Notes from the road: Kilkenny #1

The Wrecking Ball Weekender kicked off Night 1 tonight with three fantastic opening acts: Josh Ritter, Damien Dempsey, and Glen Hansard. A capacity crowd swelled Nowlan Park in Kilkenny with the excitement honed to a fever pitch by the time Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took the stage about 7:30pm. As Roy’s piano…

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Notes from the road: Leeds

As an enchanted full moon week in the British Isles and end of tour madness continues to thoroughly infuse Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, tonight they opened the brand new, cozily intimate (13,500) Leeds Arena – their first time in Leeds since the 1985 show at Roundhay Park. Personally I haven’t seen them…

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Notes from the road: Cardiff

“There are good Bruce shows, there are great Bruce shows, and then there’s Cardiff!” – to quote my friend Helen Jones who had queued up for three days and was lucky enough to see tonight’s show from the front of the pit. But you didn’t need an up close vantage point to know you were…

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Notes from the road: Belfast

Belfast was treated to a pre-show five-pack of stunners by Bruce on solo acoustic guitar: “Surprise, Surprise”, “Maria’s Bed” (sign request), and “Growin’ Up” opened the set, followed by another sign request, a gorgeous partial rendition of Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams,” and “This Hard Land.” “See you in a little while!” he told the ecstatic…

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New show added in Chile

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Before the final performance of the Wrecking Ball Tour at Rock in Rio, Bruce & the E Street Band will make an additional stop in Santiago, Chile! Tickets to the September 12th concert at the Movistar Arena in Santiago will go on sale next Wednesday, July 24th at puntoticket.com

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Notes from the road: Cork

A magical night in Cork began with a solo pre-show. Bruce performed “I’ll Work For Your Love,” and “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” on acoustic guitar and “Real World” at the piano for those lucky enough to be inside the stadium early. The band took the stage at 7:20pm. “Good evening, Good evening Cork!” Bruce…

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Notes from the road: Limerick

It was an auspicious and glorious night for Bruce and the band’s first return to Ireland since two shows at RDS Stadium in Dublin a year ago, and their first ever show in Limerick. Prior to taking the stage with the mighty men and women of the E Street Band, Horns, and Choir, Bruce delighted…

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