Coming Attractions: Bruce and the E Street Band
Ladies and gentlemen, start your speed dials.
Working On A Dream Tour
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND
Monday, May 18 | 7:30 pm
Tickets on sale Monday, February 2 at 10 a.m.
The on-sale date comes the morning after Bruce and the band do the Super Bowl halftime show -- which is hardly a coincidence, of course.
Springsteen's '-07-'08 "Magic" tour was flat-out fantastic: The first of the two Verizon Center shows -- which happened to be the subject of my very first post on this blog -- was my pick for the best concert of 2007.
And The Seeger Sessions hootenanny at Nissan was my No. 1 show in 2006 -- and, as it turns out, a real all-timer for me.
But I have somewhat diminished hopes this time around, based on the album that's sure to be at the center of this tour's set list.
Simply put, I don't really like "Working on a Dream." The sound and textures intrigue me but the lyrics are relatively anemic. I explained it in greater detail in my "WOAD" review from last week.
Also, I'm just not sure that the lush, spectral sounds of the album will translate live, though "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" worked just fine onstage during the "Magic" tour.
Still, there's no way I'm skipping the show. And no, you can't be my plus-one.
UPDATE: Tickets will be $68 and $98, according to Live Nation.
Also, there's a May 5 show at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, with the same Feb. 2 on-sale date.
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