Nov 29 2007

Update: Konzerttermine 2008

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SHOREFIRE MEDIA hat vor wenigen Minuten folgende Presseerklärung veröffentlich:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2007

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Set 2008 US Tour Dates

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced their first series of tour dates for 2008. The extremely successful first leg of Springsteen’s 2007-08 tour has drawn ecstatic reviews ranging from Rolling Stone („Springsteen’s New York triumph“) to LAT („invigorating [and] daring“) and Washington Post („simply great“).

Bruce Springsteen’s twenty-third album ‚Magic‘ was released October 2 on Columbia Records and debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. ‚Magic‘ has been certified double Platinum in Norway; Platinum in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Holland and Sweden; and Gold in Australia, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and
the U.K. It was number one on the charts in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the U.S. and the pan-European chart.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2008 Tour Dates

February 28 Hartford, CT HCC Arena ( On sale now )
March 2 Montreal, QC Bell Centre ( Nov. 24 )
March 3 Hamilton, ONT Copps Coliseum ( Nov. 23 )
March 6 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena ( Sold out )
March 7 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena ( On sale now )
March 10 Hempstead, NY Nassau Coliseum ( Jan. 19 )
March 14 Omaha, NE Quest Center ( Dec. 8 )
March 16 St. Paul, MN Xcel Center ( On sale now )
March 17 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center ( Nov. 26 )
March 20 Indianapolis, IN Canseco Center ( Dec. 8 )
March 22 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena ( Dec. 1 )
March 24 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center ( Dec. 1 )
March 28 Portland, OR The Rose Garden ( Dec. 8 )
March 29 Seattle, WA Key Arena ( Dec. 8 )
March 31 Vancouver, BC GM Place ( Nov. 30 )
April 4 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena ( Jan. 19 )
April 5 San Jose, CA HPPavillion at San Jose ( Jan. 21 )
April 7 Anaheim, CA Honda Center ( On sale now )
April 8 Anaheim, CA Honda Center ( On sale now )
April 13 Dallas, TX TBA ( TBA )
April 14 Houston, TX TBA ( TBA )
April 18 Ft Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center ( Dec. 1 )
April 19 Orlando, FL Amway Arena ( Dec. 1 )
April 21 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum ( Dec. 1 )
April 25 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena ( On sale now )
April 27 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Bobcat Arena ( Dec. 7 )
April 28 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum ( Dec. 7 )
April 30 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena ( TBA )

Am 22. November wurde ein weiterer Termin bekannt gegeben:

22. Mai 2008 – RDS Arena – Dublin
22. Mai 2008 – RDS Arena – Dublin
23. Mai 2008 – RDS Arena – Dublin
16. Juni 2008 – LTU Arena – Düsseldorf (Tickets bestellen)
21. Juni 2008 – HSH NordBank Arena – Hamburg (Tickets bestellen)
25. Juni 2008 – San Siro – Mailand
27. Juni 2008 – Parc des Princes – Paris
04. Juli 2008 – Ullievi – Göteborg
11. Juli 2008 – Olympia – Helsinki
19. Juli 2008 – Camp Nou – Barcelona

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Nov 21 2007

Danny Federici verlässt die E-Street Band für unbestimmte Zeit

Danny Federici

Backstreets.com veröffentlichte heute folgendes Statement über Danny Federicis Gesundheitszustand:

Danny Federici, an original member of the E Street Band, is taking a leave of absence from the current Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour to pursue treatment for melanoma. Charles Giordano, who played with Bruce as a member of the Sessions Band, will temporarily fill in for Danny until he is able to return. Federici has been playing keyboards with Springsteen since the late Sixties. Said Springsteen, „Danny is one of the pillars of our sound and has played beside me as a great friend for more than 40 years. We all eagerly await his healthy and speedy return.“

Federici has been actively supporting the Melanoma Research Foundation and its Wings of Hope Gala, honoring Dr. Paul Chapman.

Danny Federici hat Hautkrebs und wir die E-Street Band für unbestimmte Zeit verlassen. Auf den folgenden Konzerten wird er von Charles Giordano (Seeger Session Band) vertreten.

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Nov 11 2007

Benefizshow “Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation” mit Bruce

Bruce Springsteen ist gestern Abend anlässlich einer Benefizshow für „Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation“ im New Yorker „Chelsea Piers“ aufgetreten.

Setlist:
California Sun
Working on the Highway
Yankees Win
Thunder Road
Bobby Jean
Dancing in the Dark
Glory Days

Backstreets.com meldet:

Notes: The fifth annual Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation benefit featured Bob Costas as Master of Ceremonies, a whole host of Yankees in the crowd, Billy Crystal cracking wise, and Bruce Springsteen batting clean-up with a rollicking half-hour acoustic set. Saying that he had been a Yankee fan since he was a kid, Bruce offered a riff on the Beverly Hillbillies theme about Torre heading for Beverly (Hills, that is…) which went right into a hard-strummed take on the Rivieras‘ „California Sun,“ with modified lyrics also in honor of Torre: „I’m goin‘ to where the palm trees are swayin’/Nobody gonna second-guess just who I’m playin‘!“. After „Working on the Highway“ it was a new original, written for the occasion in the spirit of „I’m Turning Into Elvis“ and „Freehold,“ call this one „Yankees Win.“ Bruce joked it would be the first cut on his next album, and the song got a little ribald as he described Patti in a Yankee hat and pinstripes… Everyone got a chuckle. Solo takes on „Thunder Road,“ „Bobby Jean“ (with Bruce struggling to find the melody) and „Dancing in the Dark“ followed. Finally, he asked Patti and Bernie Williams to join him. Patti grabbed a tambourine, Bernie a guitar (and he knows his way around it, for sure). Bruce made a joke about Bernie getting too old for baseball — but he’s just a baby if he goes into the music business at this point. They let it go with a great rendition of „Glory Days,“ the song about not crying over what you had and what you lost. Bernie did a wonderful jazz interlude during the middle of the song. Patti and Bruce sang together, Bernie and Bruce sang together, and everyone just had grins on their faces. Looking around the room, there were Bob Costas and Joe Torre were singing along, Bernie’s kids excited that he’s up on stage doing a song with Bruce Springsteen, and just a lot of people happy to get this close to Bruce in such an intimate environment and watch him enjoy himself. This was not a job tonight. This was a favor for a good friend, for a good cause, and it was all wrapped up in Yankee pinstripes. I doubt if next year’s benefit will have this same flavor, but these last licks were good.

Hier gibt es ein kurzes Video.

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Nov 9 2007

“Stand Up For Heroes” – Bruce in der New Yorker Town Hall

Stand Up For Heroes Benefit

Bruce Springsteen ist am vergangenen Mittwoch anlässlich der Veranstaltung „Stand Up For Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Family Fund“ in der New Yorker Town Hall aufgetreten.

YAHOO.NEWS berichtet:

It was an unlikely combination of entertainers: Bruce Springsteen singing „Thunder Road,“ a Marine Corps band playing taps and „Amazing Grace,“ Robin Williams cracking off-color jokes … weiterlesen

Setlist:
This Hard Land
Devil’s Arcade
Thunder Road

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Okt 11 2007

“Magic” auf Platz 3 der deutschen Charts

Während Bruce Springsteens neues Album „MAGIC“ in Amerika und England den ersten Platz einnimmt, reicht es in Deutschland nur für Bronze.

Media Control Charts

Sechs Neueinsteiger in den Top Ten – Nightwish auf Platz eins

Dass die Musik von Bruce Springsteen immer noch verzaubern kann, beweist er mit der neuen CD „Magic“. Der Boss greift sich die Bronzemedaille. In den vergangenen 30 Jahren standen 21 Longlayer des Musikers in der Hitparade. Insgesamt war der US-Amerikaner 413 Wochen vertreten. Quelle: Presseportal Media Control

Weitere Europäische TOP 10 Platzierungen:

Nummer 1 in:
England, Irland, Italien, Norwegen, Dänemark, Spanien und Österreich
Nummer 2 in:
Holland und Schweden
Nummer 3 in:
Frankreich
Nummer 4 in:
Finnland und der Schweiz
Nummer 9 in:
Ungarn

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