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Published: 2014/04/13

Bruce Springsteen Plays Cover-Heavy Set in Virginia

Covers have been the name of the game on the High Hopes tour so far for Bruce Springsteen. Whether overseas or in the States, The Boss is consistently surprising crowds with his cover selection, with the band most recently covering Van Halen’s “Jump,” Lorde’s “Royals” and AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.”

Last night in Virginia Beach, Springsteen incorporated eight covers during the 28-song set, including the opener, Bill Deal & The Rhondels’ “May I,” which served as a live premiere for the band. Moving through the set, the hall of fame E Street Band also delivered a tour debut of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes’ (frequent E Street Band collaborators) “Talk to Me” as well as Tom Waits’ “Jersey Girl.”

To kick off the encore, Bruce offered his rendition of Joe Grushecky’s “The Wall” as well as “Seven Nights to Rock” from Moon Mullican. The classic “Born to Run” was sandwiched in between the two covers. The show closed with The Isley Brothers classic “Shout” and an intimate solo version of “Thunder Road” with Bruce alone on stage.

Heres a look at the setlist from last night:

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
April 12, 2014
Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach, VA

May I (Bill Deal & The Rhondels)
Mary’s Place
High Hopes
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Wrecking Ball
Death to My Hometown
Hungry Heart
Sherry Darling
Talk to Me (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
Seaside Bar Song
Jersey Girl (Tom Waits)
Heaven’s Wall
Because the Night (Patti Smith)
She’s the One
Darlington County
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
The Ghost of Tom Joad
The Rising
Land of Hope and Dreams

The Wall (Joe Grushecky)
Born to Run
Seven Nights to Rock (Moon Mullican)
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Shout (The Isley Brothers)

Second Encore:
Thunder Road

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