The Bruce Springsteen Timeline

January 1996

The tour continues in the US and Canada. This month also sees two movie premieres featuring Bruce songs. Sean Penn's movie The Crossing Guard includes the 1994 outtake "Missing" while Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking has Bruce writing the title track.

February 12 1996

The solo acoustic tour moves to Europe starting in Frankfurt, Germany.

March 3 1996

Blood Brothers, the movie from the Greatest Hits session, is shown on TV for the first time in the US. The movie will be aired in several countries over the next months.

March 25 1996

Bruce interrupts his European tour to go back to the States and perform "Dead Man Walkin'" at the Oscars. The song, though nominated, does not win the Oscar.

May 8 1996

The European tour ends in Madrid, Spain.

September 16 1996

After a summer break, the acoustic tour is back on the road for another US leg.

September 29 1996

Bruce participates in a Woody Guthrie tribute concert, playing a few of his own and Woody Guthrie's songs.

November 8 1996

Bruce plays a benefit show at his old high school in Freehold, NJ. The show is for Freehold residents only, and Bruce premieres a song about the town simply called "Freehold", just as many other one-offs are included in the set.

November 24-26 1996

Bruce plays three benefit shows at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park. The shows turn into a revival of old times when Bruce is guested by old band members and friends and he pulls many songs from his first albums not normally included in the tour.

December 14 1996

The last US show on the acoustic tour takes place in Charlotte, NC.