Tom Morello and Eddie Vedder join Bruce on stage

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Photo by Jo Lopez Just a few weeks after Fenway, Bruce and the E Street Band brought the Wrecking Ball tour to another historical ballpark, to “play two!” at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The place was packed not only to the rafters, but to the rooftops: several times, Springsteen hollered to those fans gathered atop buildings…

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Wrecking Ball Tour Notes: Philadelphia, PA Night #1

Bruce Springsteen clearly puts on a show to be reckoned with every night whether it’s a bar or a stadium, an arena or a street corner in Europe. But there’s something very special about his relationship with Philadelphia that reaches way back into the past, into the early 1970’s, when he, as he said at…

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Charles Landau shares his Notes From Vernon

On their arrival for soundcheck, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band went straight to the stage. A bare bones “Human Touch” dominated the session, followed up by flashes of “We Take Care Of Our Own” and “Shackled and Drawn.”  Watching the check left me with a sense that the band was ready to explore….

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Wrecking Ball Tour Notes: Vernon, NY from Holly Cara Price

From the moment Bruce and the E Street Band strode onstage shortly after 8pm looking for all the world like a gang of lean and mean rock and roll gunslingers ready to turn the audience inside out and leave them hoarse with screaming, the fact that this was going to be a special night and…

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Notes from Moncton

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Photos by Jo Lopez There are many effects in the arsenal of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, all of which they can call up at will. Longtime fans know that feeling of becoming addicted all over again. For newcomers, instant fandom is nothing short of a force of nature, and tonight at Magnetic…

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Notes from Toronto

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Photos by Jo Lopez Arms over each others shoulders, Bruce and Nils walked in front of the E Street Band to the stage at Rogers Centre in Toronto, headlong into a solid wall of cheers and applause. As Charlie Giordano hit the strains of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and the Band members…

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Show report: Foxboro, MA

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Bruce and the E Street Band wasted no time setting the tone for Saturday evening’s show at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA, charging out of the gate with a high-energy quartet of audience-engaging classics, “My Love Will Not Let You Down,” “Night,” “Out in the Street,” and “Hungry Heart.” The energy throughout the packed stadium was…

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Bruce reaches Philly landmark with September 2 & 3 concerts

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Bruce  will hit Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, over Labor Day Weekend, and with those concerts, will become the first act to perform at every major live music venue in the city, according to Ike Richman at sports and entertainment firm Comcast Spectator. Starting as early as 1973, Bruce has frequented the…

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Notes from the road: Foxboro, MA

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Photo by Jo Lopez During sound check tonight at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, as Bruce and the Band were wrapping up “We Take Care of Our Own,” a praying mantis wandered on stage. When Bruce noticed the little wise guy, he picked him up to ride around on the back of Bruce’s hand, doing his…

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Hard Rock Calling 2012 Concert Special premieres August 25

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Not at this year’s Hard Rock Calling festival in London’s famed Hyde Park? Not to worry! VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia will air highlights from the concert on August 25 including performances of “Thunder Road,” “We Are Alive,” “Shackled & Drawn,” and “Twist & Shout” with Sir Paul McCartney. Sneak previews of each song below!…

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