Bruce Springsteen breaks record for his longest-ever gig – two shows in a row

The Boss proves he can break his own marathon gig records with ease

Bruce Springsteen broke the record for his longest-ever show this week – and broke it again with his very next concert.

Known for his lengthy concerts, Springsteen played for 3hrs 52mins at a homecoming show at New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium on Tuesday (August 23).

Then, after a night off, Springsteen promptly played a show lasting exactly four hours at the same venue last night.


Springsteen fansite Backstreets confirmed the shows were the longest-lasting of Springsteen’s 44-year career in North America. However, it’s still some way off his all-time record, when he played for 4hrs 6mins at Helsinki’s Olympiastadion in Finland in July 2012.

The shows were the first of Springsteen’s US tour, having played around Europe this summer including gigs in the UK and Ireland. His US tour finishes on September 14.

Although there is no new album as such for Springsteen to promote, he releases the compilation ‘Chapter And Verse’ on September 24. It coincides with his autobiography of the same name, published three days later.

The album sees Springsteen select songs which he says fit the mood of passages in his memoir and includes five unreleased songs. These date back to 1966, seven years before the release of his debut album ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ’ and run up to his most recent album, 2012’s ‘Wrecking Ball’.

Springsteen recently revealed the full foreword to the autobiography, in which he discusses his time as a struggling unsigned singer