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Castiles 1965-68
Earth 1968-69
Solo 1968-72
Child 1969
Steel Mill 1970-71
Bruce Springsteen & the Friendly Enemies 1971
Bruce Springsteen Acoustic Jam 1971
Bruce Springsteen Jam 1971
Dr. Zoom & the Sonic Boom 1971
The Sundance Blues Band 1971
Bruce Springsteen & the Red Hot Mammas 1971
The Bruce Springsteen Band 1971-72

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Latest eyewitness accounts

John Stewart writes about 1985-03-31 Brisbane: Whoops...correction. The 2014 Brisbane show was in late February. I echo the comments of others: maybe the best show I could ever imagine.....
John Stewart writes about 1985-03-31 Brisbane: It seemed like the biggest thing that had ever hit Brisbane. Well, the biggest thing that had ever hit me in Brisbane, anyway - which amounted to the same thing. Somebody else has commented here about the whole city being "abuzz with The Boss", and it was. There was a kind of collective excitement in Brissie that would be pretty hard to replicate these days, when the internet age has splintered and pigeonholed us all into so many worlds in one town. But in 1985 - on July 31st - Bruce was the biggest show in town. He was the ONLY show in town (though funnily enough, I seem to remember an ex-Genesis drummer doing a concert at Festival Hall that same night, in an event which must have caused some backstage discussion on scheduling...).

Those years at high school trying to explain to my ignorant classmates who my musical hero was ("No!! Not Rick Bloody Springfield!!!!!")... It was all coming to a head.

Forty-something thousand of us lined up. The gates opened and I dashed, one in a sea of thousands, as fast as my teenage legs would carry me...dashed up through the stand, tore down the stand, leaping over the railing onto the field for that last, desperate run to the front.

Made it.

Then a long wait. It got dark. Some bloke in a dinner suit appeared. I thought he was going to be an announcer. But then his friends turned up, and they sat down to play: a string quartet! (Or was it a quintet?? I wasn't counting.) Anyway, they played. Maybe they were testing the treble in the stadium sound system. The crowd was bemused, the natives became restless. The chant arose...."Bullshiiiiiiit!!!! Bullshiiiiit!!!" I think a tomato or two appeared. Fruit, anyway. People leave the stage, looking cross, waving violins in indignation*. The crowd exalts. Lights go down.

Out of the darkness "One, Two, Three, FOUR!!!!!"

Garry Tallent's baseline hits me like a sonic boom square in the chest and we're away....

I could write a lot more, but you get the picture. I have never managed to find much footage ever of this show. I found a local news report on Youtube, and what came back so strongly was the incredible shrieking noise in the air when Bruce and band kicked into "Born in the USA". It was like an aeroplane taking off. The crowd was nuts.

Anyway, what has got me here writing all this is
that this evening I am sitting reading Bruce's autobiography. In it, he mentions Slane Castle in June 1985 as his first stadium concert. Bruce - I guess you'll never read this, but what about QEII Stadium in Brisbane that March?? Little ol' Brissie was your first stadium concert, wasn't it?

First concert I ever saw. What a start. Hard to say what has been the best... but Bruce in March 2014 in Brisbane would probably top my list.

Roll on the 2017 tour!

*Oh, and our belated apologies to the quartet/quintet. It was nothing personal, and I am sure that what you were playing was lovely.

David Vallieres writes about 1976-04-09 Hamilton: I was at the Colgate concert. I lived in Utica (near Hamilton), was just 18 and loved Bruce's songs... it was an incredible performance. I can't remember how many encores he came back for but is at least 10...he just coming back and back. One of the best concerts I ever saw.
Michael Harris writes about 1976-04-24 Boone: It was April 24 1976, I remember I went with my roommate and his girlfriend. The girl I was dating didn't want to go. She said she would stay at the apartment and watch TV (shouda known there was something wrong with that girl right off). We had heard the album but hadn't seen Bruce live. If you're a Booner of the '76 era you know the gym was a fairly small venue. We were able to get right down on the floor not far from the stage. His performance was incredible. We spent the next 3 hrs. jumping up and down, pumping our fist, singings chorus to some of the songs. When we got back to the apartment my girlfriend wanted to know if we were on drugs. We said, "Yes, it's called Springsteen, and it's a high like you've never experienced in your life. Ever since then I've been hooked, and I've made it a generational experience. My little boy came running out of his first Springsteen concert yelling, "BTR baby, BTR." As Clarence has said many times before, "This could be the beginning of something big."
Darrel Leach writes about 1992-12-03 St. Louis: This was my wifes first time seeing the boss and e street and it was instant love at first note! What a great time! We were on the mezzanine right off of the stage, will never forget it!

The summer that I was baptized - 25 years on

Published 2013-07-25

Two shows, same city, same venue, 25 years apart. One was my first, the other was my 59th. There have been other shows in between at the same place, but 25 years is a good occasion to pause and loo ... Read more

Published 2013-03-24

To many Australians, Bruce Springsteen’s 2013 return to the land down under - as welcome as it was - had a feel of “it’s about bloody time”. It had been 10 years since the l ... Read more

Bruce throws his new sombrero in the ring for Obama

Published 2012-10-14

Which was the bigger surprise is hard to say, but yesterday two announcements were made that were both rather unexpected. One was that Bruce has added a final show for 2012 in Mexico City, and the ... Read more

Upcoming live performances

2016-12-14, New York
2017-01-22, Perth
2017-01-25, Perth
2017-01-27, Perth
2017-01-30, Adelaide
2017-02-02, Melbourne
2017-02-04, Melbourne
2017-02-07, Sydney
2017-02-09, Sydney
2017-02-11, Mount Macedon

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2016-11-07, Philadelphia
Thunder Road
Long Walk Home
Dancing in the Dark
2016-11-01, New York
Working on the Highway
I'll Work For Your Love
Long Walk Home
2016-09-14, Foxborough
New York City Serenade
Prove It All Night
Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?