Bruce Springsteen has been helping out to soften the blow of the coronavirus outbreak. As he shared some songs on his SiriusXM station — featuring the Jersey 4 Jersey benefit concert, participating in Earth Day Live 2020 and as well as streams Live in Hyde Park concert film to encourage fans to “practice social-distancing.”
The boss is at it again to provide more music to help fans to go through, by releasing audio of a 1981 concert to benefit the New Jersey Pandemic, Relief Fund.
The live album was recorded during “The River Tour” at East Rutherford, New Jersey’s Brendan Byrne Arena on July 9th, 1981. The concert was the finale of the six-night series by Springsteen and the E Street Band in celebration of the venue’s opening.
Summer Tour ’81 marked Springsteen’s triumphant return from Europe. It began with the christening of the new Brendan Byrne Arena in NJ. All net proceeds from the sale of this show will be donated to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. https://t.co/WCzQFAFcSP pic.twitter.com/i6lIDAO75a
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) May 1, 2020
There’s also a moment captured where one of the audience members fired up a firecracker — something that would disturb the show.
“If anybody was around that guy, point him out, and throw his fucking ass out of here,” a pissed off Springsteen said in response. “If you don’t have the respect for yourself, you ought to at least respect the people that are sitting around you.”
Visit Springsteen’s live archive website and download the full 28-song set for $9.95, or $12.95 for lossless quality. All proceeds will go to the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Brendan Byrne Arena 1981 Setlist:
01. Thunder Road
02. Prove It All Night
03. The Ties That Bind
04. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
5. Follow That Dream
6. Independence Day
7. Who’ll Stop The Rain?
8. Two Hearts
9. The Promised Land
10. This Land is Your Land
11. The River
13. Out in the Street
01. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
02. Cadillac Ranch
03. Sherry Darling
04. Hungry Heart
05. Jole Blon
06. This Little Girl
07. Johnny Bye-Bye
08. Racing in the Street
10. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
01. Jersey Girl
03. Born to Run
04. Detroit Medley
Keep going for the audio track below: