Plus, The Boss adds an extra Emirates Stadium Show to next jaunt

Bruce Springsteen rocked with The E Street Band for a one-off date at London’s O2 Arena last night (December 19).

A mammoth two and a half hour set, ended just like his only other UK date in 2007 at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena last weekend, with the veteran rocker donning a Christmas styled cowboy hat and serenading the audience with the festive classic ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’.

To read the full report from last night’s show, Click here for John Mulvey’s Wild Mercury Sound Blog.

Springsteen, playing with the E Street Band for the first time in nearly five years, played tracks from throughout his career, several from his 1975 classic album ‘Born To Run’ through to this year’s number one charting album ‘Magic.’

The Boss returns to the UK for some stadium dates next Summer, including the first ever concerts at the home ground of Arsenal Football Club, the Emirates Stadium. Demand has meant a second date has just been announced for May 31st.

He will now play:
Manchester, Old Trafford Stadium (May 28)
London, Emirates Stadium (30/31)
Cardiff, Millennium Stadium (June 14)


Springsteen’s London set list was as follows:

Radio Nowhere
No Surrender
Night
Lonesome Day
Gypsy Biker
Magic
Reason to Believe – nebraska
Because the Night
She’s the One
Livin’ in the Future
The Promised Land
Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
Working on the Highway
Racing in the Street
Devil’s Arcade
The Rising
Last to Die
Long Walk Home
Badlands
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Girls in Their Summer Clothes
Jungleland
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
~
American Land
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town


Pic credit: Phil Wallis