Secret Garden

Here's another one shot from the tour. At Leeds by special request.
- Bruce

You Never Can Tell

Chuck Berry, the Mark Twain of pop, and the E Street Band putting it together on the spot. This was fun. -Bruce

NYC Serenade

Finally, after being pursued from city to city (to city to city) by a man with a sign and a one track mind we hooked it up with the Roma Sinfonietta in Rome for the tour's only performance of "NYC Serenade."  Best, Bruce

Local Hero

Another highlight from the Wrecking Ball tour here, live from Leeds, is "Local Hero" in its first tour appearance. This song is one of my favorites off Lucky Town. A real "sleeper," this ought-a be played more often. Enjoy! -Bruce

This Hard Land

As we've been on break we've had a chance to look back on some of the tour highlights.
Here's "This Hard Land" from our last night in Kilkenny. Best, Bruce

“Sociedade Alternativa” from Rock In Rio

Bruce & The E Street Band kicked off the final show of the Wrecking Ball Tour last weekend in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, with Raul Seixas' "Sociedade Alternativa." Here is the video of that epic performance, recorded and mixed by Bob Clearmountain, edited by Thom Zimny.

Videos from South America

September 18, 2013 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Sociedade Alternativa" - music by Raul Seixas, lyrics by Paul Coelho


September 16, 2013 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Solo Le Pido A Dios" written by León Gieco

There is a song I planned to sing at our Buenos Aires concert that I learned from the wonderful Argentine singer, Mercedes Sosa. I wasn’t quite prepared that evening so I’m glad to send this out now to all of our friends and fans in Argentina.
- Bruce Springsteen

I Only Ask of God (English translation)

I only ask God
That pain be not indifferent to me.
That dry death won’t find me
Empty and alone
Without having done enough.

I only ask of God
That war be not indifferent to me,
It’s a big monster
And it tramples hard
On the poor innocence of people.

I only ask God
That injustice be not indifferent to me
That I will not be slapped on the other cheek
After a claw has torn me in this manner.

I only ask God
That deceit be not indifferent to me
If a traitor is mightier than a few
Let those few not forget it easily.

I only ask of God
That I am not indifferent to the future,
Hopeless is he who has to go
To live a different culture.


September 12, 2013 - Santiago, Chile
"Manifiesto" written by Victor Jara

On Thursday night in Santiago, Bruce performed Victor Jara’s “Manifiesto.” Bruce introduced the song in Spanish, translated by Backstreets to:

“In 1988 we played for Amnesty International in Mendoza, Argentina, but Chile was in our hearts. We met many families of desaparecidos, which had pictures of their loved ones. It was a moment that stays with me forever. A political musician, Victor Jara, remains a great inspiration. It’s a gift to be here and I take it with humbleness.”

Bruce performs Victor Jara’s “Manifiesto” in Chile

On Thursday night in Santiago, Bruce performed Victor Jara's "Manifiesto." Bruce introduced the song in Spanish, translated by Backstreets to:

"In 1988 we played for Amnesty International in Mendoza, Argentina, but Chile was in our hearts. We met many families of desaparecidos, which had pictures of their loved ones. It was a moment that stays with me forever. A political musician, Victor Jara, remains a great inspiration. It's a gift to be here and I take it with humbleness."