News | Bruce Sprinsgteen Streams 1981 New Jersey Concert For Covid 19 Benefit

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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. 

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:

Set One

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

12. Trapped

13. Out in the Street

14. Badlands

Set Two

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

09. Ramrod

10. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)


01. Jersey Girl

02. Jungleland

03. Born to Run

04. Detroit Medley

Keep going for the audio track below: