Watch Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band Salute Boston With 1st ‘Dirty Water’ Cover Since 2012
The Boss began his encore at TD Garden with a take on The Standells’ 1965 single.
By Scott Bernstein Mar 21, 2023 • 6:48 am PDT
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 2023 International Tour rolled into Boston last night for a concert at TD Garden. The Boss kicked off his extended encore by breaking out a cover of The Standells’ ode to the city, “Dirty Water.”
Originally released by the garage-rock band in 1965, “Dirty Water” features a chorus of “I love that dirty water/Oh, Boston you’re my home.” Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band last trotted out the song on August 14, 2012 at Boston’s Fenway Park.
Fans sang along as The Boss and his crew made their way through “Dirty Water.” Springsteen then dedicated the beloved “Thunder Road” to the employees at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The rest of Monday’s setlist followed a similar path as other stops on the run.
View fan-shot video of last night’s “Dirty Water” performance below:
In other Bruce Springsteen news, the 73-year-old musician tacked on two new dates to his 2023 tour. The Boss added a second night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on August 26 as well as a show at San Diego’s Pechanga Arena on December 2. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. local time. Find links below:
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Setlist (via BruceBase)
Set: No Surrender, Ghosts, Prove It All Night, Letter To You, The Promised Land, Out In The Street, Candy’s Room, Kitty’s Back, Nightshift, Trapped, The E Street Shuffle, Johnny 99, Last Man Standing, Backstreets, Because The Night, She’s The One, Wrecking Ball, The Rising, Badlands
Encore: Dirty Water, Thunder Road, Born To Run, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight), Glory Days, Dancing In The Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, I’ll See You In My Dreams
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