Bruce Springsteen is coming to Berlin
His concerts are seen among the best in rock music. During these giant concerts, Bruce Springsteens genius, passion and credibility combine with the charisma of the E-Street Band to form a unique feeling of euphoria among the spectators. Springsteen and the band have formed an unsurpassed live concert experience that has moved and enthused fans around the world for more than four decades. During the summer of 2012, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band are coming to Germany and Austria. On May 30, 2012, the band that has been called the best live act ever will play at the Olympiastadion Berlin.
The history of rock music only holds few myths and legends that hold truth to a critical viewing and examination. The protagonists of popular culture and stars of media and spectator attention mostly have only a short lifespan in the center of attention that is defined by the spirit of time and fashion. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band are among the few artists that have remained untouched by this mechanism.
For more than 40 years, the international fan base has been fascinated by the honest, romantic and socially active visionary who was proclaimed the “future of Rock’n’Roll”. What he does though, is combine the past, present and future of rock music and symbolize the evolution of the genre. The musician who was born and raised in the small town of Freehold, New Jersey embodies the honesty and conscience of his generation whom he has managed to surprise, arouse and captivate time and time again.
Nicknames such as „Boss“, „Marathon-man“, „Last mohican of rock music“ or „Leader of the Gang“ remain cut and dried attempts to describe an artist that has escaped categorizations and simplifications. 24 albums with a circulation of more than 100 million and more than a dozen Grammy Awards document the stops on a trip with many tastes of success but also many obstacles and turnarounds when the pressure of expecations was too high. For example when „The River“ was followed by „Nebraska“ one of his darkest but also most beautiful albums or the euphoria surrounding „Philadelphia“-and the „Greatest Hits“ release as well as the song collection „The Ghost of Tom Joad“ that was oriented on the John Steinbeck novel „Grapes of wrath
The key album to Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Bands success is the 1984 album „Born in the USA“. With the correspondent single and further releases such as „Dancing in the Dark“, „Cover Me“, „I am on Fire“, „Glory Days“, „I´m Going Down“ and „My Home Town“ Springsteens message reached millions. The flipside of society and the American Dream – Losers, desperados and dreamers – became the material and theme of the hymns that lifted Bruce Springsteen to the status of an icon of pop culture.
The Springsteen saga is based to a large part in his unique and inimitable live presence. Springsteen refused to play as a support act because of the time limits imposed even early in his career. This understanding became his trademark as he would stage several hours of live music that followed a specific dramaturgy that never left anyone bored.
In just three hours Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band develop a dynamic and energy that reaches ecstasy. The power of the songs reaches the specator and takes him along on a ride from one highlight to the next, all the way until the infamous encores. The fans experience the most passionate live band of rock history that is playing better than ever according to the boss, Bruce Springsteen, himself.