Notes from the road: Uncasville, CT #2

It was an emotional night at the Mohegan Sun Arena, as Bruce Springsteen emptied the vault and the tank last night to close out the American leg of the High Hopes tour, and a 26-month run since the release of Wrecking Ball. As has been the case with this leg of the tour, the song…

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Notes from the road: Uncasville, CT #1

As a fan of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band, you know that there are the fun nights, there are the good nights, and there are — if you’re lucky — those nights where you know with absolute certainty that the E Street Band are the greatest band in the universe. Tonight in Uncasville,…

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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: 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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Notes From The Road: Padua

You could tell it would be an epic night right from the beginning. Not from the acoustic pre-show—an early one, almost three hours before the actual concert, Bruce surprising us with a nice pair of “The Promised Land” and “Growin’ Up.” You could tell from the “real” opening of the sold-out show, which picked up exactly…

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Notes from the road: Hannover

“Who’ll Stop the Rain” didn’t need to be played in Hannover. The warm and sunny weather in the Northern part of Germany made a huge contrast to the pouring rain of the previous two shows, in Munich in particular, and Bruce and the band clearly appreciated it. He told the Hannover crowd, “It was cold…

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