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Bruce Springsteen 2012-07-31 Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – July 31, 2012 – Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland

Grande Finale! Wrecking Ball 2012 European Tour ends when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band hits Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland. July 31, 2012

This blog post gathers all the Bruce Springsteen concert info from the Helsinki show. Including Set list details, reviews, press, photos, videos and more!

Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour 2012 Helsinki Finland

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These concert specials gets updated every now and then.

2012 concert special list can be found here with update info.

Ticket:

Setlist & Videos:

 

 

Soundcheck:

 

 

Show:
Acoustic Surprise “before-the-show” Set:

1. I’ll Work For Your Love* (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6) (Video #7) (Video #8) (Video #9) (Video #10) (Video #11) (Video #12) (Video #13) (Video #14)
2. Leap Of Faith* (Video #1 nice!) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6 multicam mix) (Video #7) (Video #8) (Video #9 superb) (Video #10)
3. No Surrender (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4 superb) (Video #5)
4. For You (Video #1 great) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4 superb)
5. Blinded By The Light* (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5 superb) (Video #6)

Video of the full set #1

Main set:

01. Rockin’ All Over The World* (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6) (Video #7) (Video #8 intro) (Video #9 multicam) (Video #10)
02. Night (Video #1)
03. Out In The Street (Video #1) (Video #2)
04. Loose Ends (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4 superb)
05. Prove It All Night (’78 Intro) (Video #1 guitar intro clip) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3 clip) (Video #4) (Video #5)
06. We Take Care Of Our Own (Video #1) (Video #2 slightly distorted) (Video #3) (Video #4)
07. Wrecking Ball (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3 clip) (Video #4) (Video #5)
08. Death To My Hometown (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 clip)
09. My City Of Ruins (Video #1 intro clip) (Video #2) (Video #3 half) (Video #4 intro) (Video #5 nice clip)
10. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street? (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4 intro) (Video #5 nice screen-shot)
11. Be True (Video #1)
12. Jack Of All Trades (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3)
13. Downbound Train (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3)
14. Because The Night (Video #1) (Video #2 great sound) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6 Nils solo) (Video #7) (Video #8)
15. Lonesome Day (Video #1 clip) (Video #2) (Video #3 clip)
16. Darlington County (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6 nice close up)
17. Light Of Day (Video #1) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6) (Video #7) (Video #8 clip) (Video #9) (Video #10 superb) (Video #11 dubbed audio)
18. Shackled & Drawn (Video #1) (Video #2 digging intro)
19. Waitin’ On A Sunny Day (Video #1 little boy singing clip) (Video #2) (Video #3 boy singing) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6) (Video #7)
20. Back In Your Arms* (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5)
21. The Rising
22. Badlands (Video #1 distorted) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4)
23. Land Of Hope & Dreams (Video #1) (Video #2)

Encore:

24. We Are Alive (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4)
25. Born In The USA (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3 slightly distorted) (Video #4) (Video #5 nice!) (Video #6) (Video #7) (Video #8) (Video #9 with dubbed audio)
26. Born To Run (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5)
27. Detroit Medley (Video #1) (Video #2 clip)
28. Glory Days (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3 clip) (Video #4)
29. Dancing In The Dark (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6)
30. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Video #1)
31. I Don’t Wanna Go Home (Bruce & Steven Van Zandt)* (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 great sound!) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5) (Video #6) (Video #7) (Video #8) (Video #9) (Video #10)
32. Higher & Higher* (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5 clip)
33. Twist & Shout (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4 clip) (Video #5 clip) (Video #6 clip)

*Tour Premiere
Notes:

– Longest Bruce Springsteen concert ever, even if you don’t count the acoustic set.
– Jon Laundau played guitar on Higher and Higher and Twist & Shout.
– “I Don’t Wanna Go Home” was played by Bruce and Steven Van Zandt as duo.

Other:

Crowd waiting the concert to begin:

Video: Last 30mins from the Helsinki Concert – Youtube (Slightly distorted audio)
Video: Various clips – Youtube
Video: 52mins from the concert – Youtube


Signing Autographs outside of hotel Kämp:

Autograph Video #1
Autograph Video #2
Leaving hotel Kämp after the show.

 

 

Brucebase entry: 2012-07-31 – OLYMPIASTADION, HELSINKI, FINLAND

Bootleg status: Circulating (Torrent)

More info about Bruce Springsteen bootlegs on SPL: Wrecking Ball EU Tour Audio Recordings

Video status: See SPL’s 2012 Wrecking Ball Tour – DVD Bootleg List

 

Pre-show press:

In Finnish:
Bruce Springsteen villitsi Helsingissä (video) – Iltalehti.fi

“Suomessa konsertoiva Bruce Springsteen jakeli nimikirjoituksia” – seiska.fi

Brucen fanit lahjoittavat kitaran idolilleen – iltalehti.fi

Pomo on kesän konserttikuningas: Kesän suurkonsertit nostivat Helsingin hotellihakuja – metropoli.net

Bruce Springsteen saapui Suomeen – bongaa Pomo! – iltasanomat.fi

Bruce Springsteen esiintyy Helsingissä – riittääkö soittoaika? – iltasanomat.fi

Springsteenin kitaristi Little Steven teki jo keikan – Radio Helsingin dj:nä – iltasanomat.fi

Photos: Bruce Springsteen IL:lle: “I love Finland!” – iltalehti.fi

Photos:

Photos: Bruce Springsteen 2012-07-31 Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland – iltasanomat.fi

Bruce Springsteen @ Olympic Stadium, Helsinki 2012 – Kimmo P. (Facebook)

Bruce Springsteen Helsinki 2012 Photos – plus.google.com

Bruce Springsteen @ Helsinki Olympic Stadium – July 31st 2012 – Flickr #1

Reviews & Other:


Articles in English:

Pre-show report from Helsinki – brucespringsteen.net

 From the road: Helsinki (story + photos) – brucespringsteen.net

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Keep Surprises Coming at Marathon European Leg Tour Closer in Helsinki – glidemagazine.com

Liisa’s Show Review: Bruce Springsteen at Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Tuesday July 31th, 2012 – halfamile.com

Springsteen defies curfew and plays epic four-hour set in Helsinki – hs.fi

I don’t wanna go home – passioncolorseverything.com

Helsinki – to Fin-ish it of!!! – twomuppetsontour.wordpress.com

Articles in Finnish:

Pomo lämmitteli itse itsensä – iltalehti.fi

Bruce Springsteen rikkoi ennätyksensä Helsingissä: Liki 5 tunnin keikka! – iltasanomat.fi

Bruce aloitti superyllätyksellä – tunnin etuajassa! – iltalehti.fi

Springsteen kuumensi Olympiastadionin – kaleva.fi

Springsteen villitsi Olympiastadionin – mtv3.fi

Springsteen yllätti yleisön – aloitti liian aikaisin ja liian myöhään – yle.fi

Keikka-arvio: Springsteen runnoi Helsingin yleisön tainnoksiin – kitarat.info

Springsteenin maratonkeikka venyi yli puolenyön – hs.fi

Bruce Springsteen soitti kitaravetoisen rockkeikan ja ehti jopa lämmitellä itseään – hs.fi

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Us) @ Olympiastadion, Helsinki 31.07.2012 – keikkaguru.wordpress.com

Pomo konsertoi Helsingissä (Video) – mtv3.fi

Hyvä Bruce, hyvä suvaitsevainen Helsinki! – vintagella.blogs.fi

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band @ Olympiastadion, Helsinki 31.7.2012 – keikkakeppi.wordpress.com

Bruce Springsteenin kitaristi ylistää suomalaisfaneja – iltalehti.fi

Springsteenin uran pisin keikka – ts.fi

Pomo Stadionilla – vasaranpauke.wordpress.com

Bruce-euforiaa – tenttipaniikki.wordpress.com

Springsteenin huima veto: Lähes viiden tunnin konsertti – lansivayla.fi

Keikka-arvio: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Helsingin olympiastadion, 31.7.2012 – dannysrockblog.blogspot.fi

Anssi Kelan ajatuksia keikasta Facebookissa – Facebook.com

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Helsinki, 31.7.2012
– arijuntunen.blogspot.fi

 

Bruce Springsteen Fan Discussion/Forums:

The Official Helsinki July 31st FINAL EuroSetListVision thread – Greasylake
Helsinki Set list thread – Finland, Finland Finland – That’s the Country for me! – SPL Messages
Official Helsinki Set List Thread  – Backstreets (BTX)

Finnish sites:
Bruce Springsteen (Discussion) – muusikoiden.net
Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band 31.7.2012 Olympiastadion – muusikoiden.net
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Helsingissä 31.07.2012 – halfamile.com

Discussion also in Finnish.

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