Teardrops On The Tower: Listen to Bruce Springsteen playing the Tower Theatre on December 30, 1975
Of the dozens of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band shows in Philly over the years, many are legend. The Main Point shows from 1973-1975 that earned the rocker high marks in Philly, one of the first cities around the country that embraced his music. Then there are the four shows he played at the Tower Theatre – December 27, 28, 30, 31 – in 1975 that were epic.
Springsteen played two shows at the Tower in November 1974, but fans would have to wait 13 months to see him again in Philly. On December 27, 28, 30 and 31, 1975, Bruce and the band took over the Tower for four absolutely stunning shows. It had been a little more than two years since Bruce released The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle, and nine months before the release of Born To Run, even though songs like the title track, “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” “She’s The One,” “Jungleland,” and “Backstreets” had become set list staples by the time he returned to Philly in 1975.
Below, click through to YouTube to listen to the show from December 30th, 1975. It’s a barn burner.
02. 10th Avenue Freeze Out
03. Spirit In The Night
04. Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
05. Its My Life
06. She’s The One
07. Born To Run
08. Its Gonna Work Out Fine
09. Growin’ Up
10. Saint In The City
12. Mountain Of Love
14. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
15. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
16. Detroit Medley
17. Thunder Road
18. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
19. Quarter To Three
20. For You
21. Twist and Shout / Killer Joe