Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Springsteen to play entire Born to Run album

Rolling Stone's Rock Daily blog reported today that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play Born to Run in its entirety on Sept. 20 at the United Center in Chicago.  The 1975 record is widely considered Springsteen's best.  The decision to play the album's tracks in order follows this summer's trend of bands playing entire albums at their shows.

The Rock Daily post also includes some suspiciously worded rumor mongering:

"Completely unsubstantiated Internet rumors that should be taken with a huge grain of salt claim that Springsteen will do one album a night during his five-night stand at Giants Stadium this September and October. But in the off chance the rumors are true — and based on very little (but our Springsteen intuition) — we predict he’ll do Greetings From Asbury Park, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, Born To Run, Darkness On The Edge Of Town and Born In The USA."
 The writer goes so far out of his way to emphasize how "unsubstantiated" the rumors are that it seems like there could be some truth to them.  Why would he predict the albums that Springsteen won't be playing?  Anyway, take out Greetings and replace it with The River, if only because that's the one Steve Van Zandt wants to play.

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