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Bruce Springsteen called the current American border policy “inhumane” while addressing the audience at his Broadway show.
Bruce Springsteen joined the Tangiers Blues Band at last night reopening of Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Celebrate The Beatles co-founding bassist Paul McCartney’s birthday today by revisiting collaborations with the likes of Bob Weir, Neil Young and others.
Watch Bruce Springsteen’s performance of “My Hometown” at last night’s Tony Awards ceremony in New York City.
Legendary musician Bruce Springsteen will perform live during this Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony.
A reopening event for Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey will feature Portugal. The Man and The Tangiers Blues Band with special guest Bruce Springsteen.
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- Growin' Up
- My Hometown
- My Father's House
- The Wish
- Thunder Road
- The Promised Land
- Born in the U.S.A.
- Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
- Tougher Than the Rest
- Brilliant Disguise
- The Ghost of Tom Joad
- 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.
Acclaimed guitarist Mark Knopfler will embark on an extensive North American Tour next summer.
The Outlaw Music Festival 2018 season closed last night at the Hollywood Bowl, where Phil Lesh welcomed Margo Price and then sat-in with Willie Nelson & Family.
Phish’s Hampton Coliseum finale as part of Fall Tour 2018 on Sunday featured a masterful setlist, “Simple” for the ages, second encore and more.
Phish played the second of three Fall Tour 2018 shows at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on Saturday night.
Perry Farrell joined Bob Weir & Wolf Bros for a Tom Petty cover and more at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday night.