMAN / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / SILVER PALOMINO / RENO / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / REAL WORLD / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Live premiere for Darkness On The Edge Of Town outtake "Iceman". "Ramrod" is also a tour premiere and "Real World" returns to the set. Piano songs are "Iceman", "Incident On 57th Street", "Real World", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Wreck On The Highway" is on electric piano.

Audience tape. Available on CDR 'Back At The Old Tower' (Ev2). A recording of the soundchecked "The Patriot Game", played in a pump organ arrangement, entered circulation in 2017 on the "Odds & Sods" compilation.
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2005-05-19 - THE THEATER AT CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: THE WISH / LOCAL HERO

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / THE RIVER / REAL WORLD / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / NEBRASKA / RENO / THE WISH / PARADISE / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / I'M ON FIRE / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

The show was marred by failure of one of the speaker stacks which left some of the audience hearing very little and Bruce hearing their displeasure - it all got sorted out - eventually. Bruce gives an interview with Esquire Magazine after the show. Tour premiere of "The Wish" in the first of only two Devils & Dust Tour performances. Bruce sings a line of the Cadillacs' "Gloria" during the introduction to "The River". Piano songs are "The River", "Real World", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo.

Audience tape and DVD. Available on DVD 'Attack Of The Relatives' - a two camera mix.
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2005-05-20 - ORPHEUM THEATRE, BOSTON, MA

Soundcheck: TUNNEL OF LOVE

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / THE RIVER / REAL WORLD / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / CAUTIOUS MAN / RENO / PARADISE / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / I'M ON FIRE / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Final show of the first leg and the first without any tour premieres. "Leah" dedicated to Senator John Kerry, and "Cautious Man" introduced as "one of my favourites". Piano songs are "The River", "Real World", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo.

Audience tape.
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Start of the European leg of the "Devils & Dust Solo and Acoustic" tour


2005-05-24 - POINT THEATRE, DUBLIN, IRELAND

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RIVER / REAL WORLD / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / NEBRASKA / RENO / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / I'M ON FIRE / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

An alternate and slightly better source was released on 'Getting To The Point' (Doberman). Also released on 'God’s Loneliest Man' (Red Devil) but it is unknown which source it uses. No surprises in the set for the first show of the European leg. Piano songs are "The River", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo. European debuts of "Devils & Dust", "Silver Palomino", "All The Way Home", "Reno", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "Leah", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", and "Dream Baby Dream" and first ever performances in Ireland of "Reason To Believe", "Long Time Comin'", "Real World", "Part Man, Part Monkey", "Nebraska", "Racing In The Street", and "Further On (Up The Road)".

Audience tape. Two recording sources circulate, released on the 'The Point Night' (Crystal Cat).
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2005-05-27 - ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RIVER / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / MARIA'S BED / CAUTIOUS MAN / NEBRASKA / RENO / THE WISH / PARADISE / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

25-song set. Another rare outing for "The Wish", the second and final performance of the tour. "My Best Was Never Good Enough" returns to the set - "I'm On Fire" drops out. Piano songs are "The River", "Tougher Than The Rest", "The Wish", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano. European debuts of "Maria's Bed", "Cautious Man", and "Paradise" and first ever performances in England of "Devils & Dust", "Long Time Comin'", "Silver Palomino", "Reno", "Further On (Up The Road)", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "Leah", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape. A hot night in London is available on CD 'Hotter Than Hell' (Doberman) and as part of the boxset 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2005' (Asbury Park Discs). Partial show (four songs) available on DVD.
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2005-05-28 - ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND

Soundcheck: MY FATHER'S HOUSE

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / THE RIVER / TWO FACES / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / THE LINE / RENO / REAL WORLD / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Piano songs are "The River", "Two Faces", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. First ever performance in Europe of "Black Cowboys" and in England of "All The Way Home".

Audience tape. Available on CD 'Yabba Dabba Doo' (Doberman) - Bruce makes a brief reference to 'The Flintstones' during the introduction to "Part Man, Part Monkey" and as part of the boxset 'Live At Royal Albert Hall 2005' (Asbury Park Discs). Partial show (four songs) available on DVD.
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2005-05-30 - FOREST NATIONAL, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Soundcheck: THIS HARD LAND / TOUGHER THAN THE REST

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RIVER / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / STATE TROOPER / ALL THE WAY HOME / NEBRASKA / RENO / REAL WORLD / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Bruce returns to Forest National, where he last performed in 1981. Tour premiere for "State Trooper", performed on the Gretsch guitar, taking the place of "Part Man, Part Monkey" which drops out of the set for the first time. Piano songs are "The River", "Tougher Than The Rest", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. First ever performances in Belgium of "Reason To Believe", "Devils & Dust", "Long Time Comin'", "Silver Palomino", "Tougher Than The Rest", "State Trooper", "All The Way Home", "Reno", "Real World", "Further On (Up The Road)", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "Leah", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", "My Best Was Never Good Enough", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape (zimmy21) and DVD.
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2005-06-01 - PAVELLÓ OLÍMPIC DE BADALONA, BARCELONA, SPAIN

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RIVER / REAL WORLD / STATE TROOPER / MARIA'S BED / NEBRASKA / RENO / PARADISE / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

"State Trooper" remains in the set, with a normal vocal. Piano songs are "The River", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano. "Land Of Hope And Dreams" is dedicated to Tom Morello. First ever performances in Spain of "Reason To Believe", "Devils & Dust", "Long Time Comin'", "Silver Palomino", "Real World", "State Trooper", "Maria's Bed", "Reno", "Paradise", "Further On (Up The Road)", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "Leah", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape.
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2005-06-02 - PALACIO DE DEPORTES DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID, MADRID, SPAIN

Soundcheck: STATE TROOPER / FOR YOU / THE RIVER

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / THE RIVER / STATE TROOPER / MARIA'S BED / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / PARADISE / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

European tour premieres of "For You", "My Hometown" and "Highway Patrolman". Piano songs are "For You", "The River", "My Hometown", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano. "State Trooper" is with the normal vocal. First ever performances in Spain of "For You" and "Highway Patrolman".

Audience tape. Released on two-CD set 'Devils And Dust In Madrid' (Whoopy Cat) and (On The Road Records).
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2005-06-04 - PALAMALAGUTI, BOLOGNA, ITALY

Soundcheck: THE RIVER / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / LONESOME DAY / THE RISING / DEVILS & DUST / STATE TROOPER / MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / THE RIVER / STATE TROOPER / MARIA'S BED / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / RENO / PARADISE / REAL WORLD / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premiere and first ever performance in Europe for "My Father's House". Six piano songs. Piano songs are "For You", "The River", "Real World", "My Hometown", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano. "State Trooper" is with the regular vocal. First ever performances in Italy of "Devils & Dust", "Silver Palomino", "State Trooper", "Maria's Bed", "Reno", "Paradise", "Further On (Up The Road)", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "Leah", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape and DVD. Two recording sources circulate. Released on two-CD sets 'The Powerful Thing' (Godfather), 'Bologna Dust Night' (Crystal Cat) and as part of the six-CD collection 'Italian Heart' (Tam Tam) containing all three Italian Devils & Dust shows. Several DVDs available, the single cam Bruga version has to be one of the best of the tour. A two camera version mixes this DVD with a screen shot angle 'Italian Trilogy Part 1' (FedeUD).
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2005-06-06 - PALALOTTOMATICA, ROME, ITALY

I'M ON FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / THE RIVER / STATE TROOPER / ALL THE WAY HOME / NEBRASKA / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / RENO / REAL WORLD / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Bruce enters the stage to the theme from "Once Upon A Time In The West" and dedicates "I'm On Fire" to Ennio Morricone. Tour debuts for "Brilliant Disguise" and "Lucky Town". "My Beautiful Reward" drops out of the opening slot for the first time in over a month, replaced by "I'm On Fire". Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "The River", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo. "State Trooper" is with the normal vocal. First ever performances in Italy of "Incident On 57th Street", "All The Way Home", and "Racing In The Street".

Audience tape and DVD. Released on two-CD sets 'Once Upon A Time In Rome' (Godfather), 'Roma Dust Night' (Crystal Cat) and as part of the six-CD collection 'Italian Heart' (Tam Tam) containing all three Italian Devils & Dust shows. Available on DVD 'Once Upon A Time In Rome'. An interview was recorded backstage at the Palalottomatica, before the soundcheck, and broadcast on June 15. The interview is with Vittorio Zucconi and was broadcast by Radio Capital.
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2005-06-07 - DATCH FORUM, MILAN, ITALY

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / THE RIVER / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / OPEN ALL NIGHT / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / RENO / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

"Open All Night" (last played in 1996) and "Lost In The Flood" make their tour debuts. Also in the set, the third tour performance of "All I'm Thinkin' About", and "Wreck On The Highway". Piano songs are "The River", "Tougher Than The Rest", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Wreck On The Highway" is on electric piano. First ever performances in Europe of "Open All Night" and "All I'm Thinkin' About" and in Italy of "Black Cowboys", "Wreck On The Highway", and "Lost In The Flood".

Audience tape and DVDs. Released on two-CD sets 'Dream Milano Dream' (Godfather), 'Milano Dust Night' (Crystal Cat) and as part of the six-CD collection 'Italian Heart' (Tam Tam) containing all three Italian Devils & Dust shows. Available on DVDs 'Italian Trilogy Part 3' (FedeUD) and 'Wreck In Milan' (KillerJoe).
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2005-06-11 - COLOR LINE ARENA, HAMBURG, GERMANY

Show postponed to June 27 due to the death of Terry Magovern's fiancée.
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2005-06-12 - ICC BERLIN, BERLIN, GERMANY

Show postponed to June 28 due to the death of Terry Magovern's fiancée.
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2005-06-13 - OLYMPIAHALLE, MUNICH, GERMANY

Soundcheck: COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / INTO THE FIRE / MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / INTO THE FIRE / DEVILS & DUST / LUCKY TOWN / STATE TROOPER / SILVER PALOMINO / OPEN ALL NIGHT / RAMROD / I'M ON FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / TWO FACES

INTO THE FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LUCKY TOWN / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / THE RIVER / BOOK OF DREAMS / STATE TROOPER / MARIA'S BED / NEBRASKA / RENO / POINT BLANK / REAL WORLD / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

"Into the Fire", "Bobby Jean" and "Point Blank" all debut for the tour on this night. Piano songs are "The River", "Book Of Dreams", "Real World", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Into The Fire" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Point Blank" is on electric piano. European debut of "Book Of Dreams", plus the first ever performances in Germany of "Devils & Dust", "Long Time Comin'", "Black Cowboys", "State Trooper", "Maria's Bed", "Reno", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "Leah", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape.
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2005-06-15 - FESTHALLE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY

Soundcheck: INTO THE FIRE

INTO THE FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / TWO FACES / THE RIVER / OPEN ALL NIGHT / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD / RENO / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Show features tour premiere "Countin' On A Miracle" - only played twice. Also in the set, "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" for only the second time and "All I'm Thinkin' About". Piano songs are "For You", "Two Faces", "The River", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Into The Fire" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Countin' On A Miracle" is on electric piano and piano. First ever performances in Germany of "Silver Palomino", "For You", "Two Faces", "Open All Night", "All I'm Thinkin' About", and "Lost In The Flood".

Audience tape and DVD. Released on two-CD set 'Solo & Acoustic Tour 2005' (Devil Records). Available on screenshot DVD 'A Screen Full Of Dust'.
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2005-06-16 - PHILIPSHALLE, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

Soundcheck: I WISH I WERE BLIND / I WISH I WERE BLIND / CROSS MY HEART

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / HIGHWAY 29 / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / STATE TROOPER / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / I'M ON FIRE / RENO / I WISH I WERE BLIND / MARY'S PLACE / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Three songs debut for the tour: "Highway 29", "I Wish I Were Blind" and "Mary's Place". "Highway 29" has not been played since the Ghost Of Tom Joad Tour. "Leah" drops out of the set for the first time, and replaced by "This Hard Land". Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "Tougher Than The Rest", "Mary's Place", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son" - "I Wish I Were Blind" is on both piano and electric piano. "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo. "State Trooper" is with the intermediate vocal. First ever performance in Germany of "I Wish I Were Blind".

Audience Tape and DVD. Released on two-CD set 'Inside A Quiet Space' (Swingin’ Pig). Available on DVD 'Neath The Arms Of Cassiopeia' (brucevideos).
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2005-06-19 - SPORTPALEIS AHOY, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Soundcheck: COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / I WISH I WERE BLIND / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / SILVER PALOMINO / STATE TROOPER / CADILLAC RANCH / LONESOME DAY / I'M ON FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / WALK LIKE A MAN / NEW UNKNOWN SONG / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD

ADAM RAISED A CAIN / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / FOR YOU / TWO FACES / THE RIVER / STATE TROOPER / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / I'M ON FIRE / RENO / COUNTIN' ON A MIRACLE / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

26-song set. Tour premiere for "Adam Raised a Cain" on Father's Day. Second and final "Countin' On A Miracle" of the tour. No "Leah" again. Piano songs are "For You", "Two Faces", "The River", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Countin' On A Miracle" is on electric piano. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo. "State Trooper" is with the intermediate vocal. First ever performances in the Netherlands of "Devils & Dust", "Long Time Comin'", "My Father's House", "State Trooper", "All I'm Thinkin' About", "Reno", "Further On (Up The Road)", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape and DVD. Two recording sources circulate (BeTrue & Glimmer Twins). Released on two-CD sets 'Devils & Dust Tour' (Devil Records) and 'Keep The Fire Burning'. Available on DVD 'A Father's Day Special' (Digi-tox).
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2005-06-20 - PALAIS OMNISPORTS DE PARIS-BERCY, PARIS, FRANCE

Soundcheck: MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / INTO THE FIRE / PARADISE / POINT BLANK / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / SILVER PALOMINO / UNKNOWN INSTRUMENTAL / CROSS MY HEART / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / RAMROD / REASON TO BELIEVE / BETTER DAYS

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RIVER / REAL WORLD / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / I'M ON FIRE / RENO / POINT BLANK / MARY'S PLACE / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / CADILLAC RANCH / BETTER DAYS (with Elliott Murphy) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

26-song set. Tour debuts for "Cadillac Ranch" (in a similar style to "Ramrod") and "Better Days", the latter with Elliott Murphy in its only tour performance. "Point Blank" is reprised. "Part Man, Part Monkey" returns to the set after a break. Piano songs are "The River", "Real World", "Mary's Place", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Point Blank" is on electric piano. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo. First ever performances in France of "Devils & Dust", "Silver Palomino", "Part Man, Part Monkey", "All I'm Thinkin' About", "Reno", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape. Released on two-CD set 'Paris Dust Night' (Crystal Cat).
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2005-06-22 - FORUM KØBENHAVN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Soundcheck: SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY (x2) / MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / INTO THE FIRE / DEVILS & DUST (x2 and intro) / LONESOME DAY / STRAIGHT TIME / STRAIGHT TIME (alternate version) / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M ON FIRE / WORLDS APART / REASON TO BELIEVE

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / STRAIGHT TIME / I'M ON FIRE / RENO / I WISH I WERE BLIND / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / CADILLAC RANCH / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

26-song set, including three tour debuts: "Straight Time" (not played since the Joad tour), "Spirit In The Night", and "Wild Billy's Circus Story". Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "Tougher Than The Rest", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "I WIsh I Were Blind" and "Spirit In The Night" are on electric piano. Bruce plays a few bars of Ray Charles's "What'd I Say" before beginning "Spirit In The Night". "I'm On Fire" is on banjo. First ever performances in Denmark of "Reason To Believe", "Devils & Dust", "Long Time Comin'", "Silver Palomino", "Incident On 57th Street", "Part Man Part Monkey", "All I'm Thinkin' About", "Reno", "I Wish I Were Blind", "Spirit In The Night", "Further On (Up The Road)", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", "Wild Billy's Circus Story", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape.
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2005-06-23 - SCANDINAVIUM, GOTHENBERG, SWEDEN

Soundcheck: JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / DEVILS & DUST / THE RISING

INTO THE FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / HIGHWAY 29 / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / REAL WORLD / STATE TROOPER / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / FADE AWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / CADILLAC RANCH / BOBBY JEAN / MARIA'S BED / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Rare renditions of "Fade Away" (by request) and "Maria's Bed" in the encores feature in a stunning show. "Fade Away" was last played in Indianapolis, March 1981. Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Into The Fire" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Fade Away" is on electric piano and piano. "State Trooper" is with the intermediate vocal. European debut of "Fade Away" and first ever performances in Sweden of "Devils & Dust", "Long Time Comin'", "State Trooper", "All I'm Thinkin' About", "Highway Patrolman", "Reno", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", "Maria's Bed", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape. Released on two-CD set 'Gothenburg Dust Night' (Crystal Cat). Extracts of five songs filmed from the second row are available on DVD.
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2005-06-25 - HOVET, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Soundcheck: DOWNBOUND TRAIN (x3) / WALK LIKE A MAN / DEVILS & DUST / REASON TO BELIEVE / EMPTY SKY / RAMROD / ACROSS THE BORDER (x4)

DOWNBOUND TRAIN / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / THE PROMISE / THE RIVER / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / ACROSS THE BORDER / RENO / POINT BLANK / WALK LIKE A MAN / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

26-song set. Four tour premieres tonight - "Downbound Train", "Across The Border", "Walk Like a Man", and "Blinded By The Light". The first of only two tour performances of "Walk Like A Man", last played during the Tunnel Of Love tour (New York, May 16, 1988). Second tour performance of "The Promise". The crowd breaks into a spontaneous rendition of the Swedish song "Helan Går" before "Blinded By The Light". Piano songs are "The Promise", "The River", "My Hometown", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Downbound Train" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Point Blank" is on electric piano; "Walk Like A Man" is on electric piano and piano. European debut of "Walk Like A Man" and first ever performances in Sweden of "Black Cowboys", "The Promise", "Part Man, Part Monkey", and "Blinded By The Light". Springsteen returns to the now-renamed Johanneshovs Isstadion, he performed here with the band in 1981 during the River tour.

Audience tape. Released on two-CD set 'Stockholm Dust Night' (Crystal Cat).
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2005-06-27 - COLOR LINE ARENA, HAMBURG, GERMANY

DOWNBOUND TRAIN / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / HIGHWAY 29 / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / THE RIVER / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / SPARE PARTS / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / GROWIN' UP / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Show rescheduled from June 11. Tour premieres for "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart", "Spare Parts" and "Growin' Up". Piano songs are "Tougher Than The Rest", "The River", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Downbound Train" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Janey Don't You Lose Heart" is on electric piano. European debut of "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" and first ever performances in Germany of "Part Man Part Monkey", "Highway Patrolman", and "Growin' Up".

Audience tape and incomplete DVD. Available on DVD 'Hamburg, Don't You Lose Heart' (Digi-tox).
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2005-06-28 - ICC BERLIN, BERLIN, GERMANY

Soundcheck: BOOK OF DREAMS / MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / THE RIVER

ADAM RAISED A CAIN / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / FOR YOU / TWO FACES / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / SINALOA COWBOYS / RENO / PARADISE / REAL WORLD / THE RISING / SPARE PARTS / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / HUNGRY HEART (with Wolfgang Niedecken) / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Show rescheduled from June 12. Tour premieres for "Sinaloa Cowboys" and "Hungry Heart", the latter with guest Wolfgang Niedecken singing a verse in German. "Adam Raised A Cain" returns to the opening slot. Piano songs are "For You", "Two Faces", "Real World", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano. First ever performances in Germany of "All The Way Home" and "Paradise".

Audience tape (Just) and DVD. Released on two-CD set 'Keep On Dreamin’' (Godfather). Complete show available on DVD 'The Final Show'.
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End of the European leg of the "Devils & Dust Solo and Acoustic" tour


2005-06-30 - KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, KEFLAVIK, ICELAND

DANCING IN THE DARK / BOBBY JEAN / THIS HARD LAND / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / I'M ON FIRE

Bruce's first ever appearance in Iceland and his only performance there to date. Impromptu performance on stopover en route to the U.S.A., Bruce gets off the plane and proceeds to play six tracks, mainly to airport personnel working the late-shift.
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Start of the second U.S. leg of the "Devils & Dust Solo and Acoustic" tour


2005-07-13 - COREL CENTRE, OTTAWA, ON

Soundcheck: THIS HARD LAND

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / THE RIVER / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / I WISH I WERE BLIND / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / SPARE PARTS / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Power cuts hamper the show, caused by lightning. No surprises as the tour returns to North America. Piano songs are "Tougher Than The Rest", "The River", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "I Wish I Were Blind" is on electric piano. First ever performances in Canada of "Reason To Believe", "Devils & Dust", "Long Time Comin'", "Silver Palomino", "Tougher Than The Rest", "Part Man, Part Monkey", "All The Way Home", "Reno", "I Wish I Were Blind", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "The Hitter", "Matamoros Banks", and "Dream Baby Dream".

Audience tape.
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2005-07-14 - AIR CANADA CENTRE, TORONTO, ON

INTO THE FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / HIGHWAY 29 / FOR YOU / TWO FACES / STATE TROOPER / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / RENO / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / BOBBY JEAN / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premiere of "Darlington County". Bruce sings a snippet of "I'm A Coward" during the introduction to "For You". Also in the set - "Wreck On The Highway", "Lost In The Flood", and "Wild Billy's Circus Story", during the rousing encores. Piano songs are "For You", "Two Faces", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Into The Fire" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Wreck On The Highway" is on electric piano. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal. First ever performances in Canada of "Two Faces", "State Trooper", "All I'm Thinkin' About", "Further On (Up The Road)", and "Wild Billy's Circus Story".

Audience tape.
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2005-07-16 - PEPSI ARENA, ALBANY, NY

Soundcheck: DANCING IN THE DARK / PARADISE / DEVILS & DUST / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT

INTO THE FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / THE PROMISE / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / CAUTIOUS MAN / RENO / PARADISE / REAL WORLD / THE RISING / SPARE PARTS / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premiere for "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?", which is played by request, as are "The Promise" and "Paradise". "Long Time Comin'" dedicated to Evan, who is in attendance. Bruce plays a snippet of "Pony Boy" in the intro, joking that Evan would "kill [him] if [he] played that one." "Leah" returns to the encores. Piano songs are "The Promise", "Tougher Than The Rest", "Real World", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Into The Fire" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Paradise" is on electric piano and piano.

Audience tape.
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2005-07-18 - HSBC ARENA, BUFFALO, NY

Soundcheck: SAD EYES / INDEPENDENCE DAY / LOCAL HERO / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / REASON TO BELIEVE / LEAP OF FAITH / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / LEAP OF FAITH / STATE TROOPER / NEBRASKA / MARIA'S BED / THE LINE / RENO / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE / YOU'RE MISSING / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Six tour premieres tonight - a new arrangement of "Prove It All Night" on acoustic, "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)", piano versions of "Leap of Faith", "When You're Alone" and "You're Missing" and finally an acoustic "Darkness On The Edge Of Town". Fourteen set changes from the previous night. "Sad Eyes" is played in the soundcheck. Piano songs are "Leap Of Faith", "You're Missing", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" and "When You're Alone" are on electric piano. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal. "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" is soundchecked both on pump organ and on guitar (the version during the show was on guitar).

Audience tape and IEM feed. The IEM version circulates on CD 'Join The Crew' (Doberman).
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2005-07-20 - ARENA AT HARBOR YARD, BRIDGEPORT, CT

Soundcheck: VALENTINE'S DAY

INTO THE FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / HIGHWAY 29 / THE PROMISE / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / THE RIVER / STATE TROOPER / NEBRASKA / MARIA'S BED / RENO / NOTHING MAN / RACING IN THE STREET / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / SPARE PARTS / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Longest set of the tour so far, at 27 songs. Tour premieres for "All That Heaven Will Allow" and "Nothing Man". "The Promise" is dedicated to attendee Jesse Malin, while "Dream Baby Dream" is dedicated to its writer, Alan Vega, also in attendance. Seven piano songs, including both premieres. Sound problems before "Racing In The Street", but no repeat of the Meadowlands incident. Piano songs are "The Promise", "The River", "Racing In The Street", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Into The Fire" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "All That Heaven Will Allow" and "Nothing Man" are on electric piano. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal.

Audience tape and DVD. Two recording sources circulate. Show available on DVD 'Solo in Bridgeport'.
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2005-07-23 - PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA, GA

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / NOTHING MAN / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / I'M ON FIRE / RENO / SAD EYES / VALENTINE'S DAY / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Huge double header of never-before-played live premieres of "Sad Eyes" and "Valentine's Day", the last of the Tunnel Of Love tracks to be played live. "Nothing Man" is dedicated to Brendan O'Brien. "Incident On 57th Street" and "Lost In The Flood" are both played by request. Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "Valentine's Day", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Nothing Man" and "Sad Eyes" are on electric piano. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo.

Audience tape and DVD. Partial show available on an average DVD, which cuts at "The Rising".
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2005-07-24 - CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NC

INTO THE FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE / TWO FACES / THE RIVER / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / NOTHING MAN / REAL WORLD / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Show includes several anecdotes about "Cousin" Frank Bruno. Encores include an "oldie" double of "Blinded By The Light" and "Wild Billy's Circus Story". "Highway Patrolman" played for People of Faith Against the Death Penalty. Piano songs are "Two Faces", "The River", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Into The Fire" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "When You're Alone" and "Nothing Man" are on electric piano.

Audience tape and DVD. Complete show available on DVD 'A Circus Town Is Born' (Cheesesteak).
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2005-07-26 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / GALVESTON BAY / RENO / VALENTINE'S DAY / THE RIVER / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Show features another "Valentine's Day" and "If I Should Fall Behind" played for the first time on the pump organ - previously it has been played on guitar and piano. "All That Heaven Will Allow" is dedicated to the Raspberries, and the second tour appearance of "Galveston Bay" is dedicated to 'People of Faith Against the Death Penalty'. Tour premiere of "Two Hearts". Piano songs are "Tougher Than The Rest", "Valentine's Day", "The River", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "If I Should Fall Behind" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "All That Heaven Will Allow" is on electric piano.

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2005-07-28 - PETERSEN EVENTS CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PA

Soundcheck: ONE STEP UP / TUNNEL OF LOVE / YOUNGSTOWN / HOMESTEAD (with Joe Grushecky)

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / YOUNGSTOWN / LONG TIME COMIN' / FOR YOU / THE RIVER / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / ONE STEP UP / RENO / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / REAL WORLD / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / GROWIN' UP / HOMESTEAD (with Joe Grushecky) / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premiere of "One Step Up" (played on a 6-string and dedicated to Kenny Chesney) and sole tour performance of "Homestead", with Joe Grushecky. Second appearance of the tour for "Growin' Up". Before "Real World" Bruce admits that he recorded the wrong version of the song: "...alright, this is a song that I don´t sing that much but, uh, I've sang it on this tour a bit, I kind of screwed it up when I recorded it". Piano songs are "For You", "The River", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "All That Heaven Will Allow" is on electric piano.

Audience tape. About two minutes of video of "Homestead" is included on Joe Grushecky's "A Good Life - The Joe Grushecky Story" DVD.
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2005-07-31 - VALUE CITY ARENA, COLUMBUS, OH

LIFT ME UP / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / FOR YOU / STATE TROOPER / CYNTHIA / ONE STEP UP / RENO / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE / VALENTINE'S DAY / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Live premiere of "Lift Me Up", tour debut of "Back In Your Arms", and the first ever live acoustic version of "Cynthia". Another outing for "Valentine's Day" and the second tour appearance of "One Step Up". Piano songs are "For You", "Valentine's Day", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Lift Me Up", "Back In Your Arms", and "When You're Alone" are on electric piano. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal.

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. On September 25, 2015 this show was the seventh in a series of archive recordings to be officially released. The recording was mixed from the 24-track multitrack reels in August 2015 by Toby Scott and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering. Meanwhile, the audience tape is one of the best sounding recordings from the tour, and coincidentally one of the best shows of the tour. Available on CDRs 'Prodigal Son's Night of Debuts' (Prodigal Son) and 'Devils, Dust & Debuts' (Ev2). Both are remasters of Neo's tape.
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2005-08-01 - U.S. BANK ARENA, CINCINNATI, OH

Soundcheck: AIN'T GOT YOU / TWO FOR THE ROAD / LIVING PROOF (x3)

TWO FOR THE ROAD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / THE PROMISE / THE RIVER / AIN'T GOT YOU / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / LIVING PROOF / RENO / WALK LIKE A MAN / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / OPEN ALL NIGHT / THIS HARD LAND / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

More debut songs for the tour with the live premiere of "Two for The Road" (from Tracks and a Tunnel Of Love B-side), plus "Living Proof", and "Ain't Got You" making appearances. Second tour performances of "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" and "Walk Like a Man" (each played once in Europe). Bruce sings a line of The Essex's "Easier Said Than Done" in the outro of "Two Hearts". Piano songs are "The Promise", "The River", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Two For The Road" and "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" are on electric piano, and "Walk Like A Man" is on electric piano and piano.

Audience tape and partial DVD. Show available on CDR "Uber Series #30".
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2005-08-03 - VAN ANDEL ARENA, GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Soundcheck: BACKSTREETS / SHERRY DARLING / TUNNEL OF LOVE / THUNDER ROAD / AIN'T GOT YOU / DEVILS & DUST / THE RISING / THE PROMISED LAND / REASON TO BELIEVE / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / CAR WASH

TUNNEL OF LOVE / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / BLACK COWBOYS / LONG TIME COMIN' / SHERRY DARLING / THE RIVER / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / CYNTHIA / ONE STEP UP / RENO / NOTHING MAN / I WISH I WERE BLIND / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / AIN'T GOT YOU / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Premieres on the tour for "Tunnel Of Love" (which completes the set for all songs from that album being played on this tour), "Sherry Darling" and "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" - which is an excellent version very reminiscent of the early demo version. "Cynthia" and "Ain't Got You" also included in the 25-song set. Piano songs are "The River", "I Wish I Were Blind", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Tunnel Of Love", "Sherry Darling", and "Nothing Man" are on electric piano.

Audience tape. Released on two-CD set 'Grand Rapids Night' (Crystal Cat). A high-quality recording of "Tunnel Of Love" entered circulation in 2017 as part of the 'Odds & Sods' collection.
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2005-08-06 - FOX THEATRE, ST. LOUIS, MO

Soundcheck: BACK IN YOUR ARMS / COUNTY FAIR / DEVILS & DUST / SILVER PALOMINO / THE RISING / THE PROMISED LAND / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / INTO THE FIRE / REASON TO BELIEVE / BACKSTREETS

BACK IN YOUR ARMS / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / BLACK COWBOYS / LONG TIME COMIN' / COUNTY FAIR / THE RIVER / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / NOTHING MAN / BACKSTREETS / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / CYNTHIA / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premieres for Born In The U.S.A. outtake "County Fair" and a stunning piano "Backstreets" - performed solo for the first time. "Backstreets" is the first song from Born To Run to be played this tour. "Back In Your Arms" opens, this time on the electric "ebay" piano. Piano songs are "The River", "Backstreets", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Back In Your Arms", "County Fair", and "Nothing Man" are on electric piano.

Audience tape, missing "Highway Patrolman" and "Reno". A high-quality recording of "Backstreets" entered circulation in 2017 on the 'Odds & Sods' compilation.
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2005-08-07 - BRADLEY CENTER, MILWAUKEE, WI

SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / LONG TIME COMIN' / FRANKIE / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / AIN'T GOT YOU / STATE TROOPER / NEBRASKA / RENO / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / POINT BLANK / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / OPEN ALL NIGHT / GROWIN' UP / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premieres of "Shut Out The Light" and "Frankie". The sole tour performance of "Shut Out The Light", which was last played in Nashville, December 12, 1996 during the The Ghost Of Tom Joad Tour. "Frankie" meanwhile is played only four times this tour. Three songs on electric guitar - "Ain't Got You", "State Trooper" and "Open All Night". Piano songs are "Frankie", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Shut Out The Light" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Back In Your Arms", "All That Heaven Will Allow", and "Point Blank" are on electric piano. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal.

Audience tape released on two-CD set 'Straight Into Our Hearts' (Godfather).
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2005-08-10 - ROSE GARDEN THEATER OF THE CLOUDS, PORTLAND, OR

Soundcheck: SOUL DRIVER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / HAPPY

SOUL DRIVER / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / BLACK COWBOYS / LONG TIME COMIN' / I WISH I WERE BLIND / FRANKIE / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / AIN'T GOT YOU / ONE STEP UP / RENO / NOTHING MAN / VALENTINE'S DAY / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / RAMROD / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premiere of "Soul Driver" opens. "Ain't Got You" includes a lyric change - "Been paid a king's ransom for doin' what comes naturally" replaced with "paid a king's ransom for doin' what I'd do for free." "Long Time Comin'" dedicated to Evan Springsteen, who helped out as guitar tech tonight. Another appearance of "Frankie", as well as "Valentine's Day". Piano songs are "Frankie", "Valentine's Day", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Soul Driver", "I Wish I Were Blind", and "Nothing Man" are on electric piano. This concert takes place in the Theater Of The Clouds configuration of Portland's Rose Garden arena. This places the stage at centre court and utilises the western side of the arena, seating 6,500.

Audience tape, IEM and screenshot DVD. Available as a good quality IEM recording, as well as an IEM/AUD mix (Conan).
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2005-08-11 - KEYARENA AT SEATTLE CENTER, SEATTLE, WA

Soundcheck: LIVING PROOF / BE TRUE / TWO FOR THE ROAD / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) / AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS)

LIVING PROOF / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / HIGHWAY 29 / LONG TIME COMIN' / BE TRUE / FRANKIE / THE RIVER / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / AIN'T GOT YOU / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / TWO FOR THE ROAD / NOTHING MAN / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / GROWIN' UP / FOR YOU / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premiere of "Be True". "Living Proof" on pump organ opens - previously it has been played on 12-string. Evan is on-hand as guest guitar tech, appearing on stage before "Long Time Comin'". Another appearance of "Frankie" on the piano, and "Two For The Road" also returns. First and only guitar version of "For You" this tour. Piano songs are "Frankie", "The River", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Living Proof" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Be True", "Two For The Road", and "Nothing Man" are on electric piano. "American Skin (41 Shots)" is soundchecked twice, first on guitar and then on piano.

Audience tape, IEM and DVD. A fine show and available as a good quality IEM recording although the vocals are a little quiet in the mix, a fault that plagues all the Devils & Dust Tour IEMs.
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2005-08-13 - PONTIAC THEATRE AT GM PLACE, VANCOUVER, BC

LIVING PROOF / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / THE PROMISE / THE RIVER / STATE TROOPER / AIN'T GOT YOU / CYNTHIA / THE LINE / RENO / JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / PARADISE / REAL WORLD / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

26-song set, including eight on piano. Tour premiere of "Because The Night", performed on the electric piano. "Paradise" returns to the set after a month's break. Audible "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" (replacing the setlisted "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City") dedicated with a chuckle to the "professional stalkers". Evan once again helps out as guitar tech. Piano songs are "The Promise", "The River", "Real World", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Living Proof" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Because The Night", "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart", "Paradise", and "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" are on electric piano ("Paradise" on electric piano and piano). "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal. First ever performance in Canada of "Blinded By The Light".

Audience tape. Available on CDR 'Front Row Summer Extravaganza' (Flynn), a mix of three audience tapes.
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2005-10-03 - WBJB-FM STUDIOS, LINCROFT, NJ

ALL THE WAY HOME / IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

Appearance on WBJB-FM for the final (fifth) day of the Fall Membership Drive. Bruce does an interview with Jeff Raspe and performs two songs.

In the spring of 2006, Bruce’s solo acoustic rendition of "If I Should Fall Behind" from this appearance was officially released on a Various Artists promotional/charity CD sampler entitled "Live At The NIGHT Volume 3" and exclusively available via WBJB’s official website for a $150 "pledge".
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2005-10-04 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck: IDIOT'S DELIGHT / IDIOT'S DELIGHT / COVER ME

IDIOT'S DELIGHT / LIVING PROOF / DEVILS & DUST / THE TIES THAT BIND / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / BE TRUE / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / AIN'T GOT YOU / ALL THE WAY HOME / ONE STEP UP / RENO / ATLANTIC CITY / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / GALVESTON BAY / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

A benefit show, with all proceeds donated to the Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross. Bruce returns to the stage after a seven week break. First outing for "Idiot's Delight", co-written with Joe Grushecky, and also tour premieres for "I Wanna Marry You", "Atlantic City", and "The Ties That Bind", in a rearranged version. "The Hitter" is dropped, replaced with "Galveston Bay". Piano songs are "Tougher Than The Rest", "Atlantic City", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Idiot's Delight" is with the bullet mic. "Living Proof" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Be True" and "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" are on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele.

Audience tape.
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2005-10-06 - BLUE CROSS ARENA AT THE WAR MEMORIAL, ROCHESTER, NY

Soundcheck: YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / USED CARS

IDIOT'S DELIGHT / LIVING PROOF / DEVILS & DUST / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / LONG TIME COMIN' / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO FACES / AIN'T GOT YOU / MARIA'S BED / CAUTIOUS MAN / RENO / NOTHING MAN / REAL WORLD / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / TWO HEARTS / GALVESTON BAY / MATAMOROS BANKS / GROWIN' UP / THE TIES THAT BIND / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

"Idiot's Delight" remains in the set, as does "Galveston Bay" in place of "The Hitter". Tour premiere of "Independence Day", preceded by "My Father's House" and "Long Time Comin'" in a powerful fatherhood trio. "The Promised Land" is played for Howard Leventhal who died on October 4 at the age of 86. Piano songs are "Two Faces", "Real World", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Idiot's Delight" is with the bullet mic. "Living Proof" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Independence Day" and "Nothing Man" are on electric piano. "Growin' Up" is on ukulele.

Audience tape and IEM. An AUD/IEM mix is also available.
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2005-10-07 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT

Soundcheck: SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT

BACK IN YOUR ARMS / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / IDIOT'S DELIGHT / DEVILS & DUST / THE TIES THAT BIND / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT / RENO / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / LOST IN THE FLOOD / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Premiere for "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)" and the only tour appearance of "Something In The Night", plus there's another performance of "I Wanna Marry You". Longest set of the tour to date at 27 songs. Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "Tougher Than The Rest", "Lost In The Flood", "My Hometown", "Jesus Was An Only Son", and "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)". "Idiot's Delight" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Back In Your Arms", "Wreck On The Highway", and "All That Heaven Will Allow" are on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele.

Audience tape and partial DVD. Available on CD as part of the four-disc Ev2 production 'Devils, Dust & Debuts'. Incomplete DVD 'Incident In Hartford' (Blacklab) also circulates.
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2005-10-09 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY

STOLEN CAR / IDIOT'S DELIGHT / LIVING PROOF / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / TWO FACES / JOHNNY 99 / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / AIN'T GOT YOU / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / LOST IN THE FLOOD / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Bruce returns to the Nassau Coliseum, his first visit since 1992. No premieres, but the second and final "Stolen Car" of the tour opens the 26-song set. Piano songs are "Two Faces", "Lost In The Flood", "My Hometown", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Idiot's Delight" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Living Proof" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Stolen Car" and "Back In Your Arms" are on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele.

Audience tape. Available on DVD, a two camera mix 'Good To Be Back' (Digi-tox).
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2005-10-12 - NORTHROP AUDITORIUM, MINNEAPOLIS, MN

WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / IDIOT'S DELIGHT / INTO THE FIRE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / FOR YOU / JOHNNY 99 / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / AIN'T GOT YOU / ONE STEP UP / RENO / NOTHING MAN / THUNDER ROAD / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / THE TIES THAT BIND / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Premiere of "The New Timer" (replacing "The Hitter") and a welcome outing for "Thunder Road" - its only performance of the tour. Piano songs are "For You", "Thunder Road", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Idiot's Delight" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Into The Fire" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Wreck On The Highway", "Back In Your Arms", and "Nothing Man" are on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele. Another instrument premieres - "The New Timer" is on autoharp.

Audience tape.
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2005-10-13 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL

Soundcheck: IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / JOHNNY 99

IDIOT'S DELIGHT / LIVING PROOF / DEVILS & DUST / THE TIES THAT BIND / LONG TIME COMIN' / I WISH I WERE BLIND / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / JOHNNY 99 / STATE TROOPER / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / AIN'T GOT YOU / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

"Idiot's Delight" returns to the opening slot, and there's a reprise of "The New Timer". "Growin' Up" opens the encores. Piano songs are "Tougher Than The Rest", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Idiot's Delight" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Living Proof" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "I Wish I Were Blind" and "When You're Alone" are on electric piano. "Growin' Up" is on ukulele. "The New Timer" is on autoharp. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal. Bruce gave an interview to MOJO magazine after the show.

Audience tape.
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2005-10-15 - DANE COUNTY ARENA AT ALLIANT CENTER, MADISON, WI

IDIOT'S DELIGHT / ACROSS THE BORDER / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / HIGHWAY 29 / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / REASON TO BELIEVE / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / AIN'T GOT YOU / NEBRASKA / RENO / VALENTINE'S DAY / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / GROWIN' UP / WILD BILLY'S CIRCUS STORY / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Bruce's first show in Madison for nearly 25 years, he was last here on the River Tour, February 2, 1981. "Across The Border" returns to the 26-song set, after a nearly four month break, this time on pump organ. "Valentine's Day" also in the set - the songs penultimate tour appearance. Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "Valentine's Day", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Idiot's Delight" and "Reason To Believe" are with the bullet mic. "Across The Border" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "All That Heaven Will Allow" is on electric piano. "Growin' Up" is on ukulele. "The New Timer" is on autoharp.

Audience tape and DVD. Two recording sources circulate (midnight rider & ademotte). Available on DVD 'Madison, That's Where The Fun Is' (Cheesesteak).
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2005-10-17 - WACHOVIA CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA

PEOPLE GET READY

Bruce and Patti Scialfa join U2 during the first encore of their show in Philadelphia. Bono introduces Bruce by saying they need an extra guitar player, much like he did in the same city in 1987 when Springsteen joined for "Stand By Me".

Audience tape and DVD footage.
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2005-10-20 - DCU CENTER, WORCESTER, MA

Soundcheck: THE FEVER / KITTY'S BACK / CROSS MY HEART

IDIOT'S DELIGHT / ACROSS THE BORDER / DEVILS & DUST / LONG TIME COMIN' / SINALOA COWBOYS / THE FEVER / THE PROMISE / JOHNNY 99 / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / I'M ON FIRE / RENO / WHEN YOU'RE ALONE / RACING IN THE STREET / LOST IN THE FLOOD / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premiere for "The Fever". "I'm On Fire" returns to the set after a three month break. "The Promise" also included in the set. Piano songs are "The Promise", "Racing In The Street", "Lost In The Flood", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Idiot's Delight" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Across The Border" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "The Fever" and "When You're Alone" are on electric piano. "I'm On Fire" is on banjo. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele. "The New Timer" is on autoharp.

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2005-10-21 - DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI

Soundcheck: LIVING PROOF / DEVILS & DUST / SILVER PALOMINO / THE NEW TIMER / THE RIVER / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)

IDIOT'S DELIGHT / ACROSS THE BORDER / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / FOR YOU / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / THE RIVER / REASON TO BELIEVE / NEBRASKA / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL THE WAY HOME / RENO / VALENTINE'S DAY / REAL WORLD / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / GROWIN' UP / ATLANTIC CITY / BOBBY JEAN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

"Leah" returns to the set for the first time this leg. No electric piano tonight, but six songs in total on the grand piano. The final "Valentine's Day" of the tour is dedicated to Kate Landau (Jon's daughter). First acoustic guitar "Atlantic City" this tour. Piano songs are "For You", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "The River", "Valentine's Day", "Real World", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Idiot's Delight" and "Reason To Believe" are with the bullet mic. "Across The Border" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Growin' Up" is on ukulele. "The New Timer" is on autoharp.

Audience tape.
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2005-10-24 - RICHMOND COLISEUM, RICHMOND, VA

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / THE RIVER / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / JOHNNY 99 / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / RENO / NOTHING MAN / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / GROWIN' UP / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

"My Beautiful Reward" returns to the set, and "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" is included in the encores. Piano songs are "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "The River", "Tougher Than The Rest", "Incident On 57th Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Nothing Man" and "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" are on electric piano. "Growin' Up" is on ukulele. "The New Timer" is on autoharp.

IEM and audience tape. IEM released on CD as part of the Uber Series (Vol 33).
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2005-10-28 - TD BANKNORTH GARDEN, BOSTON, MA

IDIOT'S DELIGHT / LIVING PROOF / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / SILVER PALOMINO / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / THE RIVER / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / JOHNNY 99 / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / AIN'T GOT YOU / RENO / NOTHING MAN / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / GROWIN' UP / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Show was professionally filmed, along with the next night and the two Trenton finale shows. A DVD release was planned, but never emerged. "The Hitter" returns to the set after a short break. "All That Heaven Will Allow" dedicated to long time fan Obie Dziedzic; "Matamoros Banks" is dedicated to Stan Grossfeld of the Boston Globe. Piano songs are "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "The River", "Tougher Than The Rest", "Racing In The Street", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Idiot's Delight" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Living Proof" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Nothing Man" and "All That Heaven Will Allow" are on electric piano. "Growin' Up" is on ukulele.

Audience tape. A recording of "Dream Baby Dream" is officially issued in various formats: a 10-inch untitled UK-only various artists EP (Blast First [Petite]), on CD Alan Vega 70th Vinyl Series Radio Promo, a UK-only various artists promotional EP (Blast First [Petite]) and also sold commercially by the label itself. This track was also available for official download in mp3/FLAC formats on the "Blast First (Petite)" label's website, and as an mp4 on iTunes.
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2005-10-30 - TD BANKNORTH GARDEN, BOSTON, MA

MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BLACK COWBOYS / BACK IN YOUR ARMS / FOR YOU / JOHNNY 99 / STATE TROOPER / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / CAUTIOUS MAN / RENO / LOST IN THE FLOOD / REAL WORLD / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / OPEN ALL NIGHT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DIRTY WATER / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premiere and sole tour performance of "Dirty Water" is the biggest surprise of a 27-song set. The excellent set includes "Cautious Man", "Back In Your Arms", and "I Wanna Marry You". Bruce also takes the time to expand on his "love songs" rap - apparently the question all love songs ask is "Will you pull your pants down?" Piano songs are "For You", "Lost In The Flood", "Real World", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Back In Your Arms" is on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal.

Audience tape and DVD. Show was filmed again - for possible release.
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2005-11-03 - BANKATLANTIC CENTER, SUNRISE, FL

Show rescheduled to November 19 and moved to the Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, FL after damage caused by Hurricane Wilma.
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2005-11-04 - ST. PETE TIMES FORUM, TAMPA, FL

FADE AWAY / REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / BE TRUE / ATLANTIC CITY / STATE TROOPER / AIN'T GOT YOU / CYNTHIA / ONE STEP UP / RENO / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / REAL WORLD / MY HOMETOWN / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Second tour performance of "Fade Away" opens a main set that contained no songs that date from prior to 1980. Also included in the set are "Cynthia", four songs from The River and the B-side to "Fade Away" - "Be True". Piano songs are "Atlantic City", "Real World", "My Hometown", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Fade Away", "Be True", and "Wreck On The Highway" are on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal.

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2005-11-08 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: LOOSE ENDS / TV MOVIE / SEVEN ANGELS / FADE AWAY / DRIVE ALL NIGHT

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DEVILS & DUST / THE TIES THAT BIND / LONG TIME COMIN' / HIGHWAY 29 / FADE AWAY / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / JOHNNY 99 / AIN'T GOT YOU / ATLANTIC CITY / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / RENO / BE TRUE / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / OPEN ALL NIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premieres for "Born In The U.S.A." and "Drive All Night", the latter last played in 1981. Piano songs are "Incident On 57th Street", "Drive All Night", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Born In The U.S.A." and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Fade Away" and "Be True" are on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele. Most notably in the soundcheck is "TV Movie" was included.

Audience tape and DVDs. Available on four-CD set 'The Philadelphia Devil' (Ev2), which also includes the second Philly show - the remixed sound is excellent and both are fine shows. DVD also circulates - 'Tonight There's Fallen Angels' (Cheesesteak).
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2005-11-09 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Soundcheck: JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / SEVEN ANGELS / LOOSE ENDS / THUNDERCRACK / TV MOVIE

REASON TO BELIEVE / DEVILS & DUST / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / LONG TIME COMIN' / USED CARS / JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / INDEPENDENCE DAY / STATE TROOPER / NEBRASKA / ALL THE WAY HOME / CYNTHIA / ONE STEP UP / RENO / SANTA ANA / THUNDERCRACK / THE RISING / SPARE PARTS / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / GROWIN' UP / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Tour premieres for "Thundercrack" and "Santa Ana" - last known performance of the latter was 1973, in Richmond, VA. "Thundercrack" meanwhile has been played at the Christmas shows in 2001 and 2003, last "proper" concert performance was 1974 at the Liberty Hall in Houston. Second and last tour appearance of "Independence Day". "Adam Raised A Cain" returns after a break - it was last played in Berlin in June. Another "Cynthia", and "The New Timer" also makes a comeback. Piano songs are "Independence Day", "Santa Ana", "Thundercrack", and "Jesus Was An Only Son". "Reason To Believe" is with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" is on electric piano. "Growin' Up" is on ukulele. "The New Timer" is on autoharp. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal.

Audience tape and DVDs. Released on a double concert CDR set 'The Philadelphia Devil' (Ev2) - which is a great remaster of the source tapes and well worth obtaining. DVD also available, including a 2-camera mix.
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2005-11-11 - TED CONSTANT CONVOCATION CENTER AT OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, NORFOLK, VA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DEVILS & DUST / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / LONG TIME COMIN' / POINT BLANK / THE WALL / JOHNNY 99 / AIN'T GOT YOU / ALL THE WAY HOME / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / RENO / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) (with Bruce Hornsby) / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / THE RISING / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE NEW TIMER / ACROSS THE BORDER (with Bruce Hornsby) / GROWIN' UP / OPEN ALL NIGHT / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

"Born In The U.S.A." opens this show on Veteran's Day. Tour premiere for "The Wall", previously played at the Doubletake benefits in 2003. He introduced it as a song he wrote for an old friend from Freehold, a member of The Motifs who died in Vietnam; it's set at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., where the singer comes to pay his annual respects. Bruce Hornsby and Bruce switch off on grand piano on "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", while "Matamoros Banks" is dropped for the first and only time of the tour, replaced by "Across The Border" with Hornsby playing pump organ and piano and Springsteen on guitar and harmonica. "Point Blank" makes a welcome return to the set and there's a reprise of "Drive All Night". Piano songs are "The Wall", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "Drive All Night", and "Jesus Was An Only Son" (plus Hornsby on "Across The Border"). "Born In The U.S.A." and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Downbound Train" and "Dream Baby Dream" (as well as Hornsby on "Across The Border") are on pump organ. "Point Blank" is on electric piano. "Growin' Up" is on ukulele. "The New Timer" is on autoharp.

Audience tape.
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2005-11-13 - BOARDWALK HALL, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Soundcheck: I WISH I WERE BLIND / TV MOVIE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DEVILS & DUST / ATLANTIC CITY / LONG TIME COMIN' / FADE AWAY / SANTA ANA / JOHNNY 99 / OPEN ALL NIGHT / MARIA'S BED / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / RENO / JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / LOST IN THE FLOOD / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / THE HITTER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / THUNDERCRACK / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

No tour premieres, but a host of recently found gems - "Santa Ana", "Fade Away", and an encore of "Thundercrack". "Maria's Bed" makes a welcome return after a month off. Piano songs are "Santa Ana", "Lost In The Flood", "Drive All Night", "Jesus Was An Only Son", and "Thundercrack". "Born In The U.S.A." and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Fade Away", "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart", and "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" are on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele. Bruce hums a snippet of "Unchained Melody" in the introduction to "Santa Ana".

Audience tape and IEM. Remastered audience tape available on CD 'Prodigal Son In Atlantic City' (Prodigal Son). Also an IEM, and an IEM/AUD mix titled '... and will you pull your pants down?' (Tailschao). The show was also filmed from the audience, but does not circulate.
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2005-11-16 - CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

EMPTY SKY / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DEVILS & DUST / LONG TIME COMIN' / THE WALL / BACKSTREETS / JOHNNY 99 / PART MAN, PART MONKEY / AIN'T GOT YOU / ALL THE WAY HOME / ONE STEP UP / RENO / SANTA ANA / LOST IN THE FLOOD / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / MY BEST WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH / THUNDERCRACK / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

"Empty Sky" opens this 26-song set, with Bruce suffering from a cold. He recalls his last visit to the Continental Arena on May 19 - "Last time I was here, I cursed out a whole section that was just trying to tell me about an equipment problem. And all I have to say is... don't fuck with me, or I'll do it again." Also in the set, the welcome return of "Backstreets", dedicated to Jon Landau. The second of three tour appearances for the song. Piano songs are "The Wall", "Backstreets", "Santa Ana", "Lost In The Flood", "Drive All Night", "Jesus Was An Only Son", and "Thundercrack". "Born In The U.S.A." and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Does This Bus Stop On 82nd Street?" is on ukulele, for the first time ever. "The New Timer" is on autoharp. DVD circulates, a mixture of stage and screen.

Audience tape and DVD.
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2005-11-17 - CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DEVILS & DUST / ATLANTIC CITY / LONG TIME COMIN' / USED CARS / FRANKIE / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / JOHNNY 99 / AIN'T GOT YOU / BRILLIANT DISGUISE (with Patti Scialfa) / MARIA'S BED / CAUTIOUS MAN / RENO / TWO FOR THE ROAD / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / THUNDERCRACK / BORN TO RUN / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

This show is dedicated to John & Maria who got a few songs played just for them ("Drive All Night" was requested by John for his fiancee Maria). Tour premieres for "Meeting Across The River" and "Born To Run". Final tour performance of "Frankie". Patti Scialfa joins for "Brilliant Disguise". Lots of dedications tonight - including "Born To Run" for Don Ienner and Columbia Records, "Two For The Road" for Sirius Radio's Scott Greenstein, "Used Cars" for Bruce's dad, and "Frankie" for a father and son from Holland. Piano songs are "Frankie", "Meeting Across The River", "Drive All Night", "Jesus Was An Only Son", and "Thundercrack". "Born In The U.S.A." and "Johnny 99" are with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Two For The Road" is on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele. "The New Timer" is on autoharp.

Audience tape and DVD. From Bossman284's master recording. Excellent sound quality. Available on CD "The Relationship Night" (Ev2), and also via a decent quality DVD.
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2005-11-19 - HARD ROCK LIVE, HOLLYWOOD, FL

Soundcheck: DRIVE ALL NIGHT (with Clarence Clemons) / THUNDERCRACK (with Clarence Clemons)

INTO THE FIRE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DEVILS & DUST / LONESOME DAY / LONG TIME COMIN' / FADE AWAY / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / JOHNNY 99 / AIN'T GOT YOU / ALL I'M THINKIN' ABOUT / ONE STEP UP / RENO / ROLL OF THE DICE / SANTA ANA / DRIVE ALL NIGHT (with Clarence Clemons and Steve Van Zandt) / THE RISING / LUCKY TOWN / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / TWO HEARTS (with Steve Van Zandt) / THE NEW TIMER / MATAMOROS BANKS / I WANNA MARRY YOU / THUNDERCRACK (with Clarence Clemons and Steve Van Zandt) / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

This show was rescheduled from Fort Lauderdale, FL on November 3 due to Hurricane Wilma damage. Tour premiere for "Roll Of The Dice", and both Clarence Clemons and Steve Van Zandt also make their tour debuts. Both lend a hand on a wonderful "Drive All Night" and "Thundercrack", while just Steve helps out on "Two Hearts". Piano songs are "Meeting Across The River", "Santa Ana", "Drive All Night", "Jesus Was An Only Son", and "Thundercrack". "Born In The U.S.A." is with the bullet mic. "Into The Fire" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "Fade Away" and "Roll Of The Dice" are on electric piano. "I Wanna Marry You" is on ukulele. "The New Timer" is on autoharp.

Audience tape and DVD. Excellent quality audience tape available, as is a fine DVD titled '... And Then There Were Three' (Digi-tox).
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2005-11-21 - SOVEREIGN BANK ARENA, TRENTON, NJ

Soundcheck: REAL MAN / PONY BOY / FIRE

RUMBLE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DEVILS & DUST / ATLANTIC CITY / LONG TIME COMIN' / FADE AWAY / MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / STATE TROOPER / NEBRASKA / ALL THE WAY HOME / ONE STEP UP / RENO / TWO FOR THE ROAD / SANTA ANA / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / THE RISING / SPARE PARTS / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / THIS HARD LAND / SONG FOR ORPHANS (with Alan Fitzgerald) / MATAMOROS BANKS / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / THUNDERCRACK / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Penultimate show of the tour. Concert was professionally filmed. The instrumental "Rumble" was played in memory of Link Wray, also premiered was big surprise "Song For Orphans", last played in 1973. Bruce's keyboard tech Alan Fitzgerald makes his first on-stage appearance for "Song For Orphans"; he usually supplements songs from off-stage including the likes of "Highway 29". Lots of old numbers tonight, including a blues "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" on the bullet mic. Piano songs are "Meeting Across The River", "Santa Ana", "Drive All Night", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "Song For Orphans", and "Thundercrack". "Born In The U.S.A." and "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" are with the bullet mic. "Dream Baby Dream" is on pump organ. "Fade Away" and "Two For The Road" are on electric piano. "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" is on ukulele. "State Trooper" is with the falsetto vocal.

Audience tape and IEM. Available on CD 'Some Of You May' (Reason To Believe) which is a remaster of the Samuez audience tape. IEM available, as is an IEM/AUD mix 'Hounds Are Held At Bay' (Conan/Producer).
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2005-11-22 - SOVEREIGN BANK ARENA, TRENTON, NJ

RUMBLE / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD / DEVILS & DUST / EMPTY SKY / LONG TIME COMIN' / ZERO AND BLIND TERRY / BACKSTREETS / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / FIRE / ALL THE WAY HOME / MANSION ON THE HILL (with Patti Scialfa) / RENO / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / THE RISING / FURTHER ON (UP THE ROAD) / JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON / LEAH / SONG FOR ORPHANS (with Alan Fitzgerald) / MATAMOROS BANKS / GROWIN' UP / THUNDERCRACK / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (with Patti Scialfa, family, and friends) / THE PROMISED LAND / DREAM BABY DREAM

Final show of the tour - and with a few big surprises - not least a solo "Zero And Blind Terry", last played in 1974. "Fire" premieres. Patti Scialfa joins Bruce for another tour debut, "Mansion On The Hill" (the last song off Nebraska played on the tour, completing the album just in time). Finally, "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" makes an appearance, with 15+ family members on stage, bedecked in Santa hats. Piano songs are "Zero And Blind Terry", "Backstreets", "Drive All Night", "Jesus Was An Only Son", "Song For Orphans", "Thundercrack", and "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town". "Born In The U.S.A.", "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City", and "Fire" are with the bullet mic. "My Beautiful Reward" and "Dream Baby Dream" are on pump organ. "All That Heaven Will Allow" is on electric piano. "Growin' Up" is on ukulele.

Audience tape and DVD. There is also an IEM and a IEM/AUD matrix 'Kid Called Zero' (Conan/Producer) available for the show. DVD also circulates titled 'You'll Catch Zero And Terry in Trenton' (Blacklab). Concert was professionally filmed.
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End of the "Devils & Dust Solo and Acoustic" tour

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