Canada gets a taste of the Boss

Published 2002-12-06
By Karsten S. Andersen
Canada got its only show in 2002 as Bruce as the band rocked the Toronto crowd last night. No tour premieres, but a first-ever solo piano version of "If I Should Fall Behind" was the result after the 24-song.... Read more
   

Three tour premieres in rowdy Pittsburgh show

Published 2002-12-05
By Karsten S. Andersen
A stunning set of nine encore songs, including two tour premieres, wrapped up last night's show in Pittsburgh. But first Bruce had introduced "Youngstown" in a new acoustic arrangement featuring Soozie Tyrell's violin. For the encores, Bruce as usual in the Steelers city dragged out his old pal Joe Grushecky on stage for. Together they did "Code of Silence" (co-written by Grushecky) and "Glory Days". But Bruce was far from done. Before the show was over he had also pulled out "Santa Claus Is.... Read more
   

"Where the Bands Are" premieres in Atlanta

Published 2002-12-03
By Karsten S. Andersen
After the extraordinary Florida things settled down for a bit for last night's Atlanta show, at least setlist-wise. "Where the Bands Are" was played for the first time on the tour in the 22-song set. The Rising producer Brendan O'Brien joined the band on stage for "Glory Days" and "Born to Run"..... Read more
   

Big Man on Mark Fromm album

Published 2002-11-28
By Karsten S. Andersen
Mark Fromm's "What Can I Give?" is a 7-song CD featuring Clarence "Big Man" Clemons on two tracks. On one of them, the single "What Can I Give for Christmas?", he plays Santa Claus a la the classic Bruce cover of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," and blows a hot sax solo as well. As a whole, the songs are in the singer-songwriter rock genre which Bruce so epitomizes. 30% of the proceeds from "What Can I Give?" can be designated to go to the charity of the purchaser's.... Read more
   

Soozie Tyrell releases solo album

Published 2002-11-28
By Karsten S. Andersen
The newest member of The E Street Band, violinist Soozie Tyrell, will release her first solo album entitled White Lines on April 8, 2003. Bruce and Patti both make an appearance. Members of her e-mail list can buy a pre release signed copy of the CD. Check out her official website for more.... Read more
   

Rare posters up for auction

Published 2002-11-28
By Karsten S. Andersen
If you don't know what to do with your money, the Lelands auction site is auctioning off a bunch of early and very rare Bruce posters and other memorabilia. But you need to pull out the fat wallet. Minimum bids for the posters start at $500. You can also purchase the original master reel of a soundboard recording from Hammersmith Odeon in 1975. Minimum bid. Go to Lelands.com and search for Springsteen..... Read more
   

First show in New Zealand

Published 2002-11-25
By Karsten S. Andersen
As reported earlier, New Zealand is finally ready for Bruce Springsteen. The first show in the South Pacific country will take place on March 28 in Auckland at the Western Springs Stadium. Tickets will go on sale on December 9..... Read more
   

More guest stars in another unusual show

Published 2002-11-24
By Karsten S. Andersen
Four tour premieres and three guest stars. Bruce is getting more and more unpredictable as the tour progresses. Last night in Miami, the disbelieving hardcore fans in attendance witnessed the tour premieres of "Out in the Street", "Because the Night", "So Young and in Love", and "If I Should Fall Behind". During "Because the Night" Bono of U2 and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics joined Bruce on stage, and Dion added his vocals to "If I Should Fall.... Read more
   

Australian shows trickling in

Published 2002-11-24
By Karsten S. Andersen
Dates for an upcoming Australian tour have started to float around various Australian news media and on the Internet. The Herald Sun in Melbourne says that a show at the Telstra Dome on March 20 has been confirmed by Springsteen. Also shows on the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 22 and ANZ Stadium in Brisbane on March 25 look like done deals according to the Courier Mail. Tickets for all shows will go on sale on December.... Read more
   

Another old war horse dug out

Published 2002-11-24
By Karsten S. Andersen
A few days ago it was the "Detroit Medley". Last night in Tampa, Florida, another one of those encore war horses from the days of yore was brought out for another dance: "Twist and Shout" rounded off a show that had already apparently ended with "Ramrod". It was the first version of "Twist and Shout" since June 1, 1993, and the first one with the E Street Band since 1988. Check out what else was.... Read more
   


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