Bruce Springsteen plays three tour premieres in Philadelphia on Monday night
By Stan Goldstein
October 19, 2009, 11:33PM
The third show of the four-night Philadelphia Spectrum stand featured three tour premieres by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on Monday night.
Show began at 8:21p.m.
1. When You Walk In the Room (tour premiere)
2. Two Hearts.
3. My Love Will Not Let You Down
4. Hungry Heart (crowd surfed again)
5. Working On A Dream
6. Thunder Road
7. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
10. Born To Run
11. She’s The One
12. Meeting Across The River
14. Waitin On A Sunny Day
15. Raise Your Hand
16. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City (request)
17. I Wanna Marry You (tour premiere, request)
18. All Shook Up (tour premiere, request)
19. Radio Nowhere
20. Lonesome Day
21. The Rising
23. No Surrender
24. Land Of Hope And Dreams
25. American Land
26. Bobby Jean
27. Dancing In The Dark
28. Gonna Fly Now (trumpet solo into): Rosalita
29. You Can’t Sit Down
Show over at 11:19 p.m.
No Patti Scilafa tonight. Max Weinberg was on drums.
“When you Walk In the Room” was played for the first time in 33 years. The last time it was played by Bruce and the E Street Band was on April 8, 1976 at the Allen Thetre in Cleveland.
The song was written and recorded
by Jackie DeShannon in 1963 and was also released by The Searchers in 1964.
Another big surprise was “I Wanna Marry You” from “The River” album played at an E Street Band show for the first time since Sept. 11, 1981 at the Rosemont Horizon in Illinois.
The third tour premiere was a cover of Elvis Presley’s :”All Shook Up.” Internet reports say an Elvis impersonator was onstage at the time.
Also played for the first time in awhile was “Land of Hope and Dreams.” The last time that was performed was on Aug. 2 in Santiago, Spain.
Only one song “Working On A Dream” played from the new album. “Outlaw Pete” out of the setlist again for the second straight show. That’s good.
Next show: Tuesday for the final show of four at the Spectrum. The entire “Born In the U.S.A.” album will be played.