Friday, January 30, 2009

Bruce Springsteen's Super Bowl XLIII Performance

2008 was a banner year for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. They just finished up their world tour behind 2007's album "Magic". Bruce Springsteen played a couple solo concerts for the Barack Obama's presidential campaign and the E Street Band lost one of its founding members to cancer. But, it's nothing compared to how 2009 is starting out.

First, on January 11, Bruce Springsteen won a Golden Globe award for his song, "The Wrestler" from a Mickey Rouke movie with the same title. Then, on January 18, Bruce Springsteen performed for president Barack Obama at the "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial. His new album entitled, "Working On A Dream" will be released on January 27 and to top off an amazing first month of 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform during half time of Super Bowl XLIII

While musicians of the last couple Super Bowls saw a hugh jump in sales after performing, Bruce Springsteen will have no trouble selling copies of his new album and filling arenas on his latest tour. The one question that will be on people's minds, other than if the Pittsburgh Steelers defense can stop the Arizona Cardinals offense, is what songs will Bruce play at half time? With only twelve minutes to work with, maybe he will perform a few of his greatest hits like Tom Petty or a medley of songs like Prince. He might even throw in a song off his new album? Who knows? On things for sure, you won't want to miss it. I suggest turning up the volume and watching one of America's best musicians blow the doors off Raymond James Stadium.

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