Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Less is Morello

June arrives two weeks from today.  Two weeks.  Memo to my fellow residents of the State of Concrete Gardens:  Put your request in now for Spring 2017.  There shall be no spring this year.  Next stop, Summer.  For those who aspire to perspire!  Your wish shall soon come true.  

Summer is of course full of excellent things.  Among them are two dates in late August at the hideous monstrosity known as Met Life Stadium for Mr. Springsteen and the E Street Band.  Bruce and the band are presently touring Europe.  On this leg of the tour, the playlist has been expanded so that he is no longer playing The River in its entirety.  Instead, songs from the album are being interspersed with a nice cross-section of other songs.  

Here's to hoping that although the set list has expanded, the roster of musicians performing it shall not.  I have zero interest in seeing Tom Morello on stage with Bruce and the band.  If I never see him perform with them again, it will be too soon.  As the great Nils Lofgren has reminded Springteen's fans at every tour stop thus far, the E Street Band has been graced by the presence of one of rock and roll's top-flight guitarists ever since Nils signed on prior to the commencement of the Born in the U.S.A. tour in 1984.  

Starting on August 23 and August 25 - provided that when tickets go on sale this morning, I am able to snag a ticket or two.  Show a little faith, right?

Right. 

-AK

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