Bruce Springsteen News
6-4-14: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” album was released 30 years ago today, June 4, 1984. But the boss has no scheduled shows according to his website, so it might be hard to catch any of those tunes live.
6-2-14: The Rolling Stones invited Bruce Springsteen on stage for “Tumbling Dice” at Portugal’s Rock in Rio festival. The Boss might have time to make other surprise appearances, since according to his website, he has no upcoming shows scheduled.
5-27-14: Bruce Springsteen paid tribute during Memorial Day Weekend by playing “The Wall,” a song inspired by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. at a show in North Carolina. According to his website, the Boss has no upcoming shows scheduled.
5-20-14: Bruce Springsteen’s shows at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut were the most expensive on the secondary market. Tickets sold for nearly double of any other stop on the “High Hopes” tour. His next show is at Soldiers an Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh May 22-23 with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers.
5-16-14: The only U.S. stadium show on Bruce Springsteen’s tour was this past Wednesday at Hersheypark Stadium. Springsteen performed “Roulette,” with Hershey’s relative proximity to Three Mile Island, the inspiration for the song. His next show is Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
5-14-14: It was a wild show Tuesday night at the Times Union Center in Albany, with Bruce Springsteen performing. The Boss played several rarities including covers of “Treat Her Right,” and “Save the Last Dance For Me.” His next show is Wednesday night at Hersheypark Satdium in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
5-12-14: Bruce Springsteen attended his daughter’s graduation at Duke University this past weekend. The Boss is in the middle of a tour with his next show is May 13 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
5-9-14: Bruce Springsteen was spotted with wife Patti Scialfa around Los Angeles in a classic Corvette. The 64-year old flashed a peace sign to fans as he drove by. The Boss is in the middle of a tour with his next show is May 13 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
5-7-14: Bruce Springsteen returned to Houston, Texas for the first time since 2009. He performed to a sold out crowd of over 16,000 and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. His next show is May 13 at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
5-5-14: Fresh off his performance in New Orleans for the Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bruce Springsteen is taking the stage in Houston, Texas tomorrow for his next show. The New Jersey native is performing with the E Street band at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, an amphitheater that can hold up to 16,500 people.
4-30-14: Bruce Springsteen set list from April 29th in Sunrise, FLA: Clampdown, Badlands, High Hopes, No Surrender, I Wanna Marry You, Linda Let Me Be the One, Boom Boom, Hearts of Stone, Talk to Me, Wrecking Ball, Hungry Heart, Save My Love, The River, Prove It All Night, My Love Will Not Let You Down, Darlington County, Shackled and Drawn, The Ghost of Tom Joad, The Rising, Land of Hope and Dreams, Highway to Hell, Born to Run, Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Shout, The Wall, Thunder Road.
4-28-14: Bruce Springsteen set list from April 26th in Atlanta: Clampdown, Adam Raised a Cain, The Ties That Bind, Jackson Cage, She's the One, Independence Day, High Hopes, Just Like Fire Would, Tougher Than the Rest, Cadillac Ranch, Trapped, Point Blank, Heaven's Wall, Seeds, Death to My Hometown, Wrecking Ball, Shackled and Drawn, The Ghost of Tom Joad, The Rising, Badlands, Drive All Night, Born to Run, Ramrod, Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Shout, Highway to Hell
4-24-14: Bruce Springsteen set list from April 19th at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC: Iceman, High Hopes, Just Like Fire Would, Cadillac Ranch, Louie Louie, Mustang Sally, Badlands, No Surrender, Out in the Street, Hungry Heart, From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come), Brown Eyed Girl, Racing in the Street, Jack of All Trades, Wrecking Ball, Death to My Hometown, My Love Will Not Let You Down, Shackled and Drawn, Waitin' on a Sunny Day, The Ghost of Tom Joad, The Rising, Light of Day, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The Wall, Born in the U.S.A., Born to Run, Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Shout, Dream Baby Dream
4-18-14: Bruce Springsteen set list from April 17th at Bridgestone Arena: High Hopes, Badlands, No Surrender, Death to My Hometown, Hungry Heart, Spirit in the Night, Burning Love, Satisfaction, Atlantic City, Johnny 99, American Skin (41 Shots), The Promised Land, Because the Night, I'm on Fire, Downbound Train, Shackled and Drawn, Waitin' on a Sunny Day, The Ghost of Tom Joad, The Rising, Land of Hope and Dreams, The Wall, Point Blank, Born in the U.S.A., Born to Run, Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Shout, Thunder Road
4-16-14: Bruce Springsteen set list from April 15th at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio: High Hopes, Adam Raised a Cain, Death to My Hometown, Hungry Heart, Blinded by the Light, Prove It All Night, Trapped, Wrecking Ball, The River, American Skin, Johnny 99, Darlington County, Shackled and Drawn, Waitin' on a Sunny Day, The Ghost of Tom Joad, The Rising, Lonesome Day, Badlands, Light of Day, Backstreets, Born to Run, Bobby Jean, Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Shout, Dream Baby Dream
4-14-14: Bruce Springsteen set list from April 12th in Virginia Beach, VA: May I (Bill Deal & The Rhondels cover), Mary's Place, High Hopes (The Havalinas cover), Badlands, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Wrecking Ball, Death to My Hometown, Hungry Heart, Sherry Darling, Talk to Me
(Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes cover), Seaside Bar Song, Jersey Girl (Tom Waits cover), Heaven's Wall, Because the Night (Patti Smith cover), She's the One, Darlington County, Shackled and Drawn, Waitin' on a Sunny Day, The Ghost of Tom Joad, The Rising, Land of Hope and Dreams, The Wall (Joe Grushecky cover), Born to Run, Seven Nights to Rock (Moon Mullican cover), Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Shout (The Isley Brothers cover), Thunder Road
4-10-14: Bruce Springsteen set list from April 8th at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati: High Hopes, Badlands, Death to My Hometown, Night, Hungry Heart, Spirit in the Night, Wrecking Ball, Lost in the Flood, Because the Night (Patti Smith cover), Heaven's Wall, American Skin, The Promised Land, Pay Me My Money Down (The Weavers cover), Darlington County, Shackled and Drawn, Waitin' on a Sunny Day, The Ghost of Tom Joad (w/ Tom Morello on shared vocals), The Rising, Land of Hope and Dreams, Growin' Up, Born to Run, Bobby Jean, Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Shout (The Isley Brothers cover), Dream Baby Dream
4-8-14: Bruce Springsteen looks to carry over a trend her started with his Australian set lists – kicking off each show with a cover song. While performing as part of the NCAA's Final Four concert on Sunday in Arlington, Bruce got the free performance started with a cover of Van Halen's “Jump”. With Bruce set to perform tonight in Cincinnati, speculation has already begun as to what song he'll open with tonight.
4-8-14: Bruce recently kicked off his North American leg of the 'High Hopes' tour in Dallas. Here was the setlist:
Death to My Hometown
Spirit in the Night
Working on the Highway
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Land of Hope and Dreams
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
4-3-14: The 5 cheapest remaining Bruce Springsteen concerts are April 17th at Bridgestone Arena, April 8th at US Bank Arena, May 1st at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre At The Florida State Fairgrounds, April 26th at Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood, and April 15th at Nationwide Arena. Bruce's tour average is currently $252 on the secondary market.
3-28-14: Bruce Springsteen's current tour average is $268. The cheapest date of his trek is April 17th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Tickets average $185 with the cheapest seat just $15. The most expensive date of the tour comes May 17th at Mohegan Sun Arena. Tickets average $473 with the cheapest seat $181.
3-26-14: A recent poll of New Jersey voters came to find that voters preferred Bruce Springsteen to their own governor. The Boss had a 67% approval rate. While Chris Christie was 46%. Interestingly, the poll also showed that 7% of those polled have not heard of Bruce Springsteen. Another 1% have not heard of Chris Christie.
3-24-14: Writer Michael Hamm from The Guardian recently broke down his 10 essential Bruce songs. His list included: 1. Thundercrack 2. So Young and in Love 3. Roulette 4. Be True 5. This Hard Land 6. My Love Will Not Let You Down 7. Seeds 8. The Wish 9. Seven Angels 10. Back in Your Arms
3-21-14: Springsteen's selfie road trip continued throughout his motorcycle rides in Palm Beach County, FL. Springsteen played the role of a tourist and visited hot spots such as J&S Fish Camp and Gator Hole Tavern while taking a selfie at each stop and posting onto his instagram. It's rumored that he was visiting his daughter in the area.
3-19-14: Bruce is really catching onto the selfie trend. Ever since returning to the States after his overseas tour, Springsteen has put up a series of selfies on his social media sites. Bruce is scheduled to perform April 6th with a free concert centered about the NCAA Final Four. He'll then play at Cincinnati's US Bank Arena two nights later.
3-18-14: Lot of praise has been thrown on The Boss lately and the latest to express their love for Bruce Springsteen was country music superstar Tim McGraw. McGraw, while speaking to Nashville.com, had nothing but praise for Bruce saying, He’s one of the coolest guys I’ve ever been around and proud to count him as a friend. Musically, he’s an American treasure.” McGraw went on to call him one of those “icons of music that rarely comes along,” and that Springsteen has “inspired so many people” with their song writing.
3-17-14: Bruce Springsteen was this years MusiCares Person of the Year, and in honor of the Boss they released a film on DVD, Blu-ray and via digital download featuring performances by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band along with more than a dozen performances of Springsteen's work by other artists. Below is the track list from the video:
1. "Adam Raised a Cain" Performed by Alabama Shakes
2. "Because the Night" Performed by Patti Smith
3. "Atlantic City" Performed by Natalie Maines, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
4. "American Land" Performed by Ken Casey
5. "My City of Ruins" Performed by Mavis Staples and Zac Brown
6. "I'm On Fire" Performed by Mumford and Sons
7. "American Skin (41 Shots)" Performed by Jackson Browne and Tom Morello
8. "My Hometown" Performed by Emmylou Harris
9. "One Step Up" Performed by Kenny Chesney
10. "Streets of Philadelphia" Performed by Elton John
11. "Hungry Heart" Performed by Juanes
12. "Tougher Than the Rest" Performed by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
13. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" Performed by Jim James and Tom Morello
14. "Dancing in the Dark" Performed by John Legend
15. "Lonesome Day" Performed by Sting
16. "Born in the USA" Performed by Neil Young with Crazy Horse
17. "We Take Care of Our Own" Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
18. "Death to My Hometown" Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
19. "Thunder Road" Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
20. "Born to Run" Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
21. "Glory Days" Performed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
3-14-14: While Bruce Springsteen took his ‘High Hopes’ tour to Australia and New Zealand he grossed $12,195,440. The leg of the tour, which went from February 26th to March 2nd, had stops in seven cities including Brisbane, Auckland and Sydney. The over $12 million gross makes his tour number 1 on Billboard’s Hot Tours list and the first tour of 2014 to gross over $10 million. Overall, the ‘High Hopes’ tour has grossed $44.2 million from over 340,000 sold tickets for 17 performances in South Africa, Australiaand New Zealand. The North American leg of the tour had an additional 15 dates, with more expected to be added in the coming months.
3-12-14: Neil Young has reached out Bruce Springsteen for support of his new digital music player called Pono. Young has started a kickstarter campaign and has earned endorsement from Eddie Vedder, Tomy Petty, Sting, Dave Grohl, Jack White, and Elton John. The player and service currently have a retail price of $399 and will focus on delivering higher audio quality.
3-11-14: Bruce Springsteen will have a documentary about him and the E Street Band premiere on HBO on April 4th chronicling the making of Bruce's newest studio album “High Hopes”. Thom Zimny made the 30 minute documentary and also worked with Springsteen for "The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town."
3-4-14: Next month, the NCAA March Madness Music Festival will take place at Reunion Park in Dallas. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will headline and close three-day festival on April 6 that is free to the public on a first come first serve basis. Fun., Jason Aldean, who will kick off the festival on April 4, Tim McGraw and the Killers will also perform at the three-day festival, with more performers to be announced in the coming days and weeks.
3-3-14: Bruce ended his run through Australia and New Zealand with a rare performance opening his last show. Springsteen covered Lorde’s “Royals” as a solo acoustic show opener. With the overseas dates over, Bruce Springsteen tickets have an average price of $265.98 for his upcoming US tour dates.
2-28-14: The Boss has wrapped up his Australian tour dates and has two shows in New Zealand this weekend before he’s ready to return home. He’ll take about a month off from touring before he starts his US tour dates, starting April 8 at Cincinnati’s US Bank Arena. Bruce Springsteen tickets have an average price of $322.96 for that date.
2-27-14: Bruce Springsteen has been playing plenty of cover during his Australian and New Zealand concerts. Last night, he opened with the Bee Gees Staying Alive in Brisbane, the hometown of the Bee Gees. Bruce Springsteen tickets continue to sell well on the secondary market for his US tour dates.
Here's the setlist from that show, his final one in Australia:
Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees cover)
It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
Does this Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
Spirit In The Night
Just Like Fire Would (Chris Bailey Cover)
You Can Look (But You’d Better Not Touch)
Save My Love
The E Street Shuffle
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Wild Billy’s Circus Story
Incident On 57th Street
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
New York City Serenade (w/ strings)
Waitin’ On A Sunny Day
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Born To Run
Dancing In The Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Highway To Hell (with Eddie Vedder)
Thunder Road (solo)
2-26-14: Music intelligence company, The Echo Nest recently formulated a study of the most streamed artists by state. They utilized data from Spotify, MTV, BBC, and Twitter to gather their information. To almost no one's surprise, Bruce took the reigns in New Jersey. According to their map, James Blake is New York's most listened artist.
2-26-14: “MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen” will be available on DVD March 25. The DVD will the video of The Boss being named MusiCares Person of the Year in 2013 with a star studded list of tribute performers. Fans can purchase the DVD while waiting to use their Bruce Springsteen tickets when he comes back to the US in April.
2-25-14: As we mentioned yesterday, The Boss has announced a four-song EP to be released for Record Store Day on April 26. The songs will be from the same sessions that brought his latest album, High Hopes. Bruce Springsteen tickets have been in high demand for his return to the US, with a $267.95 secondary market average.
2-24-14: Bruce Springsteen is still overseas touring through Australia and New Zealand. The Boss played back-to-back nights in Hunter Valley on Saturday and Sunday, playing 46 different songs throughout the two nights, including four songs he had not yet played on the tour up to that point. Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen tickets are still selling fast as US fans anxiously await his return to the States.
It was also announced today that Bruce will be releasing a’ new EP called American Beauty’ that will include four new songs and will be available on April 26th. The four songs on the EP will be ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Mary Mary,’ ‘Hey Blue Eyes’ and ‘Hurry Up Sundown.’ The first three were recorded for his recently released ‘High Hopes’ album.
2-21-14: After touring overseas in New Zealand and Australia, Bruce Springsteen will be coming back to the US for tour dates during the summer starting April 8 in Cincinnati. The Boss will stay overseas until the beginning of March before coming back stateside and playing 16 dates across the country. Bruce Springsteen tickets have an average price of $268.44 on the secondary market for those upcoming shows, not including his stop at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on May 3. The last scheduled tour date is May 18, but more shows could be announced at a later date.
2-20-14: Will Bruce Springsteen be adding more covers to his set this tour? The Rolling Stone reports he recently covered INXS's 1982 hit “Don't Change” in Sydney, Australia. The synth accompaniment was replaced by the multi-horn sound of the E-Street band. Bruce and co. have also recently covered AC/DC's rock anthem “Highway To Hell”.
2-19-14: Fans who bought Bruce Springsteen tickets for his dates in Australia sure have gotten their money's worth. Not only has "The Boss" played shows lasting over three and a half hours, but he's played hits from his greatest albums. On February 16th in Melbourne, he played the entire Born To Run album along with many other hits in a show last lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes. Below is the full setlist from that show:
Born In The USA
Death To My Hometown
Just Like Fire Would
Lost In The Flood
Spirit In The Night
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Born To Run
She’s The One
Meeting Across The River
Waiting On A Sunny Day
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Land Of Hope and Dreams
We Are Alive
Dancing In The Dark
Twist And Shout
This Hard Land
2-18-14: Bruce Springsteen has remastered 10 of his best albums for iTunes. Those remastered and newly digital albums are: Bruce Springsteen’s 10 Albums Mastered For iTunes:
1. "Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ", 2. "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle", 3. "Born To Run", 4. "Darkness On The Edge of Town", 5. "Born In The U.S.A.", 6. "We Shall Overcome -- The Seeger Sessions", 7. "Working On A Dream", 8. "The Promise", 9. "Wrecking Ball", 10. "High Hopes"
2-17-14: We currently have 19,997 Bruce Springsteen tickets for 15 upcoming “High Hopes” tour dates with an average price of $289.51. The most expensive upcoming Bruce Springsteen tickets are now for his April 8th, 2014 show at US Bank Arena where the average price is $638.50 and the get-in price is $178. Other shows are currently averaging more but those shows have an extremely limited number of Bruce Springsteen tickets available. The least expensive upcoming Bruce Springsteen tour tickets are for his April 17th date at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena where the average price is $202.03 and the get-in price is $47. There are 2,575 tickets available for that show which is one of the highest quantities of tickets currently available for any show on the tour.
2-15-14: Bruce Springsteen tickets for his upcoming "High Hopes" tour went on sale to the general public yesterday on the primary market for various dates. Bruce Springsteen tour tickets for the two shows at the Mohegan Sun on May 17th and 18th sold out their 10,000 seats in just 20 minutes.
2-14-14: We currently have 11,281 Bruce Springsteen tickets available for the 15 planned dates (so far) of his 2014 “High Hopes tour”. The average price for the tour is $366.22. As of Friday night, the most expensive show with at least 100 tickets available was his April 8th, 2014 date at US Bank Arena where Bruce Springsteen tickets are averaging $630.24 and the get-in price is $165. The least expensive date is his April 22nd, 2014 show at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center where the average price for Bruce Springsteen tickets is $256.95 and the get-in price is $83. Unsurprisingly, that show also has the most tickets available with 3,694 seats on the secondary market. His two shows at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on May 17th and 18th also have a decent amount of inventory with 1500+ seats available for each and average prices of $455.10 and $481.52.