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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Rewind: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - Paris 4th July 2012

A little something to celebrate the 4th of July

After a ten day break following the Isle of Wight Festival on 24th June (click on the link to see just under 30 minutes of highlights), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rolled into Paris for two nights on their Wrecking Ball Tour in 2012.

Patti Scialfa joined up with the band for her first European performance on the tour (and her first in Europe since 2008) and her first show since the dates in Los Angeles back in April 2012.

On a very hot night in Paris where there had already been power outages during the day and the air conditioning in the building broke as a result of one of them, the band gave it all they had for over three hours. Also they made sure in the hot arena that those down in the pit were hydrated as they passed out water to the fans who could easily have been slayed by the heat.

Enough chatter though, let's get on with the music...Happy 4th of July to all my American friends and readers of this little blog!



Personnel
Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, harmonica)

The E Street Band
Roy Bittan (piano, keyboards, accordion)
Nils Lofgren (guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals)
Patti Scialfa (backing vocals, acoustic guitar)
Garry Tallent (bass, backing vocals)
Steven Van Zandt (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals)
Max Weinberg (drums)
Soozie Tyrell (violin, backing vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar)
Charles Giordano (organ, accordion, keyboards)


The E Street Choir
Cindy Mizelle (vocals)
Curtis King (vocals, percussion)

Everett Bradley (percussion, vocals) 

The E Street Horns

Clark Gayton (trombone)
Curt Ramm (trumpet)
Barry Danielian (trumpet)
Eddie Manion (saxophone)
Jake Clemons (saxophone, vocals)


Setlist
La Vie En Rose - Roy and Charlie   
We Take Care Of Our Own    
Wrecking Ball    
Badlands    
Death To My Hometown    
My City Of Ruins    
Spirit In The Night    
The E Street Shuffle    
4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Tour Debut   
Jack Of All Trades    
Because The Night    
Darkness On The Edge Of Town    
Johnny 99    
Darlington County    
Easy Money    
Waitin’ On A Sunny Day    
The Promised Land    
Apollo Medley    
Independence Day (Solo Piano) - Tour Debut  
The River    
The Rising    
Out In The Street    
Land Of Hope And Dreams

ENCORE    
We Are Alive    
Born In The U.S.A.    
Born To Run    
Bobby Jean    
Dancing In The Dark    
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out    
American Land


Bonus
A lot of changes to the setlist for Night 2 in Paris including the playing of both Incident on 57th Street and Racing In The Street in a show together for the first time since 1978!
The opening six songs of the set were not necessarily planned, as it was reported that they were going to go from The Ties That Bind straight into We Take Care of Our Own...but hey that's the spontaneous nature of a Springsteen show, you never quite know what's going to happen or if you do, when it is going to happen!
 
Paris 5th July 2012


 Setlist
 Au clair de la lune - Roy and Charlie
The Ties That Bind
 No Surrender
Two Hearts
Downbound Train 
Candy's Room
Something in the Night
We Take Care Of Our Own    
Wrecking Ball   

Death To My Hometown    
My City Of Ruins    
Spirit In The Night
 Incident on 57th Street
Because the Night
She's The One
Working On The Highway
I'm Going Down 
Easy Money
Waiting On A Sunny Day
Apollo Medley  
For You - (Solo Piano) Tour Debut
Racing In The Street 
The Rising
Out In The Street
Land of Hope and Dreams
ENCORE
We Are Alive 
Thunder Road 
Born To Run
Glory Days 
Seven Days To Rock 
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
 
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