Springsteen plays ‘The River’ for first time on current tour (WATCH VIDEO)

by JAY LUSTIG
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Bruce Springsteen performed in Birmingham, England, on June 16.

“This is for Birmingham,” said Bruce Springsteen before performing “The River” for the first time on his current tour at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, June 16. You can watch the video below.

Springsteen’s 1980 The River album has been underrepresented, so far, on the tour, with only one song, “Out in the Street,” being played regularly.

“My Hometown,” played for the first time on the tour by Springsteen and the E Street Band on their last show, June 13 in Zurich, made it into the setlist again, immediately before “The River.” Here is the entire setlist, according to setlist.fm.

“No Surrender”
“Ghosts”
“Prove It All Night”
“Letter to You”
“The Promised Land”
“Out in the Street”
“Candy’s Room”
“Kitty’s Back”
“Nightshift”
“Mary’s Place”
“The E Street Shuffle”
“My Hometown”
“The River”
“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 band’s next show is June 18 at Festivalpark in Werchter, Belgium.

Here is the video:

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