Tickets going on sale for ‘The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle’ symposium

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The cover of Bruce Springsteen’s 1973 album, “The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle.”

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.”

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