The Bruce Springsteen Timeline

April 7 2001

Live in New York City, the television special, premieres on HBO. Apart from the East Berlin show in 1988, this is the first time a Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band show is shown on television.

Winter-spring 2002

The aftermath of September 11 has inspired Bruce to write about the consequences of the terror attacks on ordinary people and altogether the concept of loss. So armed with a load of new songs he and The E Street Band enter the Southern Tracks Studio in Atlanta where acclaimed producer Brendan O'Brien will try to take the band's sound into the new millenium. Quick progress is made and around April the new album is finished.

November 19 2007

Danny Federici performs what will be his last full show with the E Street Band. After this Boston show, which is also the last of the first US leg of the tour, what fans already knew is confirmed: Danny will take a leave of absence to be treated for melanoma cancer. Charles Giordani of the Seeger Sessions Band will fill in as keyboard player.

November 25 2007

A three-week tour of Europe kicks off in Madrid. This is Charlie Giordani's first show with the E Street Band.

March 20 2008

Danny Federici performs for the last time when he's brought on stage during a show in Indianapolis for eight songs, including "Sandy".

April 17 2008

Danny Federici loses the battle against melanoma cancer and passes away at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Not long before his passing the entire E Street Band was gathered around his bed to say goodbye and play "Sandy" to him. Danny Federici is the first E Street Band member to pass away.

November 22 2009

The Working on a Dream Tour ends with a show in Buffalo, NY, featuring the one and only full album performance of Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ. After extensive touring for the better part of 2½ years, Bruce announces that the band will now take a break. This will be the last regular show that Clarence Clemons performs in.

December 7 2010

Bruce and the E Street Band minus Nils performs at the Casino in Asbury Park in front of an audience of contest winners. The show is being filmed for a webcast that will be released a few weeks later. They do a selection of songs from The Promise and ends with "Blue Christmas". This will be Clarence Clemons' last performance with the E Street Band.

June 12 2011

Clarence Clemons suffers a serious stroke in his home in Florida.

June 18 2011

After showing a few signs of progress, Clarence Clemons passes away as a consequence of the stroke he suffered a week previously.