Posted in music | tour dates on September 28, 2009

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In advance of Bruce and the band's upcoming five-night extravaganza at Giants Stadium, our friends at the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority have prepared a fantastically informative document detailing public transportation (yes, the buses will be running as well as the new rail system), parking, ticket sales, will call and reservations, entry procedures, general admission line with Pit information, permitted and prohibited items, admission policies, tailgating, smoking, and information on the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and how you can win access to the Pit by donating canned food at the Stadium.

Please download and read the document (PDF, Word) and share with your friends who are also attending the shows...we can't wait to see you and bring the building down in style!

It sounds like they want to avoid the mess some U2 fans were faced with last week.

And like The Drones, The Feelies, Dirty Three, Suicide and many others have done before (especially in the past few years) (and like he did recently in Chicago) (and like he did in Red Bank in 2008), and as the title of this post suggests, Bruce Springsteen (now 60 years old) is jumping on the full album show bandwagon. Tickets for those five NJ shows and for the two he's playing at MSG in November are on sale. A list of which albums he'll play at each Giants Stadium date, and all tour dates, below...

Bruce Springsten @ Giants Stadium in E. Rutherford, NJ
Sep 30 - playing 'Born To Run'
Oct 2 - playing 'Darkness on the Edge of Town'
Oct 3 - playing 'Born In The USA'
Oct 8 - playing 'Born To Run'
Oct 9 - playing 'Born In The USA'


Bruce Springsten - all 2009 Tour Dates
30-Sep E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
2-Oct E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
3-Oct E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
8-Oct E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
9-Oct E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
13-Oct Philadelphia, PA Spectrum SOLD OUT
14-Oct Philadelphia, PA Spectrum SOLD OUT
19-Oct Philadelphia, PA Spectrum
20-Oct Philadelphia, PA Spectrum
25-Oct St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
26-Oct Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
29-Oct New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert
2-Nov Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 25-Sep
3-Nov Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
7-Nov New York, NY Madison Square Garden
8-Nov New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10-Nov Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
13-Nov Auburn Hills, MI Palace At Auburn Hills
15-Nov Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
18-Nov Nashville, TN Sommett Center
20-Nov Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena 25-Sep
22-Nov Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena

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Comments (57)

Dude. I gotta get on these shows. Darkness in its entirety.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 8:29 PM

I could have sworn he put out more than 3 records..

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 8:36 PM

yes yes yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 8:50 PM

Damn

Posted by TXn | September 28, 2009 8:55 PM

Cool wish he was doing Greetings and Wild and Innocent though...still awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 8:57 PM

Nice. Wish I had tickets to Darkness night, though. Oh, well. At least it's not Lucky Town night.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 9:13 PM

How do you not play Born To Run on the final night...WTF

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 9:14 PM

All three alsbums are great. I will enjoy hearing Bon in the USA.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 9:16 PM

Okay, I've held off on seeing Springsteen for years due to my dislike of stadium/arena shows. But that does it. I've gotta see Darkness on the Edge of Town.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 9:32 PM

What about The River?

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 9:36 PM

River is 19 tracks..that would be epic!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 9:43 PM

NEBRASKA

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 9:47 PM

Born in the USA? Damn, there's four other albums I would want to hear before that one.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 10:18 PM

Born in the USA? Damn, there's four other albums I would want to hear less than that one.

Seriously what a boring fuckin record to play on the final night.

Posted by Venkman | September 28, 2009 10:28 PM

WHO'S THE BOSS?

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 10:30 PM

darkness on the mehdge of town.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 10:30 PM

Bruce was Born To Meh.


And he's succeeded.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 10:43 PM

while born in the usa is one of my least favorite bruce records it does have a lot of songs that are awesome live. Cover me, no surrender, bobby jean, dancing in the dark are all awesome live. not to mention that i'm going down is an incredibly underrated song. i wish i had tickets to see darkness played but i'm content with born to run and born in the usa

Posted by big ragu | September 28, 2009 10:44 PM

Darkness on the Edge of Town is hands down the best album of 1978.

Better than PIL's first.
Better than Chairs Missing.
Better than Love Bites.
Better than Q: Are We Not Men?
Better than The Modern Dance.
Better than Easter.
Better than Adventure.
Better than Road to Ruin.
Better than Give 'Em Enough Rope.
Better even than the almighty Street Hassle.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 11:02 PM

Clarence CleMEHns

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 11:12 PM

Will he be playing more songs after the completion of the album? Regardless this is going to be a sick show!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 11:20 PM

I love Nebraska too, but seriously-- that would be a BORE at a STADIUM!

Posted by M | September 28, 2009 11:37 PM

well he'll definitely be playing a lot more than just these albums, if that's what you're implying, 11:20.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 12:05 AM

Wish I was going the 2nd.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 7:20 AM

I know, I know....It's not "cool" to like Born in the USA. Well I guess I don't fit in with all the hipsters around here because I will be very happy to see Born in th USA played live in its entirety on Saturday night. It's a great album!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 7:24 AM

hey at least he's not playing Working on A Dream in its entirety... I'll take Born in the USA over that...

Posted by Kerry | September 29, 2009 8:09 AM

MEHbraska

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 8:55 AM

He's playing Nebraska at Cake Shop on 11/18.

shhhh… don't let it get out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 9:28 AM

the most obnoxious overhyped mediocre act next to u2

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 9:29 AM

all three of those albums are great. Sure... Born in the USA isn't the masterpiece that the other 2 are... but I'll never complain about hearing "I'm On Fire" or "Dancing in the Dark".

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 9:34 AM

Born In The USA is fantastic. I would be excited to hear the relatively rarely-played I'm Goin' Down, I'm On Fire, and Downbound Train. Now I'm going to one of these for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 9:45 AM

@7:24

10/9 is a Friday, not a Saturday night...in the event you wanted to go.

Posted by Funderburgh | September 29, 2009 9:46 AM

9:29 this comes from someone who probably has not seen either act live. Seeing is believing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 9:49 AM

"the most obnoxious overhyped mediocre act next to u2" hahahha. seriously?? springsteen?? seriously?? get a clue.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 9:50 AM

"the most obnoxious overhyped mediocre act next to u2"

I'll give you U2 as being over-hyped, mediocre & bloated, but you're definitely wrong about Springsteen!! You have no idea what you're talking about, kid!

Posted by M | September 29, 2009 10:06 AM

"10/9 is a Friday, not a Saturday night...in the event you wanted to go."

Yeah, but 10/3 is also a Saturday & that's another night he's playing Born to Run.

Posted by M | September 29, 2009 10:08 AM

The last time i went to see a show in new jersey, i sat next to a dude who had a mullet, a handlebar mustache, and a DARTH MAUL TATTOO! (yeah thats right, from the first star wars prequal circa 1999). his homie had a nascar visor.

Jersey, you kill me.

Posted by sam C | September 29, 2009 10:32 AM

@11:02

I won't deny that Darkness was one of the great albums to be released in 1978 but in my opinion it falls slightly behind the Eno albums released and Third/Sister Lovers - Big Star....also a little known album called "Rumours" by some band called Fleetwood Mac

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 10:34 AM

@10:08

No, 10/3 is a Born in the USA night...

Posted by Funderburgh | September 29, 2009 10:38 AM

sam - you are an a-1 douchebag. nj doesn't want you. go back to the midwest. you're not or never will be a new yorker.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 10:46 AM

1! 2! 3! 4! Here we go!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 11:01 AM

I'm so excited

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 11:03 AM

@ 11:02
Better than
Comes A Time?
52nd Street?
At Yankee Stadium?
Peter Gabriel II

Posted by smack | September 29, 2009 11:09 AM

Duh, I meant Born in the USA on 10/3! My bad!

Posted by M | September 29, 2009 11:33 AM

M -

so you can't keep your albums straight and I can't read a calendar - call it a draw! Hahaha.

Posted by Funderburgh | September 29, 2009 12:25 PM

11:02 here --

@10:34 --

I can understand how someone might prefer the Eno albums (especially After the Heat, which came out that year), even though I prefer Darkness.

Big Star's Third I like better than Darkness: it's one of my 4-5 favorite albums in the world. But it was recorded in 1975, and only released as a semi-bootleg in 1978, so I didn't count it.

Rumours was released in 1977 -- and at any rate doesn't come even close to Darkness. It's a nice album, that's all.

@11:09 --

Comes a Time I consider one of NY's weakest 1970's albums (even though it's still good). Too smooth.

52nd Street - are you kidding?

At Yankee Stadium (NRBQ?) and Peter Gabriel II -- good stuff, but I prefer the drama of Darkness.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 12:58 PM

I wish he was doing all of side A of Moving Pictures. YYZ is the best!
But I'll settle for Permanent Waves or Hemispheres.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 1:51 PM

1:51- Born to Rush?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 2:01 PM

You Can Look (But You Better Not Rush)

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 2:30 PM

RUSH!!
I get it. I Love it!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 2:31 PM

Wow, the instructions for admission into the Front GA aka "Pit" are pretty complex: wristbands, lines upon lines, etc. If the Front GA is super-intimate (like the "Snake Pit" from Metallica tours), than I see the appeal for hardcore fans. But if "Front GA" is the entire front half of the Floor, that sort of sucks to have to go through a rigamarole AND go in at 6 pm. Anyone know how big that Front GA pit will be? (Sorry for posting a serious question and not making a "meh" joke.)

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2009 5:29 PM

i have tickets for darnkess on the edge of town and i keep wishing i would have lucked into one of the born to run shows. anyone wanna trade?

Posted by m@L | September 29, 2009 8:40 PM

“When the change was made uptown and the Big Man joined the band, from the coastline to the city all the little pretties raise their hands.”
-Bruce Springsteen “Tenth Avenue Freeze-out”
October 21, 2009 marks the release of ‘The Big Man’ Clarence Clemons’ much anticipated book, Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales. A true gift to readers and fans alike, the book gives the world a probing look into the inner circle of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bands royally rocking musical family.
Co-authored by Don Reo with the forward written by Bruce Springsteen, this cutting edge book enthralls readers with fact and fiction. In the forward Bruce writes, “This is not your average rock book. It is something creative, something unique, something new. It is the story of E-Street. It is the story of stories. It is the story of the Big Man.”
Throughout the book The Big Man opens up about his relationship with Bruce and reveals never been told before info. “I knew it when I first met him. Because he was what I was looking for and I was what he was looking for. When we met it felt real for me, it felt real for both of us,” Clemons proclaims.
“The tales of rock and roll history are brought to life by a legend himself, Clarence Clemons.” Former President Bill Clinton
Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales is a must have for anyone who loves Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and has been touched by the Big Man’s legendary musical prowess.
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Posted by CAS | September 30, 2009 10:17 PM

Start time?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 10:38 AM

sam C - that was my mother you sat next to.
(a dude who had a mullet, a handlebar mustache, and a DARTH MAUL TATTOO!)

She's a big Bruce fan.

Posted by Johnny B | October 1, 2009 5:43 PM

BRUCE wrecked me with Wrecking Ball, what a great song. And on Friday nite, The Light in Darkness with the whole album Darkness on The Edge of Town in sequence. Damn that is going to be amazing!
http://www.thelightinDarkness.com

Posted by robe | October 1, 2009 6:22 PM

thanks for this posting. bruce sprinteen is my favorite star. i like his music and songs.thanks for sharing this with us.

Posted by Bruce Springsteen Concert Tickets | October 3, 2009 4:16 AM

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