Darkness on the Edge of Town Tour

1978-79, The E Street Band

Just out of the recording studio after months of grueling sessions, Bruce and the E Street Band commenced an extensive North American tour in support of the Darkness on the Edge of Town album that wouldn't be released for another two weeks. The shows now included an intermission between two hour-long sets followed by encores. While shows in clubs and theaters weren't quite yet a thing of the past, many of the shows were now held in larger venues with more than 10,000 seats.

The setlist was heavy on new material as well as Born to Run standards, but also featured several songs that wouldn't be released until later, like "Because the Night", "Independence Day", "Point Blank", and "The Ties that Bind". The Darkness Tour also became known for Bruce's distinctive lead guitar work that was unlike anything he'd done before. "Prove It All Night" included an extensive guitar/piano intro that would grow longer and longer as the tour progressed. This along with intense versions of "Backstreets", "She's the One", "Because the Night" and many other songs - and also helped along by several famous live radio broadcasts - would make the Darkness Tour the most legendary of all tours among fans and possibly one of the best rock 'n' roll tours by any artist ever.

Roy Bittan: Piano
Clarence Clemons: Saxophone
Danny Federici: Organ
Bruce Springsteen: Vocals, guitar
Garry Tallent: Bass
Steve Van Zandt: Guitar
Max Weinberg: Drums

Today's and past shows: 115

1978-05-23, Shea Theater, Buffalo, NY
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1978-05-24, Palace Theater, Albany, NY
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1978-05-26, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
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1978-05-27, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
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1978-05-29, Music Hall, Boston, MA
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1978-05-30, Music Hall, Boston, MA
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1978-05-31, Music Hall, Boston, MA
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1978-06-01, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
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1978-06-03, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
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1978-06-05, Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH
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1978-06-06, Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
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1978-06-08, Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI
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1978-06-09, Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee, WI
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1978-06-10, Met Center, Bloomington, MN
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1978-06-12, unknown venue, La Crosse, WI
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1978-06-13, University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
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1978-06-14, Music Hall, Omaha, NE
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1978-06-16, Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
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1978-06-17, Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
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1978-06-20, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
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1978-06-22, unknown venue, Salt Lake City, UT
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1978-06-24, Paramount Theater, Portland, OR
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1978-06-25, Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA
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1978-06-26, Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, Canada
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1978-06-29, Performing Arts Centre, San Jose, CA
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1978-06-30, Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA
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1978-07-01, Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA
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1978-07-03, unknown venue, Santa Barbara, CA
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1978-07-05, The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
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1978-07-07, The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
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1978-07-08, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
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1978-07-09, Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
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1978-07-12, Convention Center, Dallas, TX
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1978-07-14, Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX
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1978-07-15, Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX
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1978-07-16, Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA
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1978-07-18, Civic Center, Jackson, MI
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1978-07-19, Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
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1978-07-21, Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
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1978-07-28, Jai Ali Fronton, Miami, FL
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1978-07-29, Bayfront Civic Center Auditorium, St. Petersburg, FL
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1978-07-31, Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
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1978-08-01, Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, SC
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1978-08-02, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
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1978-08-04, Civic Center, Charleston, WV
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1978-08-05, Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY
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1978-08-07, Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
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1978-08-09, The Agora, Cleveland, OH
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1978-08-10, War Memorial, Rochester, NY
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1978-08-12, Civic Center, Augusta, ME
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1978-08-14, Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA
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1978-08-15, Capital Centre, Landover, MD
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1978-08-18, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
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1978-08-19, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
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1978-08-21, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
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1978-08-22, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
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1978-08-23, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
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1978-08-25, Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT
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1978-08-26, Civic Center, Providence, RI
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1978-08-28, Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
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1978-08-29, Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
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1978-08-30, Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH
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1978-09-01, Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, MI
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1978-09-03, Civic Center, Saginaw, MI
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1978-09-05, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
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1978-09-06, Uptown Theater, Chicago, IL
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1978-09-09, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
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1978-09-10, Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
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1978-09-12, War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY
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1978-09-13, Civic Center, Springfield, MA
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1978-09-15, The Palladium, New York, NY
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1978-09-16, The Palladium, New York, NY
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1978-09-17, The Palladium, New York, NY
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1978-09-19, Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ
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1978-09-20, Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ
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1978-09-21, Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ
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1978-09-25, Boston Gardens, Boston, MA
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1978-09-29, Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, AL
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1978-09-30, Fox Theater, Altanta, GA
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1978-10-01, Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
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1978-11-01, Princeton University, Jadwin Gym, Princeton, NJ
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1978-11-02, Capital Centre, Landover, MD
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1978-11-04, University Of Vermont, Burlington, VT
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1978-11-05, University Of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
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1978-11-07, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
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1978-11-08, The Forum, Montreal, Canada
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1978-11-10, St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY
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1978-11-12, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Troy, NY
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1978-11-14, Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY
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1978-11-16, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
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1978-11-17, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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1978-11-18, Miami University, Millet Hall, Oxford, OH
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1978-11-20, University Of Illinois, Champaign, IL
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1978-11-21, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
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1978-11-25, Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO
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1978-11-27, Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee, WI
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1978-11-28, Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI
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1978-11-29, Civic Center, St. Paul, MN
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1978-12-01, Lloyd Noble Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
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1978-12-03, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
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1978-12-05, Louisana State University, Baton Rogue, LA
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1978-12-07, University Of Texas, Austin, TX
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1978-12-08, The Summit, Houston, TX
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1978-12-09, Convention Center, Dallas, TX
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1978-12-11, University Of Colorado, Boulder, CO
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1978-12-13, Community Center, Tucson, AZ
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1978-12-15, Winterland, San Francisco, CA
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1978-12-16, Winterland, San Francisco, CA
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1978-12-19, Paramount Theater, Portland, OR
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1978-12-20, Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
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1978-12-27, Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
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1978-12-28, Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
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1978-12-30, Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI
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1978-12-31, Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH
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1979-01-01, Richfield Coliseum, Cleveland, OH
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