Springsteen Unleashes Warhorses, Surprises With Acoustic "Janey" in Albany, NY (Setlist April, 16, 2012)

There were tour premieres- (mostly) not good ones...
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Albany NY - Set List - April 16, 2012 Wrecking Ball World Tour

 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band got a couple days off for the long trip from Buffalo to Albany (really, Landau? Get a map and a lap) on their Wrecking Ball tour and they put the time to use.
Not good use.

We get tour premieres tonight (but with one exception) there isn't anything special about them because these turds come out every tour and some poor town has to be first. What did Albany ever do to Bruce Springsteen to get the double-debut of "Darlington County" and "Downbound Train." Talk about a train that is never late. You know he's going to do it and you can't stop him- just like "Out In The Streets," which for some reason he's still fucking playing! The River only has 19 other songs to choose from (18 if you don't count "Crush On You," and you shouldn't). 

Some of the Kool-Aid drinkers won't have made it this far (but they can kick rocks) but there was a pretty amazing 1-2 punch in this set I wish I'd experienced for myself; he played a solo acoustic version of the B-side "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart" and then brought the band back on stage for the always phenomenal "Backstreets." There is your moneymaker, kids. The rest of the show? War…horses. If you like your Boss served up in a pair of faded jeans and a red cap, this was your night. If you were waiting for a savior to rise from these streets, you were pretty much out of luck.I'd rather walk.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Albany, NY
April 16, 2012

  1. Badlands
  2. We Take Care of our Own
  3. Wrecking Ball
  4. Out in the Street
  5. Death to My Hometown
  6. My City of Ruins
  7. Darlington County
  8. Jack of All Trades
  9. Murder Incorporated
  10. Downbound Train
  11. Shackled and Drawn
  12. Waiting on a Sunny Day
  13. The Promised Land
  14. Apollo Medley
  15. Janey Don't You Lose Heart
  16. Backstreets
  17. The Rising
  18. Lonesome Day
  19. We Are Alive
  20. Land of Hope and Dreams
  21. Thunder Road
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  22. Rocky Ground
  23. Born To Run
  24. Dancing in the Dark
  25. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out