When Bruce calls an audible to open a show with “I’m A Rocker,” it portends a very special evening. St. Paul 11/12/12 is a welcome representative of the final US leg on the Wrecking Ball tour which saw it return to arenas. Beyond the auspicious starter, the first-rate St. Paul set features rare performances of “Night,” “Loose Ends,” “Something In The Night,” “Stolen Car” and “The E Street Shuffle.” Also, with the show falling on the night of the Veterans Day holiday, Springsteen debuts a full-band arrangement of “Devils & Dust,” which serves as a stately showcase for the expanded 2012-13 E Street Band line-up.
The final leg of Springsteen’s 2009 tour featured full-album performances, none more compelling than this one-time reading of The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle. Joined by an expanded horn section, eight violin players and original percussionist Richard Blackwell, Bruce and the band bring the 1973 classic to life in majestic fashion. But that’s not all, as the 11/7/09 set also includes “Thundercrack,” “Seeds,” “Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?,” “Glory Days,” “Human Touch” and a rousing closing encore of “(Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher And Higher” with Elvis Costello. 2nu.gs/BruceMSG2009
Eight of the finest performances from Bruce Springsteen’s 1978 tour are now available in a limited, collectible box set. This 24-CD set contains all five of the legendary radio broadcasts on the Darkness tour: The Roxy in L.A., The Agora in Cleveland, The Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, Fox Theatre in Atlanta and Winterland in San Francisco. Rounding out the collection are the second shows in Passaic and San Francisco, plus the December 8 show in Houston, Texas. A limited number of empty boxes are also available to hold previously purchased CDs.
WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOX:
8 Complete Shows On 24 Factory-Pressed CDs.
• 7/8/78 The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA
• 8/9/78 The Agora, Cleveland, OH
• 9/19/78 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
• 9/20/78 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
• 9/30/78 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
• 12/8/78 The Summit, Houston, TX
• 12/15/78 Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
• 12/16/78 Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
Release date February 1, 2021
Pre-order now: 2nu.gs/DarknessTour78
Springsteen’s first European tour culminates in a breathtaking return to London’s Hammersmith Odeon for a 22-song set that is one of the standout shows on the Born To Run tour. London 11/24/75 features eight changes from opening night at Hammersmith six days prior, “Growin’ Up” plus seven covers: “Pretty Flamingo,” “Sha-La-La,” “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck,” “When You Walk In The Room,” “Twist And Shout,” “Carol” and “Little Queenie.” Outstanding versions of “Thunder Road,” “Lost In The Flood,” “It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City, “For You” and “Quarter To Three” round out this triumphant performance. 2nu.gs/London75
Don’t miss Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on December 12! Tune in on NBC at 11:30pm ET.