Bruce Springsteen Las Palmas, Spain Setlist: May 15, 2012

Tour premieres and TOUR PREMIERES in Las Palmas...
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Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball World Tour - Las Palmas, Spain - Setlist - May 15, 2012This looked like it was going to be a total tirefire tonight from the half empty stadium through the first eight songs. I was already filling out the forms and the accident reports and while it didn't quite turn out to be an instant classic, there were a few surprises in Las Palmas and the set list registers as being at least mildly interesting.

We get to talk about the difference between tour premieres and tour premieres tonight. "Two Hearts" and "Working on the Highway" both made their first appearance on theWrecking Ball tour; talk about two trains that are never late. We also got the tour premiereof "The River" and "Born In The USA." I know I'm a bit down on the BITUSA album as a whole and I'm not deeply in love with its title track. Unlike "Highway," this train doesn't run often.

Be forewarned, dear ticket buyers, this is what a Bruce Springsteen stadium show looks like. You're going to get "Darlington County," "Working On The Highway," "Bobby Jean" and the rest of the album cuts from BITUSA and probably not get the hits from it. You aren't going to get anything rare or imaginative. If that's you're thing, I've got good news: I wont be the guy in your way in the beer line. I'll be at home rolling my eyes, mocking, and cursing.

So there you go, Las Palmas. It's a setlist; not a good one.

  1. We Take Care of Our Own
  2. Wrecking Ball
  3. Badlands
  4. No Surrender
  5. Death to My Hometown
  6. My City of Ruins
  7. Out in the Street
  8. Jack of All Trades
  9. Seeds
  10. Prove It All Night
  11. Two Hearts
  12. Working On The Highway
  13. Shackled and Drawn
  14. Waitin' On a Sunny Day
  15. The Promised Land
  16. Apollo Medley
  17. The River
  18. The Rising
  19. Lonesome Day
  20. We Are Alive
  21. Land of Hope & Dreams
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  22. Born In The USA
  23. Born To Run
  24. Bobby Jean
  25. Dancing In The Dark
  26. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out