Bruce Springsteen Brings "Light Of Day" To Cleveland Setlist On 'Wrecking Ball' Tour

Set list for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band April 17, 2012
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Here in northeast Ohio, back in 1803…

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band brought their Wrecking Ball World Tour to Cleveland tonight on the heels of last night's snoozer in Albany and we have a different feel to tonight's show with "The Ties That Bind" and "E Street Shuffle" showing up early in the set. "E Street Shuffle" had been an early staple of the tour but has been alternated in and out over the last several shows.

It's not a big surprise "Youngstown" comes out in Cleveland tonight. It's a timely, topical song that fits with the Wrecking Ball theme and makes the obvious geographic sense. That was followed by the tour premiere of "My Love Will Not Let You Down."

The 1-2 of "Waiting On A Sunny Day" (another angel loses its wings) and "The Promised Land" was followed up by the Darkness On The Edge Of Town epic and fan favorite "Racing In The Street." "Racing" was played earlier on the tour at one of the Jersey shows but just doesn't come out nearly often enough.

The main set closed with some excitement with "Because The Night" and "Light Of Day," one of the rarest of Springsteen rarities that still hasn't been released on a studio album (it appears on his MTV Plugged CD as well the Live in NYC DVD). The song was performed at the band's Apollo Theater show that preceded this tour and their SXSW appearance but according to a little internet research still has been played fewer than 10 times since 1987, when it is believed to have debuted.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Cleveland, OH
April 17, 2012 Setlist

  1. We Take Care Of Our Own
  2. Badlands
  3. Wrecking Ball
  4. The Ties That Bind
  5. Death To My Hometown
  6. My City of Ruins
  7. E Street Shuffle
  8. Jack Of All Trades
  9. Trapped
  10. Youngstown
  11. My Love Will Not Let You Down
  12. Shackled And Drawn
  13. Waiting On A Sunny Day
  14. The Promised Land
  15. Racing In The Street
  16. Apollo Medley
  17. Because The Night
  18. The Rising
  19. We Are Alive
  20. Light Of Day
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  21. Rocky Ground
  22. Out In The Street
  23. Born To Run
  24. Dancing In The Dark
  25. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out