Bruce Springsteen States "We Are the New American Resistance" at Australian Show

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Bruce Springsteen says he will dedicate the next four years as part of “the new American resistance’ to speaking out against US demagogue Donald Trump.

Springsteen and the E Street Band played the first show on their 2017 tour in Perth, Western Australia on Sunday.

“The E Street Band is glad to be here in Western Australia. But we’re a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city in America and in Melbourne who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, healthcare, and immigrant rights. We stand with you. We are the new American resistance,” Bruce told the crowd.

Earlier at a media conference, about his job, Springsteen said, “We observe and we report, we witness and we testify, and hopefully through doing so we lift up and help people transcend and we try to inspire people during tough times,” he said. “It’s been our job for 40 years and it will continue to be so in the next coming years.”

He said his band is here to “witness and to testify” about the US government.

The set list:
  • New York City Serenade (from The Wild The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, 1973)
  • Lonesome Day (from The Rising, 2002)
  • Darkness on the Edge of Town (from Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
  • No Surrender (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
  • Out in the Street (from The River, 1980)
  • Land of Hope and Dreams (from Wrecking Ball, 2012)
  • Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street? (from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., 1973)
  • Growin’ Up (from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., 1973)
  • Spirit in the Night (from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., 1973)
  • Lost in the Flood (from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., 1973)
  • Kitty’s Back (from The Wild The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, 1973)
  • Incident on 57th Street (from The Wild The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, 1973)
  • Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (from The Wild The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, 1973)
  • The Ties That Bind (from The River, 1980)
  • Darlington County (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
  • Working on the Highway (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
  • The Promised Land (from The River, 1980)
  • American Skin (41 Shots) (from High Hopes, 2014)
  • My Hometown (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
  • Candy’s Room (from Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
  • She’s the One (from Born To Run, 1975)
  • Because the Night (from Live 1975-85, 1986)
  • The Rising (from The Rising, 2002)
  • Badlands (from Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1978)
  • Blood Brothers (from Greatest Hits, 1985)
  • Born to Run (from Born To Run, 1975)
  • Dancing in the Dark (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze-out (from Born To Run, 1975)
  • Shout (Isley Brothers cover)
  • Bobby Jean (from Born In The U.S.A., 1984)



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