Just minutes ago Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band finished off the first weekend of action at the fairgrounds for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a barn-burning, curfew-busting 24-song set. Along the way, the ensemble debuted a few originals from the Seeger Sessions days and welcomed a Crescent City legend to the stage – Dr. John – in front of a massive crowd.
[Photo by @kbeninato]
Dr. John came out in the middle of the set for a rendition of Something You Got by Chris Kenner, a song that was thought to be played by the E Street Band five times in 1972, 1973 and 1974 – now THAT’S a bustout. Springsteen has performed with the good doctor in the past, most notably at the 2006 Grammys as part of an all-star version of Wilson Pickett’s In The Midnight Hour. Today’s set also saw the E Street Band debut of four songs The Boss played with his Seeger Sessions group – How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?, Oh Mary Don’t You Weep, Pay Me My Money Down and the traditional When The Saints Go Marching In.
Here’s the entire setlist…
04/29/12: New Orleans, LA
Set: Badlands, We Take Care of Our Own, Wrecking Ball, Out in the Street, Death to My Hometown, My City of Ruins, How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? (First ever E Street Version), Jack of All Trades, Something You Got (Cover w/ Dr. John), Oh Mary Don’t You Weep (First ever E Street Version), Prove it All Night, Johnny 99, Waiting on a Sunny Day, The Promised Land, The Rising, Lonesome Day, We Are Alive, Land of Hope and Dreams, Pay Me My Money Down (First ever E Street Version), Born to Run, Dancing in the Dark, Rocky Ground, When the Saints Go Marching In (First ever E Street Version), Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
[via Blog It All Night]
Springsteen blew past the 7PM curfew to be sure to New Orleans fans got to see the Clarence Clemons tribute in Tenth Avenue Freeze Out. The Boss and the E Street Band finish up the first North American leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour on Wednesday with a homestate show in Newark, New Jersey.