Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bruce Springsteen, 2013-06-15 -, BS in London: Plays entire 'Darkness' album at Wembley Stadium on Saturday

Bruce Springsteen in London: Plays entire 'Darkness' album at Wembley Stadium on Saturday

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform before a huge crowd at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.(Sam Batty @sam_batty via Twitter)

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on June 15, 2013 at 5:54 PM, updated June 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed for the first time at the new Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday and the fans got quite a treat with a full album performance of "Darkness on the Edge of Town" as well as some other gems.

Bruce had played at the old Wembley Stadium three times on the Born in the U.S.A. tour in 1985 and twice in 1988, once on the Tunnel of Love tour and once on the Amnesty tour.
The news stadium, which is one the same site, opened in 2007 and has a capacity of 90,000.

After 11 days off, it looks as Bruce and the band were in fine form on Saturday playing a 31-song, three-hour-and-11-minute show.

A nice six-pack to open with "Land of Hope and Dreams," "Jackson Cage," "Radio Nowhere" (which I'm glad to see early in the show, it's usually played later in the main set), "Save My Love" (yes! should be played more, only the fifth time this tour and the first time in 2013), "Rosalita" (another early appearance) and "This Hard Land" (played for only the second time in the main set in 2013).

Cool to see "Light of Day" close the main set, just like it did on many shows on the Tunnel of Love, 1992-93 and Reunion tours. The show closer was once again "Thunder Road" played solo acoustic with the crowd singing along. Bruce finished his last show, June 3 at San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy the same way.

It was the second time "Darkness" has been played in full in 2013, the other shwos was on May 4 in Solna, Sweden.

Show began at 7:23 p.m. local time (five hours ahead of New Jersey)

Set list

1. Land of Hope and Dreams
2. Jackson Cage
3. Radio Nowhere
4. Save My Love (sign request)
5. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (sign request)
6. This Hard Land
7. Lost in the Flood (sign request)
8. Wrecking Ball
9. Death to My Hometown
10. Hungry Heart

Entire "Darkness on the Edge of Town" album
11. Badlands
12. Adam Raised a Cain
13. Something in the Night
14. Candy's Room
15. Racing in the Street
16. The Promised Land
17. Factory
18. Streets of Fire
19. Prove It All Night
20. Darkness on the Edge of Town

21. Shackled and Drawn
22. Waitin' on a Sunny Day
23. The Rising
24. Light of Day

25. Pay Me My Money Down
26. Born to Run
27. Bobby Jean
28. Dancing in the Dark
29. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
30. Twist & Shout
31. Thunder Road (solo acoustic)

Show over at: 10:34 p.m.

Next show: Tuesday at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland

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