Springsteen is about to return live (but in the meantime he's looking back to '78)

Springsteen is about to return live (but in the meantime he's looking back to '78)

Not long left: next March 19th Bruce Springsteen will resume the interrupted tour in 2023 to undergo treatment for his peptic ulcer. Although he has made some sporadic appearances in recent weeks (the latest at a concert with his friend John Mellencamp), his last real concert dates back to last September, at the East Rutherford Arena, in his native New Jersey.

The first date of the new concert tour is scheduled for the 19th in Arizona, in Phoenix, the last of this new American tour is in Ohio on April 21st, before moving to Europe: the first date in the old continent is for the 5th May in Cardiff in Wales – while the Italian dates are June 1st and 3rd in Milan, at the San Siro Stadium.

No spoilers on the setlist – which had caused fans to discuss in 2023, being practically unchanged from night to night, contrary to what historically happened in his concerts. But if there is a clue it is that the graphics of the tour are the same: the 2024 concerts seem to be considered part of the same tour – so much so that no new music has been released in the meantime, but only the announcement of a best of.

In reality, something “new”, in quotation marks, has arrived: in these months of break, Springsteen has resumed publishing live recordings from the archive, suspended during the tour to make room for the sale of the official bootlegs of the latest concerts. After relatively recent releases, the latest release – in recent days – is a release from the legendary '78 tour dedicated to “Darkness on the edge of town”, with a new recording from the historic concerts at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey.

We have already spoken to you about these concerts several times in the past (most recently due to the arrival of an album-playlist on the platforms last year), but the new publication has several reasons of interest, with historical songs from the period (such as the pairing “Racing in the street” and “Thunder road” performed in sequence, and “Prove it all night” with a long guitar introduction, but also very rare covers such as “High school confidential” and “Sweet little sixteen”.

It is possible to purchase the Springsteen concert (mp3, other audio formats and CD) on the nugs.net website, at a variable price, depending on the audio type chosen, from 14.99 to 39.99 dollars.