We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.
Just got my Oakland tix on the GA Floor. Can't wait for November 30th!
Bruce on the election:
The election is coming up on all of us and we all have strong feelings about it. I’ve been getting asked a lot about where I stand, so for those who are interested, here goes.
This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support.
Domestically, that record includes working to increase and expand employment for all, protecting our all important social safety net, passing guaranteed health care for most of our citizens, with important new protections for all of the insured, rescuing the auto industry and so many of the American jobs that go with it, protecting and enhancing the rights of women, and bringing us closer to full acceptance of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.
In foreign affairs, that record includes following through on the removal of troops from the misguided and deceptive war in Iraq, and vigorously pursuing our real foreign enemies, especially the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Right now the opposition’s resort to voter suppression in so many states is not receiving as much attention as it deserves. I believe that all of us, of whatever views, should be opposing these anti-voter, anti-citizen efforts.
Right now, for the President to be effective in his next term he needs our increased support and he needs support in the Congress, where some sterling candidates, such as current Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, and so many others, are fighting to make their constructive voices heard.
Right now, there is an ever increasing division of wealth in this country, with the benefits going more and more to the 1 percent. For me, President Obama is our best choice to begin to reverse this harmful development.
Right now, there is a fight going on to help make this a fairer and more equitable nation. For me, President Obama is our best choice to get us and keep us moving in the right direction.
Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some, whether they are our devastated poor, our pressured middle class, and yes, the wealthy too; whether they are male or female, black, white, brown, or yellow, straight or gay, civilian or military.
Right now, there is a choice going on in America, and I’m happy that we live in a country where we all participate in that process. For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together. We’re still living through very hard times but justice, equality and real freedom are not always a tide rushing in. They are more often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day. I believe President Obama feels these days in his bones and has the strength to live them with us and to lead us to a country “…where no one crowds you and no one goes it alone.”
That’s why I plan to be in Ohio and Iowa supporting the re-election of President Obama to lead our country for the next four years.
Last night the Boss played a free show in Virginia for about 5,000 people and it seems like he had a great time
"First debate really freaked me out, then Romney got schooled twice by Obama / Smilin' Joe Biden brought the drama / Fox News must be smokin' marijuana."
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band announce 17 additional dates in Europe for the 2013 leg of the Wrecking Ball World Tour!
In addition, Bruce & The E Street Band’s headlining performance at Rock In Rio 2013 has already been announced and other tour dates will be announced shortly.
To date, the Wrecking Ball World Tour has stopped in 17 countries for over 80 shows including several of the longest performances of Springsteen’s career, earning him and the band universal acclaim, so don’t miss your chance to see Bruce & The E Street Band in 2013!
New 2013 Wrecking Ball World Tour Dates:
May 26 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion – on sale Dec. 1 at eventim.de
May 28 – Hannover, Germany – AWD Arena – on sale Dec. 1 at eventim.de
May 30 – Naples, Italy – Piazza Plebiscito – on sale Dec. 7 at ticketone.it
June 1 – Padova, Italy – Stadio Euganeo – on sale Dec. 7 at ticketone.it
June 3 – Milan, Italy – Stadio San Siro – on sale Dec. 1 at ticketone.it
June 15 – London, England – Wembley Stadium – on sale Dec. 7 at ticketmaster.co.uk
June 18 – Glasgow, Scotland – Hampden Park – on sale Dec. 7 at livenation.co.uk
June 20 – Coventry, England – Ricoh Arena – on sale Dec. 7 at livenation.co.uk
June 22- Nijmegen, Netherlands – Goffertpark – on sale Dec. 4 at ticketmaster.nl
June 29 – Paris, France – Stade de France – on sale Dec. 5 at gdp.fr
July 5 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – Borussia-Park – on sale Dec. 1 at eventim.de
July 7 – Leipzig, Germany – Red Bull Arena – on sale Dec. 1 at eventim.de
July 11 – Rome, Italy – Rock in Roma – on sale Dec. 10 at ticketone.it
July 13 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter – on sale Dec. 1 at twclassic.be
July 16 – Limerick, Ireland – Thomond Park – on sale Dec. 6 at ticketmaster.ie
July 18 – Cork, Ireland – Páirc Uí Chaoimh – on sale Dec. 6 at ticketmaster.ie
July 20 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – King’s Hall – on sale Dec. 6 at ticketmaster.ie
ps Are they still playing songs off of The Airing of Grievances?
I used to never miss a Bruce Springsteen show but he has to shoulder some of the blame for any possible hardships I will face under the Affordable Care Act so I will probably have to skip the Anaheim show.
"why are you so annoying" TheKlein25
Stream Bruce's worst album ever. Or don't. It's up to you.
Track 2 - I think that's Tom Morello in the background. Doesn't really jive.
Haha, just on cue, Steve Hyden weighs in on Bruce's career.
Here's my rankings:
1. Darkness on the Edge of Town
2. Born to Run
3. The River
5. Born in the USA
6. Tunnel of Love
7. Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
9. The Promise
10. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
11. The Rising
13. Lucky Town
14. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
15. Wrecking Ball
16. The Ghost of Tom Joad
17. Devils & Dust
18. Working on a Dream
19. Human Touch or High Hopes
20. Human Touch or High Hopes
1. Darkness on the Edge of Town
2. Born to Run
3. The Wild, The Innocent, etc etc
4. The River
6. Born in the USA
8. Tunnel of Love
9. Greetings from Asbury Park
10. The Rising
11. Lucky Town
12. We Shall Overcome
13. The Ghost of Tom Joad
14-20. all the rest of them.
I should probably get around to listening to The Promise someday.
Did you pitch this idea Tom?
Coming soon: fans will be able to purchase special USB wristbands online and at tour venues, and use to redeem one live show download, starting with the January 26th concert in Cape Town.
Downloads will be available within approximately 48 hours of the show, and online orders will begin next week!