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Tax Day visit of Joad & Morello to Springsteen LA Sports Arena “Dream” Set List

April 16, 2009

tour040708a1 from www.tdpri.comInstead of agonizing over our taxes tonight, The Big Monkey headed down to the LA Sports Arena to hear Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band where he was thrilled once again by Tom Morello joining Bruce on stage for “Ghost of Tom Joad” (photo from last year’s show from; go here to read about last year’s show with Morello: Seeing Springsteen after the Show & Anaheim Night 1 in Top Ten of 100 shows). Tomorrow night we’ll both go down; who knows what Bruce has in store for us?

Right now, the Big Monkey’s hanging around back stage with old friends, fellow followers of Bruce,  waiting for the Boss to come out for a few handshakes. Of course he has that photograph of him and Bruce from their younger years which he hopes Bruce will sign.

So while I wait to hear more details about the show from him, here’s the set list from Bruce Springsteen’s “Working on a Dream” tour April 15, 2009 LA Sports Arena:

Outlaw Pete
Out in the Street
Working on a Dream
Johnny 99
Tom Joad (with Tom Morello like last year incredible he says)
I’m Going Down
Raise Your Hand
Spirit in the Night
Waiting on a Sunny Day
Promise LAnd
The Wrestler
Rcing in the Strreet
Kingdom of Days (only played 4 songs off the new record, he says)
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Born To Run
Hard Times (old Tom Foster song from the 1800s, he says)
10th Ave
Land of Hope and Dreams
American Lion

and that’s it for now!

But for more about Bruce’s album Working on a Dream go here:

To heal the world, sing songs part 2: Bruce Springsteen’s “Dream” Inaugural

Here’s excerpts and a link to Geoff Boucher’s recent LA Times interview with Bruce:

Here’s a thorough and beautifully written review of the Glendale show by long time fan Ron Wells:

Review: Springsteen’s “Working on A Dream” in AZ & so are we in LA!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2009 7:50 am

    Great show!

  2. April 16, 2009 8:41 am

    yes, I’m looking forward to tomorrow night!!

    got a call from the Big Monkey at the Sports Arena–Bruce left the building without stopping by to say hi or sign autographs etc…maybe tomorrow we’ll get lucky

  3. April 16, 2009 11:41 am

    Another great show as Springsteen steamrolls his way across America. We are researching a new volume on Darkness of the Edge of Town and would like to contact any fans that attended any of the 1978 shows or that have any memorabilia from that tour. Please send an email to: Cheers

  4. poeticgrin permalink
    April 16, 2009 7:23 pm

    Me = drooling with jealousy. For my money, there’s not a better act to see live. The album “The Rising” is a masterpiece in my book.

  5. antomaniax permalink
    April 21, 2009 8:10 am


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