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2011
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2011-01-15 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ

Soundcheck (with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers): SAVE MY LOVE / MURDER INCORPORATED / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / ONE WAY STREET / ONE WAY STREET (instrumental)

With Jesse Malin and the St. Mark's Social: BROKEN RADIO

With Willie Nile: HEAVEN HELP THE LONELY

With Alejandro Escovedo: ALWAYS A FRIEND

Solo acoustic: YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY / THIS HARD LAND

With Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers: ANOTHER THIN LINE / ATLANTIC CITY / NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / ONE WAY STREET / I'M NOT SLEEPING / SAVE MY LOVE / TALKING TO THE KING / PINK CADILLAC (with Danny Clinch) / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE PROMISED LAND / LIGHT OF DAY - LAND OF 1000 DANCES (with Willie Nile and Dawne Allyne) / TWIST AND SHOUT - LA BAMBA (with all performers) / THUNDER ROAD (with all performers)

Bruce guests at the 11th annual Light Of Day benefit for Parkinson's disease. Springsteen joins Jesse Malin and Willie Nile, performing the same songs as last year's event. After two solo acoustic songs Bruce takes to the stage with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, embarking on a 13 song set including an outstanding performance of Darkness On The Edge Of Town outtake "One Way Street". Photographer Danny Clinch contributes harmonica for "Pink Cadillac", while Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos' Big Pussy) joins the band during "Twist And Shout". The show closer is a sing-along acoustic "Thunder Road" dedicated to Light Of Day founder Bob Benjamin.

Audience tape. Bruce's set is available on CDR 'Saturday Night's Light Of Day Extravaganza' (Asbury Parc Discs).
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2011-01-29 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / MY LUCKY DAY / 634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) / GOTTA GET THAT FEELING / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (with Southside Johnny) / GROWIN' UP / WORKING ON A DREAM / IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR / TALK TO ME / GOT MY MOJO WORKING (with Southside Johnny and Danny Clinch) / SAVE MY LOVE / DARLINGTON COUNTY / THE FEVER (with Southside Johnny) / DANCING IN THE DARK / PINK CADILLAC / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny) / CADILLAC RANCH / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / GLORY DAYS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / HAVING A PARTY (with Southside Johnny) / BORN TO RUN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER (with Southside Johnny) / TWIST AND SHOUT / DETROIT MEDLEY / THUNDER ROAD

Benefit for Ranney School. Bruce is backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band, plus Max Weinberg on drums (with Southside Johnny guesting repeatedly during the show). Photographer Danny Clinch is on stage for "Spirit In The Night" and Bruce's mother climbs on stage for a dance during "Dancing In The Dark". Thunder Road is acoustic. See video of the latter by clicking on the link above.
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2011-03-14 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY

ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH / (TODAY I MET) THE BOY I'M GONNA MARRY / HE'S A REBEL (with Bette Midler)

The 26th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. Springsteen joins inductee Darlene Love on stage for three songs (Sessions Band member Curtis King sings backing vocals). Bette Midler is also on stage for "He's A Rebel". Additionally, Bruce sings a line from the crowd during Neil Diamond's set on "Sweet Caroline".
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2011-03-18 - HOUSE OF BLUES, BOSTON, MA

Soundcheck: PEG O' MY HEART / BADLANDS / I'M SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON

PEG O' MY HEART / BADLANDS (with The Parkington Sisters) / I'M SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON (with The Parkington Sisters)

After watching the show with his son and Max Weinberg (whose son Jay drummed for the opening act, Against Me!), Bruce guests with the Dropkick Murphys for a three-song set of "Peg O' My Heart", "Badlands" and playing guitar and singing backup on "I'm Shipping Up To Boston". The Dropkick Murphys' 2011 album Going Out In Style features Springsteen providing vocals for Irish traditional song "Peg O' My Heart".

Audience tape.
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2011-03-00 - RENEGADE NATION STUDIO, NEW YORK CITY, NY

Bruce makes his debut appearance on Steve Van Zandt's Little Steven's Underground Garage radio show. The interview was broadcast in three parts on April 1, 8 and 15 on over 200 terrestrial FM radio stations across the United States. More an informal, spontaneous chat between friends than an interview, the show was recorded some time in March at Van Zandt's office studio at Renegade Nation in Manhattan's Greenwich Village and celebrates the ninth anniversary of Underground Garage.

Topics included in the show are wide ranging, but primarily cover Bruce and Steve's musical influences between 1963 and 1969. They initially talk about Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bruce learning how to play his first guitar, "Twist And Shout", The Animals (Bruce plays his guitar to demonstrate the similarity between "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "Prove It All Night" and "Badlands"), The Kinks and The Yardbirds. Discussing guitar playing, Bruce brings up Teddy Spelios, who was in a group called The Source and could play like Jeff Beck. He was able to produce a sound that Bruce was unable to match, until he purchased a guitar from an ex-marine with a long neck and no strings that was able to produce "the first distortion on the shore," and he was finally able to replicate the sound of "Sunshine Of Your Love". It wasn't until some time later that he found out it was actually a bass guitar. They then talk about Bob Dylan, the British Invasion, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. They discuss Them, and how Bruce (with The Castiles) performed their show-stopper "Mystic Eyes" at a Battle Of The Bands contest in 1966. Click the date/location link above for a full transcript of the interview.
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2011-04-02 - WONDER BAR, ASBURY PARK, NJ

GLORIA / CRYING IN THE CHAPEL / STAND BY ME / C.C. RIDER / WHAT'S YOUR NAME / JOHNNY B. GOODE

In town for a panel discussion on the soul, rhythm & blues and the history of race and music in Asbury Park, Bruce joins Southside Johnny, Vini Lopez, Bobby Thomas, Billy Ryan, Ed Manion and others on stage at the Wonder Bar. The event is part of a special concert titled "Nicky Addeo and Friends celebrate the Music of Asbury Park's Westside." Springsteen provides backing guitar and vocals for most of the tracks, and takes the lead for "C.C. Rider", Don & Juan's "What's Your Name" and the second verse of "Stand By Me".

Incomplete audience tape (Unbooted).
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2011-05-12 - ROYAL MEWS, WINDSOR CASTLE, WINDSOR, ENGLAND

Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa watch their daughter Jessica Springsteen compete at Windsor Horse Show in Windsor, England.
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2011-06-21 - ROYAL POINCIANA CHAPEL, PALM BEACH, FL

TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / YOU'RE A FRIEND OF MINE (with Jackson Browne)

Private memorial service for Clarence Clemons, who died on June 18, 2011 at the age of 69 from complications following a stroke. Bruce plays a solo acoustic guitar, slow "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", and the ceremony closes with an upbeat "You're A Friend Of Mine" performed by Springsteen, Jackson Browne and The E Street Band. Bruce also delivers a eulogy.
Rest In Peace Big Man.
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2011-07-17 - WONDER BAR, ASBURY PARK, NJ

ACTION IN THE STREETS / SAVIN' UP / AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG / SWEET SOUL MUSIC / SHAKE / YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN / RAISE YOUR HAND / KNOCK ON WOOD / 634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.)

Bruce joins J.T. Bowen & The Sensational Soul Cruisers during their tribute to Clarence Clemons. Bowen and the Soul Cruisers played eleven songs before Springsteen climbs on stage, including "Paradise By The "C". Setlist is most notable for a rare appearance of "Action In The Streets", last played at the final show of the classic Boston stand in March 1977, and the first "Savin' Up" since 1987.

Audience tape available on CDR 'Tribute To Clarence Clemons - The Biggest Man You've Ever Seen' (Midnight Dreamer).
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2011-07-20 - NEW MEADOWLANDS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Bruce attends a U2 show with his son Evan. U2 pays tribute to Clarence Clemons in the intro to "Moment Of Surrender", and finishes the song reading out the lyrics to the final verse of "Jungleland".
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2011-07-22 - BEACH PAVILION, JERSEY SHORE, NJ

BORN TO RUN

While walking on the Jersey Shore, Springsteen borrows a guitar and plays "Born To Run" wearing just shorts and sunglasses.
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2011-09-01 - PUBLIC GARDEN, BOSTON, MA

UNIDENTIFIED INSTRUMENTAL

While in Boston, Bruce borrows David Gonzalez's guitar. Gonzalez was busking in Boston's Public Garden. Earlier in the day, Bruce is spotted at the Newton Center T stop.
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2011-10-01 - BEACON THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY, NY

I HUNG MY HEAD / FIELDS OF GOLD / CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU (with Sting) / EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE (with all performers) / HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU (with all performers)

Charity concert marking Sting's 60th birthday and 25th anniversary of his solo career, with proceeds going to the Robin Hood Foundation to fight poverty. With all artists performing Sting's songs, Bruce plays "I Hung My Head" with Sting's band, before embarking on a solo acoustic "Fields Of Gold". Sting joins Bruce for "Can't Stand Losing You". The finales "Every Breath You Take" and "Happy Birthday" are with all the night's artists on stage, including Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Branford Marsalis, Rufus Wainwright, will.i.am, Bryn Terfel, and Mary J. Blige, plus Sting himself, along with his wife Trudie Styler and a Gaelic bagpipe troupe.
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2011-10-22 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ

634-5789 (SOULSVILLE, U.S.A.) / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / MY LUCKY DAY / GROWIN' UP / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT / WORKING ON A DREAM / SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK / SAVIN' UP (with J.T. Bowen) / A WOMAN'S GOT THE POWER (with J.T. Bowen) / DARLINGTON COUNTY / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / PINK CADILLAC / TALK TO ME / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (with J.T. Bowen) / SOUL MAN (with J.T. Bowen) / DANCING IN THE DARK / GLORY DAYS / BORN TO RUN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / HAVING A PARTY (with J.T. Bowen) / TWIST AND SHOUT / THUNDER ROAD

Private benefit for Boston College. Springsteen is backed by Bobby Bandiera's band, along with Roy Bittan on piano, Max Weinberg on drums, and a four-piece horn section. 25-song set over 2 hours and 35 minutes includes several tracks with Red Bank Rockers' lead singer J.T. Bowen. Screamin' Steve Barlotta of The Sensational Soul Cruisers is the guest saxophone player for the evening. Thanks to the Soul Cruisers for the information. Setlist includes "A Women's Got The Power", last played at the Brendan Byrne Arena in August 1984, also with J.T. Bowen. "Thunder Road" is performed by Springsteen alone, with an acoustic guitar.

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2011-11-03 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH, PA

With The Composure: DANCING IN THE DARK

Solo acoustic: FOR YOU / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / I'LL WORK FOR YOUR LOVE

With Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers: ATLANTIC CITY / NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME / ANOTHER THIN LINE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M NOT SLEEPING / TWO HEARTS (with Johnny Grushecky) / SAVE MY LOVE / CODE OF SILENCE / JOHNNY 99 / TALKING TO THE KING / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / HOMESTEAD / MURDER INCORPORATED / FIRE / PUMPING IRON / LIGHT OF DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / GLORY DAYS / DOWN THE ROAD APIECE - WIPE OUT / THUNDER ROAD

In a repeat of last year, Bruce along with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers perform at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh. Prior to a three-song acoustic set, Bruce makes a guest appearance with opening act The Composure. A similar set to 2010 includes "Two Hearts", with Johnny Grushecky playing the part of Steve Van Zandt. A solo acoustic "Thunder Road" ends the show. Available on DVD "Sweet Souls Departed" from Blacklab.

Audience tape and DVD.
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2011-11-04 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH, PA

With The Composure: DANCING IN THE DARK

Solo acoustic: YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY / INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET / I'LL WORK FOR YOUR LOVE

With Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / NEVER BE ENOUGH TIME / ANOTHER THIN LINE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / RADIO NOWHERE / I'M NOT SLEEPING / TWO HEARTS (with Johnny Grushecky) / A GOOD LIFE / CODE OF SILENCE / WAITIN' ON A SUNNY DAY / JOHNNY 99 / SAVE MY LOVE / TALKING TO THE KING / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / PUMPING IRON / LIGHT OF DAY / HUNGRY HEART / THE PROMISED LAND / GLORY DAYS / DOWN THE ROAD APIECE / BROWN EYED GIRL / PINK CADILLAC / LA BAMBA - TWIST AND SHOUT

Solo acoustic: NO SURRENDER / DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? / SURPRISE, SURPRISE / THUNDER ROAD (with Joe Grushecky)

The second of two nights for Bruce and Joe Grushecky in Pittsburgh. An epic night with plenty of surprises, not least the first known solo acoustic "Incident On 57th Street" in the opening trio. The main set includes "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Radio Nowhere" and "Adam Raised A Cain" not played the previous night, plus an extended encore that includes "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Pink Cadillac". "Hungry Heart" begins with Bruce on acoustic before the band kicks in. A four-song acoustic set ends the show, including an unusual "Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" and the first ever acoustic "Surprise, Surprise". "Thunder Road" is sung with Grushecky. Between "I'll Work For Your Love" and "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", Grushecky and The Houserockers perform "East Carson Street" and "Swimming With The Sharks" (including a snippet of "Boom Boom") without Bruce. Available on DVD 'Incident in Pittsburgh' (Blacklab).

Audience tape and DVD.
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2011-11-09 - BEACON THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY, NY

OPEN ALL NIGHT / SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT (with Mindi Abair) / LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS - PEOPLE GET READY / LONG TALL SALLY

The fifth annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in conjunction with The Bob Woodruff Foundation and The New York Comedy Festival. Springsteen performs three songs with The Max Weinberg Big Band, and a solo acoustic "Land Of Hope And Dreams". Mindi Abair plays saxophone on "Spirit In The Night", which also sees Bruce out in the audience. As is traditional, Bruce auctions a guitar with the assistance of Brian Williams and Seth Myers. The hammer drops at $160,000, to include his shirt and harmonica. The winner then donated the guitar to Marine Corps First Lt. Andrew Kinard in the audience. Also on the bill are Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais and Jon Stewart; President Bill Clinton also put in a surprise appearance earlier in the night.

Audience tape.
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2011-11-17 - RBC CENTER, RALEIGH, NC

DANCING IN THE DARK

Bruce plays "Dancing In The Dark" backstage at a Taylor Swift concert in Raleigh. He uses (and signs) a guitar belonging to Swift. Springsteen went to the show with his daughter Jessica.
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2011-12-01 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY

OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL

Bruce joins Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band on stage and contributes guitar and vocals to "Old Time Rock And Roll". The last time that Springsteen shared a stage with Seger was over thirty years ago on the opening night of The River Tour in Ann Arbor.

Audience tape.
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2011-12-09 - CONVENTION HALL, ASBURY PARK, NJ

AMERICAN SLANG

Bruce joins The Gaslight Anthem on stage for a song, this time "American Slang", the title song of the New Jersey band's third album. This is the third time Springsteen has appeared during a Gaslight Anthem gig, the others being the Glastonbury and Hard Rock Calling festivals in 2009. Pro-shot video of "American Slang" is available on The Gaslight Anthem's Youtube channel.

Audience tape.
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