Bruce Springsteen’s new UK and Ireland shows to become live albums

Springsteen also gives official release to acclaimed 1990 acoustic concerts

Bruce Springsteen has announced that every show of his current European tour will become a live album.

His tour with The E Street Band saw recent shows at Dublin Croke Park, Glasgow Hampden Park and Coventry Ricoh Arena, before finishing at Wembley Stadium on Sunday (June 5). The tour has since moved on to the Netherlands before finishing its European shows with a gig in Zurich on July 31.

The European shows will be available one per week from Springsteen’s website starting on June 15 and will also be broadcast on Springsteen’s own radio show E Street Radio on the SiriusXM digital channel.

In addition to the current concerts, Springsteen’s website has given an official release to his solo acoustic shows at Los Angeles theatre Shrine Auditorium. The shows, in aid of the charity Christic Institute, were recorded in November 1990 and previewed songs from Springsteen’s album ‘Human Touch’. ‘The Christic Shows November 16-17 1990’ is available on download or a 3CD set.

The shows saw four songs from ‘Human Touch’ debuted, plus premieres of ‘Red Headed Woman’ – eventually released on ‘MTV Plugged’ – and ‘When The Lights Go Out’, officially released on Springsteen’s rarities box-set ‘Tracks’.

Springsteen was joined at both shows in the encore by Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt for covers in the encore of Bob Dylan’s ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ and Ry Cooder’s ‘Across The Borderline’.