The Boss ends first show with Christmas classic

Bruce Springsteen ended the first of his two UK shows with a classic Christmas song at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on Saturday(December 15).

The Boss, currently on tour with the E Street Band for the first time in nearly five years, sang ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ to end 24-track mammoth show, including several from their latest acclaimed album ‘Magic’.

The album which includes anti-Iraq war lyrics saw Springsteen introduce the title track, by saying: “In my country today the truth has become lies and the lies have become the truth and that’s the magic.”

The singer’s set also included hits such as ‘Born To Run’ and ‘Dancing In The Dark’.

Springsteen is due to play his only other UK date in 2007 at London’s O2 Arena this Wednesday (December 19), although the star has also recently announced further stadium dates to take place next year- including the first ever concert at Arsenal Football Club’s home ground, the Emirates.

He will play:

Manchester, Old Trafford (May 28)
London, Emirates Stadium (30)
Cadiff, Millenium Stadium (June 14)


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