2012-07-04 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France

The first of two nights at Bercy and the twelfth time Springsteen has played the arena. Back to the stage after a ten-day break and Bruce plays no less than three July 4 specials - "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" (with the original "waitress" lyrics), "Darlington County" and the tour's only "Independence Day", in a solo piano arrangement. In addition "American Land" closes the show. "La Vie en rose" (best known as the signature song of Edith Piaf) welcomes the band on stage, played by the accordion duo of Roy and Charlie. Patti returns to the stage for the first time since Los Angeles - as a result "Easy Money" makes its European debut, replacing "Shackled And Drawn", and "My City Of Ruins" includes "People Get Ready", as well as a snippet of "Sad Mood". Bruce reverts to singing "get on board" rather than "thank the Lord" at the end of "Land Of Hope And Dreams", as will be the case for the remainder of the tour. First ever performances in France of "The E Street Shuffle", "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)", and "We Are Alive".

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