Human Touch and Lucky Town are front and center in Boston as Bruce showcases 16 cuts from the companion albums in a strong 28-song set. Core tracks “Better Days,” “Local Hero,” “Lucky Town” and “Leap Of Faith” are joined by underplayed highlights including “The Big Muddy,” “Gloria’s Eyes,” “Soul Driver” and “Real World,” along with the potent pairing of “Souls Of The Departed” into “Born In The U.S.A.” Patti Scialfa guests on “Human Touch” and “Brilliant Disguise,” Jon Landau straps on a guitar for “Glory Days,” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” wraps the show with holiday spirit.
Bruce Springsteen hosts a new episode of his acclaimed SiriusXM radio show From My Home To Yours, Volume 21: Waiting on a Friend. This episode pays tribute to special rock & roll friendships, featuring music from The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Clarence Clemons, and Bruce himself. Hear it on E Street Radio, SiriusXM Channel 20, or anytime on the SiriusXM app. http://siriusxm.us/BruceVol21
The Tunnel of Love Express Tour’s five-show station stop in Los Angeles wraps with this peak ’88 performance on April 28. The core Tunnel setlist, including “Be True,” “Brilliant Disguise,” “Tougher Than The Rest,” “I’m A Coward” and “Part Man, Part Monkey,” has never sounded better. An irresistible encore features Arthur Conley’s “Sweet Soul Music” and a deserving homage to Northwest garage rock, as Bruce covers The Sonics’ “Have Love, Will Travel.” Rarer still and even more meaningful is the seminal cover of Ry Cooder’s majestic masterpiece, “Across The Borderline,” the sound of which echoes through Springsteen’s writing ever since. 2nu.gs/BruceLA88
The Reunion tour marked its triumphant conclusion with a ten-show stand in New York City. MSG 6/27/00 puts the exceptional eighth show of the run in the spotlight and a setlist that spans from newly debuted “Code Of Silence” and “American Skin (41 Shots),” all the way back to Springsteen’s first single, “Blinded By The Light.” Additional highlights include “Adam Raised A Cain,” “Trapped,” “Factory,” “Loose Ends,” an ultra rare performance of “Mary Queen of Arkansas,” and the E Street Band playing its Stax/Volt best on Bruce’s modern soul classic, “Back In Your Arms.” 2nu.gs/BruceMSG2000
Bruce Springsteen hosts a new episode of his acclaimed radio show, From My Home To Yours: Volume 19: Fans and Bands. This is an episode based around musicians and their muses, featuring songs by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, MC5, Joe Strummer and more. Hear it on E Street Radio, SiriusXM Channel 20, or anytime on the SiriusXM app. http://siriusxm.us/BruceVol19