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Bruce Springsteen returned to MSG, danced with his 90 year old mom, but not Eddie Vedder (pics, video, setlist)

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That [original River[ tour established Springsteen and the E Street Band as top-tier rockers, a unit finally grown into its reputation and a band more than capable of going toe-to-toe with any other outfit in the game. Reviews of the current River tour suggest Springsteen is eagerly trying to recapture a bit of the old magic, with shows stretching well into the three-and-a-half hour range, no small feat given the median age of the band members is north of 60. [Observer]

Bruce was supposed to play two shows at the Garden back in January, but Jonas got in the way and he only played the one on 1/27 (check out pics). The rescheduled date happened tonight, 3/28, and again included The Boss playing through The River, along with a lot more music (around 3.5 hours total).

A highlight of the NYC show was Bruce’s mom Adele dancing to and with her son, as you can see in one of the videos and some of the pictures below. The MSG setlist, and video from the recent show in Seattle where Eddie Vedder joined them, are also below.

Maybe Bruce will return the favor when Pearl Jam hit Madison Square Garden as part of their upcoming tour in May.

The E Street Band returns to NYC for shows at Barclays Center on April 23 and 25.

#brucespringsteen #therivertour #msg #littlesteven #jakeclemons

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Incredible gig! #brucespringsteen #msg #therivertour

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"If you can hear me then say alright And if you can, meet me in the city tonight"…#theboss #nyc

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Rosie #TheRiverTour2016 #BruceSpringsteen #NYC @vincentrockwell @nmasi5

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BRUCE! Smile for Alex!

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Bruce is the best at finding great dancers in the crowd #illneverdancethatgood #bruuuuuce

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BRUCE loves his momma! #brucespringsteen #estreet

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Bruce Springsteen @ Madison Square Garden — 3/28/16 — setlist
Meet Me in the City

The River:
The Ties That Bind
Sherry Darling
Jackson Cage
Two Hearts
Independence Day
Hungry Heart
Out in the Street
Crush on You
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
I Wanna Marry You
The River
Point Blank
Cadillac Ranch
I’m a Rocker
Fade Away
Stolen Car
Ramrod
The Price You Pay
Drive All Night
Wreck on the Highway

Badlands
Because the Night
Brilliant Disguise
Meeting Across the River (Tour premiere)
Jungleland
Thunder Road

Encore:
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Shout (The Isley Brothers cover)

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