28 years after immortalizing Courtney Cox as his lucky dance partner in his "Dancing In The Dark" video -- Bruce Springsteen pulled his own daughter, 20-year-old Jessica Springsteen, up on stage on Thursday night (July 5th) in Paris, France. Backstreets.com posted that the evening was a family affair to begin with, having Patti Scialfa on stage, her mother in attendance, along with "The Boss'" mom Adele, and his kid sister Pamela Springsteen.
The Paris crowd clearly knew they had a hot show on it's hands with an incredible five-song opening set of "The Ties That Bind," "No Surrender," "Two Hearts," "Downbound Train," "Candy's Room," and "Something In The Night." The show went on to feature such standouts as "Spirit In The Night," "Incident On 57th Street," "I'm Goin' Down," "Racing In The Street," and Springsteen alone on piano performing "For You."
Steve Van Zandt told us that Springsteen and the E Street Band are lucky to have the type of audience that instantly accepts and embraces each new album's material into their live act: "Y'know, we have a very, very consistent audience that's very, very understanding about the fact that we do different things and do new things. I looked at the setlist the other day, and two-thirds of the setlist was from the last 10 years, y'know? About a third from the first 25 years. Y'know, that's very unusual, I think, y'know, and it's a tribute to our audience, that they encourage it and support that sort of, y'know, the new ideas and the new songs -- and they're not expecting a nostalgia type of act."
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band perform tonight (July 9th) in Zurich, Switzerland.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band North American tour dates (subject to change):
August 14, 15 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park
August 15 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park
August 18 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium
August 24 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre
August 26 - Moncton, NB - Magnetic Hill Festival Grounds
August 29 - Vernon, NY - Vernon Downs Hotel Casino
September 2, 3 - Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park
September 7, 8 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
September 14 - Washington, DC - Nationals Park
September 19, 21, 22 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium