Bruce Springsteen offers two hours of rock’n’roll in Asbury Park

As he’s done three other times since his son Evan started attending Boston College, Bruce Springsteen offered a private benefit show for the school last Saturday, November 16th at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

The show, at over a thousand dollars per ticket, was held to help out students in need. About 400 people attended and enjoyed the 2-hour, 22-song set, which opened with a version of Wilson Pickett’s «634-5789».

Next were  «Seven Nights to Rock» and «Darlington County», plus many Springsteen hits («Born to Run», «Dancing in the Dark», «Rosalita») and songs from his Asbury-based first two albums such as «Sandy», «Spirit in the Night» or «Growin’ Up».

Rock’n’roll standards «Detroit Medley» and «Twist & Shout» closed the show, with the Bobby Bandiera band and Max Weinberg on several songs, before Bruce said goodbye all alone with an acoustic version of «Thunder Road».

See complete setlist.

New live series: Songs from around the world

The Live Series: Songs From Around the World is the new playlist published today, with songs taken from the monthly Archive releases.

This new collection includes 15 songs recorded at shows in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa between 1981 and 2016, and it’s available at Spotify,  Apple Music and other online services (Tidal, Deezer, etc.).

Songs From Around the World includes the following performances:

  1. Rockin’ All Over the World (Live at Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland – 07/31/12)
  2. Radio Nowhere (Live at Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley, Australia – 02/23/14)
  3. New York City Serenade (Live at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia – 02/26/14)
  4. Johnny Bye Bye (Live at Wembley Stadium, London, UK – 06/05/81)
  5. High Hopes (Live at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, SA – 01/26/14)
  6. Spare Parts (Live at Stockholm Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden – 07/03/88)
  7. Lonesome Day (Live at Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland- 06/16/03)
  8. Crush On You (Live At Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK – 06/03/16)
  9. Something In the Night (Live at Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy – 07/05/16)
  10. Murder Incorporated (Live at King’s Hall, Belfast, UK – 03/19/1996)
  11. Incident On 57th Street (Live at Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy – 07/11/2013)
  12. Loose Ends (Live at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ – 03/01/14)
  13. Johnny 99 (Live at Wembley Stadium, London, UK – 06/05/16)
  14. Thundercrack (Live at First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK – 07/24/13)
  15. Born In the U.S.A. (Live at Stadio San Siro, Milan, Italy – 07/03/16)