Bruce Springsteen took to the hallowed stage of The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Saturday night (November 16th) to play for 400 lucky fans. The private gig was a fundraiser for his and Patti Scialfa's oldest child, Evan Springsteen's alma mater, Boston University, and marked the fourth time "The Boss" has hit the Pony stage to raise funds for the private college.
Backstreets.com reported Springsteen was backed by longtime friend and associate Bobby Bandiera and his band, which featured a three-piece horn section, and backing singer Layonne Holmes — whose mom was part of the pre-E Street Band ensemble, the Bruce Springsteen Band. Max Weinberg joined the band halfway through the 22-song, two-hour show, which Springsteen and the musicians had soundchecked in its entirety that afternoon.
Bruce Springsteen's setlist on November 16th, 2019 at The Stone Pony:
"Seven Nights To Rock"
"Spirit In The Night"
"Because The Night"
"Boy In New York City" (featuring Layonne Holmes)
"From Small Things" (featuring Bobby Bandiera)
"I'm On Fire"
"Waiting On A Sunny Day"
"Talk To Me"
"Fourth Of July Asbury Park (Sandy)"
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
"Dancing In The Dark"
"Born To Run"
"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"
"Twist And Shout"
"Thunder Road" – solo acoustic
IN OTHER SPRINGSTEEN NEWS
Out now is Bruce Springsteen's fourth "greatest hits" collection from his officially sanctioned archival live bootleg series. The new 14-trackcompilation, The Live Series: Songs From Around The World follows the recent Live Series sets, Songs Of Friendship; Songs Of The Road; Songs Of Hope, and is also the joint product of the Legacy imprint of Springsteen's Sony label and Nugs.net, which produces and distributes the monthly archival sets.
The tracklist for the The Live Series: Songs From Around The World is:
"Rockin’ All Over the World" (Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland – 7/31/12)
"High Hopes" (Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa – 1/26/14)
"New York City Serenade" (Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia – 3/26/14)
"Johnny Bye-Bye" (Wembley Arena, London, England – 6/5/81)
"Radio Nowhere" (Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley, Australia – 2/23/14)
"Spare Parts" (Stockholm Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden – 7/3/88)
"Lonesome Day" (Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland – 6/16/03)
"Crush On You" (Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England – 6/3/16)
"Murder Incorporated" (King’s Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland – 3/19/96)
"Incident On 57th Street" (Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy – 7/11/13)
"Loose Ends" (Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand – 3/1/14)
"Johnny 99" (Wembley Stadium, London, England – 6/5/16)
"Thundercrack" (First Direct Arena, Leeds, England – 7/24/13)
"Born In The U.S.A." (Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy – 7/3/16)
Bruce Springsteen makes no bones about the fact that the starting point for playing rock n' roll is all about escape and carving out one's own path: ["One of the things about rock n' roll is it's the art of self creation. A lot of the time you wanna erase too much of your past. That moment, that moment of explosion when — bang — you run into whatever it was that made you pick up the guitar. Y'know, that moment you hold that thing and you look in the mirror. You gotta be wanting to get away from something pretty hard, y'know, I think, for that to happen."] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . that to happen)
Bruce Springsteen On Self Creation :