The third show featured a cover of " Sun City ", an anti- apartheid song written by Van Zandt in and originally recorded by Artists United Against Apartheid. Springsteen had also appeared in the song's music video. Mos Def made a surprise appearance during the song's performance. Over the course of the three Cape Town shows, 57 different songs were performed. Prior to his show in Johannesburg , Springsteen reprised an occasional practice from past tours and took the stage a few hours prior to showtime to perform a brief acoustic set for early-arriving fans.
The Oceanic leg of the tour kicked off in Perth , where Bruce and the band played for the first time ever. The schedule included stops in Adelaide and Hunter Valley , where he also had never played before; and return dates to Melbourne , Sydney and Brisbane.
The tour concluded with two shows in Auckland , New Zealand ; where Springsteen had not performed in over a decade. During the run of the leg, several songs from the new album were premiered, including "Frankie Fell in Love" and "Hunter of Invisible Game". During many shows Bruce would incorporate cover songs from local artists.
The shows in Hunter Valley took place at the Hope Estate, a local winery. In Auckland, he opened both shows with a cover of the Lorde song " Royals ", his most up-to-date cover ever. Springsteen reprised the practice of performing full albums in the cities he had been to during the last tour. Born in the U. Other noticeable shows were the last show in Perth, where Springsteen did not play a single song from The Rising album, something that had not happened since its release in The show in Brisbane featured eleven songs from the first two albums, something that had never previously happened at a Springsteen show.
During the shows in Auckland, Springsteen mentioned Christchurch and the recent happenings several times and dedicated songs on both nights to it. Jake Clemons was not present at the Sydney show due to the death of his father, Clarence 's brother Bill, earlier in the week. The show was part of the March Madness Music festival and was free and open the public, a first in over 40 years for Springsteen.
Prior to the show, Springsteen shot a music video for the song " American Beauty ". The Pittsburgh show featured the live debut of a cover of " Clampdown " by The Clash , which would be performed a few more times during the tour. The "Highway to Hell" cover was also revived on several occasions on this leg of the tour. Springsteen opened the Tampa show with a cover of the folk song, " Joe Hill " and also performed " Jesse James " for the first time with the E Street Band and "Brothers Under the Bridge" which was performed just once previously in with the E Street Band.
After a week off, the tour resumed for the start of its final four dates beginning in Albany, NY where the band performed cover versions of " Save the Last Dance For Me " and for the first time ever with Springsteen, " Treat Her Right ". Springsteen also gave a solo performance of "Kingdom of Days", a rarely performed song from Working on a Dream.
The tour's first and only outdoor show on the North American leg was held in Hershey, PA where " Be True " made its tour debut along with other rarities including "Roulette" and solo versions of " For You " and "Surprise, Surprise". The tour made its final two stops in Uncasville, CT at one of the smallest venues on the entire tour with a capacity of 10, Steven Van Zandt also made a surprise return to the tour after missing the entire leg.
Bruce Springsteen reached a final settlement in his year-long litigation with Mike Appel on 28 May Effectively this meant that for the first time in a year Springsteen was able to go into a studio and record.
Springsteen had completely forgotten this song existed until he started listening to material to compile the Tracks box set; Bob Benjamin assembled a few box set suggestions from bootlegs and gave them to Bruce. Springsteen told Mark Hagen in an interview for Mojo magazine published in January , "Bob Benjamin sent me a tape with about three songs on it, and 'Iceman' was one of them.
I had forgotten I had even written it and I had no idea what it was, and I went back and it was a pretty nice song. Finding some of the things you'd forgot you had done, that was fun [ Records , Darkness Outtakes Vol.
That circulating version of ICEMAN is actually the same recording that appears on Tracks , but the mix is different it includes some backing vocals and the sound is not so clean and suffers from drop-outs. IN a Nov interview for Billboard , Springsteen was asked, "'Iceman' is the first to contain words from 'Badlands' — 'I wanna go out tonight. I wanna find out what I got.
I hadn't recorded in a couple of years. I was stuck in that big lawsuit [with former manager Mike Appel] in the early part of my career, and there was a tremendous amount of 'whatever happened to' articles at that time. That whole record was a record where I felt like I was going to have to test myself and that was what I wanted to know, so that line ended up in a few different songs.
In the liner notes of his Tracks box set, Bruce Springsteen introduces the box set as follows:. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.
Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Log in. Mixtapes Forums Lyrics Artists add Journals. Artists - B. Bruce Springsteen — Iceman. Read More Edit Wiki. Iceman song meanings. Add your thoughts 5 Comments. The show also featured an acoustic performance of "Long Walk Home". Springsteen's concert in Christchurch on 21 February was especially poignant, as it fell on the eve of the anniversary of the earthquake which devastated the centre of the city.
In the weeks that followed the quake, Springsteen's song " My City of Ruins " was adopted by Christchurch as an unofficial anthem. Springsteen played the song during the concert, dedicating it to the people of the city. Springsteen throughout his career has been well known for his lengthy shows and this tour continued that trend with the longest shows of his entire career. The show on August 23, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey lasted 3 hours and 52 minutes, at the time his longest show ever in the United States and the third longest show of his career.
As with previous Springsteen tours, ticket scalpers were a major problem when it came to buying tickets. Tickets for Springsteen's New York City shows began popping up on resale sites such as StubHub and eBay on December 7, , four days before they went on sale to the public. This prompted the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to launch an investigation into how this happened and wrote a letter forcing both companies to immediately remove any listings for ticket sales.
His previous show at the same venue took two hours to sell out. All shows were professionally recorded and released on live. This set list is representative of the average setlist of the tour's first North American leg as conducted by Setlist. The full album performance was dropped following the first leg although was performed at a few shows on the second leg of the tour. On April 8, , Springsteen announced on his official website that he was cancelling his concert, two days later, at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina , in protest at the state legislature's new law, the HB2 nicknamed the "Bathroom Bill" , which bans transgender people from using public restrooms of the gender with which they identify and overturns local laws that ban employers from discriminating against certain workers.
The show was rescheduled for two days later. Greetings from Asbury Park, N. Darkness on the Edge of Town. The River. Born in the U. Tunnel of Love. Greatest Hits. The Ghost of Tom Joad. The Essential Bruce Springsteen. Working on a Dream. The Promise.
Wrecking Ball. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For Springsteen's — tour, see The River Tour. Retrieved July 15, Retrieved December 4, Retrieved May 10, December 30, Retrieved December 30, July 21, Retrieved July 21, Retrieved September 12, The project began in early , when Springsteen and his chief recording engineer, Toby Scott, began going through his massive collection of unreleased songs.
Although the idea of simply releasing the rough demos of the songs was kicked around, Springsteen eventually decided to mix them properly. Springsteen, Scott, and three sets of engineers spent most of going through his massive song library, mixing songs and picking out the best of the unreleased material. Sometimes, a song would need extra parts added on, such as in the case of "Thundercrack", a song dating back to Springsteen called in then-former bandmates Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons , along with original drummer Vini Lopez to fill in the missing pieces.
By July, songs six CDs worth had been selected as the songs for the box set, and it was being prepared for commercial release. However, Springsteen eventually decided to cut the number to 66, leaving a total of four CDs.
The project was completed in mid-September , and was released two months later. Even though the original intention was to cover material from all aspects of Springsteen's career, acoustic demos from such as "Arabian Nights", "Jazz Musician", "Ballad of the Self-Loading Pistol", and "Visitation at Fort Horn" were not available for release, due to ongoing court proceedings surrounding the songs concerning the attempted release of these songs by a different, European based label in The box set was a minor success, peaking at 27 on the Billboard album chart.
It has been certified platinum in the U. Since its release, 44 of the songs on the set have been played live at least once, with "My Love Will Not Let You Down" receiving the most attention at over plays.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bruce Springsteen. June 29, Born to Run outtake. October 11, Darkness on the Edge of Town outtake.Bruce Springsteen Lyrics "Iceman" Sleepy town ain't got the guts to budge Baby, this emptiness has already been judged I am the iceman, fightin' for the right to live I say better than the glory roads of heaven, better off ridin' Hellbound in the dirt, better than the bright lines of the freeway.