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1981


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Continuation of "The River" tour - U.S.


1981-01-20 - MAPLE LEAF GARDENS, TORONTO, ON

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / FACTORY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / CANDY'S ROOM / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / STOLEN CAR / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / THE TIES THAT BIND / RAMROD / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". Bruce sings the opening lines of "Stagger Lee" as an introduction to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". First ever performances in Canada of "Two Hearts", "Factory", "Who'll Stop The Rain", "Out In The Street", "The River", "Cadillac Ranch", "Sherry Darling", "Hungry Heart", "Stolen Car", "Wreck On The Highway", "Ramrod", and "I'm A Rocker".

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1981-01-21 - MAPLE LEAF GARDENS, TORONTO, ON

NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE PRICE YOU PAY / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / GROWIN' UP / FADE AWAY / STOLEN CAR / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / RAISE YOUR HAND

Set includes "Night" to open and the full-band "The Price You Pay". Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "No Money Down" appears as an introduction to "Cadillac Ranch". "Growin' Up" includes the spaceman story. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". Final tour appearance for "Raise Your Hand". First ever performances in Canada of "The Price You Pay", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", and "Fade Away".

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1981-01-23 - MONTREAL FORUM, MONTREAL, QC

NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / CANDY'S ROOM / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / THE TIES THAT BIND / RAMROD / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Drive All Night" makes its only appearance on this leg of the tour. Bruce sings a bit of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". First ever performance in Canada of "Drive All Night". Setlist now updated from video and audience tape.

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1981-01-24 - OTTAWA CIVIC CENTRE, OTTAWA, ON

BADLANDS / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE PRICE YOU PAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / I FOUGHT THE LAW / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Set opens with "Badlands" and includes a rare "I Fought The Law" (played twelve times in 1981). "The Price You Pay" is full-band. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". First ever performance of "I Fought The Law" in Canada.

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1981-01-26 - ATHLETIC & CONVOCATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, SOUTH BEND, IN

Soundcheck: HUNGRY HEART (instrumental as Bruce wandered to different parts of the arena to check the sound) / HUNGRY HEART / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / BADLANDS (partial) / LOUIE LOUIE / DOUBLE SHOT (OF MY BABY'S LOVE) / I FOUGHT THE LAW / LOLA / I'VE HAD IT / THE LETTER

OUT IN THE STREET / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / I FOUGHT THE LAW / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / DOUBLE SHOT (OF MY BABY'S LOVE) / LOUIE LOUIE / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / GROWIN' UP / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Show opens for the first time ever with "Out In The Street" and features one-off (on this tour) performances for "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" and "Louie Louie". Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Growin' Up" features the spaceman story. Clarence sings the opening lines of Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" as an introduction to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". The soundcheck had run-throughs of several old tunes and full versions of "I've Had It" - which was a 1959 hit for the Bell Notes and "The Letter" (The Box Tops). Updated souncheck info appears in The Observer (January 29), Notre Dame's student newspaper. The article also notes that Bruce retaught the band the lyrics to "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" during the intermission!

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1981-01-28 - CHECKERDOME, ST. LOUIS, MO

NIGHT / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / THE PRICE YOU PAY / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / FADE AWAY / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Last River tour version of "Night". "The Price You Pay" is the full-band version. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" features James Brown's "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and "I Hear A Train".

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1981-01-29 - HILTON COLISEUM, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, AMES, IA

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JACKSON CAGE / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

The show features the return of "Jackson Cage". Although missing from the audience tape, reviews imply that Roy played the "Once Upon A Time In The West" introduction to "Badlands". "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and "I Hear A Train" are included in "Detroit Medley". A fan present writes "In the encores the crowd started running around the upper level (completely around the Coliseum) and Bruce started singing "I see a train" over and over." This event is corroborated in the newspaper review.

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1981-02-01 - ST. PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST. PAUL, MN

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JACKSON CAGE / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / STOLEN CAR / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

30-song set features the return of "Stolen Car". Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-02 - DANE COUNTY MEMORIAL COLISEUM, MADISON, WI

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / I FOUGHT THE LAW / THE PRICE YOU PAY / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Set includes "I Fought The Law" and a full-band "The Price You Pay", along with the first "Twist And Shout" of 1981. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-04 - SIU ARENA, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CARBONDALE, IL

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / I FOUGHT THE LAW / THE PRICE YOU PAY / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

"Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-05 - KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY, MO

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / I FOUGHT THE LAW / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / KANSAS CITY - HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY! / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Features the only tour version of Wilbert Harrison's "Kansas City" in the encores. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-07 - ASSEMBLY HALL, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHAMPAIGN, IL

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' - I WANNA MARRY YOU / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / STOLEN CAR / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Set includes a rare outing for the "Here She Comes Walkin'"/"I Wanna Marry You" medley. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". Some tapes miss the final encore. The show was featured in the 1981 'Ilio' Yearbook - click the link above to view.

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1981-02-09 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Rescheduled to March 5 for unknown reason.

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1981-02-10 - RUPP ARENA, LEXINGTON, KY

Rescheduled to March 4 for unknown reason.

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1981-02-12 - MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, MOBILE, AL

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-13 - HUMPHREY COLISEUM, MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, STARKVILLE, MS

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TWO HEARTS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / FADE AWAY / FOR YOU / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Show includes "Fade Away" and "Wreck On The Highway" is dropped, otherwise the set is identical to the previous night in Mobile. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-15 - LAKELAND CIVIC CENTER, LAKELAND, FL

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / FOR YOU / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Click on the link above to read newspaper reviews of the show from the St. Petersburg Evening Independent and Times. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-16 - LAKELAND CIVIC CENTER, LAKELAND, FL

BORN TO RUN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / JACKSON CAGE / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / RACING IN THE STREET / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / FADE AWAY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / STOLEN CAR / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / DETROIT MEDLEY

"Detroit Medley" includes "High School Confidential" and "Good Rockin' Tonight", but, unusually, no "I Hear A Train". "Born To Run" opens. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". As often on the tour, Bruce changes the lyrics to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" - "cause my new record, Rosie … made it all the way to number one!" Click the link above to read two extensive newspaper reviews of the show.

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1981-02-18 - JACKSONVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, JACKSONVILLE, FL

Soundcheck: PROVE IT ALL NIGHT (partial takes) / TWO HEARTS (partial take) / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT (partial take)

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / FOR YOU / STOLEN CAR / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "High School Confidential" again features in the "Detroit Medley", which again does not include "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-20 - THE HOLLYWOOD SPORTATORIUM, PEMBROKE PINES, FL

BADLANDS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THUNDER ROAD / THE PRICE YOU PAY / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / FADE AWAY / STOLEN CAR / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Features the full-band "The Price You Pay" and "Fade Away". "Thunder Road" is moved to a slot midway through the first set, swapping places with "The Promised Land". Roy plays the piano intro before "The River". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-22 - CAROLINA COLISEUM, COLUMBIA, SC

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "High School Confidential" again features in the "Detroit Medley", before "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-23 - THE OMNI, ATLANTA, GA

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FADE AWAY / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / FOR YOU / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

A review in the Red & Black, student newspaper of the University Of Georgia, says the show finished with "Mystery Train", but that can't be confirmed by the audience tape. It's possible the reviewer mistook "I Hear A Train" or another part of "Detroit Medley" with the song best known as a Elvis Presley classic from 1955. It's perhaps more likely that "Mystery Train" was included in "Detroit Medley", just as Springsteen did earlier in the tour in New York. As usual, Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". Click the link above to read the article from the Red & Black.

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1981-02-25 - MID-SOUTH COLISEUM, MEMPHIS, TN

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

"Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-02-26 - NASHVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, NASHVILLE, TN

BADLANDS / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THUNDER ROAD / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FADE AWAY / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / STOLEN CAR / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River". "Thunder Road" is played midway through the first set, swapping places with "The Promised Land". "Detroit Medley" includes "High School Confidential" and Fats Domino's "I'm Ready".

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1981-02-28 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". A fan present recalls: "I remember he played "Candy's Room", and I also remember that a small group of about 4,000 of us kept chanting and clapping loooong after the "Detroit Medley" was over, and Bruce and the band came back out again, (it was obvious they had showered, and changed clothes!) and did "Twist And Shout", and absolutely knocked us DEAD!!"

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1981-03-02 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / RAMROD / FIRE / CANDY'S ROOM / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". In a one-off for the tour, "Ramrod" opens the second set and the usual opening trio of "Cadillac Ranch", "Sherry Darling" and "Hungry Heart" are moved to the end of the set.

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1981-03-04 - RUPP ARENA, LEXINGTON, KY

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (tape warp) / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS (edit) / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / 4TH Of JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / FOR YOU / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / CANDY'S ROOM / …

Concert was rescheduled from February 10. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands".

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1981-03-05 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / FADE AWAY / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / STOLEN CAR / RACING IN THE STREET / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

This concert was rescheduled from February 9. Last known version of "Fade Away" until 2005 (solo) and 2009 (band). Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands".

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End of the 1st leg of "The River" tour

Start of the 2nd leg of "The River" tour - Europe


1981-03-17 - THE BRIGHTON CENTRE, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to May 26 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-03-19 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to May 29 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-03-20 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to May 30 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-03-23 - APOLLO THEATRE, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to May 13 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-03-24 - APOLLO THEATRE, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to May 14 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-03-27 - BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to June 7 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-03-28 - BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to June 8 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-03-30 - EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Rescheduled to May 16 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-03-31 - CITY HALL, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to May 11 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-04-02 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to June 1 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-04-03 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to June 2 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-04-04 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

Rescheduled to June 4 due to Springsteen's exhaustion.

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1981-04-07 - CONGRESS CENTRUM HAMBURG, HAMBURG, WEST GERMANY

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Bruce's first ever appearance in (then-West) Germany and his first appearance in Europe since 1975. Debut of John Fogerty's "Rockin' All Over The World". Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". European debuts for "Prove It All Night", "Out In The Street", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Independence Day", "Who'll Stop The Rain", "Two Hearts", "The Promised Land", "The River", "Badlands", "Cadillac Ranch", "Sherry Darling", "Hungry Heart", "Fire", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "Wreck On The Highway", "Racing In The Street", "Ramrod", and "Rockin' All Over The World".

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1981-04-09 - ICC BERLIN, WEST BERLIN, WEST GERMANY

FACTORY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT

First time that "Factory" opens the show. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". The show closed with "Rockin' All Over The World" and then the background music came up with "Night Train" and "Palisades Park". The audience never stops clapping and then the band come back to play "Twist And Shout". The concert was reviewed in NME - click the link above to view. Poster shows April 9 as date - other confirmation from tapes at the time also indicate April 9. European debuts of "Factory" and "This Land Is Your Land" and first ever performance in Germany of "Twist And Shout".

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1981-04-11 - HALLENSTADION, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

FACTORY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Bruce's first ever appearance in Switzerland. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-04-14 - FESTHALLE, FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY

Soundcheck: HUNGRY HEART / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT (instrumental) / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT

FACTORY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / POINT BLANK / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Set features the European debut of "Point Blank" replacing "Wreck On The Highway". Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" features "Shake" for the first time this tour, but no "I Hear A Train". Two different versions of "Prove It All Night" in the soundcheck, the first performed with no vocals while Springsteen walked the entire auditorium checking the sound. He then joined the band for the second take.

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1981-04-16 - OLYMPIAHALLE, MUNICH, WEST GERMANY

FACTORY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" is dropped for the first time this year. European debut of "The Ties That Bind" in its first performance since January. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-04-18 - PALAIS DES SPORTS DE SAINT-OUEN, PARIS, FRANCE

FACTORY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Concert was rescheduled from April 20. Bruce's first ever performance in France. First known Springsteen performance of "Can't Help Falling In Love" in the encores, and the European debut of "Candy's Room". Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". The Palais des Sports de Saint-Ouen is an arena in Saint-Ouen, a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris.

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1981-04-19 - PALAIS DES SPORTS DE SAINT-OUEN, PARIS, FRANCE

FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BADLANDS / THE TIES THAT BIND / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THUNDER ROAD / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / POINT BLANK / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / SWEET SOUL MUSIC / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Concert was rescheduled from April 21. Premiere of "Follow That Dream", Springsteen's gorgeous rewrite / adaptation of the Elvis classic. "Sweet Soul Music" is premiered and is performed as a stand-alone song whereas all future renditions for the tour are as a part of "Detroit Medley". The "Medley" itself includes "High School Confidential" and "I Hear A Train". Roy plays the piano intro before "The River". European debut of "Because The Night" and first ever performances in France of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and "Point Blank".

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1981-04-20 - PALAIS DES SPORTS DE SAINT-OUEN, PARIS, FRANCE

Rescheduled to April 18 for unknown reason.

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1981-04-21 - PALAIS DES SPORTS DE SAINT-OUEN, PARIS, FRANCE

Rescheduled to April 19.

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1981-04-21 - PALAU MUNICIPAL D'ESPORTS, BARCELONA, SPAIN

FACTORY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / POINT BLANK / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Bruce's first ever appearance in Spain. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-04-24 - PALAIS DES SPORTS DE GERLAND, LYON, FRANCE

FOLLOW THAT DREAM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". First ever performance in France of "Backstreets".

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1981-04-26 - FOREST NATIONAL, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

FOLLOW THAT DREAM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / FIRE / STOLEN CAR / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Bruce's first ever appearance in Belgium. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". "Stolen Car" makes it's European debut.

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1981-04-28 - SPORTPALEIS AHOY, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

FOLLOW THAT DREAM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART (with Flo and Eddie) / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / STOLEN CAR / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Flo and Eddie make a surprise appearance on stage for "Hungry Heart". "This Land Is Your Land" includes Bruce's "streets of Brixton" verse. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" does not include "I Hear A Train", unusually for the period. First ever performances in the Netherlands for "Follow That Dream", "Prove It All Night", "Out In The Street", "The Ties That Bind", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Independence Day", "Who'll Stop The Rain", "Two Hearts", "The Promised Land", "This Land Is Your Land", "The River", "Badlands", "Cadillac Ranch", "Sherry Darling", "Hungry Heart", "Because The Night", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "Stolen Car", "Wreck On The Highway", "Point Blank", "Candy's Room", "Ramrod", and "Rockin' All Over The World".

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1981-04-29 - SPORTPALEIS AHOY, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / FACTORY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THUNDER ROAD / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / THE PROMISED LAND / BADLANDS / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / CANDY'S ROOM / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / I'M A ROCKER / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

First ever Springsteen performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Run Through The Jungle", which opens the show to stunning effect. Perhaps more of an adaptation than a cover, with an ethereal arrangement, lyrical variations throughout and even extra verses, presumably penned by Springsteen:

Well now the land's on fire
It's written in blood in the sky
Better load shotguns out of the trunk
The city's burning tonight
Better wake up, look out your window
I see the tide is turning
'Cause out across the cornfield tonight
I see crosses burning

(courtesy springsteenlyrics.com)

Click the link above for audio of "Run Through The Jungle". Roy plays the piano intro before "The River". During "Racing In The Street", Bruce unusually reprises the chorus at the end of the outro. European debut of "I'm A Rocker" and the first ever performances in the Netherlands of "Factory", "Fire", and "Racing In The Street". KRO Radio conduct a ten-minute phone interview with Steven Van Zandt for De Noen Show.

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1981-05-01 - FORUM KØBENHAVN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

HUNGRY HEART

Live with Danish band Malurt, Bruce's first ever guest appearance in Europe and his first ever appearance in Denmark.

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1981-05-02 - BRØNDBYHALLEN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

FOLLOW THAT DREAM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / FACTORY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / FIRE / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / BACKSTREETS / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / I'M A ROCKER / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Bruce's first ever appearance in Denmark (except his guest spot with Malurt on "Hungry Heart" the previous night). "This Land Is Your Land" includes the Bruce's "streets of Brixton" verse. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". "Rockin' All Over The World" includes a unique extended, apparently improvised introduction.

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1981-05-03 - SCANDINAVIUM, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / OUT IN THE STREET / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

"Run Through The Jungle" opens the set for the second time. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". First ever performances in Sweden of "Run Through The Jungle", "Prove It All Night", "The Ties That Bind", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Independence Day", "Who'll Stop The Rain", "Two Hearts", "The Promised Land", "Out In The Street", "This Land Is Your Land", "The River", "Badlands", "Cadillac Ranch", "Sherry Darling", "Hungry Heart", "Because The Night", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "Wreck On The Highway", "Racing In The Street", "Candy's Room", "Ramrod", "Can't Help Falling In Love", and "Rockin' All Over The World".

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1981-05-05 - DRAMMENSHALLEN, DRAMMEN, NORWAY

FACTORY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / FIRE / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Bruce's first ever appearance in Norway. "This Land Is Your Land" includes Bruce's "streets of Brixton" verse. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". This show is often considered to have taken place in Oslo, it was actually held in Drammen, a large city about 25 miles from Oslo.

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1981-05-07 - JOHANNESHOVS ISSTADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

FOLLOW THAT DREAM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / STOLEN CAR / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "High School Confidential" and "I Hear A Train". First ever performances in Sweden of "Follow That Dream", "Fire", and "Stolen Car".

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1981-05-08 - JOHANNESHOVS ISSTADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / FACTORY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THE PRICE YOU PAY / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / THE PROMISED LAND / BADLANDS / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / BACKSTREETS / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT

Set features the last Springsteen performance of "Run Through The Jungle" and the European debut of "The Price You Pay", played in the full-band arrangement, plus the first ever performances in Sweden of "Factory", "Point Blank", and "Twist And Shout". Roy plays the piano intro before "The River". Unusually, set does not include "Thunder Road". Bruce introduces his niece JoAnn Springsteen during "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" and "Detroit Medley" includes both "High School Confidential" and "Land Of 1000 Dances". This show is considered by many to be the best of all the European shows.

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1981-05-11 - CITY HALL, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

FOLLOW THAT DREAM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / POINT BLANK / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Show was rescheduled from March 31. First British show since 1975 at the Hammersmith Odeon, and start of nearly a month of touring in the UK over 16 shows. Bruce also inserts an original verse of his own into "This Land Is Your Land" referencing the recent Brixton riots in London. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River" and "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between that song and "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" features the 'when we do this…' schtick. First ever performances in England of "Follow That Dream", "Prove It All Night", "Out In The Street", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Independence Day", "Who'll Stop The Rain", "Two Hearts", "The Promised Land", "This Land Is Your Land", "The River", "Badlands", "Cadillac Ranch", "Sherry Darling", "Hungry Heart", "Because The Night", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "Wreck On The Highway", "Racing In The Street", "Candy's Room", "Ramrod", "Point Blank", and "Rockin' All Over The World".

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1981-05-13 - APOLLO THEATRE, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Soundcheck: JOHNNY BYE-BYE / THE PROMISED LAND

FOLLOW THAT DREAM / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / FACTORY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / THE PROMISED LAND / BADLANDS / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / THE PRICE YOU PAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Show was rescheduled from March 23. World premiere of "Johnny Bye-Bye", with different lyrics to the version released on the single B-side in 1985. "This Land Is Your Land" is dedicated to Bob Marley who had died earlier that day in Miami, FL, and includes Bruce's "streets of Brixton" verse. Roy plays the piano intro before "The River". "The Price You Pay" is a full band version. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". First ever performances in England of "The Ties That Bind", "Factory", "Fire", and "The Price You Pay".

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1981-05-14 - APOLLO THEATRE, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / RAMROD / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Shortest night on entire European tour as Bruce was in poor voice. Gig was rescheduled from March 24 as Bruce was ill then as well. Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-05-16 - EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / RACING IN THE STREET / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Show was rescheduled from March 30. Bruce's first ever appearance in Scotland. Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Detroit Medley" includes " High School Confidential" and "I Hear A Train".

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1981-05-17 - EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

THE TIES THAT BIND / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / THUNDER ROAD / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

"The Ties That Bind" opens a show for the first time. Clarence sings the opening lines to Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" as an introduction to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "Detroit Medley" includes "Land Of 1000 Dances". First ever performances in Scotland of "Factory", "Johnny Bye-Bye", "Fire", "Wreck On The Highway", and "Backstreets".

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1981-05-20 - NEW BINGLEY HALL, STAFFORD, ENGLAND

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Roy plays a "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". Clarence sings the opening lines to Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" as an introduction to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-05-26 - THE BRIGHTON CENTRE, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Show was rescheduled from March 17. The first of two shows at the approximately 4,500 seat Brighton Centre. Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". Clarence sings the opening lines to Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" as an introduction to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". Following the show Springsteen had a stroll along the Brighton seafront with Richard Williams, a journalist with the Sunday Times. Williams' interview in the Times was printed on May 31, 1981.

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1981-05-27 - THE BRIGHTON CENTRE, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND

BORN TO RUN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE PRICE YOU PAY / TWO HEARTS / INDEPENDENCE DAY / THUNDER ROAD / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / STOLEN CAR / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / I'M A ROCKER / DETROIT MEDLEY

Excellent versions of "Point Blank" and "Jungleland" (the first version of the European Tour). Last "The Price You Pay" until 2009, performed in the full-band arrangement. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" includes "High School Confidential". First ever performances in England of "Stolen Car" and "I'm A Rocker".

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1981-05-29 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

Soundcheck: TRAPPED

BORN TO RUN / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / TRAPPED / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / STOLEN CAR / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / I'M A ROCKER / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Show was rescheduled from March 19. First ever Springsteen performance of "Trapped", played in an arrangement that is wildly different to Jimmy Cliff's original. "Trapped" was also soundchecked, with Bruce and the band spending some time working on the instrumentation. Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". Clarence sings the opening lines to Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" as an introduction to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", which also includes "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" features the emergency announcement / "when me and the Big Man do this" schtick.

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1981-05-30 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / JACKSON CAGE / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / CADILLAC RANCH / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / POINT BLANK / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Show was rescheduled from March 20. European debut of "Jackson Cage". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions.

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1981-06-01 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

THE TIES THAT BIND / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Show was rescheduled from April 2. Set includes "The Ties That Bind" to open the set and "Shake" as part of the "Detroit Medley". Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes "Sweet Soul Music" during the band intros.

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1981-06-02 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / JUNGLELAND / I FOUGHT THE LAW (with Link Wray) / DETROIT MEDLEY

Show was rescheduled from April 3. Link Wray joins the band for the European debut of "I Fought The Law". Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" includes "Shake" and "Sweet Soul Music".

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1981-06-04 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

Soundcheck: PROVE IT ALL NIGHT

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / JACKSON CAGE / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Show was rescheduled from April 4. An attendee recalls that "Prove It All Night" is included in soundcheck. Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". Clarence sings the opening lines to Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" as an introduction to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", which also includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" in the midsection. Epic 15-minute "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Shake", and "Sweet Soul Music".

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1981-06-05 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

BORN TO RUN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / I FOUGHT THE LAW / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' - I WANNA MARRY YOU / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / DETROIT MEDLEY

Debut of "Jolé Blon", Bruce's version of the Cajun standard, European debut of "Here She Comes Walkin'" and "I Wanna Marry You", and first ever performance in England of "Can't Help Falling In Love". Final tour appearances for "Because The Night" and "Can't Help Falling In Love". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "Shake" and "Sweet Soul Music".

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1981-06-07 - BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / TRAPPED / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / FIRE / HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' - I WANNA MARRY YOU / DRIVE ALL NIGHT / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN (with Pete Townshend) / DETROIT MEDLEY (with Pete Townshend)

The show was rescheduled from March 27. Last two tracks feature The Who's Pete Townshend, and Bruce dedicates "The Promised Land" to him. European debut of "Drive All Night" and the last performance known until 2005 (solo) and 2008 (band). Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Shake", and "Sweet Soul Music".

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1981-06-08 - BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

THE TIES THAT BIND / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / JACKSON CAGE / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / JOLÉ BLON / FIRE / HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' - I WANNA MARRY YOU / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

The show was rescheduled from March 28. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes Clarence playing a snippet of "Taps" and a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Shake", and "Sweet Soul Music".

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End of the 2nd leg of "The River" tour


1981-06-09 - HAMMERSMITH PALAIS, LONDON, ENGLAND

Bruce Springsteen and Pete Townshend both attended this gig of Irish band U2 and they met with the band backstage afterwards.

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1981-06-14 - HOLLYWOOD BOWL, LOS ANGELES, CA

Soundcheck: CADILLAC RANCH

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE PROMISED LAND (with Jackson Browne) / JOLÉ BLON (with Gary U.S. Bonds) / HUNGRY HEART (with Gary U.S. Bonds and Jackson Browne) / BROTHER JOHN IS GONE (with Jackson Browne, Gary U.S. Bonds, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, et al.)

Fourth annual Survival Sunday anti-nuclear benefit with Jackson Browne and Gary U.S. Bonds as well as Springsteen. After an introduction by Ron Kovic, Bruce begins with a solo "This Land Is Your Land", before being joined by Jackson Browne on an acoustic duet of "The Promised Land" and by Gary U.S. Bonds on a full-band duet on "Jolé Blon", Bruce's first ever performance of the song in the U.S. The five-hour-plus extravaganza closes with the traditional gospel number "Brother John Is Gone", with all artists on stage (Bruce's first ever performance of the song). According to press reports, Springsteen led the all-purpose backup band through "Cadillac Ranch" in the soundcheck. Ronald Reagan's younger daughter Patti Davis speaks at the event, as does Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Nicolette Larson, Kenny Rankin, Timothy Schmit, Peter Yarrow, The Chambers Brothers & The Chambers Family Choir, Father Guido Sarducci, and The Hollywood Rock 'N Roll Revue (the evening's house band) also perform.

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1981-06-15 - OLD WALDORF, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

JOLÉ BLON / THIS LITTLE GIRL / QUARTER TO THREE / SCHOOL IS OUT / NEW ORLEANS

With Gary U.S. Bonds. First Springsteen performance on "This Little Girl" and his only known performance on "School Is Out".

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1981-06-22 - MAX WEINBERG WEDDING RECEPTION, EAST ORANGE, NJ

YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / HUNGRY HEART / HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' / JERSEY GIRL
Incomplete setlist.

Other set details unknown. The wedding reception for Max Weinberg and his bride Rebecca ("Becky"). Bruce and the entire E Street Band attended and played a lengthy set. A source recalls that one of the songs Springsteen performed was "Jersey Girl" (very plausible, as Bruce premiered a cover version at his next public concert). From the clips that are available, "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "Hungry Heart", and "Here She Comes Walkin'" are also known to have been played. It seems likely that "I Wanna Marry You" followed the latter (a short clip of which can be seen in Thom Zimny's documentary The Ties That Bind), but we have no evidence to confirm it.

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Start of the 3rd leg of "The River" tour - U.S.


1981-07-02 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN TO RUN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / HUNGRY HEART / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / JERSEY GIRL / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / DETROIT MEDLEY / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Tour debuts of "Jersey Girl" and "I Don't Want To Go Home", the first ever performances in the U.S. of "Johnny Bye-Bye" and "Follow That Dream", and the last time that "Born To Run" opens the set. Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Shake", and "Sweet Soul Music". This show was the first of any event at Meadowlands; Bruce opened the arena this night. This show made the local TV news mainly due to the crass case of ticket scalping surrounding Bruce's entire Meadowlands stand.

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1981-07-03 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / SUMMERTIME BLUES / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON (with Gary U.S. Bonds) / THIS LITTLE GIRL (with Gary U.S. Bonds) / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

First "Summertime Blues" of the tour and the premiere of "This Little Girl", with Gary U.S. Bonds guesting. "Badlands" opens the show. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "Shake", and "Sweet Soul Music".

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1981-07-05 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / BADLANDS / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / FIRE / JOLÉ BLON / JERSEY GIRL / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Set includes "Thunder Road" in the opening slot for the first time. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" includes "Shake" and "Sweet Soul Music". First ever Springsteen performance in the U.S. of "Trapped".

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1981-07-06 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

"Detroit Medley" features the debut of Mitch Ryder's "Sock It To Me, Baby!", as well as "Sweet Soul Music" and "Shake". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions.

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1981-07-08 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Soundcheck: ALL I NEED

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Bruce sings the opening lines of "Stagger Lee" as an introduction to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", along with a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" includes "Sock It To Me, Baby!", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake". Soundcheck includes "All I Need", a Springsteen composition that was eventually recorded by Gary U.S. Bonds on his album On The Line.

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1981-07-09 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / BADLANDS / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HUNGRY HEART / JOLÉ BLON (with Gary U.S. Bonds) / THIS LITTLE GIRL (with Gary U.S. Bonds) / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JERSEY GIRL / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

The final show of six at Brendan Byrne Arena. Gary U.S. Bonds joins Bruce and the band for "Jolé Blon" and the tour's final "This Little Girl". Clarence sings the opening lines to Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" in the introduction to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", which includes "Sweet Soul Music" in the midsection. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Sock It To Me, Baby!", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-07-11 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ

RAMROD / AROUND AND AROUND / SUMMERTIME BLUES / JOLÉ BLON / YOU CAN'T SIT DOWN / CADILLAC RANCH

Bruce joins Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers on stage on the opening night of his new nightclub.

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1981-07-13 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / RACING IN THE STREET / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Opening night of a five-night stand at Philadelphia's Spectrum arena. "Thunder Road" opens the show and "Badlands" closes the first set. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Sock It To Me, Baby!", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-07-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a bridge between "The River" and "Badlands". An audience sign-request leads to an unusually-placed "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" opening the second set. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-07-16 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / FIRE / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-07-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-07-19 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / FOR YOU / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / I FOUGHT THE LAW / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / GROWIN' UP / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Last night of five at the Spectrum opens with "Thunder Road" and includes "For You" (last played March 2) and "I Fought The Law". The second set includes only the third "Growin' Up of 1981, featuring the spaceman story, last played some six months prior in South Bend, IN. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-07-23 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL

Postponed to September 10 due to Bruce being ill. Only two shows were originally scheduled at the Rosemont Horizon, a third show was added when tickets went on sale for the rescheduled dates in September.

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1981-07-24 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL

Postponed to September 11 due to Bruce being ill.

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1981-07-26 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH

Postponed to September 13 due to Bruce being ill.

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1981-07-27 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH

Postponed to September 14 due to Bruce being ill.

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1981-07-29 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / FOR YOU / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

The show features Southside Johnny making a guest appearance on "I Don't Want To Go Home" in the encores. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-07-30 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH

Soundcheck: NOT TOO YOUNG TO GET MARRIED

ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / I FOUGHT THE LAW / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (with Southside Johnny) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Show again includes Southside Johnny on the encore "I Don't Want To Go Home", the song's final appearance for the tour. High energy set opens with "Rockin' All Over The World" and closes with a nearly ten-minute "Twist And Shout". Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" in the midsection. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". The soundcheck includes Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans' 1963 single "Not Too Young To Get Married". The Phil Spector-produced group included backing vocalist Darlene Love, whom Bruce has covered and played with several times over the years. However, he never played this song in concert.

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1981-08-04 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / FOR YOU / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

The show is considered to be one of the hottest shows ever. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-08-05 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD

ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JACKSON CAGE / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / FIRE / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-08-06 - THE BAYOU, WASHINGTON, DC

CAROL

Bruce, along with Garry Tallent and Clarence Clemons, joins Robbin Thompson (formerly of Steel Mill) and his band for an eight-minute version of "Carol".

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1981-08-07 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD

BADLANDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / SUMMERTIME BLUES / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THUNDER ROAD / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes "Sweet Soul Music" during the band intros. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", the "New Orleans" chant, and "Shake". Final tour appearance for "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)".

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1981-08-08 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI

Rescheduled to August 11 for an unknown reason.

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1981-08-09 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI

Rescheduled to August 12 for an unknown reason.

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1981-08-11 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / SUMMERTIME BLUES / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JACKSON CAGE / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / FOR YOU / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

This show was originally scheduled for August 8. 29-song set includes "Thunder Road" to open, "Summertime Blues", "Jackson Cage" and "For You". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". Bruce sings a bit of Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again" as an introduction to "I'm A Rocker". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake". Click the date/location link above for some great photos by JEMS.

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1981-08-12 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI

ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / DETROIT MEDLEY (with Mitch Ryder) / BORN TO RUN / TWIST AND SHOUT

"Detroit Medley", with Mitch Ryder guesting, is the short version without all the additional song snippets, and does not include "I Hear A Train". Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". This concert was originally scheduled for August 9.

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1981-08-16 - RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, MORRISON, CO

Soundcheck: HUNGRY HEART / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT

WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / SEA CRUISE / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / GROWIN' UP / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Set includes only tour performance of "Sea Cruise". Springsteen's second appearance at the outdoor venue. Soundcheck is completed with a small audience in attendance - fortunately taped for posterity. During the afternoon the weather at Red Rocks is bright and sunny, but in the evening the temperature drops and it rains heavily. Bruce adjusts the setlist appropriately with the addition of "Who'll Stop The Rain" and "Sea Cruise". "Growin' Up" features the spaceman story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes "Sweet Soul Music", as well as a snippet of the "Call To The Post" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake". During the encores, Bruce suggests that they might move the next night's show indoors, but the crowd votes to keep it outdoors.

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1981-08-17 - RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, MORRISON, CO

Soundcheck: RAVE ON / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / SUMMERTIME BLUES / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / FOR YOU / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Beautiful "Racing In The Street". The show includes one of the five performances of "Summertime Blues" on the River Tour. Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train".

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1981-08-20 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BALLAD OF EASY RIDER / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

The concert is a benefit for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and the first night of six in Los Angeles. The outstanding 29-song set features passionate versions of many songs, including "The River", "Who'll Stop The Rain", "Prove It All Night", and "Darkness On The Edge Of Town". Also, includes a stunning tour one-off performance of The Byrds' "Ballad Of Easy Rider". Springsteen stops singing during "The River", either due to overwhelming emotion or to shake hands with the veterans seated around the stage - opinion is divided. An outstanding "Detroit Medley" includes snippets of "I Hear A Train", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" also includes a brief "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. Widely considered one of Springsteen's finest shows, with some justification.

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1981-08-21 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / THE RIVER / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / BADLANDS / FOR YOU / HUNGRY HEART (with Flo and Eddie) / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / POINT BLANK / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Flo and Eddie contribute vocals on "Hungry Heart". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Land Of 1000 Dances", and "Shake".

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1981-08-23 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

SUMMERTIME BLUES / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / OUT IN THE STREET / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / FIRE / STOLEN CAR / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / RAVE ON / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

The only performance of "Rave On" on the tour and final tour versions of "Summertime Blues" and "Stolen Car". Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" does not include "I Hear A Train", but does include "Sock It To Me, Baby!", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake.

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1981-08-24 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

BADLANDS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JACKSON CAGE / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / GROWIN' UP / POINT BLANK / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JERSEY GIRL (with Tom Waits) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

The show features a guest appearance by Tom Waits on "Jersey Girl" which Bruce introduces as "…when I heard it, I remember it was one of those songs I said, "Well, I wish, I wish I'd wrote that." Bruce also dedicates "Johnny Bye-Bye" to Tom. "Growin' Up" features the spaceman story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" in the intros. "Detroit Medley" does not include "I Hear A Train", but does feature "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-08-27 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / GROWIN' UP / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / POINT BLANK / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

"Growin' Up" features a story about Peter Pan. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music" during the band introductions. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-08-28 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA

ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / PLANE WRECK AT LOS GATOS (DEPORTEE) / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / I FOUGHT THE LAW / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART (with Flo and Eddie) / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / PROUD MARY / FIRE / RACING IN THE STREET / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / QUARTER TO THREE

Only performance this tour of Woody Guthrie's protest song "Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (Deportee)" and E Street debut of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary". First "Quarter To Three" since October 1980. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". Flo and Eddie contribute backing vocals on "Hungry Heart". Final tour appearance for "Fire". The last show ever to include all eight classic "bookends," with the exception of May 7, 2008, when both the Born To Run and Darkness On The Edge Of Town records were played front-to-back.

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1981-09-02 - SAN DIEGO SPORTS ARENA, SAN DIEGO, CA

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / OUT IN THE STREET / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / JACKSON CAGE / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / THE PROMISED LAND / I FOUGHT THE LAW / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / GROWIN' UP / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / QUARTER TO THREE

Last known performance of "Jackson Cage" until 2002 and the final "Growin' Up of the tour, which includes the Peter Pan story. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train". "Quarter To Three" closes the set again.

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1981-09-05 - PERKINS PALACE, PASADENA, CA

(YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER

With The Pretenders.

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1981-09-08 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL

ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / INDEPENDENCE DAY / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / POINT BLANK / CANDY'S ROOM / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY

Final tour performances for "Point Blank" and "Candy's Room". Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "You Can't Sit Down", "Sweet Soul Music", and "Shake".

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1981-09-10 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL

OUT IN THE STREET / THE TIES THAT BIND / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / I FOUGHT THE LAW / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / FOR YOU / HUNGRY HEART / MONA - SHE'S THE ONE / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Tour premiere and the sole performance of "She's The One" of the tour. It won't be played again until opening night of the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour in 1988. Includes the "Mona" introduction, similar (but not quite so long) to what was played in 1978. Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". The second set opens with "For You". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Mony Mony" is included in the "Detroit Medley" for the first time, after "I Hear A Train". Final tour performances for "I Fought The Law" and "Wreck On The Highway". Rescheduled from July 23.

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1981-09-11 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL

THUNDER ROAD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / JERSEY GIRL / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / OUT IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / BADLANDS / HUNGRY HEART / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / FOR YOU / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / HERE SHE COMES WALKIN' - I WANNA MARRY YOU / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / QUARTER TO THREE

Rescheduled from July 24. "It's Hard To Be A Saint in The City" played for first time on the tour and last performance until 2016 of the "Here She Comes Walkin'" introduction to "I Wanna Marry You". The latter song itself won't be performed again until 1996, acoustically, and 2009 before it's played again with the band. Final tour performances for "Jersey Girl" and "For You" as well. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes a snippet of "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train" and "Mony Mony".

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1981-09-13 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH

OUT IN THE STREET / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FACTORY / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / JOLÉ BLON / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / BACKSTREETS / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT

Rescheduled from July 26. Final tour performances for "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", "Factory", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", "Jolé Blon", "Backstreets", and "Twist And Shout". Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes "Sweet Soul Music" in the midsection. "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train", "Land Of 1000 Dances", and "Mony Mony".

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1981-09-14 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH

ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE TIES THAT BIND / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / INDEPENDENCE DAY / TRAPPED / TWO HEARTS / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / OUT IN THE STREET / THE PROMISED LAND / THE RIVER / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / HUNGRY HEART / IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / PROUD MARY / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / RACING IN THE STREET / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / I'M A ROCKER / JUNGLELAND / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / QUARTER TO THREE

Last night of the tour and some farewells - "It's Hard To Be A Saint in The City" (last performance until 1996 solo, or 2000 with the full band), "The Ties That Bind" (last performance until 1999), and the final show for Steven Van Zandt as a member of the E Street Band until the Reunion Tour in 1999. Also the final "Quarter To Three" until 1988. Roy plays "Once Upon A Time In The West" as a prelude to "Badlands". A member of the crew introduces Bruce at the beginning of the band introductions in "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" with an acoustic poem in the style of the one Bruce introduced Roy with elsewhere on the tour; later in the intros, Bruce sings "Sweet Soul Music". "Detroit Medley" includes "I Hear A Train" and "Mony Mony". This show had been rescheduled from July 27.

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End of "The River" tour


1981-09-24 - CLARENCE CLEMONS WEDDING RECEPTION, HONOLULU, HI

No set details known.

Wedding reception for the Big Man and his bride, Christina Sandgren. The entire E Street Band, key management and respective wives/girlfriends attended, as well as Bruce and his then-girlfriend Joyce Hyser. Springsteen acted as "Best Man". As had been the case at Max Weinberg's wedding three months earlier, Bruce & the E Street Band performed a lengthy, rollicking set at the reception, all of which was audio and video recorded – but none of which has surfaced to collectors. This event (albeit a private and unofficial one) remains the only known Springsteen performance in the state of Hawaii.

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1981-11-00 - THE POWER STATION, NEW YORK CITY, NY

MEN WITHOUT WOMEN / ANGEL EYES / UNTIL THE GOOD IS GONE

Springsteen visits studio sessions being conducted by Steven Van Zandt for his work-in-progress debut solo album and provides harmony vocals on the three above-mentioned tracks. Van Zandt's core backing band for the project consisted of Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg, and Danny Federici. Springsteen's contributions are not credited in the album liner notes but have been subsequently confirmed in interview by Van Zandt.

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