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Springsteen Surprise Appearance at LaidBack Festival In New Jersey

posted Sep 22, 2017, 10:46 AM by Brandon Thompson

Last night, Bruce Springsteen was a surprise guest at the LaidBack Festival which took place in Holmdel, NJ. With a lineup that included acts such as: Little Steven, Jackson Browne, Peter Wolff, etc. there was a pretty good chance The Boss would show up and sure enough he did. Springsteen first joined Little Steven for "It's Been A Long Time" and then The Disciples of Soul jumped right into Springsteen's own "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." The Boss wasn't done just yet, as he made another appearance with Jackson Browne with performances of "Take It Easy" and "Our Lady of The Well." Check out the videos below! 

It's Been A Long Time and Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out; Video By: Clinton Wolcott

Take It Easy and Our Lady of The Well; Video By: TheMagikRat

SPOILER ALERT: Springsteen on Broadway Setlist Leaks Out (Posted In This Article)

posted Sep 21, 2017, 9:40 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 9:44 AM ]

I know some fans will try to not see what Springsteen will play on Broadway but I also know that a lot of fans want to know as soon as possible! This article is for those folks. User WillHoffmann over on BTX (fan forum) has posted the rehearsal setlist for Springsteen's upcoming run on Broadway. Springsteen performed a rehearsal at Monmouth University this past Tuesday and this is apparently the setlist that was played: 

Growin' Up
My Hometown
Born In The U.S.A.
Thunder Road
Brilliant Disguise 
The Wish
My Father's House
Born To Run
Land of Hope and Dreams
Tougher Than The Rest
The Promised Land 

Keep in mind that Springsteen will apparently be reading from his memoir, Born To Run, and telling stories in between the songs performed. But hopefully that gives you an idea if you wanted to know. Only a few more short weeks until this show officially hits Broadway. 

Photo: The Inquistir

Springsteen Releases Houston 1978 Audio To Benefit Hurricane Victims

posted Sep 20, 2017, 9:21 AM by Brandon Thompson

The Boss is doing something pretty admirable. Springsteen is releasing the Houston 1978 show to benefit the Americans effected by Hurricane's Harvey and Irene. This is the first time that we have just the audio released however, this show was already presented in the Darkness Box Set back in 2010 in DVD/Blu-Ray format. NUGS suggested that since this was already mixed, it would be released as an audio file to help those effected by the hurricanes. A nice gesture from Springsteen and his team. All proceeds from the release will go to the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund. You can purchase the show by going to

Bruce Springsteen Joins Sir Paul McCartney on Stage

posted Sep 16, 2017, 6:21 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Sep 16, 2017, 6:24 AM ]

Bruce Springsteen jumped up on stage with Sir Paul McCartney last night in New York City. Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt (E Street Band member) were spotted in the crowd enjoying the show when they hopped on up to perform "I Saw Her Standing There" with McCartney. Check out the video below. No plug was pulled this time around...

Photo: Paul McCartney Social Media

New Archive Release: March 19, 1996 - Belfast

posted Sep 1, 2017, 11:39 AM by Brandon Thompson

Keeping their promise, NUGS has released a new Springsteen download as part of the archive series. The Ghost Of Tom Joad tour gets the nod this go around with a performance from Belfast. You can purchase the show now via download or pre-order the physical CD which will start shipping September 25

The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Adam Raised A Cain
Straight Time 
Highway 29
Darkness On The Edge of Town
Murder INC
The Wish
It's The Little Things
Brothers Under The Bridge 
Born In The U.S.A.
Dry Lightning 
Reason to Believe
Sinaloa Cowboys 
The Line
Balboa Park
Across The Border
Bobby Jean
This Hard Land
Streets of Philadelphia 
Galveston Bay
The Promised Land 

BREAKING: Springsteen Adds More Broadway Performances

posted Aug 30, 2017, 10:54 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 12:31 PM ]

Bruce Springsteen will extend his Broadway run through February 3. More information will be released later today according to ticketmaster. Let's hope there is a better plan as many die hard Springsteen fans were left outside looking in during the initial on sale for the original run of shows. Keep it here for the latest.

UPDATE: More information has been released. I will list them below.

  • Springsteen on Broadway extended through February 3rd
  • Tickets for the new shows will go on sale on Thursday, September 7
  • You DO NOT need to re-register if you were on standby today
  • If you did not register the first time, you can do so now by clicking here
  • Registration for "Verified Fan" will close on September 3 at 10PM ET
  • Any codes used for the original on sale date of August 30th will NOT carry over

Springsteen To Perform at Invictus Games in Toronto

posted Aug 30, 2017, 7:00 AM by Brandon Thompson

As Bruce Springsteen prepares for his broadway debut in just a few short months, he'll be warming up the vocal chords in Toronto on September 30. Springsteen was announced recently to close out the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada. The event is to "honor the achievements of the 550-plus wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from 17 nations..." Springsteen is no stranger to helping the veteran community as he is usually a staple at the Stand Up For Heroes benefit show that takes place in the fall. Tickets appear to be currently sold out but keep an eye out for drops. The Boss will be joined by other very well known musicians such as Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson, and more. 

BREAKING NEWS: Springsteen Confirmed To Play Broadway, Starts October 2017

posted Aug 9, 2017, 2:45 PM by Brandon Thompson

Well...the rumors were true. Bruce Springsteen will be performing on Broadway in New York City starting this fall. Springsteen will hold a residency (a first for Springsteen) officially starting on October 12 where he will play five shows per week through November 26, 2017. View the entire press release below but I will summarize the major points with bullet points right here: 

  • This will be a solo performance, no E Street Band 
  • Shows will take place at the Walter Kerr Theater in New York City 
  • Springsteen On Broadway "previews begin" on October 3 with "an official opening" on October 12. 
  • Springsteen will perform 5 shows a week 
  • Tickets go on sale August 30 at 10:00AM Eastern 
  • "Some of the show is spoken..." Sounds like he will indeed be reading from "Born To Run" the autobiography 
  • The show will run about 2 hours in length 
  • Ticket prices range from $75 to $850 (Rumors that $75 tickets are standing room only)
  • Signs will not be allowed into the theater (no requests)

Press Release
Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut this fall with “Springsteen on Broadway," a solo show at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Performances for "Springsteen on Broadway" begin Tuesday, October 3, with an official opening on Thursday, October 12. Springsteen will perform five shows a week through November 26th.

Tickets for “Springsteen on Broadway” will go on sale August 30 at 10am ET exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. This unique fan-first technology levels the playing field to combat bots and get real tickets into the hands of fans who intend to go to the event.

Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration begins today and will close August 27. Verified fans will be notified August 29 for the August 30 onsale. Visit for more information about how to pre-register and details on the show.

“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years. My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value,” says Springsteen.

"Bruce Springsteen is one of our greatest musical storytellers, and Broadway is built on a beloved tradition of musical storytelling. What a once-in-a lifetime thrill for all of us at Jujamcyn to welcome Bruce home to his rightful place in the Broadway legacy,” says Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr.

The creative team for “Springsteen on Broadway” includes Heather Wolensky (scenic design), Natasha Katz (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design).

For more information on the show and how to register for tickets, visit

RARE Springsteen Concerts Coming Out of Archive Series This Friday

posted Aug 2, 2017, 3:09 PM by Brandon Thompson

For those Springsteen fans who wanted some rare material from the archive series...this Friday (August 4) will be the day you have been waiting for. Brad Sterling, from NUGS (who mixes the archive series), was on E Street Radio today to share some exciting news about the next archive show and the ones to follow. This coming Friday, you will be able to buy two 1977 shows from the website. The download will combine the music from two nights during the '77 tour, Albany (February 7) and Rochester (February 8). The Albany show has about 45 minutes of recording and Rochester runs for about two hours. To put that in perspective, our friends at Backstreets noted that not a single recording of the Albany show has seen the light of day and that there is not a single 1977 show that has surfaced with audio directly from a soundboard. Talk about Springsteen fans foaming at the mouth. 

In addition, Brad Sterling also stated that several shows have already been approved to be a part of the Springsteen archive series and by several he was talking about music that has spanned over most of Springsteen's career. Backstreets has reported that 25 shows have already been identified and approved to be a part of the series. For even better news, it appears that we won't have to sit and wonder when we will get our next archive release. Sterling stated that NUGS is aiming to have a new Springsteen download available on the first Friday of every month. So rejoice Springsteen fans, you'll all have a shiny new toy to play with come Friday and many more Friday's to come. 

New Archive Release: "The Spectrum Will Live Forever..." - Philadelphia October 20, 2009

posted Jul 14, 2017, 7:03 PM by Brandon Thompson

Ok, I'm particularly excited about this archive release as I was personally in attendance at this show and what a show it was. This was Springsteen's last performance at the legendary Spectrum. This was the second show Springsteen show I saw at this venue and looking back, I can't tell you how much I miss that place. I was really too young at the time to appreciate a venue like the Spectrum, where no matter where you sat, you were a part of the entertainment. Everything felt like it was just right there. It's hard to really explain but those Philadelphia natives and people who saw concerts there know exactly what I mean. Anyway, this was a great show and it started off with a huge bang as Bruce opened with "The Price You Pay." Which at the time, was a HUGE deal as the song was not performed live since 1981. This was also the show that debuted "Higher and Higher," which would later become a staple through the remainder of the tour. The show had a lot of passion and energy, along with a full performance of the "Born In The U.S.A." album. So it really has everything for any Springsteen fans, both the hits and rarities. 

Brad Sterling, who works at the site who mixes the archive shows, also tweeted an interesting tweet for those of you who want older shows to be released. "Before we drive into the @springsteen archives we wanted to get this out..." Sounds like we're in for some older shows next. 

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