Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: April 15th, 2014 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

A week after rocking Cincinnati, Springsteen and the E Street Band are back in Ohio, following their pitstops in Brooklyn and Virginia Beach. This time they're in Columbus, and while tonight isn't a tour highlight, there's more than enough inside these three hours to keep us entertained. Interestingly, there's no real fanfare as this one … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: April 15th, 2014 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: April 12th, 2014 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live

Two nights earlier Bruce Springsteen stood onstage in the Barclays Center, reciting a conversation he had with Steven Van Zandt the night before his own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1999, a conversation that ended with Steve saying the now immortal line, "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, that's the legend". … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: April 12th, 2014 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live

New from the Springsteen archive: April 28th, 1988 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

An observation you can frequently see fans making about Springsteen's Archive Series is the repetition of songs present in multiple releases. It's unsurprising with sixty-six unique concerts now unearthed, as much as it was when we had half as many, but something I've realised this far into this project is that nuances and context can … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: April 28th, 1988 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: April 8th, 2014 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena

Hailing from the U.S. Bank Arena, the second U.S. show of the 2014 tour sees Springsteen and the E Street Band return to Cincinnati for the first time since March 2008. Their last visit was a notable night on the Magic Tour that was finished a little over two hours after it started, but tonight … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: April 8th, 2014 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena

New from the Springsteen archive: June 27th, 2000 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Following three years of Reunion Tour releases from Autumn 1999, this month the Archive Series takes us back to the triumphant final leg of the tour from Madison Square Garden, with the antepenultimate night of the tour. The ten night stand at MSG holds a special place in the hearts of Springsteen fans - whether … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: June 27th, 2000 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: March 2nd, 2014 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

After nearly a year of travelling and rocking all over the world, Springsteen and the E Street Band's second show in New Zealand would be the last of their 2014 Oceanic leg, and the finale to the first half of the High Hopes Tour. The next time we'd see them would be in Dallas in … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: March 2nd, 2014 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: March 1st, 2014 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

Springsteen and the E Street Band's final Australian stop in Brisbane was a tour highlight and banger for the post-Reunion era. Leaving the country with one hundred and twenty-six songs played, they stayed in Oceania for two more shows over twenty-five hundred miles away in Auckland. Having not played in New Zealand since March 28th … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: March 1st, 2014 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: February 26th, 2014 – Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Center

Twenty-one nights later, Springsteen and the E Street Band made their final stop in Australia on their 2014 tour: Brisbane. Usually, these finales mean that Springsteen and the E Street Band (or whichever band he's performing with) will be playing looser shows, with a range of surprises being brought out to result in wild, eventful … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: February 26th, 2014 – Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Entertainment Center

New from the Springsteen archive: May 18th, 1997 – Nice, FR – Palais Des Congrès Acropolis

A year and a half later, the newest instalment in Springsteen's Live Archive Series follows on fittingly from it's two previous tour releases. In the first Springsteen concert release from 1997, the dust of celebratory atmosphere we can hear in the Freehold and Asbury Park homecomings has settled, and for Springsteen it's back to business … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: May 18th, 1997 – Nice, FR – Palais Des Congrès Acropolis

Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: February 23rd, 2014 – Hunter Valley, AUS – Hope Winery Estate

Several surprises and solid performances made for a satisfactory first night in Hunter Valley, but we've seen as the 2014 High Hopes Tour has progressed that Springsteen and the E Street Band won't settle for 'satisfactory'. That's led to many emphatic examples of the Night Two Rule in full effect, and it's most certainly in … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen Live Downloads Review: February 23rd, 2014 – Hunter Valley, AUS – Hope Winery Estate