Bruce Springsteen won’t be hitting the road until early 2023, but memorable pieces from his archive are making a cross-country trip to Los Angeles where they’ll be on display from Oct. 15 through April 2.
That ought to hold fans over until The Boss resumes touring on Feb. 1 in Florida, before coming to Madison Square Garden for an April 1 show, followed by a pair of concerts at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The interactive “Bruce Springsteen Live!” exhibit hitting L.A.’s Grammy Museum next month includes handwritten set lists from Springsteen performances and showcases instruments including the Fender guitar the 20-time Grammy winner held on the cover of the 1975 album “Born to Run.” A saxophone played by the late “Big Man” Clarence Clemons, who died in 2011 after 40 years of playing alongside Springsteen, is also part of the West Coast extravaganza.
“Since his first West Coast show as a touring musician at the Troubadour in 1973 to the present day, Bruce has performed over 100 shows in the Los Angeles area and has thrilled millions of fans with his electrifying performances,” said Eileen Chapman, director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music and “Bruce Springsteen Live!” co-curator.
The exhibit, which includes footage of Springsteen performing with the E Street Band, appeared at the “Grammy Museum Experience” in Newark, N.J., from October 2021 through March 20.
Chief curator Jasen Emmons invites fans to submit videos from previous Sept. 23 shows to L.A.’s “One-of-a-kind immersive experience” in celebration of the day Springsteen, 72, was born at the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.
Fans of The Boss who can’t make the trip to California can see Springsteen in conversation with Rolling Stone magazine founder Jann Wenner at the Upper East Side’s Kaufmann Concert Hall Tuesday. Springsteen and his E Street Band, which formed in Asbury Park, N.J., in 1972, will perform again in the Garden State on April 14.
With News Wire Services