Notes from the road: Leipzig

On this bright and clear sunny Sunday afternoon, we wondered how the band might be able to top Friday’s fun and loose performance in Mönchengladbach. But this Leipzig show in a “mighty arena,” as Bruce put it, turned out to be even stronger. Two tour premieres offered a powerful start, with a top-notch, energetic “Roulette”…

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Notes from the road: Mönchengladbach

Fighting through traffic for hours in the rural countryside surrounding Borussia Park in Mönchengladbach, Germany and bursting through the doors just in time to hear the closing chords of “Jackson Cage” is one way to begin a show with a pounding heart.  Bruce did his part to maintain the energy of the show’s start with…

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Notes from the road: Hannover

“Who’ll Stop the Rain” didn’t need to be played in Hannover. The warm and sunny weather in the Northern part of Germany made a huge contrast to the pouring rain of the previous two shows, in Munich in particular, and Bruce and the band clearly appreciated it. He told the Hannover crowd, “It was cold…

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Notes from the road: Munich

On this unseasonably cold evening, after eight straight hours of rain leading up to the outdoor concert at Munich’s Olympiastadion, there was really no choice but for Bruce to start with “Who’ll Stop the Rain” — and he did, solo acoustic. Unfortunately, the rain did not stop. But neither did the show. While the band…

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