NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform an entire album from their back catalog each night of the five-night run at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in October, the group announced late Monday night.
“Born to Run” and “Born in the USA” will each be performed twice, and “Darkness on the Edge of Town” will be played at the other show.
Springsteen tested full-album performances earlier in the tour: in Chicago on September 20 he did “Born to Run” from start to finish as the centerpiece of one of the group’s typical marathon sets.
“Chicago convinced us that this was really worth doing,” Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau said in a statement. “The audience was so supportive of the concept that it convinced us to go ahead with this at Giants Stadium.”
Springsteen and company are in the midst of a fall tour that wraps November 22 in Buffalo, New York. In addition to five shows at Giants Stadium, a “Born to Run” gig is set for November 18 in Nashville. The band will also appear at New York’s Madison Square Garden as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert on October 29.
After the tour, the band expects to take an extended break. “We are gonna take, I don’t know how long -- a year, year and a half, two years,” guitarist Steven Van Zandt said last week.
The album performance schedule for Giants Stadium:
September 30: “Born to Run”
October 2: “Darkness on the Edge of Town”
October 3: “Born in the USA”
October 8: “Born to Run”
October 9: “Born in the USA”