2016-07-16 Circus Maximus, Rome, Italy

The tour premiere of "New York City Serenade" opens Springsteen's set at the ancient Circus Maximus in Rome, with eight violinists from the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra providing strings, just as they did on July 11, 2013 in the same city. The song has now been played ten times since in the Reunion era. Two other tour debuts in the 34-song set, "Summertime Blues" and a solo acoustic "The Ghost Of Tom Joad", with sign requests "Boom Boom" and "Detroit Medley" making surprise mid-set appearances amongst twelve songs from The River. "Two Hearts" includes "It Takes Two" and "Drive All Night" includes a snippet of "Dream Baby Dream". Bruce dedicates "Land Of Hope And Dreams" to the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Nice. "Ramrod" includes a snippet of The Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird". "Jungleland" opens the encore, and the solo acoustic "Thunder Road" brings the night to a close. Treves Blues Band and Counting Crows were the opening acts.

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