Bruce Burns Through Born To Run, Turns 60

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These are exciting times for Bruce Springsteen. On Sunday night, he and the E Street Band poured through his seminal 1975 album, Born To Run, in its entirety for an ecstatic house in Chicago. Springsteen and co. plowed through 28 songs in three hours, saving Born To Run for the middle of the set. The one-two tandem of “Meeting Across The River” into “Jungeland” must have been insane.

Towards the end, Bruce went old school, busting out covers of “Da Do Run Run” and “Rockin’ Robin” on request. However, no encore is complete without “Rosalita.”

The evening marked the second time the band has played through the storied album live — the first was in 2008 at a small New Jersey benefit.

Read a review by the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot here.

Springsteen turns 60 today. If only we could all be as young as he is.

9/22 United Center set list:

1 Seeds
2 No Surrender
3 Johnny 99
4 Cover Me
5 Outlaw Pete
6 Hungry Heart
7 Working on a Dream
8 Thunder Road
9 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
10 Night
11 Backstreets
12 Born to Run
13 She’s the One
14 Meeting Across the River
15 Jungleland
16 Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
17 Promised Land
18 Radio Nowhere
19 Lonesome Day
20 The Rising
21 Badlands

Encore

22 Hard Times Come Again No More
23 Da Do Run Run
24 Rockin’ Robin
25 I’m Going Down
26 American Land
27 Dancing in the Dark
28 Rosalita

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