Bruce Springsteen’s Hampden gig to become live album

Fans who enjoyed Bruce Springsteen’s Boss-like performance at Hampden Park last week – and indeed anyone who couldn’t get a ticket – will be delighted to know that the show is to become a live album.

The 66-year-old from New Jersey elicited a deafening Hampden roar from over 50,000 fans, who watched him perform a three-and-a-half-hour set of songs from his iconic The River album alongside his greatest hits – including Born To Run and Dancing In The Dark.

The rock legend, who visited Scotland with his E Street Band, also played shows at Dublin’s Croke Park, Coventry’s Rioch Arena and Wembley Stadium – and each show is to become a live album.

The gigs 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.

If that isn’t enough to excite fans, in addition to the aforementioned 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 gigs saw four songs from Human Touch played live for the first time, plus premieres of Red Headed Woman – eventually featured on MTV Plugged – and When The Lights Go Out, officially released on Springsteen’s rarities box-set Tracks.

Born In The USA hitmaker Springsteen was joined at both gigs 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.