2012-05-17 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain

What to say? The longest show of the tour to date with 29 songs over three hours ten minutes. Two tour premieres, but the big news is the return of the piano and guitar introduction to "Prove It All Night", made famous during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour of 1978. It was also played twice in 1980, but never since, and never before in Europe. Also, possibly for the first time, Steve takes the closing guitar solo. It was played as a request for a group of fans with a sign that read "With Intro 78 Prove it all night". Click the date/location link above to hear it. Start of the show can be watched on TV3alacarta. Set also features the European debut of "Talk To Me". "Born In The U.S.A." remains in the encores. The "Apollo Medley" is dropped - the first time this has happened, other than the shortened festival set in New Orleans. Donna Summer's "Last Dance" is played as the band take to the stage. "My City Of Ruins" includes a snippet of "Sad Mood". The chain-gang style call and response introduction to "Shackled And Drawn", debuted in Las Palmas, is extended, with Bruce singing, "Work all day I wanna hear you holler, workin' all day for a dime and a dollar". Tour premiere "Hungry Heart" includes a somewhat unusual improvised sax solo. The soundcheck featured Bruce and the band working on an unknown gospel song with the singers - you can find a recording of the song on the detail page. Patti Scialfa is not present.

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