Sirius made the night engaging with a social media experience that encouraged people at the show to Twitter pic their phone camera and other pictures live to the Web. It was cool to get real time images of Bruce, the band and the crowd streaming on the Sirius home page. As each song got played you could see what the band was doing, where Bruce was going, sometimes standing on chairs in the audience, other times at the lip of the balcony, with his microphone in hand, facing the stage. He even climbed down the side of the wall by using the sky boxes ladder scheme. Not bad for a 62 year old guy. He keeps himself in great physical shape.
Bruce Springsteen’s Apollo Setlist:
‘We Take Care of Our Own’
‘Death to My Hometown’
‘My City of Ruins’
‘The E Street Shuffle’
‘Jack of All Trades’
‘Shackled and Drawn’
‘Waitin’ on a Sunny Day’
‘The Promised Land’
‘Mansion on the Hill’
‘The Way You Do the Things You Do’
‘We Are Alive’
‘Rocky Ground’ (with Michelle Moore)
‘Land of Hope and Dreams/People Get Ready’
‘Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out’
‘Hold On, I’m Comin”
Can you feel the energy coming from Bruce Springsteen with a renewed vengeance this morning?
The first song from Bruce Springsteen’s new album, Wrecking Ball was released this a.m. on amazon.com*, “We Take Care of Our Own.” I picked it up from the Amazon Cloud. (Its also available for direct play on Spotify too
Here is the video of “We Take Care of Our Own” with lyrics.
Said longtime manager Jon Landau in a press release posted at brucespringsteen.net, “Bruce has dug down as deep as he can to come up with this vision of modern life. The lyrics tell a story you can’t hear anywhere else and the music is his most innovative in recent years. The writing is some of the best of his career and both veteran fans and those who are new to Bruce will find much to love on ‘Wrecking Ball.’ “
There will be a special edition of Wrecking Ball available on March 6th. It has two bonus tracks and exclusive artwork and photography.
We Take Care of Our Own
Shackled and Drawn
Jack of All Trades
Death to My Hometown
You’ve Got It
Land of Hope and Dreams
We Are Alive
Expect information about the Bruce Springsteen North America tour dates to take place soon. We’re eager to see Bruce and the E. Street Band again.
Rosemary and I attended the last show at Giants Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey by Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street band in 2009 . The ones before the Wrecking Ball. As a matter of fact we saw two shows that week, show #2 and show #5 that week.
Here is Wrecking Ball from the first night we attended (Friday October 2, 200), brings me to tears to see him give Clarence a kiss and start the show, so miss Clarence….
I awoke this morning to learn that Clarence Clemons, the “Big Man” succumbed to the aftermath of his stroke. Truly sad to learn of his passing. He joins Danny Frederici in Rock and Roll Heaven.
My wife and I saw Clarence Clemons play with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band three times in concert. The first time was the most stupendous. Bruce and the band had resumed touring after their hiatus in 1978 with the Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. We caught their 4 hour concert at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New Haven. It was our first Springsteen concert. Bruce and the band were way up due to the litigation settlement over his artist rights. They rocked the house.
Clarence was wearing a gold lame suit and when he stepped out to solo on Jungleland he filled the Coliseum with a sound that stopped you in your tracks. He literally loomed larger than life on that stage. That is my most favorite memory of Clarence Clemons.
I end this post with the words of Bruce Springsteen who speaks for our hearts about Clarence Clemons. Miss ya Clarence, may the angels hold you close to them in rock and roll heaven.
It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform our friends and fans that at 7:00 tonight, Saturday, June 18, our beloved friend and bandmate, Clarence Clemons passed away. The cause was complications from his stroke of last Sunday, June 12th.
Bruce Springsteen said of Clarence: Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band.