2016-08-23 Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Local Start Time 20:06 / End Time 23:58

Info & Setlist | Venue

After three weeks of rest Bruce and the band return to States for a final run of The River Tour, which is comprised of ten shows in stadiums, arenas, and an amphitheatre. Bruce brings out an eight-piece string section led by Sam Bardfeld for "New York City Serenade", the opening song of the first show of three in the stadium, as well as for the tour premiere of "Jack Of All Trades" in a new acoustic-led arrangement. The almost four-hour show, the longest U.S. show to-date, ends with "Jersey Girl" as fireworks are released behind the stage. "Something In The Night" features an unusual spoken introduction. "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" features the fan who requested it sharing vocals; "Growin' Up" is also a sign request. "Mansion On The Hill" is an acoustic duet with Patti. "Independence Day", "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)", and "Brilliant Disguise" are played for the final time this tour. The string section, all violins, are made of friends and colleagues of Sam Bardfeld, and comprise (aside from Sam) Sara Caswell, Janey Choi, Joe Deninzon, Rachel Golub, Joyce Hammann, Todd Reynolds, and Mazz Swift.

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