Stone Pony to close?

Published 2002-10-13
By Karsten S. Andersen
Rolling Stone is reporting that the Stone Pony in Asbury Park is once again threatened by its life. After a punk rock concert spun out of control in September, the owner Dominic Santana, has been under hard pressure from the city council. Now he's likely to abandon the old Stone Pony grounds and open a new club somewhere.... Read more

Another stunner setlist closes US leg

Published 2002-10-08
By Karsten S. Andersen
The last show until Bruce and the band hit Europe continued the trend of adding new, rarely played songs to the setlist. Thus, fans last night in Buffalo were treated to the first solo, piano version of "Lost in the Flood" since 1978. Moreover the show included the tour premieres of "You Can Look" and "Tougher Than the Rest". Next stop is Paris..... Read more

Bruce blows minds

Published 2002-10-07
By Karsten S. Andersen
The Philly crowds must truly be special to Bruce. No less than three tour premieres at last night's show at the FU Center. "Does This Bus Stop", "Streets of Philadelphia" and... "Kitty's Back" all made their way into the setlist, "Kitty's Back" as the show closer. Bruce was sporting a neon-green shirt that prompted some comments from.... Read more

Bruce played two songs on Saturday Night Live

Published 2002-10-06
By Karsten S. Andersen
Last night, Bruce made his second appearance on Saturday Night Live. He played two songs: "Lonesome Day" with the E Street Band, and a solo version of "You're Missing". The first time Bruce appeared on the show was ten years ago after the release of Human Touch and Lucky Town..... Read more

Bruce performs at bridge dedication

Published 2002-10-05
By Karsten S. Andersen
Yesterday afternoon Bruce appeared at the dedication of a new bridge in Boston named after civil-rights activist Lenny Zakim. He made a short speech and performed a solo acoustic version of "Thunder Road" to the gathered people. The whole thing was shown live on TV and can be viewed.... Read more

Boston breaks the record

Published 2002-10-05
By Karsten S. Andersen
The show keeps getting longer. Last night in Boston Bruce played 26 songs, the highest number of the tour. As a consequence, the show clocked in at around three hours. The show also included the first version of the classic hit "Dirty Water" that Bruce has done in concert. Peter Wolf guested on this song, which ended the show. Other highlights included a solo version of "For You" as well as the reinvigorated full-band "No.... Read more

Barcelona show on VH1 a sure thing

Published 2002-10-03
By Karsten S. Andersen
A couple of weeks ago it was just one of those silly rumors, but now it should be certain: the October 16 show in Barcelona will be broadcast live on the UK version of VH1 from 8 to 10:30 PM, indicating that it's the whole thing. VH1 is currently running ads for the show with an invitation to "spend a night with the world's greatest living rock 'n' roll star". If you can't watch VH1 UK, don't panic: the next night MTV in US and Europe are planning to run the show.... Read more

Two new songs added in St. Paul

Published 2002-10-01
By Karsten S. Andersen
At 24 songs last night's show in St. Paul was the longest on the tour this far. And not only that, the Minnesota capital was also the first city on the tour where Bruce played some different songs from the new album. Out went "The Fuse" and in came both "Further on Up the Road" (not played since the Reuion Tour) and the world premiere of "Nothing Man". The show also saw the return of "No Surrender" and "Racing in the Street". Indeed a hot show for the lucky people in attendance..... Read more

Bruce back in Fargo

Published 2002-09-30
By Karsten S. Andersen
As has been his habit for the last few shows, Bruce added a song to the Rising Tour repertoire when he and the band visited Fargo last night. "Working on the Highway" made its entry in a 23 song set that also included "Night", "The Ties that Bind", and the return of "Prove It All Night"..... Read more

Bruce evokes "bomb scare show"

Published 2002-09-28
By Karsten S. Andersen
Almost 27 years ago Bruce and the band did a show in Milwaukee that was interrupted by a bomb scare. When they came back on stage Bruce, who had been waiting in a nearby bar, tore into a "loose" version of "Little Queenie". Apparently, Bruce remembers this all too well, because last night when he was back in Milwaukee he extended the show beyond "Land of Hope and Dreams" with an equally loose and very spontaneous "Little Queenie". Before that the band had tour premiered the full-band version.... Read more

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