Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball tour – song statistics

Wikipedia -> Wrecking Ball Tour

JV will be attending 3 shows of Bruce’s Wrecking Ball Tour (the 3 shows in Norway). Setlist statistics are an important part of our warm-up to such important  concerts.

We will update this post regularly…

Update July 22

check playlist post for comments:

Bruce Springsteen summer 2012 concerts – Playlist


In the list right now… some songs are [Bold], which means “new” & HOT (frequent played since Europe leg started)


Songs based on the 50 first shows (Apollo & Austin included):

  • Wrecking Ball     50
  • Death to My Hometown     50
  • My City of Ruins     50
  • Waitin’ on a Sunny Day    50
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out     49
  • Dancing In The Dark     49
  • We Take Care of Our Own    48
  • Born To Run     48
  • Jack of All Trades     46
  • The Rising     46
  • We Are Alive     44
  • Badlands     43
  • Land of Hope and Dreams     36
  • Shackled and Drawn     33
  • Rocky Ground     34
  • The Promised Land     32
  • Thunder Road     29
  • Apollo Medley     27
  • Spirit In The Night    26
  • Out In The Street     23
  • The River    24
  • Born In The U.S.A.    24
  • Working on the Highway     21
  • Because the Night     20
  • Lonesome Day     19
  • She’s the One      18
  • Easy Money     17
  • The E Street Shuffle    15
  • No Surrender     16
  • Prove It All Night 15
    (2 times w/78 intro)
  • Johnny 99     15
  • Hungry Heart     14
  • Trapped     12
  • The Ties That Bind     12
  • Seven Nights To Rock     12
  • Glory Days     13
  • Bobby Jean    11
  • Twist & Shout     11
  • Youngstown     10
  • American Skin (41 Shots)     9
  • Darlington County     9
  • Candy’s Room     9
  • Murder Incorporated     8
  • Two Hearts     8
  • Atlantic City     7
  • Darkness On The Edge of Town     6
  • Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?     6
  • Backstreets     6
  • Racing in the Street     6
  • Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)     6
  • American Land     6
  • Seeds     5
  • Raise Your Hand     6
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad     5
    (1 solo acoustic)
  • Thundercrack     4
  • Talk to Me     4
  • Radio Nowhere    4
  • Downbound Train     4
  • Save My Love     4
  • The Promise     5
  • Adam Raised a Cain    4
  • My Love Will Not Let You Down     4
  • Point Blank     3
  • Ramrod     3
  • Night     4
  • Cadillac Ranch     3
  • Something In The Night     3
  • Jackson Cage     3
  • Empty Sky     2
  • Seaside Bar Song     2
  • Kitty’s Back     2
  • I’m on Fire    2
  • You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)     2
  • Be True     2
  • Who’ll Stop The Rain     2
  • Incident on 57th Street     2
  • I’m Goin’ Down     2
  • Growin’ Up     2
  • Rendezvous     2
  • This Hard Land     2
  • Mansion on the Hill
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do / 634 Medley
  • I Ain’t Got No Home
  • The Harder They Come
  • Time Will Tell
  • Many Rivers To Cross
  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • Streets of Philadelphia
  • So Young and In Love
  • Lion’s Den
  • Mountain Of Love
  • Janey Don’t You Lose Heart
  • Light of Day (including You Can’t Sit Down)
  • California Sun
  • How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
  • O Mary Don’t You Weep
  • Pay Me My Money Down
  • Something You Got (with Dr. John)
  • Bishop Danced
  • It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City
  • The Weight
  • Summertime Blues
  • Sherry Darling
  • Spanish Eyes
  • Fire
  • 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  • Independence Day (solo piano)
  • 96 Tears
  • When I Leave Berlin
  • Burning Love
  • Don’t Look Back
  • Working on a Dream
  • If I Should Fall Behind (solo piano)
  • Loose Ends
  • Tougher Than the Rest (solo piano)
  • Take ‘Em As They Come
  • My Hometown
  • I Fought The Law
  • I’m a Rocker
  • For You (Solo acoustic)    2
  • Honky Tonk Woman     2
  • I Saw Her Standing There (with Sir Paul McCartney)

Today: The late Sara Carter was born in 1898 – 114 years ago

From Wikipedia:

Sara Carter (July 21, 1898 – January 8, 1979) was an American Country music musician. Known for her deep and distinctive singing voice, she was the lead singer on most of the recordings of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s.

The Carter Family:

The Carter Family was a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. Their music had a profound impact on bluegrass, country, Southern Gospel, pop and rock musicians as well as on the U.S. folk revival of the 1960s. They were the first vocal group to become country music stars. Their recordings of such songs as “Wabash Cannonball“, “Can the Circle Be Unbroken“, “Wildwood Flower” and “Keep On the Sunny Side” made them country standards.

The original group consisted of Alvin Pleasant “A.P.” Delaney Carter (1891–1960), his wife Sara Dougherty Carter (1898–1979), and his sister-in-law Maybelle Addington Carter (1909–1978). Maybelle was married to A.P.’s brother Ezra (Eck) Carter and was also Sara’s first cousin. All three were born and raised in southwestern Virginia, where they were immersed in the tight harmonies of mountain gospel music and shape note singing.

Throughout the group’s career, Sara Carter sang lead vocals; Maybelle sang harmony and accompanied the group instrumentally; on some songs A.P. did not perform at all but at times sang harmony and background vocals and once in a while, lead vocal. Maybelle’s distinctive guitar playing style became a hallmark of the group.


  • The Carter Family was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1970 and were given the nickname “The First Family of Country Music”.
  •  In 1988, the Carter Family was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and received its Award for the song “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”.
  • In 1993, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring A.P., Sara, and Maybelle.
  • In 2001, the group was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.
  • In 2005, the group received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mother Maybelle & Sara Carter – While The Band Plays Dixie:

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Today: Carlos Santana is 65

From Wikipedia:

Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American rock guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, Latin music and jazz fusion. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music.

Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

He has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards.

Allmusic (William Ruhlmann) on Santana (the band):

Santana is the primary exponent of Latin-tinged rock, particularly due to its combination of Latin percussion (congas, timbales, etc.) with bandleader Carlos Santana‘s distinctive, high-pitched lead guitar playing. The group was the last major act to emerge from the psychedelic San Francisco music scene of the 1960s and it enjoyed massive success at the end of the decade and into the early ’70s. The musical direction then changed to a more contemplative and jazzy style as the band’s early personnel gradually departed, leaving the name in the hands of Carlos Santana, who guided the group to consistent commercial success over the next quarter-century. By the mid-’90s,Santana seemed spent as a commercial force on records, though the group continued to attract audiences for its concerts worldwide. But the band made a surprising and monumental comeback in 1999 with Supernatural, an album featuring many guest stars that became Santana‘s best-selling release and won a raft of Grammy Awards.

Black Magic Woman – Live 1971:

Album of the day – Abraxas (sept. 1970):

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Video of the day: Alabama Shakes – Hold On

What a brilliant song!

Taken from their recently released debut album “Boys & Girls”, a fantastic album! Maybe the best album so far this year.


Bless my heart.
Bless my soul.
Didn’t think I’d make it to 22yrs old.
There must be someone up above sayin’ “Come on Brittany,

you got to come on up.”
“You got to Hold on…”

So, bless my heart and bless yours too.
I don;’t know where I’m gonna go don’t what what I’m

gonna do.
Must be somebody up above sayin’ “Come on Brittany, You

got to come on up!”
“You got to hold on…”


So, bless my heart.
Bless my mind.
I got so much to do, I ain’t got much time
So, must be someone up above saying “Come on girl! You

got to get back up!!”
“You got to hold on…”


From Wikipedia:

Alabama Shakes is an American punk blues band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The group consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummer Steve Johnson.

More about the band:

We will write more about this band in coming posts… and “Boys & Girls” will definitely be part of our end-year best albums lists.



New official Rolling Stones bootleg: Live at Tokyo Dome 1990!

In their excellent series of official bootlegs the Rolling Stones has released an album of tracks from their run at the Tokyo Dome in february in 1990 (10 concerts!).

Japanese authorities wouldn’t allow the Rolling Stones into the country until 1990’s Steel Wheels tour, so by the time Tokyo fans got to see them the danger of the ’60s, the decadence of the ’70s, and the acrimony of the ’80s were all well behind the band. On their first tour in seven years (and their last with original bassist Bill Wyman), the Stones were in what Keith Richards describes as a “joyous” mood.

About the release:

That sense of glee is palpable on the many new numbers (“Sad, Sad, Sad” features some particularly fiery riffing from Keith), but it also infuses many of the old hits, as you can hear on the track “Miss You.” The massive stage and global tour set the template for the next two decades of live Stones.

Miss You, Tokyo Dome 1990:

From The Rolling Stones Archive:

Denied permission to play in Japan in 1973, the band were finally welcomed with open arms in 1990, when they played a ten night residency at the 55,000 capacity Tokyo Dome. This album was recorded at the show on 26th February, and features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and Bill Wyman, who in August of that year, would play his last ever show with the Rolling Stones. The touring band included Bobby Keys, Chuck Leavell, Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle, Bernard Fowler, Matt Clifford and the Uptown Horns. The Steel Wheels/ Urban Jungle tour became the highest grossing tour of all time. But it’s not just the figures that set this show apart from others, the Rolling Stones revisited songs from their psychedelic period such as “2000 Light Years From Home” and “Ruby Tuesday”, with cosmic results. In 2012 Bob Clearmountain applied the mix.


Happy, Tokyo Dome 1990:

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