Notes from the road: Raleigh

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened their triumphant return to Raleigh, North Carolina with a powerful one-two punch: the title track from High Hopes followed by “Badlands.” With fists pumping and voices lifted, the audience was right there with them. The powerful yearning of those opening numbers gave way to the joy of…

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Notes from the road: Pittsburgh

Bruce Springsteen loves Pittsburgh, and The Burgh loves him back. From the days at the Stanley Theatre (still there, different name) to the Soldiers and Sailors Hall and Nick’s Fat City, this has been a romance built to last. Sadly the iconic Civic Arena (aka The Igloo) is now a Wrecking Balled parking lot, but…

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Notes from the road: Charlotte

A darkened stage, the band entering one by one, and that sense of anticipation —what will tonight’s show be like? What’s the first song? Before there was time to think about it too much, spotlights illuminated Bruce Springsteen and Roy Bittan, and there were the opening chords of “Iceman,” a fan favorite from Tracks, which…

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American Beauty celebrates Record Store Day


American Beauty is a collection of songs I cut at home. Upon revisiting them for High Hopes I recognized their potential and Ron Aniello and I worked on them until we’d turned them into the music before you. In the song “American Beauty,” I get to sing in a part of my range I don’t…

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Photos from the road: Columbus

Columbus OH April 15 - Photo by Jo Lopez

Photographer Jo Lopez shares pictures from Bruce & The E Street Band’s  concert in Columbus, Ohio, on April 15, 2014. Check them out and read our Notes From The Road show report here.

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Notes from the road: Nashville

The first “moment” of every show has become a question: does the host city get a special song relevant to the region?  With its rich musical history, Nashville would have been an obvious choice to receive a unique opener; instead, Bruce opted for the basic out-of-the-gate option, the title cut from High Hopes. But while…

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