Posted in music | tour dates on October 27, 2009

Bruce Springsteen @ Giants Stadium (more by Tim Griffin)
Bruce Sprinsteen

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concerts at Madison Square Garden scheduled for October 29th and 30th will go on without Eric Clapton. Bruce Springsteen's participation is in question due to a death in the family that caused him to cancel last night's show in Kansas City.

Lenny Sullivan, Bruce's cousin and the assistant road manager of the E Street Band for the last ten years, passed away today at the age of 36. A warm and sensitive person, he was beloved by Bruce, the Band, the crew, and the entire Thrill Hill family.

[and] Due to [the] death in Bruce's immediate family, [Monday night's] show at Sprint Center has been unavoidably cancelled. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Bruce and The Band deeply appreciate the understanding of our Kansas City audience and look forward to returning at the earliest opportunity. [BruceSpringsteen.net]

R.I.P. Lenny.

Eric Clapton won't be at MSG because he's having gallstones removed.

Van Morrison recently canceled his performance at the show as well (he was replaced by Buddy Guy). Some tickets are still available (I was able to pull up a $2600 seat for the second night)...or you can try eBay where they'll run you in the same ballpark as a World Series ticket.

Still on the bill for night one are Sting, Little Richard, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Smokey Robinson and Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel and Crosby and Stills and Nash; and for night two Jeff Beck, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Guy, U2, Aretha Franklin and Metallica.

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Comments (14)

"Still on the bill for night one are Sting, Little Richard, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Smokey Robinson and Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel and Crosby and Stills and Nash; and for night two Jeff Beck, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Guy, U2, Aretha Franklin and Metallica."

Please add the Vivian Girls and I'd go...

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 11:51 AM

rNr Hall of MEH

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 12:26 PM

Dylan is busy so he is out. Looks like Night One has it hands down.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 12:35 PM

MEHric Clapton

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 1:15 PM

How about all of the artist not being able to perform and everyone gets refunds? No Bruce. No Van. No Eric. Super MEHoment.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 1:47 PM

Night one wins.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 4:30 PM

drugs?

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 5:00 PM

night one=WON.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 3:04 AM

Setlist:

1. Whole ‘Lotta Shakin Goin’ On – JERRY LEE LEWIS
2. Woodstock – CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
3. Marrakesh Express
4. Almost Cut My Hair
5. Love Has No Pride – BONNIE RAITT W/ CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
6. Midnight Rider
7. The Pretender – JACKSON BROWNE, W/ CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
8. Mexico – JAMES TAYLOR, WITH CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
9. Love The One You’re With
10. Rock & Roll Woman - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
11. Teach Your Children Well - CROSBY, STILLS & NASH W/ TAYLOR, RAITT & BROWNE
12. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes – PAUL SIMON
13. Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard
14. Call Me Al
15. The Wanderer – DION, W/ PAUL SIMON
16. Here Comes The Sun – PAUL SIMON, W/ CROSBY & NASH
17. Late In The Evening – PAUL SIMON
18. Two Kinds Of People In This World – LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS
19. The Sounds Of Silence – SIMON & GARFUNKEL
20. Mrs. Robinson/Not Fade Away
21. The Boxer
22. Bridge Over Troubled Water
23. Cecilia
24. Blowin’ In The Wind – STEVIE WONDER
25. Uptight (Everything’s All Right)
26. I Was Made To Love Her
27. For Once In My Life
28. Signed, Sealed & Delivered
29. ???Unsure of Title????
30. The Tracks of My Tears – SMOKEY ROBINSON W/ STEVIE WONDER
31. Mercy, Mercy Me – JOHN LEGEND W/ STEVIE WONDER
32. The Way You Make Me Feel – JOHN LEGEND W/ STEVIE WONDER
33. The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. KING W/ STEVIE WONDER
34. Living Just Enough For The City – STEVIE WONDER
35. Higher Ground/ROXANNE – STEVIE WONDER W/ STING
36. Superstition – STEVIE WONDER W/ JEFF BECK
37. 10th Avenue Freeze-Out – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
38. Hold On, I’m Coming – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND W/ SAM MOORE
39. Soul Man - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND W/ SAM MOORE
40. The Ghost Of Tom Joad – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND W/ TOM MORELLO
41. Fortunate Son - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND W/ JOHN FOGERTY
42. Proud Mary
43. Pretty Woman
44. Jungeland - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
45. A Fine, Fine Boy – DARLENE LOVE W/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
46. Da Doo Ron Ron
47. London Calling - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND W/ TOM MORELLO
48. Badlands - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
49. You May Be Right – BILLY JOEL W/ BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
50. Only The Good Die Young
51. New York State Of Mind
52. Born To Run
53. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher - ENSEMBLE

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 5:07 AM

53 songs were played & the show didn't end until after 1:30 a.m.. Performers included Jerry Lee Lewis, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Dion, Art Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, John Legend, B.B. King, Sting, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Sam Moore, Tom Morello, John Fogerty, Darlene Love, & Billy Joel!

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 6:37 AM

7:47 Intro: Tom Hanks

Jerry Lee Lewis
1. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On


Video clips

Crosby, Stills, and Nash
2. Woodstock
3. Marrakesh Express
4. Almost Cut My Hair

Bonnie Raitt joins them:
5. Love Has No Pride
6. Midnight Rider

Jackson Browne joins them (Bonnie Leaves):
7. The Pretender
One of the highlights of the evening for me. Just so well done. Heard a lot of others after the show saying how much they enjoyed this.

James Taylor joins them (Jackson leaves)
8. Mexico
9. Love The One You're With
10. Follow?

Crosby Stills & Nash with James/Bonnie/Jackson
11. Teach Your Children

First time I've seen Crosby, Stills and Nash and I enjoyed this set. They are all legends and to see them with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and James Taylor was excellent.

More video Clips

Paul Simon
12. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
13. Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard
14. You Can Call Me Al

Crowd was very much into "Me and Julio" and "You Can Call me Al."

Dion joins Paul
15. The Wanderer
It was fun.

Crosby Stills & Nash join Paul (Dion leaves)
16. Here Comes The Sun (for George)
17. Late In The Evening Alone

Little Anthony & The Imperials
18. Two People In The World

Simon & Garfunkel
19. Sounds of Silence
Another highlight of the evening. Just so well done.
20. Mrs. Robinson/Not Fade Away/Mrs. Robinson
21. The Boxer
22. Bridge Over Troubled Water
Again a highlight. Wow. Beautiful.
23. Cecelia
*Video Clips

Stevie Wonder
24. Blowin' In The Wind (for Bob Dylan).
25. (Uptight) Everything's Alright/I Was Made To Love Her/For Once In My Life
26. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
27. Boogie On A Reggae Woman

The sound was horrible for Stevie Wonder. His voice was never stong in the mix. Had other friends text me during his set saying how band the sound was. Not sure why they couldn't get it right. There was even a slight delay before he started because of sound problems.
I did enjoy his set. Again the first time I've seen him. He is a true legend.

Smokey Robinson
28. Tracks of My Tears

John Legend
29. Mercy Mercy Me
30. The Way You Make Me Feel

BB King joins John Legend
31. The Thrill Is Gone

Stevie Wonder
32. Livin' For The City

Sting joins Stevie
33. Higher Ground/Roxanne/Higher Ground
I enjoyed this and the crowd was very much into Sting.

Jeff Beck joins Stevie (Sting leaves)
34. Superstitious

Springsteen
1. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Mr. Sam Moore"
It was sort of the same introduction Bruce did for him at the 2003 Asbury Park Christmas shows.

2. Hold On I'm Comin'


3. Soul Man
introduced
Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine.

4. Ghost of Tom Joad


Bruce then introduced John Fogerty by

5. Fortunate Son
6. Proud Mary


7. Pretty Woman

8. Jungleland

And he introduced Darlene Love

9. Fine Fine Boy


10. Da Do Ron Ron

11. London Calling

12. Badlands

He introduced Billy Joel.


13. You May Be Right
14. Only The Good Die Young
15. New York State of MInd

16. Born To Run
17. Higher And Higher

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 7:12 AM

The best was Bruce saying NJ and Long Island were meeting in NY for the "Bridge and Tunnel Summit" when introducing Billy Joel. Awesome. Hearing Sting and Stevie duet on Roxanne was amazing, once in a lifetime kind of stuff... can't wait for the DVD.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 7:45 AM

Take that Brooklyn hipster!

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2009 9:31 AM

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