Bruce Springsteen releases Houston ‘78 to benefit MusiCares® Hurricane Relief Fund

Bruce Springsteen is releasing an entire 1978 show with the E Street Band in Houston, Texas. The release will benefit the MusiCares® Hurricane Relief Fund, which will aid those affected by the recent devastation in Texas as well as in Florida.

The Houston show originally appeared as part of the Darkness on the Edge of Town box set.  It captures the final leg of the Darkness tour, including the extended intro version of “Prove It All Night,” the rarely performed “Streets of Fire,” and Darkness outtakes “Fire” and “Because the Night.”  It also features prototypes of The River’s “Independence Day,” “Point Blank” and “The Ties That Bind,” plus a rare September song, “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town.”

Houston was one of Bruce’s earliest springboards, which accounts for the presence here of early favorites “Fire” and “Saint in the City.”

Bruce, the E Street band, Sony Music and nugs.net will donate all their proceeds to the hurricane relief effort.

Houston ’78 is available now as MP3 and hi-res downloads including audiophile grade MQA, or as a 2 CD set. You can order it today at  live.brucespringsteen.net, Bruce Springsteen’s official live recording service powered by nugs.net.

“Fans had been asking for a stand-alone audio release of Houston ‘78 since the Darkness box set came out several years ago,” says nugs.net CEO Brad Serling. “Its release-ready availability gave us the opportunity to move quickly to support people in Texas and Florida.”

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Belfast ‘96

This riveting stop on Bruce’s first-ever solo tour supporting The Ghost Of Tom Joad brings that work to life through story and song. The set features nine cuts from the album, three non-album originals, including the brilliant "Brothers Under the Bridge" and the first official release of “The Little Things," plus striking acoustic arrangements of “Born In The U.S.A.,” “Bobby Jean,” “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” and “Streets Of Philadelphia.”

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Springsteen On Broadway – extended through February!

Update: Springsteen on Broadway has been extended through February 3!  See new details below.

Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut this fall with “Springsteen on Broadway,” a solo show at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Performances for "Springsteen on Broadway" begin Tuesday, October 3, with an official opening on Thursday, October 12. Springsteen will perform five shows a week through February 3. Click here for a complete list of performances.

Shows through November 26 have sold out, but the newly announced performances for “Springsteen on Broadway” will go on sale September 7 at 10am ET exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. This unique fan-first technology levels the playing field to combat bots and get real tickets into the hands of fans who intend to go to the event.

Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration is open now and will close September 3 at 10pm ET. Verified fans will be notified September 6 for the September 7 on-sale. Visit brucespringsteen.net/broadway for more information about Ticketmaster Verified Fan and details on the show. If you previously registered for Verified Fan through Springsteen on Broadway, you do not need to register again. Registration will carryover for anyone who did not successfully purchase tickets. Visit springsteen.tmverifiedfan.com for complete details on the Verified Fan process.

“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years. My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value,” says Springsteen.

"Bruce Springsteen is one of our greatest musical storytellers, and Broadway is built on a beloved tradition of musical storytelling. What a once-in-a lifetime thrill for all of us at Jujamcyn to welcome Bruce home to his rightful place in the Broadway legacy,” says Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the Walter Kerr.

The creative team for “Springsteen on Broadway” includes Heather Wolensky (scenic design), Natasha Katz (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design).

For more information on the show, visit brucespringsteen.net/broadway.

Special performance by Bruce Springsteen added to Closing Ceremony of the Invictus Games

Bruce Springsteen is making a much-anticipated return to Toronto on September 30 to perform at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Closing Ceremony, presented by Jaguar Land Rover and Canada 150. Springsteen’s performance will honor the achievements of the 550-plus wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from 17 nations during the third edition of the Invictus Games. Tickets for the Closing Ceremony start at $60 and are available through the Invictus Games website.

"At the Invictus Games, it’s not just about the hurdles that competitors experienced during competition, but about overcoming the obstacles that life has presented them," said Springsteen. "The Games are a remarkable opportunity for brothers and sisters in arms to join forces and demonstrate the true strength of their spirit. It is an absolute honor and privilege to perform for them at the Closing Ceremony as a send-off to a week of competition in Toronto."

Springsteen will join Bryan Adams, Bachman & Turner, Kelly Clarkson and Coeur de Pirate on stage at the Closing Ceremony. On September 23, Canadian sensations Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan and The Tenors will perform at the Games Opening Ceremony.

"Talk about closing the Games with a bang! As an Organizing Committee, we couldn’t be more thrilled to add the iconic Bruce Springsteen to an already outstanding lineup of Closing Ceremony talent," said Michael Burns, CEO, Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee. "We wanted to deliver memories from these Games in Toronto, and this represents the culmination of two years of planning and work."

The Closing Ceremony will mark the Games’ conclusion after seven days of inspirational competition. The 2017 Invictus Games will feature a dozen adaptive sports in state-of-the-art venues throughout Toronto. Toronto is playing host to more than 550 competitors from 17 nations, including 90 competitors from Canada.

Both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be a rare opportunity for spectators to experience how passion for sport, the luster of ceremony and national pride intersect, while demonstrating their support for those who are currently serving or have served their country.

"The fact that such an incredible performer like Bruce Springsteen will be here in Toronto to support our wounded warriors shows the impact these Games have,” said Wolfgang Hoffmann, President, Jaguar Land Rover Canada.  "It underlines even further our great pride to be involved as the presenting partner."

"This is a great opportunity for the City of Toronto and the country. The much-anticipated return to Toronto by Bruce Springsteen at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games is a wonderful tribute to the military families who we are hosting in Toronto next month," said John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto. "The Closing Ceremony is going to be a great way to wrap up an exciting week of the Invictus Games in the city."

Action In The Streets 1977

The first-ever soundboard recordings to surface from the ‘77 tour offer a trove of significant performances spanning two full shows from this under-documented transitional era, including early prototypes of “Something In The Night,” “Rendezvous” and “The Promise”; the unreleased original “Action In The Streets” featuring the Miami Horns; and a mesmerizing expanded version of “Backstreets.”

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