Bruce Springsteen April 1, 2012 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – April 1, 2012 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC

Setlist & Videos:



1. We Take Care Of Our Own (Video #1)
2. Wrecking Ball
3. Night (Audio #1)
4. Death To My Hometown
5. My City Of Ruins (Video #1)
6. Seaside Bar Song
7. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (Audio #1)
8. Jack of all Trades
9. Trapped (Video #1) (Video #2)
10. Adam Raised A Cain* (Video #1)
11. Easy Money (Audio #1) (Video #1)
12. She’s The One (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3) (Video #4)
13. Waiting on a Sunny day (Video #1 knee sliding with kid clip – distorted sound) (Video #2 3min clip with kid singing) (Video #3) (Video #4 clip)
14. The Promise* (Video #1) (Video #2) (Audio #1)
15. Apollo Medley (The Way You Do The Things You Do / 634-5789) (Video #1 short clip) (Video #2 short crowd surfing clip with distorted sound) (Video #3)
16. American Skin (Video #1)
17. Because The Night (Video #1) (Video #2 clip guitar solo) (Video #3 clip)
18. The Rising
19. We Are Alive (Video #1) (Video #2)
20. Thunder Road (Video #1) (Video #2)


21. Rocky Ground with Michele Moore (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3)
22. Out In The Street* (Video #1) (Video #2)
23. Born To Run (Video #1) (Video #2 clip)
24. Dancing In The Dark (Video #1)
25. Land Of Hopes And Dreams
26. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Video #1)

*Tour premiere



Brucebase entry: 2012-04-01 – VERIZON CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC


Bootleg status:
More info about Bruce Springsteen bootlegs on SPL: Wrecking Ball Tour – Audio Recordings
Video status: See SPL’s 2012 Wrecking Ball Tour – DVD Bootleg List


Pre-show press:

“FOX 5’s Paul Raphel talked to some of the concertgoers before the show.”:

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Live at Verizon Center: MyFoxDC.com

Bruce Springsteen uses a teleprompter in performances: Does it matter?
– washingtonpost.com

Bruce Springsteen to perform at Verizon Center – articles.baltimoresun.com

Bruce Springsteen at Verizon Center: Start time, lottery details – washingtonpost.com

Springsteen’s Verizon Concert Oversold – voices.washingtonpost.com

Tickets for Springsteen’s Verizon show sell out in minutes – wtop.com


Review: Bruce Springsteen at D.C.’s Verizon Center – baltimoresun.com
Review: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Verizon Center Washington DC 4/1/12 – whfs.radio.com

Bruce Springsteen brings darkness and depth to the party at Verizon Center – washingtonpost.com

Concert Review: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at Verizon Center
– examiner.com

This One Time, We All Got Bandanas: Bruuuuuuuuce Returns to D.C. – washingtoncitypaper.com


Bruce Springsteen @ Verizon Center, Washington, DC (4-1-2012) – Photos for Between Love and Like and Washington City Paper (Flickr)

photos: Bruce Springsteen wows crowd at the Verizon Center – washingtonpost.com


The Official Washington D.C April 1st SetListVision thread – Greasylake
Is there a show tonight- Official DC set list thread – Stone Pony London


Related: Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour Dates 2012 – Master tour list with links to each concert.

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  1. DC show was OK at best. I’ve seen him many times and this was the first concert of his that had RAP in it (vomit). If you want to hear the old Bruce stay at home and listen to his CD’s!! BTW Bruce what was your biggest selling album of all time? Right, Born in the USA. Next time you come to DC I suggest you play MORE of that album. I love you Bruce, but the show wasn’t that good.

    • Oh, my, swing & a miss.

      I’ve been seeing Bruce & ESB since ’74 and that show in DC was in the top rank of the best. If you just want to hear old songs, yes, stay home. If you vomit at about 20 secs. of rap in a 3 hr. show, yes, you’re probably too narrowminded for today’s music.

      Almost all the feedback I’ve seen is that the show was off the charts (my take, too). Sorry you didn’t enjoy it.

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