E Street Review: April 6th, 2014 – Dallas, TX – Reunion Park

Playing in the United States for the first time since December 2012, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are back in action after a short month off following the end of the High Hopes Tour's opening stage in South Africa and Oceania. Playing the site where Reunion Arena stood for the NCAAS's March Madness … Continue reading E Street Review: April 6th, 2014 – Dallas, TX – Reunion Park

E Street Review: Bruce Springsteen at the Lincoln Memorial, January 20th, 2021

Twelve years after playing at the inauguration for President Obama, Bruce Springsteen returned to Washington, DC as the opening act of President Biden's 'Celebrating America' inauguration special. Quite the contrast to January 2009, on this cold, dark night, Bruce stood - with Lincoln staring over his shoulder - by himself. No Pete or Tao-Rodriguez Seeger, … Continue reading E Street Review: Bruce Springsteen at the Lincoln Memorial, January 20th, 2021

Retro E Street Review: June 28th, 2003 – Milan, IT – San Siro

In my previous E Street Review I talked about the only High Hopes Tour show that was never released. Before getting back to Springsteen's 2014 tour in the coming weeks, I wanted to write about a concert from another tour that's notable for its unreleased shows.While it remains a Bruce Inc. decision to leave February … Continue reading Retro E Street Review: June 28th, 2003 – Milan, IT – San Siro

E Street Review: Springsteen and The E Street Band on SNL, December 12th, 2020

Over three years since the last time they played live together, we finally got another chance to see Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band doing the business on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live. Notably, Garry Tallent and Soozie Tyrell were not in New York this week due to safety precautions, and in … Continue reading E Street Review: Springsteen and The E Street Band on SNL, December 12th, 2020

E Street Review: February 16th, 2014 – Melbourne, AUS – AAMI Park

The first night in Melbourne was an exciting affair full of surprises and great playing, and for their participation in the show the audience deserved every second of it. Bruce knew that too, and decided he had to better his and The E Street Band's three hour, nineteen minute, thirty-two song success from twenty-four hours … Continue reading E Street Review: February 16th, 2014 – Melbourne, AUS – AAMI Park

Film Review: Letter To You (2020)

Starring: Roy Bittan, Jake Clemons, Charlie Giordano, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt and Max Weinberg Directed by: Thom Zimny Synopsis: A tribute to The E Street Band, rock 'n' roll, and the way music has shaped Bruce Springsteen's life, this Thom Zimny documentary captures Bruce reflecting on love and … Continue reading Film Review: Letter To You (2020)

New Album Review: Bruce Springsteen’s “Letter To You” (2020)

Bruce Springsteen's twentieth studio album, Letter To You, begins slowly, retrospectively, and though it may be disappointing to some to hear Springsteen essentially picking up where he left off after Western Stars, don't be fooled, because his first true album with The E Street Band in thirty years needs this. Not only does "One Minute … Continue reading New Album Review: Bruce Springsteen’s “Letter To You” (2020)

Retro E Street Review: November 7th, 2009 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Before my next Previously from the Springsteen archive post where I'll be talking about the final Working on a Dream Tour stop in Buffalo and its notable full album performance of Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ, I wanted to talk about another notable night from the tour. The first of two nights in Madison Square … Continue reading Retro E Street Review: November 7th, 2009 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Retro E Street Review: The Main Point Night – February 5th, 1975 – Bryn Mawr, PA

I can remember the moment I was introduced to this show remarkably well given it happened about eight years ago now. I'd gotten back from watching Sunderland play away at West Ham (We drew 1-1 I believe) and was played a "Jungleland" featuring, believe it or not, a guitar solo. I was a relatively newer … Continue reading Retro E Street Review: The Main Point Night – February 5th, 1975 – Bryn Mawr, PA

E Street Review: Springsteen Plays The Super Bowl XLIII Half-Time Show

Scooter and The Big Man bust the Super Bowl in half. Cast your mind back eleven years to the biggest night in American sports. It's half-time and the Steelers are beating the Cardinals 17-7, and while Coach Tomlin strategises Big Ben Roethlisberger and company for the second half, the fans in the "Ray Jay" Stadium … Continue reading E Street Review: Springsteen Plays The Super Bowl XLIII Half-Time Show