Bruce Springsteen offered in Albany a very unexpected and crazy set list, full of rarities, covers and audience requests. The original planned set list, pictured below, changed a lot over the course of the night.
The show kicked off with INXS’ “Don’t Change”, which debuted this year during the Australian tour, followed by the strong “My Love Will Not Let You Down”, “No Surrender” and then “This Is Your Sword” (in one of its very few appearances on this tour).
Bruce performed lots of covers in Albany, including Roy Head’s “Treat Her Right” [a song he had performed before on a couple of occasions with Jon Bon Jovi at benefit shows], The Drifters’ “Save The Last Dance For Me” and The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive”, along with many unusually performed rarities: “Seaside Bar Song”, “Better Days”, “Mary’s Place”, “Something in the Night” or an acoustic version of “Kingdom of Days”, one of the best songs off the Working on a Dream album.
“The Wall” was paired with “Born in the U.S.A.” to open the encores, which also featured “Ramrod” and closed with the full band version of “Thunder Road”.