The Bruce Springsteen Timeline

April 3 2001

Rumors of a live release from the Reunion Tour had been circulating since before the tour even ended, and on this date the rumors become reality when the 2-CD set Live in New York City is released. Bruce himself celebrates the release by showing up at Jack's Music Store's midnight sale in Red Bank, NJ, signing copies of the album to everyone who asks. The live album is culled from the last two nights of the tour and is the soundtrack of a television special that will be shown a few days later.

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.

May 27 2001

On Memorial Day, Bruce jumps on stage with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes at the Stone Pony. The stage is set up outside the club.

Summer 2001

Bruce performs on the Jersey Shore on at least six occasions, playing with Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons, Bruce Hornsby, John Eddie and Brian Kirk.

September 21 2001

Following the September 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC, Bruce participates in a television special honoring the victims. He opens the show with an acoustic version of "My City of Ruins" backed by Little Steven, Clarence Clemons and Patti Scialfa.

Fall 2001

Bruce participates in a host of benefit shows for the victims of September 11, including two shows for the Alliance of Neighbors of Monmouth County (one of which is broadcast live on local television), five Holiday Shows in Asbury Park with the Max Weinberg 7, the Holiday Express Show at the Continental Airlines Arena, and the annual Light of Day benefit.

November 6 2001

The Live in New York City DVD is released.