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: 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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Notes from the road: Atlanta

From the opening notes of The Clash’s “Clampdown,” only the second time Bruce and the E Street Band have ever played it, the captive audience at the Lakewood Amphitheater had a feeling that Saturday night’s show was going to be something special. Declaring early in the set that he was “in a River kind of mood,”…

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