Following a 50th anniversary symposium for Bruce Springsteen’s debut album — Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. — in January, the Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University in West Long Branch will present one for Springsteen’s second album, The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. It will take place on Oct. 28.
Tickets go on sale Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Monmouth University box office (at the Ocean First Bank Center) or online HERE.
According to a press release, “the day-long event will include panel discussions, interviews, a pop up exhibit, and musical performances of the songs on the album performed by regional musicians. Among the guests participating in the symposium will be original E Street Band members, music industry legends, and special guests.”
E Street Band members Garry Tallent, David Sancious and Vini Lopez participated in the Greetings event, along with Springsteen’s Greetings-era manager Mike Appel, WMMR-FM (Philadelphia) DJ David Dye, music journalist Peter Knobler and others. Springsteen himself did not attend, though he made a virtual appearance via a filmed interview about the album.
The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (released on Nov. 5, 1973) contains three songs that Springsteen and the E Street Band have been playing often on their current tour — “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “Kitty’s Back” and “The E Street Shuffle” — along with fan favorites “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” “Incident on 57th Street” and “New York City Serenade.” Also, “Wild Billy’s Circus Story.”
For more on the archives, visit springsteenarchives.org.
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