The Boss is headed north. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play their first Canadian date tonight in Toronto at the Rogers Centre, then they're headed to Moncton's Magnetic Hill for a show on Sunday. Bruce and the band will be back in Canada for two more shows in October: the 19th in Ottawa and the 21st in Hamilton.
If you're into the Boss's music, you probably have a good idea what to expect: lots of energy and lots of rock. We had E Street guitarist Steven Van Zandt on the show this season - check out that interview right here. And we also asked some friends of the show to give us their Top Five Reasons Bruce Springsteen Still Matters - check it out at the link.
George recently spoke to Fashion Magazine about the ways Springsteen has influenced men's style over the years. Check out his take below:
Plus, here's a thoughtful clip from an interview Bruce did earlier this year before 'Wrecking Ball' came out.
In it, he says his music has always been about "judging the distance between American reality and the American dream. How far is that at any given moment?" He also touches on Wall Street, government and corporate accountability, and poverty.
And for a taste of what the audience might get to see at Bruce's Canadian dates, here's a sampling of some of his live performances from earlier this year, plus the official video for the first single off his latest album.
Death To My Hometown (New York, March 2, 2012)
Born In The U.S.A. (Frankfurt, May 25, 2012)
Loose Ends (Vienna, July 12, 2012)
Spirit In The Night (Netherlands, May 28, 2012)
We Take Care Of Our Own (Official Video)
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