Notes from the road: Albany

Bruce Springsteen called last night’s show in Albany “audience participation night,” and for good reason: dancers joined him on stage for four different numbers, and a stretch of six straight songs in the middle of the show were played by request. Bruce and the band were truly working in concert with what he called a…

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Notes from the road: Houston

After a five-year absence from Houston, Bruce stepped up to the microphone at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and led the audience through an intense retrospective of his musical career. It is a career that dates back 40 years to Bruce’s appearance at a Houston club where he performed “The Fever” live for the first…

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Notes from the road: New Orleans Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is an experience unlike any other. As a celebration of unique culture and music, it makes sense that Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band — a band that embodies originality and true musicianship — closed out the main stage on Saturday afternoon. The crowd had been gathering…

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Notes from the road: Tampa

Have you ever found yourself “looking for a moment when the world seems right?” Those in attendance at Thursday night’s concert in Tampa, FL rang in May the right way, granted almost three hours worth of those moments as Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band rocked the amphitheater. The show opener was in honor…

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Notes from the road: Sunrise

Bruce and the E Street Band hit the BB&T Center stage with a ferocious version of the Clash’s “Clampdown,” and with “Badlands” following, we were off. Feeling its way into the groove, the crowd cheered for Tom Morello’s guitar wizardry on “High Hopes,” especially as he played with his mouth. A fun “No Surrender” and…

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