Winter horses and thank you’s

Here I am with my good friend Mexican charro Juan Marrufo about to head for a winter ride.

A shout out to all our Southern Hemisphere fans who treated us so hospitably over the past few months. Thank you South Africa, Australia and New Zealand! Australia, renewing our relationship with our Aussie fans (and finally getting to Perth and Adelaide) was a high point of our last two touring years. You are our…

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Notes from the road: Auckland #2

New Zealand. It’s the final round of what has been an extraordinary series of concerts through Australasia. Again, Mahalia Barnes impressed those that arrived at the stadium early. Jimmy Barnes turned in a fiery set that included Driving Wheels, No Second Prize and Working Class Man alongside Cold Chisel favorites Merry Go Round, Flame Trees

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Notes from the road: Auckland #1

New Zealand: the land of the long white cloud. After a quick trip across the Tasman Sea, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band landed in Auckland, match fit and ready to rumble. Strolling through the city a few hours before the gig, Bruce’s music was blaring from car radios, cafés and record bars. Forty…

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Notes from the road: Hunter Valley #2

Bruce Springsteen is rock’s equivalent of a tightrope walker. A trapeze artist, his only safety net is fifty years of experience and a band he trusts. Human being’s generally crave order: while nature thrives on chaos. Bruce Springsteen mixes both components and reinvents himself every night. Tonight the tour bus is still in wine country,…

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