Greasy Lake
Date Event
1990
February
Work on a new album begins for real. Apart from drummer Jeff Porcaro, Bruce is working with various session musicians and guests, but most importanly E Streeter Roy Bittan, who has been called in to help Bruce break out of a writer's block.
1990
April
Bruce and Patti move to a Beverly Hills mansion, causing quite a stir among the fans. In the next few years they will split their time between New Jersey and Los Angeles.
1990
July 25
Patti gives birth to a boy, Evan James Springsteen.
1990
November 16-17
A nervous and emotional Bruce performs at two Christic Institute benefit shows along with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt. The shows are solo acoustic and rank among Bruce's very best despite his nervousness.
1991
Winter-spring
Bruce works on his new album.
1991
June 8
Bruce and Patti are married in a private cermony.
1991
Summer-fall
The Human Touch album is practically complete and ready for a December release, but having just written and recorded one more song, "Living Proof", Bruce hits a prolific vein and continues recording what will become the Lucky Town album.
1991
September 26
At the Stone Pony in New Jersey Bruce gets together with his old pals Little Steven, Jon Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny to film a live video for "It's Been a Long Time" to be released on Southside's new album.
1991
December 30
Bruce and Patti's second child, Jessica Rae, is born. The birth is announced by Little Steven to millions of TV viewers during his New Year's Eve performance on Time Square.
1992
March 31
Human Touch and Lucky Town are released on the same day backed by a huge marketing campaign.
1992
April
Bruce begins the work of assembling a new touring band. It will eventually consist of Roy Bittan (keyboards), Shane Fontayne (guitar), Tommy Sims (bass), Zachary Alford (drums) and later on the singers Bobby King, Crystal Taliefero, Carol Dennis, Angel Rogers, Cleo Kennedy, Gia Ciambotti, and sometimes Patti Scialfa.
1992
May 6
The new band, minus the singers, who haven't been recruited yet, plays its first gig. It's a closed concert for Sony executives at the Bottom Line in New York.
1992
May 9
The first public performance of the new band takes place in the Saturday Night Live studios in New York when Bruce on the same occasion does his first live US television appearance.
1992
June 5
In a rehearsal show broadcast all over the world from "a secret place" in California, the world at large gets its first glimpse of what the upcoming and eagerly awaited tour will be like. And what they hear is a rock and gospel oriented band playing mostly the new material, but with an old hit thrown in here and there for good measure. Bruce himself is a calmer and clearly more settled version of himself who is able to make fun of himself and the two new albums' bad faring on the charts.
1992
June 15
Bruce's first tour in four years premieres in Stockholm, Sweden, under huge media coverage. A nervous band makes it safely through the three-hour show, but the reception from the fans is mixed, with most people craving more old songs. One of the old songs missing is "Born to Run", for the first time since 1975, but a few days later it reappears in Milan, Italy, and will become a regular throughout the tour.
1992
June 23-August 12
After a brief European tour, Bruce is back in New Jersey for his first shows there since 1985. The eleven shows at the Meadowlands constitute a new direction when Bruce continues to introduce older songs at the expense of the new ones.
1992
September 22
Bruce records a show for MTV. The show was initially going to be part of MTV's Unplugged series, but Bruce instead plugs in and does his regular show with the new band.
1992
October
The tour continues, now once again with more emphasis on the material from the new albums even though they have dropped off the Top 200 and are considered failures.
1992
November 18
Bruce's MTV Plugged show is broadcast for the first time.
1992
December 17
The North American tour ends in Lexington, KY.
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