My Wrecking Ball Tour 2012-2013

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During these latest two years I saw (maybe it is better to say “we” saw) Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band eight times.

We started on May the 27th 2012 in Koln and we closed our tour in Paris on June the 29th 2013.


  1. Cologne 27.05.2012 – setlistbootleg
  2. Trieste 11.06.2012 – setlist – bootleg – DVD
  3. Prague 11.07.2012 – setlistbootleg
  4. Wien 12.07.2012 – setlistbootleg
  5. Helsinki 31.07.2012 – setlistbootleg
  6. Padua 31.05.2013 – setlist – bootleg
  7. London 15.06.2013- setlist – bootleg  
  8. Paris 29.06.2013 – setlist – bootleg

In this post (to be updated) you can find all my concerts.

What about you? How many concerts did you attend?



Leeds Setlist 24.07.2013


Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band have been first artists to play in the Leed’s arena.


  1. Roulette 
  2. My Love Will Not Let You Down
  3. No Surrender
  4. Something In The Night
  5. 41 Shots
  6. The Promised Land
  7. Hungry Heart
  8. Local Hero (request)
  9. Gotta Get That Feeling (request)
  10. Bad Moon Rising (request)
  11. Thundercrack (request)
  12. Wrecking Ball
  13. Death To My Hometown
  14. This Depression
  15. Because The Night
  16. Darlington County
  17. Shackled And Drawn
  18. Waitin’
  19. The Rising
  20. Land Of Hope And Dreams
  22. Atlantic City
  23. Badlands
  24. Born To Run
  25. Dancing In The Dark
  26. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  27. Shout
  28. If I Should Fall Behind (acoustic)
  29. Thunder Road (acoustic)


The european leg of the Wrecking Ball tour is almost over.

To console ourselves, I’m offering the book Queeing in Euope for free for one day only: friday, July the 26th (tomorrow!).

Although you won’t have to follow Bruce around Europe anymore, you can still use this guide while going on with your holiday in Europe, or to better plan “your” next tour (seems there will be a “new tour” in year 2015 – they’re just rumors, but… can we be disorganized, when it’ll happen?).
That’s true: it’s quiet weird that Bruce and the E-Street Band are going to play again in Moenchengladbach, but  I guess there is still some chance for them to hold a show in Paris.

So, set now your reminder to download Queuing in Europe for free tomorrow (Pacific time zone 24.00)!

Cork Setlist 18.07.2013

Last night Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band played in Cork for the first time.

Nice pre show with I’ll work For Your Love, Girls In Their Summer Clothes and Real World (on the piano).

I think that it is the first time a song – Real World – has been played two times in the same concert.


  1. This Little Light Of Mine
  2. My Love Will Not Let You Down
  3. Out In The Street
  4. Sherry Darling
  6. Frankie
  7. Adam Raised A Cain
  8. Death To My Hometown
  9. We Take Care Of Our Own
  10. Seeds
  11. Wrecking Ball
  12. Jack Of All Trades
  14. Prove It All Night – Intro ’78
  15. Darlington County
  16. Pay Me My Money Down
  17. Shackled And Drawn
  18. Waitin’
  19. The Rising
  20. Badlands
  21. Land Of Hope And Dreams
  22. Real World (solo piano)
  23. Born In The U.S.A.
  24. Born To Run
  25. 7 Nights To Rock
  26. Dancing In The Dark
  27. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  28. Shout
  29. This Little Light Of Mine
  30. Thunder Road (acoustic)

Next show of Wrecking Ball Tour is Saturday the 20th in Belfast.

Werchter Setlist 13.07.2013

Photo by @Lef_IV

Photo by @Lef_IV

Yesterday night Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played in Werchter.


  1. Spirit In The Night
  2. Badlands
  3. Death To My Hometown
  4. We Take Care Of Our Own
  5. JAILHOUSE ROCK (request)
  6. Man’s Job (request)
  7. Atlantic City (with Ben Harper)
  8. Wrecking Ball
  9. Hungry Heart
  10. The River
  11. Youngstown
  12. Murder Inc.
  13. Darlington County
  14. Bobby Jean Continue reading

Nijmegen Setlist 22.06.2013

First time in Nijmegen for Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band.

The highlights of the gig are So Young And In Love and the full Darkness On The Edge Of Town album.


  1. The Ghost Of Tom Joad (acoustic)
  2. Land Of Hope And Dreams
  3. My Love Will Not Let You Down
  4. Sherry Darling
  5. Growin’ Up
  6. Downbound Train
  7. Wrecking Ball
  8. Death To My Hometown
  9. So Young And In Love
  10. The River
  11. Badlands
  12. Adam Raised A Cain
  13. Something In The Night
  14. Candy’s Room
  15. Racing In The Street
  16. The Promised Land
  17. Factory
  18. Streets Of Fire
  19. Prove It All Night
  20. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
  21. Pay Me My Money Down
  22. Shackled And Drawn
  23. Waitin’ :(
  24. Raise Your Hand
  25. Lonesome Day
  26. The Rising
  27. Thunder Road
  28. Born In The U.S.A.
  29. Born To Run
  30. Bobby Jean
  31. Dancing In The Dark
  32. Tenth Avenue-Out


Anche quest’anno Springsteen ha suonato al Light of Day 2011.

La versione originale dell’ articolo sotto riportato la trovate su Rolling Stones.

Bruce Springsteen Plays Epic Surprise Set at Charity Concert In Asbury ParkSpringsteen brought out “Thunder Road,” “Adam Raised a Cain” and “The Promised Land” over the course of 90 minutes

Taylor Hill/FilmMagic
By Andy Greene
JANUARY 16, 2011 9:00 AM EDT
Every indication pointed to “Twist and Shout” ending the evening. It was nearly 1:30 AM – seven hours into the annual Light of Day benefit concert in Asbury Park – and Joe Grushecky and surprise guest Bruce Springsteen had just wrapped up a blistering ninety-minute set. Afterwards they called all of the evening’s performers back to the stage (including Willie Nile, Garland Jeffreys, Joe D’Urso, Jesse Malin, Alejandro Escovedo and the show’s host, Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore) for an epic, ten minute “Twist and Shout” that incorporated bits of “La Bamba” and some incoherent ramblings that Big Pussy yelled into the mic. When it wrapped people began putting on their coats to leave, but Springsteen asked his gutiar tech to bring him an acoustic guitar and harmonica. He then played a seemingly impromptu, super slowed-down “Thunder Road” that was the most beautiful rendition of the 1975 classic that I’ve ever heard. When it ended bleary-eyed Springsteen fanatics poured out onto the Asbury Park boardwalk, stunned into silence by the show they’d just witnessed.

Bruce Springsteen: The Vintage Photographs

The Light of Day shows were launched in 2000 by music industry vet Bob Benjamin to raise money to help battle Parkinson’s Disease. It was originally a one-night-a-year gig at a Jersey club, but it’s since expanded to an international tour that culminates in four days of shows in Asbury Park. Bruce Springsteen has been the “surprise” guest most every year, usually ending the show with longtime friend and collaborator Joe Grushecky. Since he’s been off the road for over a year now, Springsteen fanatics from all over the world travelled to the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park this year for the show, even though there was no guarantee he would play.

Bruce Springsteen: The Rolling Stone Covers

The concert began with solid sets by Rock and Roll Chorus, Quincy Mumford, Joe D’Urso and Garland Jeffreys. The first indication that there might be a special guest in the house came at the beginning of Jesse Malin’s set, when an extra microphone stand was set near the center of the stage. It stood there until the final song, when Malin announced that a “special friend” was going to sing with him. Springsteen walked out with an acoustic guitar, wearing a black and white plaid shirt. The audience erupted into a sea of “Bruuuuuuce’s”; every other person seemed to be filming the subsequent performance of 2007’s “Broken Radio” on their cellphones. From that moment on there was electricity in the air, because everybody knew for sure that Springsteen would eventually closet out the night with his own set.

Bruce Springsteen Artifacts From The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Exhibit

New York singer-songwriter Willie Nile was up next. After playing a brief set that contained a faithful cover of “96 Tears,” he also invited out a “special friend.” Springsteen joined him on his 1991 track “Heaven Help the Lonely,” which he supplemented with some blistering guitar work. Alt-country great Alejandro Escovedo had the difficult task of performing in the slot directly before Springsteen. He made the questionable decision to not bring a full band, leaving him and another acoustic guitar player to perform for an increasingly impatient audience desperate for their Bruce fix. The biggest cheer he received was when he introduced the track “Rosalie,” because some in the audience briefly thought he was saying “Rosalita.” Springsteen did come out at the end to perform an acoustic rendition of “Always a Friend” with Escovdeo, a track they performed together on the Magic tour in 2008 and more recently at the Stone Pony.

Grushecky was next on the bill, but Springsteen kicked off the set with a rare solo acoustic version of the Magic deep cut “You’re Own Worst Enemy,” followed by the Born In The USA outtake “This Hard Land.” Both tracks are rather obscure, but the crowd sang along to every word. Grushecky and his band then came out while Springsteen strapped on an electric guitar. Springsteen has played with this band a lot over the years. They give his songs a more stripped down, garage-rock feel than the E Street Band – and it’s clear that Springsteen relishes the opportunity jam with them.

The set contained a handful of Grushecky’s own material (“Never Be Enough Time,” “Talking To The King,” “Another Thin Line”), but the bulk of it was Springsteen classics. The recent Darkness On The Edge of Town box set was definitely on his mind, because Springsteen broke out “The Promised Land,” “Save My Love,” and a positively smoking “Adam Raised a Cain” from the set. For “Pink Cadillac,” photographer Danny Clinch put down his camera and picked up a harmonica. In a funny role reversal, Springsteen grabbed a camera and took a photo of him during one of his solos.

They ended the main set with the inevitable “Light of Day,” which had more kick to it than any rendition I’ve heard since the E Street Band’s reunion tour in 1999. By this point even the die-hards were looking at their watches, but Springsteen was having way too much fun to stop – as the extra-long “Twist and Shout” and bonus “Thunder Road” proved. After the house lights turned on Springsteen remained onstage, greeting every performer and looking like he’d more than ready to keep the night going for a few more hours.


Buon compleanno Larry!

Scaletta stupenda ieri sera a Philadelphia per il primo concerto di Springsteen allo Sprectrum:


2. Wrecking Ball
3. Out In The Street
4. Outlaw Pete
5. Hungry Heart (crowd surfing)
6. Working On a Dream
7. Thunder Road
8. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
9. Night
10. Backstreets
11. Born to Run
12. She’s the One
13. Meeting Across the River
14. Jungleland
(the band takes their bows)
15. Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
17. The Fever
18. Because the Night
19. Last to Die
20. Long Walk Home
21. The Rising
22. Badlands
23. No Surrender

24. This Hard Land
25. Bobby Jean
26. American Land
27. Dancing in the Dark
28. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)


E questa sera si replica! Non perderti la scaletta ed il relativo bootleg, iscriviti alla ricezione dei post per email, è gratis!


Mi sembra incredibile ma sono passati più di 10 anni dai miei primi concerti di Springsteen e la E-street band.

Ecco le scalette dei miei concerti dell’ aprile 1999, Barcelona prima e seconda serata.

Barcelona 09.04.1999

01 My love will not let you down
02 Prove it all night
03 Two hearts
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Mansion on the hill
06 The river
07 Youngstown
08 Murder inc.
09 Badlands
10 Out in the street
11 10th avenue freeze-out
12 Tougher than the rest
13 Lucky town
14 Spirit in the night
15 The ghost of Tom Joad
16 The promised land
17 She’s the one
18 Backstreets
19 Light of day
20 Streets of Philadelphia
21 Bobby Jean
22 Born to run
23 Thunder road
24 If I should fall behind
25 Land of hope and dreams

Barcelona 11.04.1999

01 Rendezvous
02 The promised land
03 Two hearts
04 Prove it all night
05 Darkness on the edge of town
06 Mansion on the hill
07 The river
08 Youngstown
09 Murder inc.
10 Badlands
11 Darlington county
12 10th avenue freeze-out
13 Independence day
14 Tougher than the rest
15 My love will not let you down
16 Bobby Jean
17 The ghost of Tom Joad
18 Born in the USA
19 Brothers under the bridge
20 Light of day
21 Out in the street
22 Born to run
23 Thunder road
24 If I should fall behind
25 Land of hope and dreams

Della seconda serata è uscito, finalmente, il DVD bootleg del concerto, qui trovate i dettagli.