BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: Sweet Home Chicago
Bruce Springsteen did two shows in Chicago with some special guests.
Bruce Springsteen did two shows at Chicago's Wrigley Field on Friday and Saturday and it was a hometown celebration as he was joined on both nights by Chicago-area natives Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello, and when he introduced E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren, he noted that he was born in Chicago in 1951.
Morello, who has played on a number of shows on this tour, was first up, joining in on "Death to My Hometown" and "Jack of All Trades," followed by Vedder who came out for "Atlantic City." Morello then came back for "The Ghost of Tom Joad," "Badlands" and "Land of Hope and Dreams" before he and Vedder joined in on the encores of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out" and "Twist and Shout." Friday's show also featured one tour premiere, "None But the Brave," an outtake from the Born in the U.S.A. sessions that was finally released on 2003's The Essential Bruce Springsteen. Friday's performance of that song marked only the third time he did it in concert.
Saturday's show took place during a downpour and featured 14 songs not done the night before. Morello and Vedder were back with Morello adding "This Depression" and "American Land" to his two-night set list, and Vedder doing three completely different songs -- "My Hometown," "Darkness on the Edge of Town" and "American Land." Up next is Friday at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.