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Bruce Springsteen to continue exploring classic albums in concert

September 28, 2009 |  7:10 pm


It was just a week ago that we raved here on Pop & Hiss at the spectacle that was the Bruce Springsteen show at Chicago's United Center. A three-hour epic rock concert with a tasty nugget lodged in the middle: a complete performance of the 1975 classic "Born To Run".

After the show, many in attendance, including yours truly, ranked the concert as their favorite from Springsteen. Apparently The Boss agreed. 

Today Springsteen's team announced that the five upcoming Giants Stadium shows will each contain similar tasty nuggets, that is if you are fans of "Darkness on the Edge of Town", "Born in the USA" and the aforementioned "Born To Run". Sorry, "Nebraska" fans, maybe next tour. 

Playing an entire album in its entirety is nothing new for current rock tours. Recently Steely Dan performed three of their classic albums at the Gibson, Nine Inch Nails blazed through "The Downward Spiral" at the Hollywood Palladium, and in November Devo and The Pixies will come to L.A. to perform some of their finest albums in their entirety.

Longtime Springsteen manager Jon Landau explained, "Chicago convinced us that this was really worth doing. The audience was so supportive of the concept that it convinced us to go ahead with this at Giants Stadium."

Complete schedule of the Jersey shows:

Sept. 30: "Born To Run"
Oct. 2:    "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
Oct. 3:    "Born In The USA"
Oct. 8:    "Born To Run"
Oct. 9:    "Born In The USA"

Cheap Tickets has some, uh, cheap tickets, if you feel like driving flying all night to see one of these shows.

-- Tony Pierce

Photo of Bruce Springsteen at the United Center on Sept. 20., 2009. Credit: Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune