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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were augmented by David Lindley and a full horn section for a concert on December 7, 2010 in Asbury Park, New Jersey that ended with The Boss leading a cover of the holiday classic “Blue Christmas.”
Bruce Springsteen performed a set of his own and teamed with Sheryl Crow during her set at Monday’s Stand Up For Heroes benefit in New York City.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Grace Potter, Joe Bonamassa, The Soul Rebels, Sinkane, Mikal Cronin and Swans.
Sting, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, James Taylor and more will perform at “We’ll Be Together,” a fundraiser in December for The Rainforest Fund.
Watch Bruce Springsteen discuss his new film ‘Western Stars’ during an interview on Monday’s episode of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’
Bruce Springsteen continues to roll out pro-shot videos from his December 8, 1978 concert with the E Street Band at The Summit in Houston.
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Latest Bruce Springsteen Setlist
Bruce Springsteen at The Stone Pony
- Seven Nights to Rock
- Darlington County
- Spirit in the Night
- Growin' Up
- Because the Night
- Two Hearts
- Cadillac Ranch
- The Boy From New York City
- From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)
- I'm on Fire
- Waitin' on a Sunny Day
- Talk to Me
- 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
- Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
- Dancing in the Dark
- Born to Run
- Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
- Detroit Medley
- Twist and Shout
- Thunder Road
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.
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