Another Barcelona Marathon For Springsteen: Setlist May 18, 2012

No tour premieres but a different set than Barcelona 1...
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Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball Tour Set List - Barcelona Spain #2A few days late on this one but something still worth discussing so we get into it today, that being the second of two E Street Band shows in Barcelona on the ongoing Spanish leg of the Wrecking Ball tour.

The first night featured tour premieres while the second didn't but the two were sufficiently different from one another and we can let the debate begin about which was better.

The set opens with "Night" from Born To Run, which is actually one of the lesser played cuts from that album. "Spirit In The Night" and "E Street Shuffle" is a tough to beat back-to-back combination and poor "Jack Of All Trades" was done no favors being asked to follow those two and precede "Trapped."

The tragically rare "Racing In The Street" came out for this one and the main set ended with "Ramrod." That's about the end of the highlight reel, folks. "Born To Run," "Dancing In The Dark," and "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" are all E Street Band classics and belong in the encore. I'm not knocking those tunes at all but they are pretty much in the same spot every night as is "Rocky Ground."

As of late, "Bobby Jean" has become a standard part of the encore and I wouldn't understand that even if I liked the fucking song. "Born in the USA" has become a surprise part of the encore during the Spanish run of dates but I'm not betting on that continuing. Fear not, "No Surrender" is always there to fill the slot.

Here was last week's set list in Barcelona. The E Street Band is off until May 25 for a pair of shows in Germany before they come back to Spain for another one off.

  1. Night
  2. The Ties That Bind
  3. We Take Care of Our Own
  4. Two Hearts
  5. Wrecking Ball
  6. Death to My Hometown
  7. My City of Ruins
  8. Spirit in the Night
  9. The E Street Shuffle
  10. Jack of All Trade
  11. Trapped
  12. Downbound Train
  13. Because the Night
  14. Working on the Highway
  15. Shackled and Drawn
  16. Waiting on a Sunny Day
  17. The Promised Land
  18. Racing in the Street
  19. The Rising
  20. We Are Alive
  21. Badlands
  22. Ramrod
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  23. Rocky Ground
  24. Born in the USA
  25. Born to Run
  26. Bobby Jean
  27. Dancing in the Dark
  28. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out