Bruce Springsteen 2012-09-14 Nationals Park, Washington, DC

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – September 14, 2012 – Nationals Park, Washington, DC

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball 2012 tour hits Nationals Park, Washington, DC. September 14, 2012.

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

Feel free to contact me and send any missing info: links to your reviews, photos etc. Thanks!

2012 concert special list can be found here with update info. Concert specials gets updated every now and then.



Setlist & Videos:



Nothing Man
We Take Care of Our Own


1. Prove It All Night (78 Intro) (Video #1)
2. My Love Will Not Let You Down
3. The Ties That Bind
4. Hungry Heart (Video #1)
5. We Take Care Of Our Own (Video #1) (Video #2)
6. Wrecking Ball
7. Death To My Hometown
8. My City Of Ruins
9. Spirit In The Night (Video #1 intro clip)
10. Blinded By The Light (Video #1)
11. Jack Of All Trades
12. Jackson Cage
13. She’s The One
14. Johnny 99
15. Darlington County
16. Shackeld And Drawn
17. Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
18. The Promised Land
19. Racing In The Street (Video #1)
20. The Rising (Video #1)
21. Badlands (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3)
22. Land of Hope & Dreams


23. We Are Alive
24. Thunder Road (Video #1 distorted)
25. Born to Run (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5)
26. Detroit Medley (Video #1 clip)
27. Dancing In the Dark (Video #1 distorted) (Video #2 clip)
28. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
29. American Land (Video #1)
30. Twist & Shout (Video #1)

VIDEO: Born to Run, Detroit Medley, Dancing in the Dark, Tenth Avenue Freeze-out, American Land


– “American Land” with Ali Weinberg on accordion
– “Blinded By The Light” was played in the Helsinki concert acoustically. Not a real tour premiere.



Brucebase entry: 2012-09-14 – NATIONALS PARK, WASHINGTON, DC

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


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

Springsteen in the USA: 40 Years of Touring as a Study in Spatial Diffusion – mapbrief.com

Bruce Springsteen concert photos, then and now – washingtonpost.com

Bruce Springsteen concert: The Boss is ready to rock at Nationals Park – washingtonpost.com

He’s on fire: Live reviews from the archives – washingtonpost.com

The anatomy of a Bruce Springsteen setlist

A Convention ‘Bounce’ for the Boss – thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com

E Streeters on Springsteen Nats Park show – wtop.com

Springsteen guitarist Nils Lofgren talks of coming home – wtop.com

Bruce Springsteen & Barack Obama: Boss Gets DNC Bump For ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’ – huffingtonpost.com
E Street Cinema: The Movie Music of Bruce Springsteen – wtop.com

Remembering legendary performances by ‘The Boss’ – wtop.com

Reviews & Other:

Bruce Springsteen means many things to many people in Washington – washingtonpost.com

Bruce Springsteen rocks Nationals Park for die-hard fans – wjla.com

Springsteen at Nationals Park – rogercatlin.com
Bruce Springsteen at Nationals Park – September 14, 2012 – chomiji.livejournal.com

The Nationals Park Springsteen Fiasco – jamisonfoser.com

Some people don’t deserve the Boss – brobrubel.wordpress.com

Springsteen, and the persistence of good art



The Boss takes Nationals Park – washingtonpost.com

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Nationals Ball Park – washingtoncitypaper.com



Bruce Springsteen Fan Discussion/Forums:

The Official Washington D.C September 14th SetListVision thread – Greasylake
Nationals Park, D.C. setlist thread – SPL Messages
The Official WASHINGTON, DC Setlist Thread – Backstreets (BTX)

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OFFICIAL!: New Wrecking Ball Tour Dates just added

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – New Wrecking Ball 2012 Tour Dates Added!

Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour 2012


“The Wrecking Ball World Tour marches on in the US and Canada with new dates just added in August and September. Bruce & the E Street Band are currently barnstorming across the United States with performances that Rolling Stone called “epic,” and the New York Times called “explosive.” See for yourself in this new video of “Death To My Hometown” compiled from live performances and rehearsals at the Apollo Theater, Atlanta, and SXSW featuring Tom Morello!”

Bruce Springsteen.net

Newly added Wrecking Ball tour dates:

August 18 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium (on sale 4.28 – ticketmaster.com)
August 24 – Toronto, ON , Canada– Rogers Centre (on sale 4.20 – ticketmaster.com)
August 26 – Moncton, NB, Canada – Magnetic Hill (on sale 4.21 – tickets.moncton.ca)
August 29 – Vernon, NY – Vernon Downs Raceway (on sale 4.28 – ticketmaster.com)
September 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park (on sale 4.21 – comcasttix.com)
September 7 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (on sale 4.21 – tickets.com)
September 14 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park (on sale 4.27 – tickets.com)
September 19 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (on sale 4.20 – ticketmaster.com)
September 21 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (on sale 4.20 – ticketmaster.com)
September 22 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (on sale 4.20 – ticketmaster.com)

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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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