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01-Apr-1976 Athens,OH University Of Ohio,USA

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01 Thunder road
02 She's the one
03 Born to run
04 Backstreets
05 Jungleland
06 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
07 Detroit Medley

Notes:
Partial setlist. Held in the school’s Memorial Auditorium. There was non-reserved seating for this show, which caused mayhem leading up to the venue opening its doors. The partial setlist above is from the confident recollection of BRUCEBASE reader Daniel, who further comments: "The concert was scheduled for around 7pm….folks started lining up outside at about 4:30pm. By 7pm I'd estimate there were over a thousand people outside and the doors were still shut. At about 7:10 there was commotion up front and I remember seeing one of the doors get literally torn from the hinges - and these were big, heavy wood doors! The next minutes were a blur, seeing one girl getting pushed into the glass marque-poster cases, seeing another girl who fainted getting passed overhead…the mad rush to get a good seat”. BRUCEBASE reader Bob, who also attended, comments: “Suddenly the doors opened and we were pushed in so I raced to the front and got two seats. I remember the show was a little too loud in the front row, but it was amazing. The night before the show Springsteen went to my favourite bar (Swanky's) and hung out. I didn't go that night. I saw his picture in the paper the next morning standing where I usually went to drink”.


02-Apr-1976 Louisville,KY Macauly Theatre,USA

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01 It's my life
02 For You
03 Raise your hand

Notes:
Partial setlist - A reader present recalls "My seat was third or fourth row center but we stood all night. My journal entry doesn't have a list but it mentions a long story intro to "It's My Life", a solo piano version of "For You" that began the second encore followed by a Mitch Ryder medley and "Raise Your Hand" (which I'd never heard before). I see that the April 4th show claims it was the first "Raise Your Hand" but it looks like he played it in Louisville two days earlier. My journal entry says: "Bruce's last words .. I'm just a prisoner ... of rock'n'roll!" Thanks to John for the details (through Brucebase)


04-Apr-1976 East Lansing,MI Michigan State University,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road [with a new piano introduction]
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Frankie
09 Meeting across the river
10 Backstreets
11 Growin' up
12 It's hard to be a saint in the city
13 Jungleland
14 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
15 Raise your hand
16 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17 Detroit Medley
18 Quarter to three

Notes:
Show features Thunder road with a new piano introduction, and the live premiere, as far as we know, of Frankie. This is also one of the few known times that the whole of the Born To Run LP is played.

Songs from this show can be found on:
HIDDEN WORLDS THAT SHINE (E Street Records)
LIVING ROCK'N'ROLL (Real thing)
LIVE IN DETROIT 1977 VOL 1 AND 2 (Grasshopper Records)


05-Apr-1976 Columbus,OH Ohio Theatre,USA

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Notes:
This show was apparently rescheduled from late 1975 due to poor ticket sales. A review of the show was in a local Columbus, Ohio entertainment newspaper called Focus, dated April 15-30, 1976. Thanks to Mike for the details.


07-Apr-1976 Cleveland,OH Allen Theatre,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night [?]
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Incident on 57th street
09 Frankie
10 Backstreets
11 Growin' up
12 It's hard to be a saint in the city
13 Blinded by the light
14 Jungleland
15 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
16 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17 Detroit Medley
18 Quarter to three

Songs from this show can be found on:
ALL THOSE YEARS (Templar Records)
ALLEN THEATER '76 (Scorpio Records)
COVER'S STORY VOL.1 (Finfagel)
GENUINE TRACKS (THE) (Scorpion (Scorpio?))
KNOCK ON WOOD (Ragamuffin records)
LIVE AND UNRELEASED 1971/1979 (Seagull records)
LIVE IN CLEVELAND, OHIO, 4-4-76
ALL THOSE YEARS (Heart and Soul)
BLINDED BY LIFE
BRING HIM BACK ALIVE
LIVE IN ALLEN THEATRE CLEVELAND 76
KILLER CUTS (Doberman)
RUNNERS IN THE NIGHT (Doberman)


08-Apr-1976 Cleveland,OH Allen Theatre,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Incident on 57th street
09 When you walk in the room
10 Frankie
11 Backstreets
12 Growin' up
13 It's hard to be a saint in the city
14 Jungleland
15 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
16 Raise your hand
17 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
18 Detroit Medley
19 Quarter to three

Notes:
Complete setlist, thanks to Theresa for providing the encores!

Songs from this show can be found on:
LEAVING THE ALLEN IN RUBBLE (B.T.S. (?))


09-Apr-1976 Hamilton,NY Colgate University,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Incident on 57th street
09 Frankie
10 Backstreets
11 Growin' up
12 It's hard to be a saint in the city
13 Blinded by the light
14 Jungleland
15 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
16 Raise your hand
17 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
18 Detroit Medley
19 Quarter to three

Notes:
Last know full band version of 'Blinded' until Reunion tour

Songs from this show can be found on:
PROVE IT ALL NIGHT (Flashback)


10-Apr-1976 Wallingford,CT Choate School,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Pretty Flamingo
09 Incident on 57th street
10 Frankie
11 Backstreets
12 Growin' up
13 It's hard to be a saint in the city
14 Jungleland
15 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
16 Raise your hand
17 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
18 Detroit Medley

Notes:
Benefit concert played at the request of John Hammond. A fan present remembers "There was no advertising of the show as far as I know. I used to call Mike Appel's office to get Bruce news and they told me about this show so I called the box office and requested 12 tickets. The woman thought I was kidding. This was before charge cards so I had to convince her to trust me that I would pick up 12 tickets(at $6 each, a total of $72) on the day of the show. Luckily she finally believed me. It was a general admission show and a few other diehards also learned of the show so the first few rows were full of Springsteen dignitaries who got there plenty early. With my 12 tix, I had Joe Kivak, Simon Montgomery, a female friend of his who I've seen in a few rock movies, a guy named Ernie who did some of the early PA shows and his friend, Ed Sciaky. Bruce was blown away when Sciaky showed up backstage. Also up front were Kennie Viola, founder of Thunder Road, and some friends of his. Bruce seemed real pleased to see friendly faces at such a strange venue."


12-Apr-1976 Johnstown,PE Memorial Auditorium,USA

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01 Night

Notes:
Partial setlist. A reader wrote in with "Packed house (about 4k). Band dressed largely in formal atire. Bruce in black tux (no tie) and Clarence in Panama suit."


13-Apr-1976 University Park,PA Penn State University,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Incident on 57th street
09 Frankie
10 Backstreets
11 Growin' up
12 It's hard to be a saint in the city
13 Jungleland
14 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
15 Raise your hand
16 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17 Detroit Medley
18 Quarter to three
19 Twist and shout

Songs from this show can be found on:
HIDDEN WORLDS THAT SHINE (E Street Records)


15-Apr-1976 Pittsburgh,PA Syria Mosque,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Incident on 57th street
09 Frankie
10 Backstreets
11 Growin' up
12 For You
13 It's hard to be a saint in the city
14 Jungleland
15 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
16 Raise your hand
17 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
18 Detroit Medley
19 Quarter to three
20 Twist and shout

Notes:
Thanks to Mike for the setlist and the following comments "I have lots of memory of that night. The Syria Mosque was a strange theater. It had a very odd configuration that brought EVERY seat very close to the stage but some seats were turned at a bad angle that made viewing the stage difficult. My brother had bought 2 tickets for $7.50 each. His girl stood him up and he asked me to go along. Fortunately, we were in the first row of the first balcony, center stage. Honestly, If I had fallen out of the balcony, I would have fallen about 8 feet down and landed in Bruce's lap. The weather was unusually HOT!!! It must have been 95 degrees F and HOTTER inside!!! The Mosque had no air conditioning at that time. Bruce was all through the crowd. The story about his father's jobs and the beat up hundred dollar car that lead into "It's My Life" was the highpoint. We thought the show had ended after the second encore. We raced outside to beat the traffic when we saw the road crew tearing down the equipment. We were outside when we heard the crowd go wild. We ran back inside and found the band back on stage, plugging in their own gear, with the house lights all on. They must have played Twist and Shout for 10 minutes. When they finished, they appeared ready to do another number when one of the ladies who ushered the Mosque walked up behind Bruce, tapped him on the shoulder and motioned with her finger "no more". (This particular usher was a mean old crank who had a terrible reputation for throwing people out of this small venue. It was a perfect comic ending as Bruce acted frightened and ran off stage with the others while this 60 year old meanie stood there with her hands on her broad hips.)


16-Apr-1976 Meadville,PA Allegheny College,USA

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17-Apr-1976 Rochester,NY University Of Rochester,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Incident on 57th street
09 Frankie
10 Backstreets
11 Growin' up
12 It's hard to be a saint in the city
13 Jungleland
14 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
15 Raise your hand
16 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17 Detroit Medley


20-Apr-1976 Johnson City,TN Freedom Hall,USA

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Notes:
Johnson City is the home of Eastern Tennessee State University. Although this concert had been scheduled with the University in mind, there was no school affiliation with the event. Freedom Hall had a capacity of 8,500 but this Springsteen gig was presented in the venue’s 3,500-seat “stage show mode”, with half the auditorium curtained and chairs installed on the floor. However due to poor advertising on the ETSU campus (archival evidence suggests there was absolutely none) the attendance at this show was only about 700.


21-Apr-1976 Knoxville,TN Civic Auditorium,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
10 Backstreets
14 Jungleland

Notes:
A fan present recalls "The Knoxville Auditorium is a small venue and there were less than 1,000 at the show. I was near the stage and actually patted Bruce on the back when he jumped from the stage and wandered among the audience as he played his guitar. I don't remember the order of songs, but he played almost everything from Born to Run, including Thunder Road, She's the One, Night, Backstreets, 10th Avenue Freeze Out, Jungle Land and of course the title track. At that time, I was not familiar with his earlier albums, so I can't remember the songs he played that were not on Born to Run. It will always be the best concert I've ever seen because of the incredible energy level in the small venue, as well as the fantastic music and performance from Bruce and the band." Thanks to Mike for the information, through BB


22-Apr-1976 Blacksberg,VA Virginia Poly-Tech Insitute,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Incident on 57th street
09 Frankie
10 Backstreets
11 Growin' up
12 It's hard to be a saint in the city
13 Jungleland
14 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
15 Raise your hand
16 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17 Twist and shout

Notes:
Brucebase: Recent information indicates that Twist And Shout was played as a fourth encore but it's not on the tape. People camped out and slept on the concrete in front of squires student center for a week to get the tickets - we all took turns in line. Bruce fell into the orchestra pit if you can believe that...and Steve Van Zandt was "Panama Steve" that night with a white suit on and white panama hat. At the end of the show, the roadies came out and broke down the equipment and were waving everyone away, but the hardcore 100 or so stayed and cheered. The roadies, after about 25 minutes, came back out and put the equipment back up and out they came and played Twist and Shout, and the cool thing was that years before Courtney Cox got her shot on stage with him in the dancing in the dark video, some lucky blond got pulled on stage with him. he put his had out like he did in the video, and slung the white guitar behind his back and started to do a salsa with her. it was simply electrifying! When it was really over, he went to a little bar in Blackburg called "Town Hall" and Nils Lofgren, of all people, was playing there that night at 11pm. Bruce apparently joined him on stage. For completists out there, the ticket price was $4.50.


24-Apr-1976 Boone,NC Appalachian State University,USA

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01 Night
02 Spirit in the night
03 It's my life
04 Born to run
05 Frankie
06 Backstreets
07 Jungleland
08 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
09 Quarter to three

Notes:
The 9 above-mentioned song titles are articulated in a post-concert review of this performance that appeared in A.S.U. Student Newspaper. There were an additional 7 or 8 songs performed, but the titles are not identified in the review, although it’s likely they correspond to what was played at Virginia Tech two days earlier.


26-Apr-1976 Chattanooga,TN Memorial Auditorium,USA

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14 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
15 10th avenue freeze-out
16 Jungleland

Notes:
Held at the "Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium". Partial setlist from a fan recall. This gig was originally planned for the nearby (but smaller) Tivoli Theater. Yet despite the change of location apparently less than 1,000 of the Memorial Auditorium’s 3,850 tickets were sold. Springsteen and CBS publicist Glen Brunmen were interviewed the following afternoon by the Nashville Tennessean newspaper and Brunmen mentions the disappointing crowd turnout in Chattanooga. Bruce also jokingly mentions that their tour bus had traveled an hour out of Chattanooga on its way to Nashville when they had to turn around and go back – they’d forgotten Max Weinberg. Typically Bruce didn’t let a small turnout affect his energy level. BRUCEBASE reader Steve reports: “Bruce’s road crew came out before the start of the show and nailed a piece of plywood from the edge of the stage over the top of the security barricades. Bruce jumped off the stage and played in the crowd a number of times. The show still ranks as one of my all-time favorite concerts.”


28-Apr-1976 Nashville,TN Grand Ol' Opry,USA

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07 Growin' up

Notes:
This 2hr show took place at the Grand Ole’ Opry’s 4,500-seat venue on the grounds of the then-new Opryland USA Theme Park. Contrary to myth, this was not the first-ever rock show allowed inside the spiritual home of country music (THE BYRDS having broken the ice in 1968 at the Opry’s former Ryman Theater location). An article in the Nashville Banner the following day (it mentions “Growin’ Up” as having been played) gave the concert a glowing review but reported a crowd turnout of only 3,000.


29-Apr-1976 Memphis,TN Ellis Auditorium,USA

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01 Night
02 10th avenue freeze-out
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Thunder road
06 She's the one
07 Born to run
08 Pretty Flamingo
09 Incident on 57th street
10 Growin' up
11 It's hard to be a saint in the city
12 Backstreets
13 Jungleland
14 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
15 Raise your hand [with Eddie Floyd]
16 Yum Yum I want some [with Eddie Floyd]
17 Knock on wood [with Eddie Floyd]
18 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
19 Detroit Medley

Notes:
Features Eddie Floyd guesting on Knock On Wood and Raise Your Hand. At the end of the show Bruce tries to meet Elvis but he's stopped by the guards

Songs from this show can be found on:
KNOCK ON WOOD (Ragamuffin records)
FEATURING BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
FUTURE OF ROCK'N'ROLL (THE)


30-Apr-1976 Birmingham,AL Municiple Auditorium,USA

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