Rolling Stone Magazine recently compiled a list of the 50 Best Live Acts that are currently active. The Boss came out as number 1. A whole bunch of Q artists made the list and include the Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, Green Day, Rush, Foo Fighters, Neil Young, Black Keys, and Tom Petty.
Springsteen has always brought nearly superhuman levels of energy to his shows, but his current Wrecking Ball tour stands as one of his greatest and most thrilling. (It even featured the longest Springsteen show ever – four hours and six minutes, in Helsinki, Finland, on July 31, 2012.) For more shows, Springsteen shreds the pre-planned setlist and collects request-bearing signs from the crowd, leading the band in impromptu renditions of covers by everybody from The Ramones to Jackie Wilson. “I don’t look at the setlist very much during the night,” he recently told Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke. “I’m listening to the song we’re playing – it’s talking to me about what to play next. And I’m watching the audience. Sometimes it’s the look in someone’s eyes about how bad they want to hear that song they’ve written on a piece of cardboard or their head.”
Showstopper: Each night’s highlight is different – a beautiful thing with Springsteen shows.
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