Springsteen Catches 'Fire' In Montpellier, France: June 19, 2012 Setlist

Two tour premieres in tonight's stop in France...
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Bruce Springsteen Montpellier, France, July 19, 2012 6/19/12 Wrecking Ball Tour Setlist

Bruce Springsteen cut back a bit on the folks in Montpellier, France, this being the first setlist under 30 songs in quite some time.

It's been awhile since we've convened to discuss Springsteen setlists because he finally played a set so unimaginative I couldn't bring myself to care. I was so over it, I skipped the next one on general principle. The tedium is well-represented in tonight's show but there are also some cool moments and we'll hit on both.

First the good: the tour premiere of "Growin' Up" and "Fire," the latter of which allegedly took a couple of tries to get ignited with the band, according to one internet report (take that for what it's worth, boys and girls). I've gotten "Growin' Up" at a show, including the famous story that goes along with it. "Fire" is a favorite and I've yet to hear it and there are a lot of Bruce fans who've seen 10x more shows than I have who are in the same boat. The good also includes a playing of "Point Blank" and "Candy's Room," the latter of which I would set fire to someone to hear.

As for the bad, well, he's still playing "Waitin' On A Sunny Day," the only song not from the Wrecking Ball album not to have been skipped on this tour (I think). "Working On The Highway" and "Bobby Jean" both came out tonight. One is bad enough. Two is a war crime. The shocker is he managed not to play "Darlington County" on top of it. I guess they were tired tonight.

The E Street Band are heading next for the UK and our good friend Aaron McMullan will be attending one of these gigs, so we look forward to hearing from him all about it and await details of his sophomore album Angus, due late summer/early fall.

  1. We Take Care Of Our Own
  2. Wrecking Ball
  3. Badlands
  4. Death To My Hometown
  5. My City of Ruins
  6. Spirit In The Night
  7. Growin' Up
  8. Jack Of All Trades
  9. Candy's Room
  10. Prove It All Night
  11. She's The One
  12. Working On The Highway
  13. Shackled and Drawn
  14. Waiting on a Sunny Day
  15. Apollo Medley
  16. Point Blank
  17. The River
  18. The Rising
  19. Out In The Streets
  20. Land Of Hopes And Dreams
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  21. Fire
  22. Rocky Ground
  23. Born In The USA
  24. Born To Run
  25. Bobby Jean
  26. Seven Nights To Rock
  27. Dancing In The Dark
  28. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out