Well, this should be a Bruce Springsteen fanatic’s dream come true. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the Boss is planning to play his classic 1975 album “Born to Run” in its entirety when he plays at Chicago’s University Center Sept. 20.
It’s questionable whether the album really contains “eight undeniable anthems in a row,” as the story says (“Meeting Across the River” is hardly an anthem), but this is still an event, since Springsteen has never done this sort of thing.
“Personally, I’m going a little insane just thinking about the fact that I’m not going to be able to make it out to Chicago to see that show,” notes writer Simon Vozick-Levinson. “Yet all hope isn’t lost: Rumor has it that Bruce and the band might be playing some similar full-album shows in other cities this fall.”
Wonder if one of those will be the all-acoustic “Nebraska,” which would leave most of the E Street Band little to do but hang out on E Street.