Bruce Springsteen Delights Fans on First Night of European Tour with Rare Performances

Bruce Springsteen kicked off his European tour with a setlist full of surprises, including a rare performance of "So Young And In Love" and a tribute to late bandmate Clarence Clemons. The Boss and the E Street Band delivered a three-hour show that reminded fans of the power of live music.

Bruce Springsteen kicked off his highly anticipated European tour on Sunday evening in Cardiff, Wales, with a setlist full of surprises. The E Street Band delighted fans by performing “So Young And In Love” for the first time since 2013.

The track, originally an outtake from Springsteen’s iconic album Born to Run, was met with cheers and applause from the audience. It was just one of the many highlights of the night, as the band delivered a high-energy performance that had fans on their feet throughout the show.

The European tour marks Springsteen’s return to live performances after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. The Boss and his band did not disappoint, delivering a three-hour set that included hits like “Born to Run,” “Dancing in the Dark,” and “Thunder Road.”

But it was the rare performances of lesser-known tracks that truly made the night special. In addition to “So Young And In Love,” the E Street Band also played “The Promise,” “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” and “Jungleland,” much to the delight of longtime fans.

Springsteen also took the opportunity to pay tribute to late bandmate Clarence Clemons, who passed away in 2011. The saxophonist’s nephew, Jake Clemons, joined the band on stage and delivered a powerful performance of “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” which includes a tribute to Clarence in its lyrics.

The European tour is set to continue throughout the summer, with stops in cities like London, Paris, and Rome. Fans can expect more surprises and rare performances as Springsteen and the E Street Band continue to bring their legendary live show to audiences across Europe.

After a year of isolation and uncertainty, Bruce Springsteen’s European tour is a much-needed reminder of the power of live music and the unbreakable bond between artist and audience. As the Boss himself sang on Sunday night, “We’re alive and we’re in love, and the stars are falling from above.”

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