At 73, Bruce Springsteen launches a world tour

&At 73, Bruce Springsteen launches world tour


THE NEWSPAPER | Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band kicked off their first tour in six years to great fanfare on Wednesday evening in Tampa, Florida. 

In front of a crowd of 20,000 fans, the Boss returned to the stage for the first time in six years due to the pandemic.

He got the ball rolling with the unifying anthem No Surrender followed by his great classics Born to Run, Rosalita, Dancing in the Dark and tracks from her latest album Letter To You, released in 2020. 

A force of nature

According to critics, Bruce Springsteen delivered a compelling and moving performance even though his band seemed a bit rusty from six years of inactivity.  

For Rolling Stone >, Springsteen quickly won back his audience by managing to create moments of intimacy with him. Solo with his guitar, he interpreted his most recent songs, recalled moments of 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 though he seems a little stiffer than in his youth.

It was the first of a series of 60 concerts in the United States and Europe. The tour continued until July. No concerts are scheduled in Canada.