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New Jersey shows announced

Published 2007-12-09
All right, so I've been on my own personal Bruce tour this last week and haven't been able to keep up with the news, but for the two people out there who hasn't found out: Bruce has announced three shows at Giants Stadium for July 27, 28, and 31 of 2008. This is the first indication of a summer leg in North America, and there will no doubt be more shows added, including probably more at Giants Sta ... Read more

No big Grammies for Bruce

Published 2007-12-06
The list of Grammy nominees is in, and while Bruce is nominated in four categories none of them are truly heavyweight categories:
  • Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for "Radio Nowhere"
  • Best Rock Album for Magic
  • Best Rock Song for "Radio Nowhere"
  • Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Once Upon a Time in the West"
So no Album of the Year or Recor ... Read more

Arnhem show postponed

Published 2007-11-30
Tonight's show in Arnhem has been postponed till tomorrow due to Bruce having come down with a severe cold. In an officiel statement, it says that Bruce "is very sorry to have to postpone tonight, but does want to give the fans the show they deserve. And at this point, he feels he won't be able to do so. However, he is convinced his health will be recovered sufficiently tomorrow night, to perform ... Read more

For You book editor on Bruce Brunch

Published 2007-11-30
Lawrence Kirsch, editor of the newly published For You book, will be interviewed on the popular (among Springsteen fans) Bruce radio show Bruce Brunch this next Sunday. The show airs on 105.7 The Hawk in New Jersey, but can also be listened to on the Internet. If you haven't heard about Lawrence and his new book, you can do some research on t ... Read more

More Euro shows for 2008

Published 2007-11-29
Every day sees new shows added to the European 2008 tour itinerary. Today it was Copenhagen, Oslo, Gothenburg, and Helsinki. Also, two more shows have been added to the Dublin stand, making a total of three shows for the lucky Irish. Keep an eye on our tour schedule if you want to be up to date. ... Read more

Euro shows added for 2008

Published 2007-11-27
The European summer tour of 2008 is slowly taking shape. The other day a show in Dublin was announced for May 22, and now Barcelona has been put down for a show on July 19 on the humongous Camp Nou, Paris will see a show on June 27 on Parc de Princes, and Germany will get a visit from Bruce and the boys in D?sseldorf on June 16 and in Hamburg on June 21. Check your local media for ticket info! ... Read more

European tour kicked off

Published 2007-11-27
In a one-two punch Spain got the honor of hosting the first two shows of the European Magic fall tour. Sunday night in Madrid and last night in Bilbao. The energy level was, as is always the case in Spain, unbelievable although the setlists were fairly standard (if you can call setlists that include "Kitty's Back" standard), possibly due to the fact that this was Charles Giordano's first shows wit ... Read more

New Ireland show announced

Published 2007-11-22
The fall European tour hasn't even started yet before the next European tour is starting to materialize. Today Irish radio announced a show at the RDS for May 22, 2008. You can also read about it on the Aiken Promotions website. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale next Wednesday, November 28. This probably means that we can expect m ... Read more

Danny takes a leave of absence

Published 2007-11-21
Bad news for the European fans and for the E Street Band: keyboardist Danny Federici will not be joining the tour overseas as he will be taking a leave of absence from the band. The temporary departure will allow Danny time to undergo treatment for melanoma, which is unfortunately a rather serious form of skin cancer. However, if everything goes well, he will be rejoining the tour further down the ... Read more

The dripping is over... full tour is here

Published 2007-11-20
Shorefire Media has announced a full North American spring leg of the Magic Tour. A total of 27 shows covering a good chunk of the US and parts of Canada. Most suspiciously absent are cities like Denver and Phoenix, but there are still gaps open where more shows could be added. Biggest surprise must be a show in Omaha, Nebraska, where Bruce hasn't played since 1978. See the Read more
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Dave commenting on this: Really enjoying it so far, but only up to the Darkness sessions. Amazing writing for an amateur!
Charlene Linden commenting on this: I want to read it more than ever. When I saw him play at my university (Clark University, Worcester MA Oct.6 1974, 6 days before my 17th) I was frightened and lonely. I was younger than other students because I had graduated HS early. The tickets were free with our activity fee. I thought - oh he's going to be another self indulgent singer song writer. The 70s were full of those. My room mate could see that I was hesitant, and assured me that I'd love him. And I did. I felt a spiritually uplifting and joyous experience, like no other. This was more than music. This became a transformative event.One I would repeat many times. I am not at all shocked that Bruce is still a tortured soul - more than the bouts with depression that we all know. Along with the late Lou Reed, he is responsible for some of the best American rock and roll. I can't wait until the snow lets up. I NEED this book!
Mikey commenting on this: Interesting thoughts, I even agree with some of them, which might scare you. Thanks for the review


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