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1985


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Continuation of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour - U.S.


1985-01-04 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Bruce and the band return to the stage after the Christmas and New Year break. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-05 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA

Soundcheck: BAD MOON RISING

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Five changes for the second show in Hampton, with "Out In The Street", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Highway Patrolman", "Because The Night" and "Growin' Up" replacing "Prove It All Night", "Atlantic City", "Mansion On The Hill", "Downbound Train" and "Pink Cadillac" respectively. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-07 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-08 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Tour debut and first ever performance in the U.S. of "Can't Help Falling In Love" of the tour played on what would have been Elvis's fiftieth birthday, last played in London, June 5, 1981. "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Shut Out The Light" and "Growin' Up" (with the bear story) come in to the set for the second show in Indianapolis. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro.

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1985-01-10 - FREEDOM HALL, LOUISVILLE, KY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

Set includes "Shut Out The Light" and the second tour performance of "Can't Help Falling In Love". "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-13 - CAROLINA COLISEUM, COLUMBIA, SC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

28-song set includes "Highway Patrolman". "Johnny Bye-Bye includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-15 - CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / USED CARS / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-16 - CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / RAMROD

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" includes the bear story. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-17 - RHINOCEROS CLUB, GREENSBORO, NC

HANG ON SLOOPY / STAND BY ME

With The Del Fuegos. Nils Lofgren is also present.

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1985-01-18 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC

Soundcheck: CINDY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Gary U.S. Bonds and Robbin Thompson) / RAMROD

Set features Gary U.S. Bonds and Robbin Thompson guesting on backing vocals on "Twist And Shout" - "Do You Love Me". "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-19 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / USED CARS / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

28-song set in Greensboro includes "Used Cars". "Reason To Believe" includes a bit of "Amazing Grace" on harmonica during the introduction. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-23 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

27-song set for the first of two shows in Providence. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band".

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1985-01-24 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / MANSION ON THE HILL / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / THUNDER ROAD / WOOLY BULLY / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Working On The Highway" makes a return to the setlist - only previously played once at the start of the tour in June 1984. Final tour performance for "Mansion On The Hill". "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes a line from "Mystery Train" at the end. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Thunder Road" moves to an encore slot. Pete Lamothe reports that "the last two tunes - "Wooly Bully" and "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" were played a full 15 minutes after the show ended. At least 1/2 of the fans had left, the house lights were up and the roadies were taking lights down. I know because I was 15 years old and sitting in the first row behind the stage. Had to be one of the best shows on the whole tour!". Following the show Springsteen donates $10,000 to the Rhode Island Food Bank.

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1985-01-26 - CARRIER DOME, SYRACUSE, NY

Soundcheck: WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / THUNDER ROAD / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

"Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. Once again, "Thunder Road" is played during the encores. During intermission Springsteen is honored with a special presentation by the United Steelworkers of America in recognition of his donations to various steelworkers' food banks during the tour.

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1985-01-27 - CARRIER DOME, SYRACUSE, NY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / THUNDER ROAD / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Second show in Syracuse includes "Working On The Highway", "The River (for the first time this year), "Because The Night" and "Growin' Up", including the bear story, all not played the previous night.

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End of the 1st leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


1985-01-28 - A&M STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD, CA

WE ARE THE WORLD

The recording of the vocals of the African relief single and its associated video with nearly every major-selling U.S.A. solo artist of that time present (Madonna and Prince being the often-noted absentees). Most of the artists arrived directly from the American Music Awards gala held nearby earlier in the evening.
The session didn't start until very late on the 28 so, technically speaking, most of the events took place in the early hours of January 29. Bruce's vocal performance is a standout.
note: "Dancing In The Dark" won the Best Single award but Bruce didn't attend the ceremony – he flew in from his previous night's gig at the last moment.

Clyde Kaplan sent his recollections of the night to Brucebase, "I was an assistant engineer at A&M Studios from 1981 to 1986, including the night of January 28, 1985, the night of the We Are The World vocal recording sessions. (The track was recorded earlier in the week at Lion's Share Studios.) We had a large studio, Studio A, which was used for the vocal sessions. We also had a large sound stage which had a video feed from the studio as well as food and drinks for the friends and family of the artists. But one of the biggest selling features for A&M was our gated parking lot. Most of the artists came by limo after the American Music Awards and were driven through the gates and dropped off at the studio door. Not Bruce. Bruce had flown in from a show in Syracuse, rented a car and drove himself to A&M. He came in to the control room and I heard him say, "I got a great place to park… right across the street."

A great moment for me was Bruce singing his solo at the end of the song. It was probably 4am. We had just finished Bob Dylan doing his solo. Bruce went to the mic to do his part. From where I was in the control room, my view was Bruce on the left, the microphone on the right, and directly in between and about 10 feet behind, watching, stood Bob Dylan."

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1985-02-23 - THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, CA

BABY I'M A STAR / AMERICA / PURPLE RAIN
Setlist may be inaccurate.

Bruce and Madonna join Prince on stage at Inglewood's Forum during his Purple Rain Tour. Bruce's (and Madonna's) participation on the latter two tracks is not absolutely confirmed, but seems likely based on Prince's shout of "Bruce!" near the beginning of "America".

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1985-02-26 - SHRINE AUDITORIUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

Bruce attends the 27th Grammy Awards with his mother and his soon-to-be-wife Julianne Phillips. He wins a single Grammy, for "Dancing In The Dark" in the 'Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male' category.

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1985-03-03 - HOLLYWOOD CENTER STUDIOS, SOUNDSTAGE, LOS ANGELES, CA

Film shooting by Director John Sayles for Springsteen's video single of "I'm On Fire". This was an entirely conceptual video (no onscreen singing), with Bruce acting in the role of an auto mechanic. Filmed over three or four days starting in late February, with Springsteen's parts completed on March 3.

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Start of the 2nd leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour - Oceania / Asia


1985-03-21 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / I'M A ROCKER / RAMROD / DETROIT MEDLEY

Bruce's first ever appearance in Australia. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band". A couple of references to "Saturday night in Sydney" at the end of "Out In The Street" have people confused since March 21 was a Thursday night. Also some people report that Saturday night is mentioned at the end of "Prove It All Night" and also at the start of "Growin' Up" - but the latter track was not played on this night. This setlist is confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. Furthermore, a review of the tape reveals no references to "Saturday" at all - obviously people have been listening to one of the LP releases of this series of shows which were compilations of the five-night stand, or had tracks on that were never played in Australia on this tour. Show length is 3:02 excluding intermission.

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1985-03-22 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

DOWN BY THE RIVER

To a deafening ovation Bruce casually strolls out and joins Neil Young onstage during the final encore in Neil's final show in Sydney. Bruce and Neil trade vocals and blistering guitar solos on an extended version of Young's 1969 classic "Down By The River". Nils Lofgren also made a guest appearance earlier in this show, playing piano on "Tell Me Why" and accordion on "Comes A Time". Still rated by many as Bruce's most memorable walk-on guest appearance. First known Springsteen performance of the song.

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1985-03-23 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / REASON TO BELIEVE / THE RIVER / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Concert noted in Charles Cross's Backstreets - The Man And His Music as having "Darkness On The Edge Of Town" in the first set. "Johnny Bye-Bye" includes the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. First show of 1985 to include "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". First ever performances in Australia of "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "The River", "Growin' Up", "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)", "Twist And Shout", and "Do You Love Me". Most sources agree on this setlist which is also confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. Show length is 3:07.

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1985-03-24 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / USED CARS / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / POINT BLANK / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / THUNDER ROAD / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Set includes the first "Point Blank" of 1985. First ever performances in Australia of "Working On The Highway", "Used Cars", "Point Blank", and "No Surrender". This setlist is confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. Show length is 3:01.

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1985-03-27 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / ATLANTIC CITY / REASON TO BELIEVE / THE RIVER / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / DETROIT MEDLEY

First ever performances in Australia of "Open All Night", "Follow That Dream", and "Rockin' All Over The World". "Johnny Bye-Bye" features a different intro story than usual and the "Mystery Train" outro. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Detroit Medley" includes "Travelin' Band". This revised setlist is confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. According to tapes, the show length is 3:19.

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1985-03-28 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / MY FATHER'S HOUSE / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / JUNGLELAND / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / WOOLY BULLY / DETROIT MEDLEY

Features the only Born In The U.S.A. Tour "Wreck On The Highway", the song's last full band performance until 2009, and the tour's final performances of "My Father's House", "Jungleland", and "Wooly Bully. Unusually, there's no "Travelin' Band" in the show-closing "Detroit Medley" - just "I Hear A Train". First ever performances in Australia of "My Father's House", "Wreck On The Highway", "Backstreets" (which includes an extended intro and an abbreviated "Sad Eyes" in the middle), "Jungleland", "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", and "Wooly Bully". This 31-song setlist is confirmed by a fan present at all five shows. The final night in Sydney is considered by some to be amongst the best shows of the tour. Show length is 3:26.

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1985-03-31 - QE II JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / NEBRASKA / REASON TO BELIEVE / THE RIVER / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M GOIN' DOWN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN / RAMROD / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Final tour performances for "Nebraska" and "Who'll Stop The Rain". First ever performances in Australia of "Nebraska", "I'm Goin' Down", and "Who'll Stop The Rain". The only Born In The U.S.A. Tour show that is not circulating on audio and, as such, one that has seen a number of highly speculative setlists make the rounds. Brucebase's above-mentioned 29-song setlist (and sequencing) is culled from unearthed information in The Brisbane Courier Mail, The Australasian Weekly and the collective (but agreed upon) recollections of several actual Brisbane show attendees. The song placement may not be totally accurate, however. Bruce opened this show with the comment "are you guys ready for a little rock and roll trip"? During "Thunder Road", the final song of the first set, Bruce tried in vain to get the audience to sing some of the lines, prompting him to jokingly comment to the crowd "sounds like you didn't get this one down here". Near the end of the show Bruce, peering out at the rain soaked crowd, predicated a rare performance of "Who'll Stop The Rain" with the comment – "we're gonna play something especially for you guys on account of the meteorological conditions". Show attendee Andrzej adds "…the show overall was really underwhelming – I remember "Atlantic City" as it was the only song that I was really impressed by - the venue was waaaay too big and it was the first time I'd heard him describing himself as the ‘Boss' - it felt like he had reached a point where he was believing the press." A gig marred by poor decisions by both Bruce's management team and the event promoter. This concert was originally scheduled for the 8,000-seat outdoor Brisbane Chandler Velodrome. However tickets were on sale for only a few days when the venue was suddenly shifted to the expansive 50,000-seat QEII stadium in Nathan, a southern suburb of Brisbane. The concert eventually was a near sellout. The sound system was inadequate for the size of the venue and the stadium's large video screen was out of synchronization with the audio. Unlike the Sydney shows, a no-alcohol policy was in place for the Brisbane show, a policy that many patrons were unaware of and which the Police strictly enforced - resulting in significant delays getting into the stadium.

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1985-04-03 - MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / OUT IN THE STREET / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / JOHNNY BYE-BYE / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / I'M A ROCKER / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First of two shows in Melbourne. Set includes the final "Johnny Bye-Bye" to date and the final tour appearance for "I'm A Rocker".

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1985-04-04 - MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / OPEN ALL NIGHT / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / POINT BLANK / TRAPPED / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Second night in Melbourne, and the final show of the tour in Australia, Bruce's final performance in the country until 1997. Set includes "Point Blank" and the final Born In The U.S.A. Tour "Open All Night".

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1985-04-10 - KOKURITSU YOYOGI KYŌGI-JŌ, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Bruce's first ever appearance in Japan and the first of five nights at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium.

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1985-04-11 - KOKURITSU YOYOGI KYŌGI-JŌ, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DARLINGTON COUNTY / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / RACING IN THE STREET / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performances in Japan of "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Trapped", "No Surrender", and "Growin' Up".

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1985-04-13 - KOKURITSU YOYOGI KYŌGI-JŌ, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / DARLINGTON COUNTY / REASON TO BELIEVE / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M ON FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Final tour performance for "Reason To Believe". First ever performances in Japan of "Reason To Believe" and "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". This shorter, 23-song setlist is the complete show. The setlist has also recently been corrected (September 2013) to include "Darlington County" instead of "Johnny 99", which was not played.

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1985-04-15 - KOKURITSU YOYOGI KYŌGI-JŌ, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / POINT BLANK / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performances in Japan of "Point Blank", "Can't Help Falling In Love", and "Sherry Darling".

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1985-04-16 - KOKURITSU YOYOGI KYŌGI-JŌ, TOKYO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / POINT BLANK / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Last night of five in Tokyo. First ever performance in Japan of "Because The Night".

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1985-04-19 - KYOTO FURITSU TAIIKUKAN, KYOTO, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M ON FIRE / NO SURRENDER / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Bruce's first ever appearance in the Kyoto Prefectural Gymnasium for a 23-song set.

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1985-04-22 - ŌSAKA-JŌ HŌRU, OSAKA, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / DARLINGTON COUNTY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M ON FIRE / BOBBY JEAN / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / DETROIT MEDLEY / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Bruce's last run in Japan take place with two shows in the Ōsaka-jō Hall, with a first ever performances in Japan of "Backstreets" (which includes an extended intro and an abbreviated "Sad Eyes" in the middle) and the "Detroit Medley" (which includes "Travelin' Band").

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1985-04-23 - ŌSAKA-JŌ HŌRU, OSAKA, JAPAN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / ATLANTIC CITY / POINT BLANK / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / BADLANDS / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / SHERRY DARLING / NO SURRENDER / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BOBBY JEAN / BORN TO RUN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Bruce's last night of 8 shows in Japan, and his final performance in the country until 1997. "Backstreets" is performed with an extended intro and an abbreviated "Sad Eyes" in the middle.

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Start of the 2nd leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


1985-05-11 - GEMINI PUB, LAKE OSWEGO, OR

HUNGRY HEART / I'M ON FIRE / GLORY DAYS

With a month's break in the Born In The U.S.A Tour, Bruce joins a small group of friends (including Julianne Phillips's father and brother) for a proverbial boy's night out in sleepy Lake Oswego the night before his midnight wedding. Bruce sings a number of songs, karaoke-style, to his own records in the jukebox. Note: some confusion remains about which of the town's small number of watering holes this actually took place in, contemporary news articles claim Springsteen was at the Firestone Inn.

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1985-05-13 - OUR LADY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC CHURCH, LAKE OSWEGO, OR

Bruce and Julianne Phillips, an Oregon-raised model and actress, got married shortly after midnight, surrounded by intense media attention. The two met backstage in October 1984, at one of Springsteen's concerts in Los Angeles in 1984, introduced by their agents.

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1985-05-14 - LAKE OSWEGO COUNTRY CLUB, LAKE OSWEGO, OR

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Wedding reception for Bruce and Julianne, delayed until the day after the church wedding in an attempt to outfox the media. Steven Van Zandt and Clarence Clemons (who were Bruce's best men) definitely attended but it is still unclear how many other E Street Band members were present. The newlyweds showed up at Oswego Lake Country Club at 7:45 p.m., according to Marlene Najdek, a secretary at the club. A string quartet was hired to play but Bruce (and others) did get up and sing a song or two. Police Chief Thomas Webster and the Lake Oswego Police Department were hired to provide security for the occasion, and kept party-crashers and lost golfers away from the festivities. Following the reception the honeymooners spent a week or so at Lake Como in Italy, staying in a villa owned by designer Gianni Versace.

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1985-05-27 - MAXWELL'S, HOBOKEN, NJ

GLORY DAYS

Bruce & the entire E Street Band gather at this local nightclub (along with "guest stars" Little Steven and Bruce's new bride Julianne) to film the video for "Glory Days", with John Sayles directing. Preliminary filming took place on May 24 with Bruce and the band present on the 27th and 28th. Two or three different scripts were filmed in part, one of which featured the band performing "live" vocals off a backing track – although the one eventually chosen for release has the band merely lip-syncing the standard album/single recording.

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1985-05-31 - SLANE CASTLE, SLANE, IRELAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / DANCING IN THE DARK / DANNY BOY

Soundcheck and warm-up before the European leg of the Born In The U.S.A. tour gets underway.

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Start of the 3rd leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour - Europe


1985-06-01 - SLANE CASTLE, SLANE, IRELAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / WHEN I GROW UP (TO BE A MAN) / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Springsteen's first ever appearance in Ireland. The actual location was not Dublin (a common error) but the small village of Slane in County Meath, about 30 miles north of the city. Held in the daytime in a picturesque outdoor amphitheatre setting – and the temperature was unseasonably hot! This was the largest crowd Bruce had played to up to this point, with 90,000 to 100,000 in attendance. Prior to the show there was much concern amongst locals that the influx of Springsteen fans would result in disturbances and violence similar to the previous summer when Bob Dylan performed at the same venue. In the event the day passed without any major problems. However Bruce did show some concern for the safety of the crowd during the show, the rhythmic swaying and movement meant there was real danger of crushing at the front. Springsteen was led to make a request for calm before "Johnny 99". News reports suggest that Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend joined Bruce on stage. First appearance of the River Boyne on the big screens during "The River" - this shot would continue to appear on the screens throughout the rest of the tour. Slane Castle overlooks the river. This was Bruce's first full concert as a married man – consequently the crowd was treated to a special (and still never repeated) performance of the Beach Boys 'rite-of-passage' classic "When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)". "Twist And Shout" features an unusual sung introduction. European debuts for "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Pink Cadillac", "Bobby Jean", and "Do You Love Me".

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1985-06-04 - ST. JAMES' PARK, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

The first ever performances in England of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Pink Cadillac", "Bobby Jean", and "Do You Love Me".

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1985-06-05 - ST. JAMES' PARK, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

European debuts of "Darlington County" and "Shut Out The Light".

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1985-06-08 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Notorious show that led to the stadium requiring serious repairs. The rhythmic movement of tens of thousands during "Twist And Shout" nearly led to a structural collapse of the venue, which rests on a layer of clay. After the concert the concrete pillars supporting the stadium were extended to bedrock. First ever performances in Sweden of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Trapped", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Bobby Jean", and "Do You Love Me".

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1985-06-09 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / DARLINGTON COUNTY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / RACING IN THE STREET / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

Set features "Sherry Darling" in the encores. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" includes the "Come A Little Bit Closer" introduction. First ever performances in Sweden of "Shut Out The Light" and "Darlington County".

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1985-06-12 - STADION FEIJENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BOBBY JEAN / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performances in the Netherlands of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Darlington County", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Trapped", "Working On The Highway", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Can't Help Falling In Love", "Bobby Jean", "Twist And Shout", and "Do You Love Me".

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1985-06-13 - STADION FEIJENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

"Backstreets" is performed with an extended intro and an abbreviated "Sad Eyes" in the middle. First ever performance in the Netherlands of "Shut Out The Light".

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1985-06-15 - WALDSTADION, FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / SHERRY DARLING / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performances in Germany of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Trapped", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Because The Night", "Can't Help Falling In Love", "Bobby Jean", and "Do You Love Me".

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1985-06-18 - OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH, WEST GERMANY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME

First ever performance in Germany of "Shut Out The Light".

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1985-06-21 - STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BACKSTREETS / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Springsteen's first ever appearance in Italy, at the stadium commonly known as the San Siro. "I'm On Fire" includes the keyboard led intro. Final tour appearance for "Backstreets", which has an extended intro and an abbreviated "Sad Eyes" in the middle.

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1985-06-23 - STADE RICHTER, MONTPELLIER, FRANCE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

First ever performances in France of "Born In The U.S.A.", "Johnny 99", "Atlantic City", "Working On The Highway", "Trapped", "Glory Days", "My Hometown", "Cover Me", "Dancing In The Dark", "Downbound Train", "I'm On Fire", "Bobby Jean", "Twist And Shout", and "Do You Love Me".

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1985-06-25 - STADE GEOFFROY-GUICHARD, SAINT-ÉTIENNE, FRANCE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / NO SURRENDER / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

European debut of "No Surrender" and first ever performance in France of "Darlington County".

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1985-06-29 - STADE DE COLOMBES, COLOMBES, FRANCE

Originally scheduled to take place at Stade De Colombes, the show was relocated to Parc de La Courneuve in the wake of a football riot in Brussels. Wary of disturbances, authorities in Paris had created so many security restrictions for Stade De Colombes (a football stadium with a concert capacity of around 50,000) it made more sense to move it to the large green space in the northern suburbs of Paris.

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1985-06-29 - PARC DE LA COURNEUVE, PARIS, FRANCE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / SHUT OUT THE LIGHT / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Originally scheduled to take place at Stade De Colombes, but relocated here in the wake of a football riot in Brussels. Final tour appearance (and first ever performance in France) for "Shut Out The Light".

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1985-06-30 - STADE DE COLOMBES, COLOMBES, FRANCE

Originally scheduled to take place at Stade De Colombes, the show was relocated to Parc de La Courneuve in the wake of a football riot in Brussels. Wary of disturbances, authorities in Paris had created so many security restrictions for Stade De Colombes (a football stadium with a concert capacity of around 50,000) it made more sense to move it to the large green space in the northern suburbs of Paris.

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1985-06-30 - PARC DE LA COURNEUVE, PARIS, FRANCE

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / POINT BLANK / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

Moved from Stade De Colombes - see above. Set includes the last "Point Blank" of the tour and the final performance of the album arrangement until 2008.

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1985-07-03 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / TWO HEARTS (with Steven Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steven Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steven Van Zandt)

First of three shows at Wembley Stadium. Set features the world premiere of "Seeds". Little Steven joins in for the final encores.

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1985-07-04 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND

INDEPENDENCE DAY / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / TWO HEARTS (with Steven Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steven Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steven Van Zandt)

Unique acoustic "Independence Day" opens the show on July 4, its final performance of the tour. "Seeds" includes a spoken introduction accompanied by Nils on the guitar. "I'm On Fire" includes a keyboard led introduction. "Can't Help Falling In Love" is introduced by Bruce telling the story about going to Graceland. The song itself is played by Bruce and Roy rather than like the River Tour versions that were performed by Bruce alone. Little Steven guests on "Two Hearts", "Ramrod" and "Twist And Shout" - "Do You Love Me".

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1985-07-06 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / SEEDS / JOHNNY 99 / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / TWO HEARTS (with Steven Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steven Van Zandt) / STREET FIGHTING MAN (with Steven Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steven Van Zandt)

Little Steven guests on the final encores. European debuts of "Highway Patrolman" and "Street Fighting Man", the latter in its last known Springsteen performance.

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1985-07-07 - ROUNDHAY PARK, LEEDS, ENGLAND

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / RACING IN THE STREET / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / FOLLOW THAT DREAM / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / TWO HEARTS (with Steven Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steven Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steven Van Zandt) / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD (with Steven Van Zandt)

Final tour performances for "Racing In The Street" and "Follow That Dream". Little Steven once again guests on the encores.

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End of the 3rd leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


1985-07-00 - SHAKEDOWN STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY, NY

SUN CITY

Springsteen records his vocal parts for the Little Steven written and co-produced song. Bruce's cameo appearance on the "Sun City" music video, as well as various interview segments may also have been recorded during this brief break in Born In The U.S.A. Tour, although this is unclear.

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1985-07-30 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known.

Bruce & E Street Band rehearsals for the final leg of the Born In The U.S.A. Tour. This was the premises that had once been the home of Clarence's club Big Man's West (which had closed in January 1983). The band held rehearsals at the same location prior to the start of the 1984 leg of the tour.

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1985-08-01 - 129 MONMOUTH STREET, RED BANK, NJ

No set details known.

Bruce & E Street Band rehearsals for the final leg of the Born In The U.S.A. Tour. This was the premises that had once been the home of Clarence's club Big Man's West (which had closed in January 1983).

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Start of the 4th leg of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour - U.S.


1985-08-05 - RFK STADIUM, WASHINGTON, DC

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / MAN AT THE TOP / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

Second and last (until Kilkenny, Ireland in July 2013) performance of outtake "Man At The Top" with the same lyrics as July 12, 1984, with the exception of the line "movie stars and astronauts" that replaces the "one thing in common they all got" (second verse, line three from Tracks version). First ever performance in the U.S. of "Seeds". "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". First time "Sherry Darling" closes the show - this will be repeated for the majority of the final U.S. leg.

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1985-08-07 - MUNICIPAL STADIUM, CLEVELAND, OH

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

The tour debut of "This Land Is Your Land" opens the encores. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me".

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1985-08-09 - SOLDIER FIELD, CHICAGO, IL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

"Sherry Darling" includes a couple lines from "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro for the first time.

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1985-08-11 - THREE RIVERS STADIUM, PITTSBURGH, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

A bizarre beginning to this concert, as Nils and Roy are playing table tennis in a room adjacent to the dressing room and do not receive their cue that it's time for the show to begin – resulting in a bemused Bruce starting the show and performing "Born In The U.S.A." without them. Starting the following show Bruce takes a head count as the band takes the stage, a practice that continues to this very day. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

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1985-08-14 - VETERANS STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

A Brucebase reader present comments "That night, it was insanely hot in Philadelphia, during the day the temperature was well over 100 degrees. By show time it was around 90 degrees. Oh yeah, add in 100% humidity. (I am not exaggerating) Now, Veterans Stadium was a round stadium so the air did not circulate at all. So you can imagine how bad the heat was. To this day, when I watch a video of that show, I start sweating. Anyway, at some point in the encores I believe, Bruce yells out, "I need some air conditioning." Starting at the next tour stop at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, Bruce's road crew rigged cold air blowers from underneath the stage. This was the first time it was ever used. "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

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1985-08-15 - VETERANS STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / JERSEY GIRL / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

Second night in Philadelphia includes 1985's first "Jersey Girl". "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

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1985-08-18 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / JERSEY GIRL / SHERRY DARLING

First show of six at Giants Stadium.

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1985-08-19 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / JERSEY GIRL / SHERRY DARLING

"Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

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1985-08-21 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / USED CARS / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / JERSEY GIRL / SHERRY DARLING

"Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

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1985-08-22 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / I'M GOIN' DOWN / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / TWO HEARTS (with Steven Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steven Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steven Van Zandt) / JERSEY GIRL (with Steven Van Zandt) / SHERRY DARLING (with Steven Van Zandt)

Little Steven guests on the final encores. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

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1985-08-26 - CNE STADIUM, TORONTO, ON

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / I'M GOIN' DOWN / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

"Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro. First ever performances in Canada of "Seeds", "I'm Goin' Down", "Working On The Highway", and "Can't Help Falling In Love".

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1985-08-27 - CNE STADIUM, TORONTO, ON

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SHERRY DARLING

Tracks include a rare "Growin' Up" for this leg, including the bears in the mid-song story. "The Promised Land" may have been performed after "Glory Days"; no complete recording or review is known to confirm, however. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro.

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1985-08-29 - SULLIVAN STADIUM, FOXBOROUGH, MA

Cancelled concert, never re-scheduled. An application for a concert permit was submitted by the Springsteen camp but later withdrawn due to stringent licensing restrictions. The city required that the application be studied for 21 days and then advertised for two weeks, but a late application meant the requested August 29 date would not be possible. Foxboro imposed the strict regulations when trouble broke out at Police and David Bowie concerts several years previous.

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1985-08-30 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

Rescheduled to September 1 due to heavy rain and thunderstorms in the area.

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1985-08-31 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / TRAPPED / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / TWO HEARTS (with Steven Van Zandt) / RAMROD (with Steven Van Zandt) / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME (with Steven Van Zandt) / JERSEY GIRL (with Steven Van Zandt) / SHERRY DARLING (with Steven Van Zandt) / STAND ON IT (with Steven Van Zandt)

Live premiere of "Stand On It". Little Steven joins for the final encores. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro. Final tour appearance for "Two Hearts".

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1985-09-01 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / I'M GOIN' DOWN / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / FIRE / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / JERSEY GIRL / SHERRY DARLING / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN

This show was rescheduled from August 30. "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" closes this Sunday night special show, the last of six at Giants Stadium in 1985. "Sherry Darling" includes a snippet of "Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" in the outro. Final tour performances for "Fire", "Jersey Girl", and "Sherry Darling". "Detroit Medley" was rumoured to have been played but was not.

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1985-09-04 - PONTIAC SILVERDOME, PONTIAC, MI

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / DETROIT MEDLEY

Set includes the final "Detroit Medley" of the tour, which includes "Travelin' Band". Attendance is around 69,000.

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1985-09-06 - HOOSIER DOME, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN / STAND ON IT

Set includes "Stand On It" in the final encore slot. Final tour performance for "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town".

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1985-09-09 - ORANGE BOWL, MIAMI, FL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT

"Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". Click the link above to read the extensive press coverage in the Miami News. Before the show (attended by some 72,000) Springsteen donates $25,000 to the Daily Bread Community Food Bank.

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1985-09-10 - ORANGE BOWL, MIAMI, FL

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / DARLINGTON COUNTY / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT

After over a month of static setlists Bruce makes several changes to the set for the second night in Miami, with "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "Darlington County", "No Surrender" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" replacing "Atlantic City", "I'm Goin' Down", "Downbound Train", and "This Land Is Your Land". "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me".

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1985-09-13 - COTTON BOWL, DALLAS, TX

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

Bruce flubs the words to the first verse of "Downbound Train". Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Travelin' Band" is added in the encores, in its first stand-alone performance of the tour, in response to an artificial leg being thrown on stage - "…this man just took off his leg, wait a minute (chuckles)….hold it on up, man…..wait a second….this man took that last song too literally….but he gets a song….´Travelin' Band´, key of E, ´Travelin' Band´….".

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1985-09-14 - COTTON BOWL, DALLAS, TX

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

Second night in Dallas includes a reprise of "Travelin' Band". "Growin' Up" includes the bear story. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me".

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1985-09-18 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / STOLEN CAR / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

Only performance of "Stolen Car" in 1985 and last appearance until a 2003 solo performance. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". This concert (and the next night) took place at the large outdoor Coliseum - previous shows in Oakland in 1980 and 1984 have taken place at the smaller indoor Arena. Both Coliseum and Arena are part of the large Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex.

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1985-09-19 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / HIGHWAY PATROLMAN / USED CARS / TRAPPED / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

As Bruce says during the show: "We´ll do some different stuff" - that's what they did, as setlist includes very rare 1985 renditions of "Highway Patrolman" (in its final tour performance, with Bruce forgetting the words and starting again) and "Used Cars". A pretty amusing event also right before "Used Cars" as Bruce has to tell Danny to get the accordion for the song. "Growin' Up" features the bear story.

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1985-09-22 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO

Rescheduled to September 24 due to predicted inclement weather.

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1985-09-23 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND

Bruce has a birthday cake lifted up on stage. A cold night in Denver, with temperatures dipping into the mid-30s. With most of the crowd huddled under heavy coats and blankets, applause is muffled because many are wearing gloves. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me".

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1985-09-24 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / USED CARS / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND - HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

The show was rescheduled from September 22 due to inclement weather. As it turned out the expected snowstorm did not appear, and show time on the 22 was bright and sunny. Final tour appearances for "Used Cars" and "High School Confidential". Second night in Denver also includes "Because The Night" and "Can't Help Falling In Love". A unique "Travelin' Band"/"High School Confidential" medley closes the set.

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1985-09-26 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

Rescheduled to October 2, a knock-on effect of the postponement of the September 22 concert in Denver.

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1985-09-27 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WAR / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / JANEY, DON'T YOU LOSE HEART / TRAVELIN' BAND

First show of four in Los Angeles as the Born In The U.S.A. Tour reaches its climax. Live debut of "War", which Bruce sings with the lyrics taped to his arm, and only performance of Born In The U.S.A. outtake "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" until 1993, and until 1999 with the E Street Band. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". Final tour appearance for "Because The Night".

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1985-09-29 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / ATLANTIC CITY / THE RIVER / WAR / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT (with Jon Landau) / TRAVELIN' BAND (with Jon Landau)

Similar set as night one, with "Pink Cadillac" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" replacing "Because The Night" and "This Land Is Your Land". "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". Jon Landau is on stage for the final encores of "Stand On It" and "Travelin' Band". Final tour performances for "Atlantic City", "Downbound Train", and "Can't Help Falling In Love".

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1985-09-30 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / DARLINGTON COUNTY / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WAR / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / OUT IN THE STREET / I'M GOIN' DOWN / GLORY DAYS / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / PINK CADILLAC / BOBBY JEAN / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD

"Cadillac Ranch" includes the "Land Of 1000 Dances" chant in the introduction. "Twist And Shout" includes "La Bamba" as well as "Do You Love Me". Final tour performances for "Darlington County" and "Pink Cadillac".

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1985-10-02 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

Soundcheck: I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME / BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

BORN IN THE U.S.A. / BADLANDS / OUT IN THE STREET / JOHNNY 99 / SEEDS / DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN / THE RIVER / WAR / WORKING ON THE HIGHWAY / TRAPPED / I'M GOIN' DOWN / PROVE IT ALL NIGHT / THE PROMISED LAND / MY HOMETOWN / THUNDER ROAD / COVER ME / DANCING IN THE DARK / HUNGRY HEART / CADILLAC RANCH / NO SURRENDER / I'M ON FIRE / GROWIN' UP / ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) / THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND / BORN TO RUN / BOBBY JEAN / RAMROD / TWIST AND SHOUT - DO YOU LOVE ME / STAND ON IT / TRAVELIN' BAND / ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD (with Jon Landau) / GLORY DAYS (with Jon Landau)

This show was rescheduled from September 26 due to poor weather forcing the postponement of the September 22 Denver show. During "Dancing In The Dark" Bruce's wife at the time, Julianne Phillips, is the lucky girl dancing on stage. "I'm On Fire" includes a keyboard led introduction. "Growin' Up" features the bear story. "This Land Is Your Land" is performed solo by Bruce. "Travelin' Band" includes a line from "Mystery Train". "Rockin' All Over The World" and "Glory Days" feature Jon Landau on guitar and has no story section. "The River" includes the introductory story well known from the Live/1975-85 set. The same goes for "War".

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End of the "Born In The U.S.A." tour


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