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Iconic performer Bruce Springsteen has extended ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ through the end of June.
Listen to Bruce Springsteen’s new song “Freedom Cadence” from the feature film ’Thank You For Your Service.”
Bruce Springsteen talks about his long-in-the-making new album and penned a note about Tom Petty, a man with whom he shared a “deep kinship.”
The Boss explained how a White House performance led to ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ and detailed what to expect from the upcoming residency.
Watch Bruce Springsteen sit-in with Jackson Browne and Little Steven at the Laid Back Festival stop at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Bruce Springsteen has released a live recording of a concert he performed in Houston in 1978 with proceeds from sales going to the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund.
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- The Promised Land
- Born in the U.S.A.
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- Tougher Than the Rest
- Brilliant Disguise
- Long Walk Home
- The Rising
- Dancing in the Dark
- Land of Hope and Dreams
- Born to Run
About Bruce Springsteen
It’s hard to think of a more accurate description for Bruce Springsteen than “American recording artist.” It’s equally hard to think that description begins to cover everything.
Through four decades, Bruce Springsteen has served as a cultural phenomenon (twice, at least), a brittle and dark acoustic storyteller, a folk revivalist, a new Dylan, a working-class hero, “rock ‘n roll future,” a force for political and social change, an eloquent songwriter and unabashed party-rocker (often in the same song), a live performer of legendary energies, and a prodigy and preacher of the “majesty, the mystery and the ministry of rock ‘n roll.”
But before the majesty, there was just New Jersey: Springsteen grew up and first assembled his E Street Band many of whom remain onstage in 2012 on its beaches and in its boardwalk clubs. His first two records were ambitious non-breakthroughs; his third, Born to Run (1975), made the kind of once-in-a-decade impact that resonates to this day; Born in the U.S.A. (1984), did it again. Early albums such as Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) and The River (1981) began solidifying his position as a singer and songwriter of incalculable influence.
Yet for all his critical and commercial success, Springsteen’s albums illustrated a drive to challenge his audience, as evidenced by the bleak, four-track-cassette-recorded Nebraska (1982), the introverted relationship document Tunnel of Love (1987), the E Street-less double-shot of Human Touch and Lucky Town (1992), the parched, acoustic The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995), the folk/New Orleans-flavored We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006), and the lush variety show Working on a Dream (2009).
In 1999, after a decade apart, Springsteen reconvened the E Street Band; in 2002 he released The Rising, an attempt to make sense of 9/11, and followed it in 2007 with Magic, an attempt to make sense of its complicated aftermath. The band has since remained a freight train, as active, prolific and resonant as at any point in its past. Yet in all shapes in arenas and stadiums, in New Jersey and across the world, in quiet houses in January Springsteen’s music has strived to explore the crossroads of escape and redemption and the hard realities and cold compromises of American life as well as the paramount need to keep hold of hope at all costs. “I can not promise you life everlasting,” Springsteen shouted throughout the 1999 E Street Band reunion tour. “But I can promise you life right now!”
A 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Springsteen has sold more than 65 million albums in the U.S. and 120 million worldwide. He’s won 20 Grammys, an Academy Award, been a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and performed at halftime at the Super Bowl.