Springsteen plays ‘My Hometown’ for first time on current tour, in Zurich (WATCH VIDEO)

by JAY LUSTIG
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Bruce Springsteen performed “My Hometown” at his June 13 concert in Zurich, Switzerland.

Bruce Springsteen played one of his signature songs, “My Hometown,” for the first time on his current tour during his June 13 concert at the Letzigrund Stadion in Zürich, Switzerland.

He added the song to the show in response to multiple sign requests, even though he has generally not been responding to sign requests during the tour.

“If you brought a sign that says, ‘My Hometown,’ my first question is, ‘Why?’,” he said before performing the song. “Why are there so many signs that say ‘My Hometown’? I am puzzled. I am slightly puzzled, but the people have spoken, God damn it!”

You can watch the performance, below.

With “Working on the Highway” and “Darlington Country” — rarely performed on the tour so far — also in the setlist, this means that eight of the 12 songs from Springsteen’s Born in the USA album were in the show. (Only “Cover Me,” “I’m Goin’ Down,” “Downbound Train” and “I’m on Fire” were missing.)

Here is the show’s setlist:

“My Love Will Not Let You Down”
“No Surrender”
“Ghosts”
“Prove It All Night”
“Letter to You”
“The Promised Land”
“Out in the Street”
“Working on the Highway”
“Darlington County”
“Kitty’s Back”
“Nightshift”
“Mary’s Place”
“My Hometown”
“Last Man Standing”
“Backstreets”
“Because the Night”
“She’s the One”
“Wrecking Ball”
“The Rising”
“Badlands”
“Thunder Road”

Encore:
“Born in the U.S.A.”
“Born to Run”
“Bobby Jean”
“Glory Days”
“Dancing in the Dark”
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
“I’ll See You in My Dreams”

The tour’s next stop will be Villa Park in Birmingham, England, on June 16.

Here is the “My Hometown” video, as well as a video of the Zürich “My Love Will Not Let You Down” and “Working on the Highway” performances.

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