Springsteen's Sommet concert date changes

Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 6:53pm

The Boss is still coming to Music City, but it won’t be next month. The Sommet Center has announced that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band’s concert has been moved to Nov. 18, which falls on a Wednesday, from its original Sept. 10 date.

That evening the E Street Band will present a special performance of Springsteen’s landmark album Born to Run in its entirety. That 1975 release, his third LP, vaulted Springsteen from the ranks of critically acclaimed underground star to the cover of Time and Newsweek. It also jumpstarted a career that’s seen him sell more than 120 million albums worldwide (65 million in America).

He’s won 19 Grammy awards, plus a pair of Golden Globes and an Oscar. Springsteen’s been able to continually evolve and tweak his heartland rock style without ever seeming to consciously sell out or lose touch with the audiences that initially supported him during the early ‘70s.

Ironically, though it was his first big hit LP, Born to Run wasn’t Springsteen’s first No. 1 album (it peaked at No. 3). That was The River in 1980. Other subsequent chart-toppers include Born in the U.S.A., Tunnel of Love, The Rising, Devils & Dust, MagicI and Working on a Dream.

The Nashville date will mark only the third time Born to Run will have been played live in its entirety. All tickets to the September 10th show will be honored. Anyone unable to attend on that date can get refunds through the point of purchase.


4 Comments on this post:

By: courier37027 on 8/7/09 at 6:46

Oh no, another two months listening to Kuharsky run his yap about how great Springsteen is and how the performer has never sold out. Paul, did you buy one of those frilly shirts Springsteen wore at Super Bowl?

By: courier37027 on 8/7/09 at 6:47

sold out = sold out to commercial music and corporate rock

By: stlgtr55@yahoo.com on 8/7/09 at 9:02

Who says he's the "Boss."

By: courier37027 on 8/7/09 at 11:15

Tony Danza is The Boss.