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Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:47 pm
by TipperaryAnn
Delighted to hear Springsteen is coming to Kilkenny - now there's a venue I can get to without expensive flight/accommodation costs. Plenty of notice, too, for concerts at the end of July - not so for LC concerts, unfortunately.

So I am going to raid my LC kitty for Brucie!
After all a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush... :D

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:14 pm
by Diane
Hi Ann. Marvellous that unstoppable-force Bruce is doing extra Irish dates! I was going to take a break from him this year but then he announced Cardiff (my closest city), so not-going would have been a bit crazy. I have lost confidence in the sound being adequate venue-wide at his outdoor gigs though, so will be taking the day off to ensure I am near the front.

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:57 pm
by TipperaryAnn
Diane wrote:
I was going to take a break from him this year but then he announced Cardiff (my closest city), so not-going would have been a bit crazy.
Yes, Diane, same with me! Couldn't resist ... The sound was fine in the RDS, but then that's an "intimate" venue! Anyway I'm happy to have secured tickets without any fan club/pre-sale palaver.

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:12 pm
by musicmania
I am already going to the Cork gig but couldn't resist the final European concert so have a ticket for the Sunday :D

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:53 pm
by B4real
Hi all,
Bruce Springsteen started off his Australian tour last night 14th March in Brisbane and will be there again tonight performing as I type this. Unfortunately, I never made it down there. I thought I’d post a few reviews and videos from last night’s show. They all give glowing reports and some good photos. The concert went for over 3 hours.

This is a man at the top of his game, defying his 63 years and displaying the energy of a man one third his age:

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http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/bru ... %257c%257c

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/enterta ... 2g48x.html

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/quee ... 6596910566

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainme ... 6598056848 - This one made me laugh - Australian vegemite is like salty Guinness!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2eXukt7fgU - Bruce crowd surfing – terrible sound – just watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeahFgvxR5Q - Because The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7en_XLmthM - Thunder Road

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2eXukt7fgU - Apollo Medley plus Bruce walks among the crowd and dances with them.

He's playing at the same entertainment centre that Leonard does but they seem to have put an extra stage 'thing' in the middle. It looks like everyone had a great time!

.... I can't imagine Leonard crowd surfing and dancing with everyone - mind you, if he did, we'd all be very gentle and caring with him :)

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:28 pm
by musicmania
Thanks Bev! I will enjoy all these treats later :)

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:43 pm
by Diane
The unlikely idea of Leonard Cohen crowd-surfing has made me laugh, Bev. Somebody would have to take care of his hat until he was returned safely to the stage. We would certainly be gentle with him.

Cheers, I'll save your links for later, too. (I am stuck on Basecamp's Andrea Schroeder Bowie cover right now!)

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:00 am
by B4real
I thought I'd add a few more links, just to keep you all busy :razz:
It is going to be tough for anyone to beat Bruce Springsteen for the tour of the year.
It will be interesting to hear what they say if and when Leonard finally comes down under!

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/mu ... 6597625515

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertain ... 6597625515

http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/ente ... 2g4ft.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAb0LeU7UBY - crowd surfing to Hungry Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE0Oko9lU-c - as above

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEejolLq-ws - Badlands & Death To My Hometown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak-8LAwHfU8 - Just Like Fire Would – Bruce’s cover of Australian (Brisbane) group The Saints

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V7PmfvX2pE - Excellent interview with Bruce
(He was told our country’s treasurer makes his economic policies listening to his music!)

.... and maybe Leonard could crowd surf to "I Tried To Leave You" or "Light As The Breeze" :) ..... and of course, Diane, you would be the hat holder!

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:22 am
by B4real
More videos from the second night in Brisbane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOR_WJF6Bp4 Blinded By The Light (close-up) acoustic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWWooLaeMjc Spirit In The Night (close-up)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeahFgvxR5Q Because The Night (close-up)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7ksWwv3GtQ High Hopes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8TpOXxdfgE Waiting On A Sunny Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB1UMACnt8Q Waiting On A Sunny Day
(sound for both is not good but Bruce gets a young girl and boy to sing some of the song for him!)

All the following videos are distant but sound is OK -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXYoN_BHEM8 Dancing In The Dark
(Bruce dances with a girl near the end of the song and says “One more for Brisbane!”)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WROQ0JctePA The Rising

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbLe7lcY96o Born To Run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcmY2y-ckX0 Glory Days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avewJFIbMt8 The River

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRrFcM73vOE Tenth Avenue Freeze Out tribute to Clarence Clemons and lost friends and end of concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psDOi1WK8zI Audio link to whole concert Brisbane 14.03.13

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:58 am
by Kush
Bruce Springsteen is 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXt-YsHzHh8

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:50 am
by B4real
Thanks for that link, Kush. It was a good award to receive!

I thought I'd keep going with Bruce's Australian Tour. The following videos are from the concert in Sydney 18th March 2013:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb94082S5OI
My City Of Ruins
(nice intro and later band 'roll call' including a 'moment' for Clarence) .....tight trousers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpoBEi8ZvpM
Shackled And Drawn
(video deliberately dark for the first minute and a half. Great band line-up near the end!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP3ig75dn2A
American Land
(hummm ....I wonder if they need another violinist!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ4HKxhrQug
Thunder Road
(Bruce first thanks everyone for coming and talks about hunger relief organization in Sydney.
Jake’s sax solo at the end is great!)

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:54 am
by B4real
A few more videos – I’ve just been choosing different songs since Brisbane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gir6zQhhZM
Brisbane - The Ghost Of Tom Joad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIlUD5k2IWk
Sydney – Candy’s Room

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzqZuYxBLJ0
Sydney – She’s The One

btw .... now I know how Linda (Sturgess) feels when collecting all those LC videos!

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:53 pm
by B4real

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:32 am
by B4real
More videos mostly from Sydney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15_tiEHOySQ
We Take Care Of Our Own

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGjSoRdFSv0
Wrecking Ball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKctmA6UspY
Born In The USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUY0WBlXSWA
Rosalita (short excerpt)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5FIPbjOAMA
Johnny 99 (sound not so good) Brisbane

Bruce is continuing his Australian tour in Melbourne ....... but I think that should just about do it. :)

Re: Bruce Springsteen Tour 2013

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:48 am
by musicmania
Thanks again Bev :D Roll on July in Cork and Kilkenny :D