Feds Charge Philly Man in Fake Bruce Springsteen Tickets Scheme

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Usually, when we hear about the federal government prosecuting an American citizen, it’s a drug or sex trafficking case, white-collar crime, or political corruption. Fake concert tickets aren’t normally enough to get the Department of Justice out of bed in the morning. But one Philadelphia resident now finds himself the exception to that rule. Read more »

Clinton Finishes Campaign With Independence Mall Rally

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AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Hillary Clinton had a heck of a backdrop for her final pitch to the American public.

Speaking within sight of Independence Hall and just a block away from the Liberty Bell, Clinton was joined by Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Chelsea Clinton, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and a slew of local Democratic politicians the night before an election that could make her the first woman to be elected president of the United States.

“There is a clear choice in this election,” Clinton said to the 33,000 people at Independence Mall. “A choice between division or unity, between an economy that works for everyone or only those at the top, between strong steady leadership or a loose cannon who could put everything at risk … We know enough about my opponent. We know who he is. The real question for us is: What kind of country do we want to be, and what kind of future do we want to build for our children?” Read more »

WATCH: Springsteen Played Hillary’s Independence Mall Rally

Bruce Springsteen came to Philadelphia last night for a free outdoor show at Independence Mall. Oh, yeah, and tell people to vote for Hillary Clinton. We can only imagine New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Springsteen super-fan and Donald Trump ally, was in the crowd in a fake nose and glasses.

Springsteen played three songs at the rally: “Thunder Road” (from Born to Run), “Long Walk Home” (from Magic), and “Dancing in the Dark” (from Born in the U.S.A.). He also gave a long, rambling speech on why you should vote for Hillary Clinton while strumming his guitar. Basically, it was just like a mini-Bruce show! Read more »

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Springsteen Signed a Fifth-Grader’s School Absence Note

So back on September 7th, Mike Fenerty took his son Michael to Bruce Springsteen’s show at Citizens Bank Park. You remember that show — the one that went on for four hours and four minutes? Springsteen’s longest-ever U.S. show? That was also Michael’s first day of fifth grade at Masterman. Despite all that excitement, Michael enjoyed grooving to “Spirit in the Night and “Born to Run” so much that when he heard The Boss would be signing his new memoir at the Free Library, he begged Mike to take him. Only problem? That would mean missing school. “Why don’t we just get Bruce Springsteen to sign my excuse note?” Michael asked his dad.

Right.  Read more »

How to Get Tickets for Springsteen’s Book Event at the Free Library

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Brian Patterson Photos / Shutterstock.com

Last week, Bruce Springsteen played for four hours, four minutes in Philadelphia — his longest-ever concert on U.S. soil. Now he’s coming back to Philadelphia for another long appearance.

Springsteen will be at the Parkway Central Library on September 29th to sign his new memoir — titled Born to Run, of course — starting at noon. First a four-hour concert, now a book event? Maybe Bruce is just going to move here. By next year he’ll be living in Vince Fumo’s mansion, marching in the Mummers Parade, and posting in the Philly.com comments. Read more »

Springsteen Played His Longest-Ever U.S. Show in Philly Last Night

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Bruce Springsteen opened last night’s show with “New York City Serenade,” a track from 1973’s The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. By the time he ended with “Bobby Jean,” from 1984’s Born in the USA, he’d played for more than four hours. The four-hour, four-minute show at Citizens Bank Park was Springsteen’s longest ever in North America — the fourth time on the current tour he’s broken his personal record for longest U.S. show. Springsteen is, may we remind you, 66.

Springsteen’s all-time longest show was in 2012, in Helsinki, Finland. (Also, last night may have been just 4:03:46.) Whatever the exact length, last night’s Springsteen show was the longest show below 60°N latitude. Neat. Read more »

Music: 7 Shows to See in Philly This Week

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The Heavy @ TLA | Tuesday, September 6
British rock band The Heavy just kicked off a North American tour in support of their album Hurt and the Merciless with a sold-out show last night in Boston. You’ve heard their song “How You Like Me Now?” in a ton of movies and commercials. And if you want to weigh in, they did request cheesesteak recommendations ahead of their Philly stop.

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Everyone Freak Out: Bruce Springsteen to Play Citizens Bank Park

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If you missed the Boss on The River Tour when it came to the Wells Fargo Center back in February, you have a second shot at scoring tickets.

This morning, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced a September 7th show at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, one of eight new stops. The tour, which started in January, celebrates the 35th anniversary of the 1980 album The River (think “The Ties That Bind” and “Hungry Heart”). At the Philadelphia show, the band will play a selection of River songs sprinkled with a few Springsteen classics.

So far, the tour’s shows have been running over three hours. Clips have been magical; the Boss has as much energy as ever.  Read more »

See the Cover of Bruce Springteen’s Autobiography, Out in September

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Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography will spring from cages out on Highway 9 and onto bookshelves this September. Springsteen announced the book, titled Born to Run, on his website today. He’d been working on it since 2009, after playing the Super Bowl halftime show.

The announcement quoted the book in its announcement: “Writing about yourself is a funny business. But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” Read more »

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