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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band opened their European tour in Madrid last night. The gig was quite extraordinary – I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a Springsteen show where the entire audience (all 15,000 of them) went so …

Mon, Nov 26, 2007, 14:35

   

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band opened their European tour in Madrid last night. The gig was quite extraordinary – I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a Springsteen show where the entire audience (all 15,000 of them) went so ballistic from the outset. Even the band seemed taken aback by what was going on.

The five song blast from “Darkness on the Edge of Town” to “The Promised Land” was simply breath-taking and proof that there’s no other band in the business like this lot. The new songs are already beginning to sprout wings (“Livin’ In The Future” and “Long Walk Home” were anthemic), but naturally it was “Badlands” and “Born To Run” which brought the house down.

Here’s the set list: brucenewsimage.jpg

Radio Nowhere
No Surrender
Lonesome Day
Gypsy Biker
Magic
Reason to Believe
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Candy’s Room
She’s the One
Livin’ in the Future
The Promised Land
I’ll Work For Your Love
Tunnel of Love
Working on the Highway
Devil’s Arcade
The Rising
Last to Die
Long Walk Home
Badlands

(Encore)

Girls in Their Summer Clothes
Thunder Road
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
American Land

UPDATE Full review of the show here.