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01-Aug-1978 Charleston,SC Gaillard Municipal Auditorium,USA

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01 Summertime blues
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
05 Adam raised a Cain
06 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
07 I fought the law
10 Thunder road

Notes:
"The show had been rescheduled from July as it was during the couple of weeks that were postponed due to illness." Thanks to Robert for the info as well as his recollection on the setlist.


02-Aug-1978 Charlotte,NC Charlotte Coliseum,USA

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01 Lucille [Lfringe 13/08/02]
02 Badlands [Lfringe 13/08/02]

Notes:
Unknown setlist. Thanks Lfringe for the show starters.


04-Aug-1978 Charleston,WV Civic Center,USA

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01 Oh boy
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Factory
06 The promised land
07 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
08 Racing in the street
09 Thunder road
10 Jungleland
11 Paradise by the C
12 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
13 Sherry darling
14 Not fade away
15 She's the one
16 Growin' up
17 Backstreets [Includes "Sad-eyes-Drive all night"]
17 Sad eyes - interlude
18 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
19 Born to run
20 Because the night
21 Quarter to three

Songs from this show can be found on:
COVER'S STORY VOL.1 (Finfagel)
OH BOY! (Scorpio Records)
OH BOY! (E Street Records)
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF CHARLESTON (Bruce Records)
FUTURE OF ROCK'N'ROLL (THE)
OH BOY! (Mosquito records)
JUKEBOX GRADUATE
PROMISES AND LIES (Fans for fans)
TOTAL DARKNESS TOUR 1978 COMPILATION
DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF CHARLESTON (Custom sounds) (copy/repress)


05-Aug-1978 Louisville,KY Louisville Gardens,USA

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01 Badlands
02 Spirit in the night
03 Sweet little sixteen
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Factory
06 The promised land
07 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
08 Racing in the street
09 Thunder road
10 Jungleland
11 Paradise by the C
12 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
13 Sherry darling
14 Mona
15 She's the one
16 Growin' up
17 Backstreets
18 Rosalita (Come out tonight) [forgets where he is]
19 Born to run
20 Because the night

Notes:
Partial setlist. The concert starts with "They're Off!" in recognition of the Kentucky Derby. Live premiere of Sweet Little Sixteen which is an excellent version. In Rosalita, Bruce forgets where he is which results in an instrumental section until Bruce picks up the song again.

Songs from this show can be found on:
CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR ALL THE GOOD BOYS
TOUR OF CANADA 1982
WHO' S BEEN COVERED BY THE BOSS (JOUR discs)


07-Aug-1978 Kalamazoo,MI Wings Auditorium,USA

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08 Growin' up

Notes:
Nearly every gig on the Darkness Tour was a sellout or a virtual sellout. There were only three or four exceptions and this show was the most glaring one - with just 3,000 of the 6,500 tickets sold. A brief review, which incorporates an interesting post-concert backstage chat with Bruce, mentions “Growin’ Up” (with its ‘Let It Rock’ story) as having been performed. No other titles are articulated. Bruce was on a guaranteed performance fee but mentions in the interview that he is going to compensate the show’s promoter for the financial loss sustained. Setlists and/or audio long-circulating and alleged to be from this gig are in fact slight permutations of the audio from the 25/11/78 show in St Louis. Consequently Kalamazoo’s seemingly strange setlist (for the mid-tour period) is incorrect and “The Ties That Bind” did NOT make its world debut at this August 7th show


08-Aug-1978 Toronto Ryerson University,Canada

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Unknown setlist
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Notes:
CANCELLED concert (probably prior to any public announcement of its booking), never re-scheduled. In Aug 1978 Ryerson University was known as Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and this gig, noted in some in-house CBS Tour Itinerary documentation, was planned for the school’s 1,200-seat Ryerson Theatre. Reason for the cancellation is unknown.


09-Aug-1978 Cleveland,OH The Agora,USA

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01 Summertime blues
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Factory
06 The promised land
07 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
08 Racing in the street
09 Thunder road
10 Jungleland
11 Paradise by the C
12 Fire
13 Sherry darling
14 Not fade away
15 Gloria
16 She's the one
17 Growin' up
18 Backstreets
19 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
20 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
21 Born to run
22 Because the night
23 Raise your hand
24 Twist and shout

Notes:
Max Weinberg, many years ago said this was the best show the E Street Band ever did. Broadcast on WMMS and about 9 other FM stations It was a free concert for WMMS' 10th Anniversary as a radio station. The introduction by Kid Leo and the final chords of Twist and Shout.

Songs from this show can be found on:
AGORA 78 (Super sonic)
AGORA CLUB (Tunnel records)
AGORA NIGHT (Crystal Cat)
ALL THOSE YEARS (Templar Records)
COVER'S STORY VOL.1 (Finfagel)
LIVE AND UNRELEASED 1971/1979 (Seagull records)
SUMMERTIME BRUCE (E Street Records)
TEENAGE WEREWOLF (Silver rarities)
AGORA SHOW PART ONE (THE)
AGORA SHOW PART TWO (THE)
ALL THOSE YEARS (Heart and Soul)
AS REQUESTED AROUND THE WORLD LIVE (CESCO Records)
BOSS WAS HERE (THE) (Flying Horse Records)
FRENZIED FLIGHT
PRISONER OF ROCK'N'ROLL (Psycobrother Records)
TEENAGE WEREWOLF (THE) (Backstreets Records)
TOUR OF CANADA 1982
WARRIOR'S REST (Thunderbolt records)
JUKEBOX GRADUATE
PROMISES AND LIES (Fans for fans)
TOTAL DARKNESS TOUR 1978 COMPILATION
I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF VOL 1 (copy/repress)
I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF VOL 2 (copy/repress)


10-Aug-1978 Rochester,NY Memorial Auditorium,USA

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01 Summertime blues
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Factory
06 The promised land
07 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
08 Racing in the street
09 Thunder road
10 Jungleland
11 Sweet little sixteen
12 Paradise by the C
13 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
14 Sherry darling
15 Mona
16 She's the one
17 Growin' up
18 Backstreets
19 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
21 Born to run
22 Because the night
23 Quarter to three


12-Aug-1978 Augusta,ME Civic Center,USA

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01 Summertime blues
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Factory
06 The promised land
07 Prove it all night
08 Racing in the street
09 Thunder road
10 Jungleland
11 Paradise by the C
12 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
13 Sherry darling
14 Gloria
14 Not fade away
15 She's the one
16 Growin' up
17 Backstreets
18 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
19 Born to run
20 Because the night
21 Quarter to three

Notes:
Above songs are from attendee recollections of the show made from a BB reader, and also that during a great version of ROSALITA..Bruce was acting up running around etc.then he runs to the mic and announces "someone stop me....before I hurt myself"....then he collapses to the stage ....Clarence rushes over to play sax ofer him and a few girls rush the stage and huddle around him til he revives and they are wisked away and then he continues again. GROWIN' UP features a mid song story variation of being chased by armed forces of all types etc. and BACKSTREETS features Bruce referencing the singer Stevie Lawrence and he sang a Lawrence song "Little Blue Eyes"....before going back to "....hiding in the backstreets" Thanks to Andy for all these recollections. The back of the stage area of this 8,700-seat venue was curtained off. Consequently the seating was reduced to 6,000 for this show. Thanks to Neil ('I remember it like it was yesterday' ) for filling up the missing songs in the setlist.


14-Aug-1978 Hampton,VA Hampton Coliseum,USA

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01 High school confidential
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Factory
06 The promised land
07 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
08 Racing in the street
09 Thunder road
10 Jungleland
11 Paradise by the C
12 For You
13 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
14 Sweet little sixteen
15 Not fade away
16 Gloria
17 She's the one
18 Growin' up
19 Backstreets
20 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
21 Born to run
22 Because the night
23 Quarter to three


15-Aug-1978 Largo,MD Capital Center,USA

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01 Summertime blues
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Factory
06 The promised land
07 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
08 Racing in the street
09 Thunder road
10 Jungleland
11 Paradise by the C
12 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
13 Sherry darling
14 Sweet little sixteen
15 Not fade away
16 Gloria
17 She's the one
18 Growin' up
19 Backstreets
20 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
21 Born to run
22 Because the night
23 Quarter to three

Notes:
I'm watching the video of this concert. I cannot help writing some lines on it. I don't want to encourage the buying of unauthorized material, but if you already have all the official video items, you really got to have this. Performance like 'Sandy' and 'Prove it all night' as captured in this film make you understand how great he is, just in case there was any doubt left. All the show was great, but Sandy is above all… and this show was not better than all the other '78 shows…. I'm just speaking of this because I just have this one…. This reminds me of an old phrase I saw written on some horrible shirt : "People can be divided in two halves; the ones who love him, and the ones who never saw him playing live…" Back here… the video is goin' on…. I cannot write nothing on Growin'up and Backstreets. The 'sad eyes-drive all night-pretty flamingo' interlude in backstreets is simply one of the best things you may ever watch and listen to…. Also Because the Night is terrific…

Songs from this show can be found on:
FROM TOWN TO TOWN
CAPITAL CENTER 1978-08-15
CAPITAL CENTER 1978-08-15
LARGO 78
LARGO 78 (Hojo)
LIVE ON THE DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (Watchdog)


18-Aug-1978 Philadelphia,PA The Spectrum,USA

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Soundcheck included: Save the last dance for me / The fever / The harder they come

01 Summertime blues

02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Factory
06 The promised land
07 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
08 Racing in the street
09 Thunder road
10 Jungleland
11 Paradise by the C
12 The fever
13 Sherry darling
14 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
15 Not fade away
16 Gloria
17 She's the one
18 Growin' up
19 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
20 Born to run
21 Because the night
22 Rave on [with Gary Busey]
23 Quarter to three [with Gary Busey]

Notes:
Gary Busey guests on Rave On and Quarter to Three.

Songs from this show can be found on:
PHILADELPHIA SPECIAL (Phantom productions)
WHO' S BEEN COVERED BY THE BOSS (JOUR discs)


19-Aug-1978 Philadelphia,PA The Spectrum,USA

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01 Good rockin' tonight
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Heartbreak hotel
06 Factory
07 The promised land
08 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
09 Thunder road
10 Racing in the street
11 Jungleland
12 Rave on [with Gary Busey]
13 The fever
14 Sweet little sixteen
15 Sherry darling
16 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17 Mona
18 She's the one
19 Growin' up
20 Backstreets
21 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
22 Born to run
23 Because the night
24 Quarter to three

Notes:
Racing in the streets added but not present in any source Gary Busey guests again on Rave On. "This was a very memorable show for me as I was sick for the first half, but by the 2nd set I was feeling great. I felt good enough to get down to the first row to see the show. towards the end of the show ,when the band was jamming near the end of born to run a few people jumped onstage and were quickly escorted off. I thought what the hay, let me give it a shot and I jumped onstage, Bruce was right in front of me, I stuck my hand out he took it and started dancing around with me. it was amazing! at the very end of the song he still was dancing with me, we went to the front of the stage, to the microphone, Bruce held my hand in the air, screamed 1,2,3,4 into the mike and put my hand down as the crowd went wild. The greatest experience of my concert life. I've been to over 300 concerts. then I was kindly escorted offstage as Bruce watched me seemingly to make sure I wasn't roughed up or anything.

Songs from this show can be found on:
COVER'S STORY VOL.1 (Finfagel)
FIRECRACKER SHOW (THE) (Moonlight)
JERSEY DEVIL (THE) (Golden stars)
PHILADELPHIA SPECIAL
TOTAL DARKNESS TOUR 1978 COMPILATION


21-Aug-1978 New York,NY Madison Square Garden,USA

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01 Summertime blues
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Darkness on the edge of town
05 Heartbreak hotel
06 Factory
07 The promised land
08 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
09 Racing in the street
10 Thunder road
11 Jungleland
12 Paradise by the C
13 The fever
14 Sherry darling
15 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
16 Sweet little sixteen
17 Gloria
18 She's the one
19 Growin' up
20 Backstreets
21 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
22 Born to run
23 Because the night
24 Quarter to three

Songs from this show can be found on:
MSG NIGHT 1
NEW YOR CITY DARKNESS


22-Aug-1978 New York,NY Madison Square Garden,USA

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01 Good rockin' tonight
02 Badlands
03 Streets of fire
04 Spirit in the night
05 Darkness on the edge of town
06 Factory
07 The promised land
08 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
09 Racing in the street
10 Thunder road
11 Jungleland
12 Paradise by the C
13 For You
14 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
15 Candy's room
16 Mona
17 She's the one
18 Growin' up
19 Backstreets
20 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
21 Born to run
22 Because the night
23 Quarter to three

Notes:
Bruce's sister birthday. She comes onto stage for the encore.

Songs from this show can be found on:
OCTOBER STORIES (Classic fall)
PROVE IT EVERY NIGHT (Retro)
EDGE OF DARKNESS
MSG NIGHT 2
PROVE IT EVERY NIGHT (Retro) (copy/repress)
PROVE IT EVERY NIGHT (copy/repress)
PROVE IT EVERY NIGHT (copy/repress)
PROVE IT EVERY NIGHT (copy/repress)
PROVE IT EVERY NIGHT (copy/repress)


23-Aug-1978 New York,NY Madison Square Garden,USA

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01 High school confidential
02 Badlands
03 Streets of fire
04 Spirit in the night
05 Darkness on the edge of town
06 Heartbreak hotel
07 Factory
08 The promised land
09 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
10 Racing in the street
11 Thunder road
12 Jungleland
13 For You
14 Candy's room
15 Adam raised a Cain
16 Fire
17 Sherry darling
18 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
19 Not fade away
20 She's the one
21 It's hard to be a saint in the city
22 Backstreets
23 Sad eyes - interlude
24 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
25 Born to run
26 Because the night
27 Quarter to three

Songs from this show can be found on:
BOSS OF E STREET (THE) (John Row)
FOR NEW YORK CITY
MSG NIGHT 3


25-Aug-1978 New Haven,CT Veterans Memorial Coliseum,USA

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Soundcheck included: High school confidential

01 Good rockin' tonight

02 Badlands
03 Streets of fire
04 Spirit in the night
05 Darkness on the edge of town
06 Factory
07 Heartbreak hotel
08 The promised land
09 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
10 Racing in the street
11 Thunder road
12 Jungleland
13 Paradise by the C
14 For You
15 It's gonna work out fine
16 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17 Sherry darling
18 Not fade away
19 She's the one
20 Growin' up
21 Backstreets
22 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
23 Born to run
24 Because the night
25 Quarter to three

Songs from this show can be found on:
TOTAL DARKNESS TOUR 1978 COMPILATION
VETERAN'S MEMORIAL


25-Aug-1978 New Haven,CT Toad's Place,USA

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01 Rosalita (Come out tonight) [with Clarence and Beaver Brown]
02 Double shot of my baby's love [with Clarence and Beaver Brown]
03 You can't sit down [with Clarence and Beaver Brown]

Notes:
Bruce and Clarence join Beaver Brown


26-Aug-1978 Providence,RI Civic Center,USA

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01 Summertime blues
02 Badlands
03 Streets of fire
04 Spirit in the night
05 Darkness on the edge of town
06 Heartbreak hotel
07 Factory
08 The promised land
09 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
10 Racing in the street
11 Thunder road
12 Jungleland
13 Paradise by the C
14 For You
15 Sherry darling
16 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17 Candy's room
18 Mona
19 She's the one
20 Growin' up
21 Backstreets
22 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
23 Born to run
24 Because the night
25 Quarter to three
26 10th avenue freeze-out

Notes:
According to sources present at the show - 10 minutes after the show closer, "Quarter To Three", Bruce and the band returned to the stage and played a 15 minute version of 10th Avenue. This was not captured on the surviving tape circulating. A 15 minute interview with Robin Young is recorded by WBZ TV prior to the show


28-Aug-1978 Pittsburgh,PA Stanley Theatre,USA

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Soundcheck included: I heard that lonesome whistle

01 Good rockin' tonight

02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Streets of fire
05 Darkness on the edge of town
06 Something in the night
07 The promised land
08 Prove it all night
09 Racing in the street
10 Thunder road
11 Jungleland
12 Paradise by the C
13 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
14 Mona
15 She's the one
16 Backstreets
17 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
18 Born to run
19 Lost in the flood
20 Quarter to three

Notes:
The setlist above is partial but near complete, with just 3 or 4 titles missing. Culled from reports in the Pittsburgh papers and attendee recollections. One Pittsburgh newspaper mentions “Something In Night,” returning for the first time in a couple of months. The Pittsburgh Press mentions a stunning piano solo rendition of “Lost In The Flood” that Bruce plays as a special request – and he utilizes his lyrics notebook to ensure he doesn’t mess it up. Partial setlist compiled from newspaper review of the concert (Pittsburgh Press) and the (hazy) memory of a fan present. Thanks to Michael for the info. Lost In The Flood was apparently played solo on request made by a note slipped backstage.


29-Aug-1978 Pittsburgh,PA Stanley Theatre,USA

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01 Badlands
02 Candy's room
03 Spirit in the night
04 It's my life
05 Darkness on the edge of town
06 Factory
07 The promised land
08 I heard that lonesome whistle
09 Prove it all night [With long guitar intro]
10 Racing in the street
11 Thunder road
12 Jungleland
13 Paradise by the C
14 The fever
15 It's hard to be a saint in the city
16 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
17 Sherry darling
18 Mona
19 She's the one
20 Growin' up
21 Backstreets
22 Rosalita (Come out tonight)
23 Born to run
24 Because the night
25 Quarter to three


30-Aug-1978 Cleveland,OH Richfield Coliseum,USA

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01 Good rockin' tonight  (solo piano)
02 Badlands
03 Spirit in the night
04 Streets of fire
05 Darkness on the edge of town
06 Heartbreak hotel
07 Adam raised a Cain
08 Candy's room
09 The fever
10 Lost in the flood
11 Growin' up
12 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
13 Not fade away
14 She's the one
15 Born to run
16 Runaround Sue

Notes:
Complete setlist is not known but five songs are mentioned as having been played in a review of the show in the Cleveland Plain dealer. “Lost In The Flood” makes another rare appearance in its piano-solo incarnation. One reader present comments "I can tell you he opened with Elvis's Good Rockin' Tonight, and played almost the same show as the Detroit show right after -- Badlands, Spirits in the Night, Streets of Fire, Darkness on the Edge of Town, the "life story" version of Growin' Up, et al. He did that incredible solo piano version of Lost in the Flood, a killer Born to Run. He also played 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) and encored with Runaround Sue with all of the house lights on. What a night!" Thanks to Mark Kuhar for the report (through Brucebase), and thanks to Alan and Wendy Golski. Info is also from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer review of the show.


31-Aug-1978 Cleveland,OH The Agora,USA

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01 The fever [With Southside Johnny]
02 I don't want to go home [With Southside Johnny]
03 Havin' a Party [With Southside Johnny]

Notes:
With Southside Johnny. A fan present writes, "We were at the Agora on 8/30 or 31/1978. We had tried desperately to get tickets for Bruce that night at the Coleseum but it got sold out. The Agora Gig was actually a Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes Gig that started about 3 Hours late because, as Southside stated, they had to wait for their lead guitarist (Miami Steve) to get done with another gig across town. Bruce joined the band in the second set and they Rocked into the wee hours of the night neither the band nor the crowd wanted to leave.. it was about 4am when we finally got home (with little, or no voice) I think Patti Smith was the opening act for Southside but I'm not real sure!! Great intimate concert with Bruce and Southside."

Songs from this show can be found on:
OH BOY! (E Street Records)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN COLLECTION VOL 3 (THE)
LIVE ON THE DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (Watchdog)



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