Bruce Springtsteen, Prudential Center, 5/2/2012 (photo via legslambert)
"10:44 p.m.: Band takes bows but doesn't leave stage. Springsteen walks to lip of stage, takes a sign that says "Play 1 for Levon," referring to the late Levon Helm of the Band. Says Helm had "one of the greatest voices in country-rock and rock 'n' roll." Plays the Band song, "The Weight," with an acoustic guitar. Other band members join in, and everyone in the building sings along. Horns sound great on this. Just a great, great tribute. I feel very lucky to be here right now." [NJ.COM]After two shows at the Izod Center and two at MSG, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band played another area show, this time at the Prudential Center in NJ last night (5/2). Check out the full setlist, "The Weight" included, below.
Bruce is headed overseas later this month for some touring in Europe, but will start up again in North America this August. The new dates include two shows at Chicago's Wrigley Field and three more home-state shows at, another insurance company sponsored venue, the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford in September. Tickets are still available (so maybe the BOSS ACT is not as necessary as they thought). All dates and that setlist, below...
Bruce Springtsteen, Prudential Center, 5/2/2012 setlist
"We Take Care of Our Own"
"Death to My Hometown"
"My City of Ruins"
"It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City"
"Jack of All Trades"
"She's the One"
"Shackled and Drawn"
"Waitin' on a Sunny Day"
"The Promised Land"
"Talk to Me"
"Apollo Medley" ("The Way You Do the Things You Do" and "634-5789")
"We Are Alive"
"Land of Hope and Dreams"
"Born to Run"
"Dancing in the Dark"
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-out"
Bruce Sprinsteen & the E Street Band -- 2012 Tour Dates
13 May - SEVILLA, SPAIN Estadio Olímpico
15 May - LAS PALMAS, SPAIN Estadio de Gran Canaria
17 May - BARCELONA, SPAIN Estadio Olímpico Lluis
18 May - BARCELONA, SPAIN Estadio Olímpico Lluis
25 May - FRANKFURT, GERMANY Commerzbank Arena
27 May - COLOGNE, GERMANY Energie Stadion
28 May - LANDGRAF, NETHERLANDS Pink Pop
30 May - BERLIN, GERMANY Olympia Stadion
2 Jun - SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN Estadio Anoeta
3 Jun - LISBOA, PORTUGAL Rock in Rio Lisboa
7 Jun - MILAN, ITALY Stadio Meaza
10 Jun - FLORENCE, ITALY Stadio Francesco
11 Jun - TRIESTE, ITALY Stadio Trieste
17 Jun - MADRID, SPAIN Estadio Santago Bernabu
19 Jun - MONTPELLIER, FRANCE Park & Suites Arena
21 Jun - SUNDERLAND, UK Stadium of Light
22 Jun - MANCHESTER, UK Etihad Stadium
24 Jun - ISLE OF WIGHT, UK Isle Of Wight Festival
4 Jul - PARIS, FRANCE Bercy
5 Jul - PARIS, FRANCE Bercy
7 Jul - ROSKILDE, DENMARK Roskilde Festival
9 Jul - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Stadion Letzigrund
11 Jul - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Synot Tip Arena
12 Jul - VIENNA, AUSTRIA Ernst Happel Stadium
14 Jul - LONDON, UK Hard Rock Calling
17 Jul - DUBLIN, IRELAND RDS
18 Jul - DUBLIN, IRELAND RDS
21 Jul - OSLO, NORWAY Valle Hoven
23 Jul - BERGEN, NORWAY Koegen
24 Jul - BERGEN, NORWAY Koegen
27 Jul - GOTHENBERG, SWEDEN Ullevi
28 Jul - GOTHENBERG, SWEDEN Ullevi
31 Jul - HELSINKI, FINLAND Olympic Stadium
18 Aug - BOSTON, MA Gillette Stadium
24 Aug - TORONTO, CANADA Rogers Centre
26 Aug - MONCTON, CANADAMagnetic Hill
29 Aug - VERNON, NY Vernon Downs Raceway
2 Sep - PHILADELPHIA, PA Citizens Bank Park
3 Sep - PHILADELPHIA, PA Citizens Bank Park
7 Sep - CHICAGO, IL Wrigley Field
8 Sep - CHICAGO, IL Wrigley Field
14 Sep - WASHINGTON, DC Nationals Park
19 Sep - EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ MetLife Stadium
21 Sep - EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ MetLife Stadium
22 Sep - EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ MetLife Stadium