Springsteen surprise in Hanover, Germany: Live debut of ‘Janey Needs a Shooter’ (WATCH VIDEO)

by JAY LUSTIG
Bruce Springsteen Janey Needs a Shooter

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band perform in Hanover, Germany, on July 5.

There were a couple of small surprises in the setlist of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s concert today at Heinz von Heiden Arena in Hanover, Germany —”Into the Fire” and “The E Street Shuffle” — and one big one: “Janey Needs a Shooter,” in its live debut. You can watch videos of “Janey Needs a Shooter” and “Into the Fire” below.

“Janey Needs a Shooter” dates back to the early ’70s, though Springsteen did not finish it and release a studio version of it until 2020, on his Letter to You album. Warren Zevon recorded a different version of it on his 1980 album Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, with the title “Jeannie Needs a Shooter”; Springsteen received a co-writing credit on that version.

“Into the Fire” made its first appearance at an E Street Band show since 2016, in Hanover. “The E Street Shuffle” was played often at last year’s shows, but this was its first appearance in 2024.

Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform next at Dyrskuepladsen in Odense, Denmark.

Here is the July 5 setlist, according to setlist.fm, with the videos below it.

“Lonesome Day”
“Candy’s Room”
“Adam Raised a Cain”
“My Love Will Not Let You Down”
“Prove It All Night”
“The E Street Shuffle”
“Into the Fire”
“The Promised Land”
“Janey Needs a Shooter”
“Darlington County”
“Working on the Highway”
“Spirit in the Night”
“My Hometown”
“The River”
“Nightshift”
“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”
“Dancing in the Dark”
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
“Twist and Shout”
“I’ll See You in My Dreams”

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