Notes from the road: Johannesburg

It sometimes pays to be the early bird. Delighted fans who were already inside the stadium and seated at 5.30pm – around three-and-a-half hours before Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band walked onto the stage for their set – were treated to a spontaneous, three-song acoustic solo set by The Boss, who walked out…

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Bruce makes special appearance in Johannesburg

Bruce came out yesterday at around 5:30 at the FMB Stadium to give the early bird arrivals a preview of the evening’s show. It was totally loose and spontaneous and we thought you might like to see his by request versions of “I’ll Work For Your Love” and “Growing Up.”

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New live shows available for download now!

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Update: The Cape Town, Johannesburg, Feb. 7th and Feb. 8th Perth concerts are available for download now in the Official Bruce Springsteen Store. More coming soon! Official live recordings of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s current concerts in South Africa, Australia & New Zealand will be available for purchase in a variety…

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Notes from the road: Cape Town #3

THIS was a stadium show stuffed into an arena – and a rather small arena at that. You had to feel sorry for Bellville’s Velodrome, a venue originally designed forcyclists to engage in the, uh, thrilling business of going round in circles. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Bruce Springsteen rocks –…

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“Nelson Mandela”

Bruce & The E Street Band opened their historic first concert in South Africa with “Nelson Mandela.” Watch the live clip from Cape Town’s Bellville Velodrome here!

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Notes from the road: Cape Town #2

For all the banners, screams and adoration that filled the Belville Velodrome last night, it was the unparalleled power of the song to move our minds, our spirits, our souls and our hearts that took centrestage at Bruce Springsteen’s second sold-out show in Cape Town. In a repeat of the opening show on Sunday, a cover…

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Photos from the road: Cape Town #1

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Photographer Jo Lopez shares pictures from Bruce & The E Street Band’s first concert in Cape Town, South Africa, on January 26, 2014. Check them out and read our Notes From The Road recap of the show here .

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Notes from the road: Cape Town #1

From a cover of the Special AKA anti-apartheid song, Free Nelson Mandela, to his crowd-pleasing classics like Hungry Heart and Born in the USA, and a mix of tracks from his new album, High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen had the Cape Town crowd eating out of the palm of his hand from the first note to…

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