Wednesday, August 24, 2016

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen launches summer US dates in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen resumed his US dates on The River Tour at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on August 23.

The 9-show, 3-week run is in support of last December’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection”, a 7-disc collection of material from the sessions for 1980’s double album “The River.”

The 35-song set ran close to four hours in length, reports Billboard, and the singer was joined by a string section for the night’s opener, “New York City Serenade”, from 1974’s “The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle.”

Springsteen played three songs by request from signs in the crowed, including a rare summer performance of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”

The night ended with a cover of Tom Waits’ “Jersey Girl.”

Springsteen will publish his autobiography, “Born To Run”, on September 27 via Simon & Schuster.

On September 23 – his 67th birthday – the singer will release “Chapter And Verse”, a new collection featuring unreleased tracks that doubles as an audio companion to the memoir.

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