Saturday, 15 August 2009

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen has enjoyed a amazementing amount of aflutter cred over the years including the applause to Nebraska that Sub Pop put out in 2000 but his accomplishment during the 2008 Super Bowl halftime show affirmed that The Boss is still an arena sized cradle who can ham it up with the best of them. And, more importantly, the band continues to sound great, which isn’t surprising bearing in mind the level of talent representing E Street, including Nils Lofgren and Steven Van Zandt on guitars, Clarence Clemons on sax, and Max Weinberg on barrel. Here, Springsteen drops through in support of January’s Working On A Dream, which includes his Golden Globe winning contribution to The Wrestler soundtrack as a bonus track.

Friday, 7 August 2009


Fans were no doubt thrilled to hear last month that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band would be returning to Nashville’s Sommet Center just 13 months after his last visit. Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait just a bit longer.
Springsteen’s Nashville date has been rescheduled from September 10 to Wednesday, November 18.
All tickets for the September concert will be honored on the new date. Refunds are available through point of purchase. No reason has yet been given for the postponement.
The announcement does come with a silver lining: It’s been announced that the band will perform their landmark album Born to Run in its entirety at the concert. (Listen to it after the jump, on the right.)
Run has been performed in concert once before, as part of a 2008 fundraiser in New Jersey, and last month, the band announced plans to perform it for the second time in Chicago on September 20.
Springsteen joins the likes of Van Morrison, Aerosmith, Steely Dan and Judas Priest in performing classic albums on concert tours this year. We reported on this trend in Thursday’s Tennessean.