Bruce Springsteen Makes Milan Return One To Remember

SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND PERFORM 1984 ALBUM
IN ITS ENTIRETY AND DEBUT LITTLE RICHARD COVER IN ITALY

Nearly 28 years ago, on July 21, 1985, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played their first show in Italy at the stadium commonly known as San Siro in Milan. Last night the legendary rockers returned to the same venue for the fifth time since that 1985 performance and we're sure to make the evening one to remember.

The Boss is well over a year into his Wrecking Ball World Tour and he's still dusting off material that hasn't been performed yet on the tour. In Milan, thanks to a fan request, Springsteen and the E Street Band offered the tour premiere of Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally." In fact, while Bruce has performed the Little Richard cover a number of times over the course of his career, it was the first time he's ever played it with The E Street Band.

Springsteen has also made a trend of performing his classic albums in their entirety at certain shows this tour. Last night The Boss and his band played all of Born In The U.S.A. in the middle of their main set after Springsteen told the crowd how much the five shows in Milan meant to him. The surprises kept coming until the end of the show as after a five-song encore, Bruce returned to the stage by his lonesome for a solo acoustic performance of "Thunder Road."

Watch fan-shot footage of the E Street Band debut of "Long Tall Sally" from Milan:

Here's "I'm Goin' Down" from The Boss's full performance of Born In The U.S.A. last night:

Watch the "Thunder Road" solo acoustic finale:

Take a look at the setlist from last night's show.

For comparison's sake, check out the setlist from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's first appearance in Milan on June 21, 1985.

[Published on: 6/4/13]

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