THE NEWSPAPER | Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band kicked off their first tour in six years to great fanfare on Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida.
In front of 20,000 fans, the boss returned to the stage for the first time in six years due to the pandemic.
He kicked off the ball with the unifying anthem No Surrender, followed by his great classics Born to Run, Rosalita, Dancing in the Dark and tracks from his latest album Letter To You, released in 2020.
A force of nature
According to critics, Bruce Springsteen gave a compelling and moving performance, although his band seemed a bit rusty after six years of inactivity.
For Rolling Stone magazine, Springsteen quickly won back his audience by managing to create moments of intimacy with him. Solo with his guitar he interpreted his latest songs, recalled moments from his life and paid tribute to his deceased musician friends such as Jeff Beck and David Crosby.
For Billboard magazine, Springsteen remains a force of nature. At 73, he still exudes amazing energy, even if he looks a little stiffer than when he was young.
It was the first in a series of 60 concerts across the United States and Europe. The tour lasted until July. No concert is planned in Canada.