Bruce Springsteen 2014-01-26 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 2014-01-26 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bands kicks off their “High Hopes” tour at the Bellville Velodrome in Capetown, South Africa.

Brucetapes fan blog  provides you all the concert details from this show. Concert details including setlist, videos, reviews, articles, photos and more! I will try and share everything I can find, but if I’m missing anything. Feel free to contact me.

Concert setlist doesn’t get updated in real-time. If you wish to follow setlist in “real-time”, see the discussion/fan forums list at the bottom of this blog post. You’ll get to chat with other fans too.

Ticket & Poster:

2014-01-26 -  Bellville Velodrome - Springsteen - ticket2


January 25th soundcheck included Free Nelson Mandela / Heaven’s Wall / Dream Baby Dream / High Hopes / Shackled And Drawn


01. Free Nelson Mandela* (Video #1 nice) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5 pro-shot) (Video #6) (Video #7)
02. Badlands
03. Death To My Hometown
04. Out In The Street
05. High Hopes (Video #1 short clip) (Video #2)
06. Spirit In The Night (Video #1 clip)
07. Hungry Heart (Video #1 nice clip) (Video #2 clip)
08. The River (Video #1 nice)
09. Heaven’s Wall (Video #1)
10. Atlantic City
11. Johnny 99 (Video #1 nice short clip)
12. Pay Me My Money Down
13. American Skin (41 Shots) (Video #1 nice clip) (Video #2)
14. Because The Night
15. Darlington County
16. Shackled And Drawn (Video #1 clip)
17. Waitin’ On A Sunny Day
18. The Rising
19. The Ghost Of Tom Joad (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 superb) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5 nice) (Video #6 nice audio) (Video #7)
20. Land Of Hope And Dreams


21. We Are Alive (dedicated to Nelson Mandela) (Video #1 nice)
22. Born In The U.S.A.
23. Born To Run (Video #1)
24. Dancing In The Dark (Video #1 nice short clip)
25. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Video #1 nice)
26. Shout (Video #1)

Encore 2:

27. Thunder Road (acoustic) (Video #1 low volume)

* World Premiere

Various clips:

Bruce Springsteen – Pro-Shot Compilation (Cape Town, South Africa on January 26, 2014 – Night 1):

Exclusive footage form Bruce Springsteen’s first live concert in Cape Town, South Africa to kick off the tour promoting his recent album, High Hopes.:



– World premiere of the “Free Nelson Mandela”.
– “Nelson Mandela” (known in some versions as “Free Nelson Mandela”) is a song written by British musician Jerry Dammers and performed by band The Special A.K.A. – with lead vocal by Stan Campbell – released on the single Nelson Mandela / Break Down The Door in 1984 as a protest against the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela by the apartheid South African government. The backing vocals were performed by Molly and Polly Jackson, two girls the band’s drummer John Bradbury had “met in a bar in Camden”, while the chorus was performed by session singers including Claudia Fontaine and Caron Wheeler, who later went on to appear with Soul II Soul. Unlike most protest songs, the track is upbeat and celebratory, drawing on musical influences from South Africa. The song peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart and was immensely popular in Africa.” (Click here for more info) – Wikipedia
– “High Hopes is a song written by Tim Scott McConnell who originally released it in 1987. The song was then recorded by Scott McConnell’s band The Havalinas in 1990” –
– Brucebase entry for this concert: 2014-01-26 – BELLVILLE VELODROME, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Pre-show press and other stuff to read before the concert:

Collection of interesting (and recent) blog posts and articles. Not all are related to the upcoming concert. Keeping you entertained, while waiting the concert to begin (or the setlist threads on fan forums).

Cape Town rehearsal photos –

tommorello: Page ONE in my notebook of 250+ songs I hope to know inside out by Sunday. #HighHopes – Instagram

Bruce Springsteen touches down in Cape Town –

Bruce Springsteen to Perform in South Africa –

Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes and Low Expectations –

Bruce Springsteen’s Son Born to Fight Fires –

New Springsteen album makes debut at No.1 –

A Lullaby from God: My Lunch with Bruce Springsteen –

Singer from Bergen back on the road with Springsteen –

Total Disaster as Springsteen Tries to Sell Recordings of Live Shows –

Jimmy Fallon gave Gov. Christie heads-up on Bruce Springsteen parody song about Bridgegate –

Bruce Springsteen has 10th UK number one album –

Springsteen Live Concert Recording Plans Enter Then Exit The PR Disaster Zone –

Bruce Springsteen tops Billboard chart with ‘High Hopes’ –

Talking Sun City with Steven Van Zandt –

Bruce Springsteen on the big screen: The Boss’ best songs used in films –

Bruce Springsteen – Just Like Fire Would:


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Bruce Springsteen Books 2013-2014 – Latest and upcoming Bruce Springsteen books.

Reviews & Other:

Bruce Springsteen Plays First South Africa Gig:

This is the land of wonder: The Boss –

‘The Boss’ wows SA with first show –

The Boss begins tour with Mandela tribute –

Notes from the road: Cape Town #1 –

Report: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live At Bellville Velodrome –

Bruce Springsteen Kicks Off 2014 ‘High Hopes’ Tour in South Africa –

F**k It: Springsteen In Cape Town, 26th January 2014 –


Concert photos:

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band concert Velodrome Bellville Cape Town 26 January 2014 –

Photos: Springsteen in South Africa –

ZAF: Bruce Springsteen Performs At The Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town –

Gallery: The Boss rocks the Mother City –

Bruce Springsteen kicks off SA tour with Mandela tribute –

Bruce Springsteen Plays First South African Show, Pays Tribute To Mandela –

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘High Hopes’ Tour –

FLICKR: Bruce Springsteen 2014-01-26 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa –


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Bruce Springsteen discussion boards/forums for fans:

The Official Cape Town South Africa January 26th Night #1 SetListVision Thread – Greasylake

The WAKE UP BOYS WAKE UP It’s Time For Another Run 2014-01-26 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa SETLIST THREAD – SPL Messages

The official CAPE TOWN #1 setlist thread – Backstreets (BTX)

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