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The Bruce Springsteen Timeline
Bruce Springsteen�s career is entering its sixth decade. From a teenager with a guitar in his hand and a dream in his head, through his superstardom of the Eighties, to today�s status of rock �n� roll grand old man, he has done just about everything there is to do as a musician (except getting a number one hit on Billboard's single chart). Sold-out stadiums from New Jersey to Zimbabwe, honored by the president, playing with every artist worth mentioning, selling millions of albums in the Eighties, flopping in the Nineties, marrying a model, raising three kids, you name it. And it�s all covered here on this extensive timeline. So dive right in and reminisce over these snapshots of an extraordinary career that, fortunately, doesn�t seem to be anywhere near its end.
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September 22-23 2012
The last of three shows at the new MetLife Stadium in New Jersey is postponed several hours due to a heavy thunderstorm. The show finally gets underway and ends well into Bruce's 63rd birthday.
July 31 2012
Ending the European tour on the highest note possible, Bruce does his longest show ever in Helsinki, Finland. It clocks in at just over four hours, and that doesn't even include Bruce's surprise acoustic appearance before the actual show, in front of a few early arrivers. The new record length show doesn't come out of nowhere. Several shows on the European tour came close to the four-hour mark and saw a re-energized Bruce who was seemingly in the shape of his lifetime.
July 22 2012
Bruce, along with Steve Van Zandt, perform at a televised memorial concert in Oslo, Norway, commemorating the victims of the Utya massacre and bombing in Oslo on July 22, 2011.
May 13 2012
The Wrecking Ball Tour moves to Europe for an extensive leg of stadium, arena, and festival shows.
March 18 2012
The Wrecking Ball Tour officially kicks off in Atlanta, GA, with a show that's similar to the one performed at the Apollo Theater 9 days previously. Bruce pays tribute to Clarence Clemons by showing a video montage of him in the middle of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out", an element of the show that will continue throughout the tour.