Notes from the road: Ottawa, ON

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Photos by Jo Lopez Bruce and the E Street Band returned to the stage after nearly a month, to begin a true North American leg north of the border that will come to a close in December in Mexico. After the outdoor shows this summer, they’re bringing the Wrecking Ball tour back inside, beginning in…

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Notes from the road: Night 2 in East Rutherford, NJ

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Photos by Jo Lopez At Friday night’s MetLife Stadium concert, Bruce and E Street began the show with “Living on the Edge of the World” and continued throughout to deliver hard-rocking New Jersey favorites. Anticipation was high due to the buildup of a record-breaking year of shows and a major performance on Wednesday night, and…

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Notes from the road: Washington, DC

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Bruce greeted the sold-out Friday night crowd at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, by acknowledging the first-place status of the home team: “I hear there’s some pretty good baseball being played here — good for you!” Early in the show he asked, “Who here has never seen the E Street Band before?” Getting a surprising…

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Tom Morello and Eddie Vedder join Bruce on stage


Photo by Jo Lopez Just a few weeks after Fenway, Bruce and the E Street Band brought the Wrecking Ball tour to another historical ballpark, to “play two!” at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The place was packed not only to the rafters, but to the rooftops: several times, Springsteen hollered to those fans gathered atop buildings…

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Notes from Moncton

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Photos by Jo Lopez There are many effects in the arsenal of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, all of which they can call up at will. Longtime fans know that feeling of becoming addicted all over again. For newcomers, instant fandom is nothing short of a force of nature, and tonight at Magnetic…

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Notes from the road: Foxboro, MA


Photo by Jo Lopez During sound check tonight at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, as Bruce and the Band were wrapping up “We Take Care of Our Own,” a praying mantis wandered on stage. When Bruce noticed the little wise guy, he picked him up to ride around on the back of Bruce’s hand, doing his…

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Bruce defies the rain, celebrates summer at Night #2 in Boston

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Photos by Jo Lopez We had two reporters on hand for Night #2 at Boston’s famed Fenway Park. Here are their reports from the magical evening: Night two of two at Fenway Park in Boston, and Bruce walked out with just Roy Bittan at the piano to open with a rare, acoustic version of…

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Bruce Rocks Fenway – Night #1 Show Report

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Photo by Jo Lopez After barnstorming Europe for two and a half months and playing some of the most celebrated shows of their careers, Bruce and the E Street Band kicked off the outdoor leg of the US Wrecking Ball Tour last night at Boston’s 100 year-old Fenway Park. With the scoreboard below the famed…

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