Bruce Springsteen Refrains From Controversy At Second Melbourne Show -
Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg at AAMI Park on Thursday 2 February 2017. Photo Ros O'Gorman

Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg at AAMI Park on Thursday 2 February 2017. Photo Ros O'Gorman

Bruce Springsteen Refrains From Controversy At Second Melbourne Show

by Paul Cashmere on February 5, 2017

in News

Bruce Springsteen stayed away from controversial comments at his second Melbourne show after making global headlines as an ‘embarrassed American” at his show earlier in the week.

Springsteen “we stand before you embarrassed Americans” ricocheted through newsrooms all over America after Bruce opened his Melbourne show with The Orlons ‘Don’t Hang Up’ on Thursday.


The comment was designed to send “a letter back home” on Thursday night’s Melbourne show after the American demagogue Trump pompously ignored diplomacy to wage a war of works with the Australian Prime Minister on Twitter over the destitute citizens of society, the refugees.

Springsteen stayed button-lipped throughout the second show rarely speaking and only talking at length to introduce his band.

Bruce Springsteen setlist 4 February 2017, Melbourne

American Land (from Wrecking Ball, 2013)
Lonesome Day (from The Rising, 2002)
My Love Won’t Let You Down (from Tracks, 1998)
Out On The Street (from The River, 1980)
Sherry Darling (from The River, 1980)
Hungry Heart (from The River, 1980)
Glory Days (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
This Hard Land (from Greatest Hits, 1985)
New York City Serenade (from The Wild The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, 1973)
Prove It All Night (from Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
Trapped (from USA For Africa, 1985)
Youngstown (the Ghost Of Tom Joad, 1995)
Cover Me (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
Death To My Hometown (from Wrecking Ball, 2013)
My City of Ruins (from The Rising, 2002)
Cadillac Ranch (from The River, 1980)
I’m Going Down (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
Waiting On A Sunny Day (from The Rising, 2002)
Because the Night (from Live 1975-85)
Badlands (from Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
Thunder Road (from Born To Run, 1975)

Born to Run (from Born To Run, 1975)
Seven Nights To Rock (Moon Mullican cover)
Dancing in the Dark (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out (from Born To Run, 1975)
Shout (Isley Brothers cover)
Twist and Shout (The Top Notes cover)

Bruce Springsteen Australian and New Zealand dates

February 7, 8, Sydney, Qudos Arena
February 11, Mt Macedon, Hanging Rock
February 14, 16, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
February 18, Hunter Valley, Hope Estate

February 21, Christchurch, AMI Stadium
February 25, Auckland, Mt Smart
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