After launching this past January, Bruce Springsteen’s “The River Tour” has been one of the most popular circuits of the year, making its way to arenas and stadiums across North America and Europe. Though the tour is set to wrap up in September after 75 shows, including 47 in North America, Bruce wasn’t going to end the extraordinary run without breaking a record in his home state of New Jersey.
During the second of three shows at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, “The Boss” performed for three hours and 59 minutes during a 35-song performance, which made it his longest show on American soil.
However, that record was to be short lived. After a performance in Chicago on Sunday, Bruce and his E Street Band returned to MetLife for a show on Tuesday night. This time around, they topped the four hour mark, performing for four hours and one minute.
The extraordinary show kicked off with a performance of “New York City Serenade” with some help from a string octet. After, Bruce informed the crowd that the E Street Band would be performing songs that were not part of the setlist during the previous two shows at MetLife Stadium, which mainly featured tracks from The River.
During the 241 minute show, Bruce took the 55,000 fans in attendance back to the 70’s as he performed early hits such as “Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street,” “It’s So Hard to Be a Saint in the City,” and “4th of July in Asbury Park.” Springsteen also performed music from the The River, including “Hungry Heart” and “Out in the Street.”
Bruce Springsteen ended the show with a performance of “Jersey Girls” as the sky was filled with fireworks above the stadium in North Jersey; the perfect finish to his three shows in front of the home state crowd.
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