Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band just don’t want to leave the stage.
Wednesday night’s concert at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia lasted nearly four hours, four minutes, breaking the previous record for the group’s longest American show set last week.
Philadelphia Daily News sports statistician and Springsteen fan Bob Vetrone Jr clocked the show at four hours, three minutes, 46 seconds.
The band played four hours on August 30 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Springsteen longest show in the world was four hours, six minutes in Helsinki, Finland, in 2012.
Springsteen’s 75-show US and European The River Tour wraps up with a show in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Sept. 14.
Foxborough officials voted last week to extend its concert curfew by 15 minutes, to 11:30pm for Springsteen.
Source: Daily Telegraph Four hours, four minutes: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play the longest ever US gig
Bruce Springsteen releases his long-in-the-writing autobiography, Born to Run, on September 27. Four days earlier (September 23), Bruce will release a companion album with songs from throughout his career that tie in with the themes of the new book. Chapter and Verse includes eighteen tracks including five from the early part of Springsteen’s career that have never previously been released. Opening up the album is two tracks by The Castiles, Bruce’s band when he was a teenager and is followed by one track each from his groups Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band before entering into his Columbia Records catalog. Included are a number of Springsteen’s best known songs including Born to Run, Badlands and Born in the U.S.A. The album ends with the 2012 track Wrecking Ball. The album will be released as a single CD and a double vinyl LP along with to digital services.
Source: Bruce Springsteen to release autobiography companion album – Music-News.com
Bruce Springsteen still has pulling power as the legendary singer has scored the highest-grossing tour of 2016 so far. The Born In The USA hitmaker and his E Street Band collective have raked in $135m at the box office on The River Tour 2016, which spans 75 dates in North America and Europe.
According to data compiled by Billboard from 10 November 2015 to 6 June 2016, Springsteen has earned $135,355,391 from 45 concerts performing to 1,103,536 fans. Following the iconic singer in second place is queen of pop Madonna, who is said to have grossed $123,904,358 at the ticket office on her Rebel Heart tour, which performed 82 shows and wrapped up in March.
Source: Top grossing tours 2016: Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Beyonce dominate ticket sales
On this day in 1975, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the opening night on their Born To Run Tour at The Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island.
This also saw the live debut of Steven Van Zandt, (Miami Steve) as a member of The E Street Band