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- Posted on Jul 29th 2009 11:00AM by John D. Luerssen
Sources close to Springsteen confirmed the news after it surfaced yesterday in the Windy City 's signature daily papers, the Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, courtesy of a tip by the promoter, Jam Productions. Of course, this isn't the first time Springsteen has played his albums in their entirety. The Boss performed back-to-back treatments of both 'Born to Run' and 1978's 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' during a charity gig at New Jersey's Count Basie Theater last fall.
Earlier this year, E Streeter Steve Van Zandt told Rolling Stone that he'd like to tackle the band's 1980 double album 'The River' at some point. "I'd want to include the outtakes on the 'Tracks' collection,' he said. "Then you have a hell of a show. You don't have to do anything else."
As Rolling Stone points out, Springsteen isn't the only artist doing full albums live. Aerosmith have been playing 'Toys in the Attic,' Mötley Crüe are doing 'Dr. Feelgood' and the Pixies will perform 'Doolittle' on their upcoming tour to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary.