The Bruce Springsteen Timeline

January 31 1998

Bruce performs at the "Come Together" show in Red Bank, NJ, a benefit for slain police officer, Patrick King. The show has been arranged by Jon Bon Jovi and features a host of New Jersey artists, including Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Bobby Bandiera, Clarence Clemons, Max Weinberg, Patti Scialfa, and others.

April 26 1998

Bruce's father dies.

Summer 1998

Bruce is working on a box set of previously unreleased outtakes. The box is first planned as a six-cd set, but is later reduced to four.

October 8 1998

Bruce appears in a London courthouse in a copyright case.

November 10 1998

The Tracks box set is released.

December 7 1998

On the first stop of a European press tour, Bruce reveals that plans are in the works for an E Street Band reunion tour.

December 8 1998

A press release announcing the E Street Band tour is released.

December 10 1998

On the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights Bruce performs solo acoustic at an Amnesty International show in Paris, France.