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Bruce Springsteen Schedules Fifteen-Show U.S. Tour Around New Orleans Jazz Fest Appearance.

BruceSpringsteen_armscrossedThe world-famous working man from Jersey (good things did once come out of New Jersey!) currently is playing Australia with his E Street Band after making his debut in South Africa this past month. We’ve known for some time that Springsteen was scheduled to perform at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but has now decided to sandwich that festival appearance with a set of 15 tour dates.

The spring 2014 leg of The Boss seemingly-endless world tour will see him play the Eastern half of the United States, making it as far West as Texas for his May 6th gig at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, outside of Houston. His tour will screech to a roaring halt after playing Uncasville, Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Arena on May 17th and 18th.

There’s no need to hype up a Bruce show. The Springsteen experience is something all music fans have heard dedicated followers rave about on and on again. Besides the essential original hits filling his setlist, fans are treated to some great covers.

As they’re currently down under touring Australia, they’ve decided to play to the hometown crowd with their version of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” (check it out below)!

2014 Bruce Springsteen tour dates and tickets.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually brings a jaw-dropping lineup and 2014 is no exception. This year, in its 45th installment, huge, recognizable names like Eric Clapton, Phish, Santana, Robert Plant, and John Fogerty will share the stage with today’s hottest acts, including: Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Alabama Shakes, and countless others!

Year after year is one of the best lineups you’ll find across North America, if not across the globe. Heck, even poppy junk like Robin Thicke will be there for those with little-to-no musical taste – something for everyone!

Full New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup and tickets.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band our touring behind January release, high hopes, which immediately shot to number one on the boards.

High Hopes tracklisting:

  1. BruceSpringstreen_highhopesHigh Hopes
  2. Harry’s Place
  3. American Skin (41 Shots)
  4. Just Like Fire Would
  5. Down in the Hole
  6. Heaven’s Wall
  7. Frankie Fell in Love
  8. This Is Your Sword
  9. Hunter of Invisible Game
  10. The Ghost of Tom Joad
  11. The Wall
  12. Dream Baby Dream



Watch Bruce Springsteen cover “Highway to Hell” by Aussie band AC/DC at the Perth Arena:

Bruce Springsteen Adds More Dates to North American Tour

Bruce Springsteen hasn’t forgotten about his homeland while on tour headlining concerts and summer festivals across Europe. In fact, The Boss has even extended the second leg of his 2012 North American tour by adding several October, November, and December tour dates.

The second leg of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band‘s ‘Wrecking Ball’ 2012 North American tour takes off August 14th with back-to-back shows August 14th and 15th at Boston’s historic Fenway Park. They’ll then play a nearby concert at Gillette Stadium before heading across Canada and the United States.

Tour highlights are sure to include other back-to-back shows September 2nd and 3rd at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, September 7th and 8th at Wrigley Field in Chicago, as well as a three-night stand and hometown shows September 19th, 21st, and 22nd at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He’s been playing marathon sets regularly ranging from three to four hours.

Bruce Springsteen is touring in support of his newest album, Wrecking Ball, which was released March 5th and debuted at the number one spot on the charts. Wrecking Ball represents Springsteen’s 17th studio album and, to surprisingly, features heavily politically and socially-charged lyrics.

Tickets for most dates go on sale now and available here.

Complete Bruce Springsteen tour dates and tickets.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band playing “Drive All Night” in Gothenburg

Bruce Springsteen Announces Second Leg of 2012 Wrecking Ball Tour

Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band are wrapping up the first leg of their “Wrecking Ball Tour” to rave reviews and have just announced 10 dates for the second leg, which will take place in August and September (complete tour dates below).

Bruce Springsteen is touring in support of his newest album, Wrecking Ball, which was released March 5th and debuted at the number one spot on the charts. Wrecking Ball represents Springsteen’s 17th studio album and, to surprisingly, features heavily politically and socially-charged lyrics.

Although theme-wise the album has a straight-forward, anti-Wallstreet theme, the music is very experimental with inspiration coming from many different places. Springsteen explained the writing process to Rolling Stone, “The record basically started out as folk music – just me and a guitar singing these songs…Then Ron brought a large library of sound that allowed me to explore – like maybe a hip-hop drum loop or country-blues stomp loop. The actual drums came later. There was no preconceived set of instruments that needed to be used, I could go anywhere, do anything, use anything. It was very wide open.” Read more

Our Favorite On-Stage Falls

We’re huge fans of fail compelations, especially when they have to do with cartoonish falls and arm-flailing wipe outs, so we decided: why not combine that with music? The result is what you’ll find below, our twelve favorite on-stage falls.

Most of the falls involve singers getting a little carried away, but, as you’ll soon see, they come in all shapes in sizes. No one was seriously hurt, just humiliated — so don’t hold back that laughter.

We’re sure we missed plenty of good videos, some we haven’t even seen yet, so feel free to comment and point out your favorites! Enjoy

12. Bruce Springsteen slips while doing a little jig onstage in Stockholm, Sweden.

11. Scott Weiland falls off stage in Cincinnati during “Crackerman,” but mysteriously doesn’t miss a note…

10. Chad Ginsburg didn’t want to leave the stage after CKY’s St. Patrick’s Day show and bites it while jamming to Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana.”

9. Axl Rose takes quite a spill during “Out Ta Get Me” at Gun N’ Roses’ 1989 LA gig

8. Bono plunges off the stages and then hams it up for the camera

7. Lil Wayne comes crashing down in Chicago, arms flailing and all

6. Joe Jonas trips on a prop door at the AMAs, cutting his hand on broken glass

5. English rapper Dizzee Rascal belly flops off stage

4. Lady Gaga falls off her piano in Houston

3. Turns out the stage in South Dakota wasn’t big enough for Steven Tyler’s moves

2. Pink takes flight at the beginning of “So What” in Germany

1. Dave Grohl face plants during “Everlong” in Auckland, New Zealand but gets the number one spot on our list for his recovery

Like we said… we’re sure we missed plenty and these kinds of videos help get us through the day, so share your favorites!!

Listen to Bruce Springsteen Track “Shackled and Drawn”

With his 17th studio album set for release just two weeks from now, Bruce Springsteen will be streaming a song a day starting today to get fans even more geared up for Wrecking Ball. Today’s song is “Shackled and Drawn and can be streamed here today only.

We’ve already heard a few tracks off Wrecking Ball, as the lead single “We Take Care of Our Own” was released last month (see music video below). Wrecking Ball is the first Springsteen album since 2009’s Working on a Dream, which debuted number one on the charts.

From what we’ve heard, it appears the album has a strong political message, as the financial crisis has motivated Springsteen to bash the political powers and question American moral with songs like “We Take Care of Our Own” and “Easy Money.” He recently shared his motivation behind the songs during a performance in Paris, saying Read more

Bruce Springsteen “Wrecking Ball” Tour Details

Bruce Springsteen will once again hit the road with the E Street Band in support of their new album, Wrecking Ball (complete dates below). Read more

Bruce Springsteen’s New Album ‘Wrecking Ball’ Due Out March 6th

Bruce Springsteen fans can start gearing up for new material from The Boss, as his forthcoming album Wrecking Ball will be released March 6th. Wrecking Ball represents Springsteen‘s 17th album and the first single “We Take Care of Our Own” was released today (preview below). Read more

Happy New Year From 5gig.com!!!

Nursing that New Year’s Eve hangover this Sunday afternoon? There’s no better time to take a look at what 2012 has in store for us musically than right now. We’ve outlined the biggest tours and reunions set for 2012 so far, check it out!

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Bruce Springsteen Plans New Album & World Tour for 2012

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced plans to release a new album in 2012 and then set out on a world tour.

This represents the first bit of news we’ve heard about the band since the passing of long-time saxophonist Clarence Clemmons this summer. On the band’s official website, they claim that “things are starting to heat up down on E Street” and that “the music [for the new album] is almost done (but still untitled), we have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet).” Read more

Sting to Celebrate 25 Years as a Solo Artist

Sting, the former The Police bassist and songwriter turned solo artist, will celebrate 25 years on his own at a special New York show October 1st at the Beacon Theater.

Obviously, the show will be a celebration of Sting‘s entire career and should include songs from all eras of his musical career.

It should be a star-studded occasion too, as many guest performers have already been announced, including, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Will.i.am, and Billy Joel, among others. Read more

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