Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 2014-01-26 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bands kicks off their “High Hopes” tour at the Bellville Velodrome in Capetown, South Africa.
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Ticket & Poster:
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)
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)
27. Thunder Road (acoustic) (Video #1 low volume)
* World Premiere
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” – springsteenlyrics.com
– 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 – brucespringsteen.net
Bruce Springsteen touches down in Cape Town – channel24.co.za
Bruce Springsteen to Perform in South Africa – nbcbayarea.com
Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes and Low Expectations – forbes.com
Bruce Springsteen’s Son Born to Fight Fires – abcnews.go.com
New Springsteen album makes debut at No.1 – theaustralian.com.au
A Lullaby from God: My Lunch with Bruce Springsteen – patheos.com
Singer from Bergen back on the road with Springsteen – northjersey.com
Total Disaster as Springsteen Tries to Sell Recordings of Live Shows – stayhardstayhungry.wordpress.com
Bruce Springsteen has 10th UK number one album – telegraph.co.uk
Talking Sun City with Steven Van Zandt – backstreets.com
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Reviews & Other:
Bruce Springsteen Plays First South Africa Gig:
This is the land of wonder: The Boss – timeslive.co.za
‘The Boss’ wows SA with first show – entertainment.iafrica.com
The Boss begins tour with Mandela tribute – iol.co.za
Notes from the road: Cape Town #1 – brucespringsteen.net
Report: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live At Bellville Velodrome – rollingstone.co.za
Bruce Springsteen Kicks Off 2014 ‘High Hopes’ Tour in South Africa – rollingstone.com
F**k It: Springsteen In Cape Town, 26th January 2014 – burgersandbruce.com
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band concert Velodrome Bellville Cape Town 26 January 2014 – dnaphotographers.com
Photos: Springsteen in South Africa – montrealgazette.com
Gallery: The Boss rocks the Mother City – iol.co.za
Bruce Springsteen kicks off SA tour with Mandela tribute – channel24.co.za
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘High Hopes’ Tour – latestnewspics.blogspot.com
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