The fantastic website Backstreets.com
reports from Bruce Springsteen’s and his new band’s first rehearsal show:
There was a political edge throughout the night, subtle yet unmistakable, particularly in the three-pack of "Devils & Dust," "Mrs. McGrath" (dedicated to Cindy Sheehan), and "How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?" […] Springsteen took the time to set up many of tonight's numbers, offering some history to introduce songs like "Old Dan Tucker" and "Eyes on the Prize." In all, the band performed eleven songs from the album plus "Buffalo Gals" from the flipside; and six Bruce-penned songs from his catalog: "Johnny 99," "Adam Raised a Cain," "Devils & Dust," "Open All Night," "My City of Ruins," and "You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)."
In all, 20 songs were played and the show lasted just over two hours. I have written about the up-coming show in Stockholm and new album before (here
), and the more I think of it, I really hope he will play “Tougher than the rest”. A little bit cheesy, I know, but I loved that guitar solo long before I ever heard of Pete Seeger