Archive for Working On A Dream

Springsteen “Big Game” documentary debuts on NFL Network

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , on September 2, 2009 by 30daysout

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Editor’s note: This documentary is awesome. Gives a backstage look at Springsteen and the band that you have never seen. 

Bruce Springsteen’s Super Bowl experience has been made into a one-hour documentary called “Working On A Dream: A Super Bowl Journal.” Springsteen narrates this unique glimpse into the backstage workings of a rock star. It airs this Monday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. EST on the NFL Network. Check out more info at Bruce’s official website.

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Video Alert! – “Surprise, Surprise” – Bruce Springsteen

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , on May 20, 2009 by 30daysout

This actually isn’t Springsteen, but a fan who put together a video for the Working On A Dream tune, “Surprise, Surprise.” It has a very Brady Bunch/Love American Style feel to it. It’s very cheesy, but it’s nice to see someone hasn’t given up on the new album. Enjoy.

Video: “Kingdom of Days,” Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , on January 29, 2009 by 30daysout

Here’s the video for “Kingdom of Days,” another excellent track off Working On A Dream.

Springsteen finalizes “Working On A Dream” tour dates

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , on January 27, 2009 by 30daysout

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street will start off in North America April 1 and wrap up the four month jaunt in Spain on Aug. 2. The band makes a return visit to the Toyota Center in Houston on April 8. Here are the rest of the dates:

April 1: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion at San Jose)
April 3: Glendale, Calif. (Jobing.com Center)
April 5: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
April 7: Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center)
April 8: Houston, Texas (Toyota Center)
April 10: Denver (Pepsi Arena)
April 15: Los Angeles (LA Memorial Sports Arena)
April 21-22: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden)
April 24: Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
April 26: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
April 28-29: Philadelphia (Wachovia Spectrum)
May 2: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
May 4: Hempstead, N.Y. (Nassau Veterans Mem. Col.)
May 5: Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)
May 7: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
May 8: University Park, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
May 11: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
May 12: Chicago (United Center)
May 14: Albany, N.Y. (Times Union Center)
May 15: Hershey, Pa. (Hersheypark Stadium)
May 18: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
May 19: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
May 21, 23: E. Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Center)
May 30: Landgraaf, Holland (Pink Pop Festival)
June 2: Tampere, Finland (Ratinan Stadion)
June 4-5, 7: Stockholm, Sweden (Stockholm Stadium)
June 9-10: Bergen, Norway (Koengen)
July 2: Munich, Germany (Olympiastadion)
July 3: Frankfurt, Germany (Commerzbank Arena)
July 5: Vienna (Ernst Happel Stadion)
July 8: Herning, Denmark (Herning MCH)
July 11: Dublin (RDS)
July 16: Carhaix, France (Festival des Vielles Charrues)
July 19: Rome, Italy (Stadio Olimpico)
July 21: Turino, Italy (Olimpico di Torino)
July 23: Udine, Italy (Stadio Friuli)
July 26: Bilbao, Spain (San Mames Stadium)
July 28: Benidorm, Spain (Estadio Municipal de Foietes)
July 30: Sevilla, Spain (La Cartuja Olympic Stadium)
Aug. 1: Valladolid, Spain (Estadio Jose Zorrilla)
Aug. 2: Santiago, Spain (Monte Del Gozo)

For more information on the upcoming tour, check out Backstreets magazine.

In other E Street news, Little Steven will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) in Austin, TX on March 20. Here’s hoping he brings his boss and they make their way over to Waterloo Records to do an in-store. You never know.

Video: “The Last Carnival” – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , on January 22, 2009 by 30daysout

Here is the video for “The Last Carnival,” one of the best tracks off the new CD Working On A Dream.

Springsteen announces European tour dates

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , on January 21, 2009 by 30daysout

UPDATE: Check out the updated list of European dates at Backstreets Magazine:


WOAD TOUR: EUROPEAN STADIUM DATES SET FOR SUMMER
Six shows in four Scandinavian cities on sale Monday
While here in America we’ve spent the day celebrating a new Presidency, many of our friends in Europe today found something new to look forward to as well: the first announced dates of Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Working on a Dream tour. Much discussed, assumed, and reported, a post-Super Bowl touring itinerary began to fill in today with June and July stadium dates in Scandinavia. This inaugural tour date announcement includes one in Tampere, Finland; two in Stockholm, Sweden; two in Bergen, Norway; and one in Herning, Denmark (his first concert in the country outside of Copenhagen). Tickets for all of these go on sale Monday, January 26.

Stream Springsteen’s newest for free

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , on January 11, 2009 by 30daysout

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Working On A Dream, the new album from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, will stream for free on National Public Radio beginning Jan. 19, a week before the album hits stores.   The stream will appear at midnight Eastern time on the 19th and will end on Jan. 27, the album’s release date. 

Working On A Dream contains 12 new Springsteen songs and one bonus track, “The Wrestler,” which is featured over the closing credits of Darren Aronofsky’s 2008 film of the same name.

National Public Radio Music: Exclusive First Listen 

Friday is Boss’ Day: The First Four Singles

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2009 by 30daysout

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It’s quite unusual to release four singles more than a month before an album is released, but in this day and age of “no radio airplay,” Bruce Springsteen is evidently going to do whatever it takes to get his music to the masses.

A few days after NBC Sports played a lame clip of highlights over “Working On A Dream,” we were able to download it free (for a day) on iTunes.  I really like this tune.  While it doesn’t rock like anything on Magic, it has a great melody and uplifting message.  It reminds me of when he went from a rocking album (Born In the USA) to the acoustic/melody driven single “Brilliant Disguise” on his next studio album (Tunnel of Love).

Next up is “My Lucky Day,” which came a few days after Thanksgiving.  The song rocks like the newsmyluckyday stuff on Magic, has a great hook, but sounds more like it would have been the B-side of “Working” if 45s were still on the market, instead of the second single.

The third single is “The Wrestler.”  This one is clearly the best of the bunch.  The string instrumental at the beginning sets the mood for a dark ride.  It has the feel of “Dead Man Walking,” but it has a much better melody, better instrumentation and a much cooler ending.

The fourth single, “Life Itself,” sounds like it could have been on lifeitselfTunnel of Love.  It reminds me of a song you would listen to alone with the top down while traveling on the lonely roads of West Texas.  The guitar solo is also something you don’t normally hear on a Springsteen tune.

Any chance he’ll release the entire album before it’s supposed to come out?  We can only hope.

On another note:

Many Springsteen bloggers have been bitching about the upcoming greatest hits package being newsbsesbgh1available only at Wal-Mart.  Like I said earlier, with little or no radio airplay, Springsteen has to do whatever he can these days to sell CDs. Wal-Mart worked beautifully for the Eagles, Journey, and AC/DC, so why shouldn’t he follow their lead?  They’ll probably sell the disc for under $10 and thousands of people who had never heard his music before will pick up the disc after seeing him at halftime of the Super Bowl (Big Game, sorry).  From a marketing standpoint, it’s a genius move. How many times have you been in Wal-Mart and said “hey, I’ll pick that up for 10?”

I’ll bet Guns and Roses and The Police wish they had chosen Wal-Mart over Best Buy to sell their latest projects.

New Springsteen Video: “Life Itself”

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , on December 30, 2008 by 30daysout

Here is the official video for “Life Itself,” Bruce Springsteen’s fourth single from the forthcoming album “Working On A Dream.” Enjoy

‘Working On A Dream’ album art unveiled

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , on December 8, 2008 by 30daysout

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Cover art for Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream album, to be released Jan. 27, making the rounds.  Comments from the class?   In other news, be a part of the on-field audience for Springsteen’s Super Bowl halftime show in Tampa Bay, on Feb. 1.  Go here for more information.

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