Bruce Springsteen forgets which city he’s playing and shouts out wrong name at gig

The Boss took a selfie while crowdsurfing to make amends

Bruce Springsteen suffered an embarrassing moment at a gig in Cleveland on Tuesday night (February 23) when he accidentally shouted out the wrong city name while greeting fans.

Springsteen was performing at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio when he made the mistake, exclaiming: “Party noises Pittsburgh!” before quickly correcting himself by saying: “And Cleveland, too!”. Listen to audio of the moment beneath.

Terrie Carr, of 105.5 WDHA in Springsteen’s native New Jersey, told Billboard that the mistake was likely due to Springsteen’s heavy touring schedule.

“I have seen this happen frequently and I completely believe it to be a touring moment… especially on long tours, tours that dates are rescheduled or that are geographically piled on top of one another,” she said.

“I have heard tons of bands call New Jersey New York, including The Rolling Stones. Guns N’ Roses called New Jersey ‘Philly’, and a few Boston references as well.”

Fan reports claim that Springsteen made up for the mistake later that same gig by taking a selfie while crowdsurfing.

Springsteen has also announced details of a UK stadium tour, including a night at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Springsteen and his E Street Band will play a series of open air gigs this summer, starting at Manchester’s Etihad on May 25. From there Springsteen will perform at Hampden Park in Glasgow on June 1 and Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on June 3. The tour will then close with the Wembley gig on June 5.

The Boss is touring to mark his 1980 album ‘The River’. The album was reissued in 2015 with Springsteen expected to play the album in full on his stadium dates.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will play:

Manchester, Etihad (May 25)
Glasgow, Hampden Park (June 1)
Coventry, Ricoh Arena (June 3)
London, Wembley Stadium (June 5)

Springsteen, who will release his memoirs later this year, was recently seen inviting an elderly member of the crowd on stage at the Toronto leg of his world tour.