Notes from the road: Vancouver, BC

Energy is the word that might best define the E Street jaunt to Vancouver, Canada. Whether it was the prior week’s vacation for Thanksgiving, or the fact that the Wrecking Ball tour is on its final stretch of 2012, or because of a most appreciative Canadian crowd, Bruce responded Monday with an explosive performance, even…

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Notes from the road: Kansas City, MO

As the lights came up on the stage of the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Bruce greeted the crowd by saying that “when you come to Kansas City, you can’t resist playing this song – so we’ll play it first!” The E Street Band launched into a brash, flamboyant arrangement of the Leiber & Stoller…

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Notes from the road: Omaha, NE

Thursday night’s show in Omaha, Nebraska would unexpectedly open with a 1-2-3 from the actual Nebraska album: “Reason to Believe” (in its crunchy, ZZ Top-esque incarnation from the Magic tour), “Johnny 99″ (in its rollicking, zydeco-like incarnation), and the classic E Street Band version of “Atlantic City.” By the time the night was over, there…

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On sale today

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Tickets to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s December 10th concert in Mexico City go on sale today at 11:00 am local at ticketmaster.com.mx. See you on the road!

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Notes from the road: Ottawa, ON

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Photos by Jo Lopez Bruce and the E Street Band returned to the stage after nearly a month, to begin a true North American leg north of the border that will come to a close in December in Mexico. After the outdoor shows this summer, they’re bringing the Wrecking Ball tour back inside, beginning in…

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Notes from the road: Night 2 in East Rutherford, NJ

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Photos by Jo Lopez At Friday night’s MetLife Stadium concert, Bruce and E Street began the show with “Living on the Edge of the World” and continued throughout to deliver hard-rocking New Jersey favorites. Anticipation was high due to the buildup of a record-breaking year of shows and a major performance on Wednesday night, and…

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Notes from the road: Night 1 in East Rutherford, NJ

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“This place is pretty nice!” remarked Bruce Springsteen as he and E Street Band returned to New Jersey for their first-ever show at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday night. “The E Street Band is here to consecrate the proceedings in this building with the power of rock and soul!” Clearly happy to be back on his…

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Notes from the road: Washington, DC

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Bruce greeted the sold-out Friday night crowd at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, by acknowledging the first-place status of the home team: “I hear there’s some pretty good baseball being played here — good for you!” Early in the show he asked, “Who here has never seen the E Street Band before?” Getting a surprising…

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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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