Bruce Springsteen to Play ‘Born To Run’ Album Live!
Plus: SPIN picks the bands that should play their landmark records!
Ever get annoyed when your favorite band refuses to play their old hits? Well, Bruce Springsteen’s fans in Chicago won’t be facing that problem. The Boss and his E. Street Band will be playing their 1975 classic Born To Run in its entirety on September 20 at the Windy City’s Union Center!
Bruce has never been shy about digging into his back catalogue. At Bonnaroo he pulled out some obscure gems in a requests-driven segment of his headlining set, and last year he played both Born To Run and 1978’s Darkness on the Edge of Town at a benefit for Red Bank, New Jersey’s Count Basie Theater.
Performing entire albums is certainly en vogue this summer. Aerosmith and Motley Crue have been playing their classics –1975’s Toys in Attic and 1989’s Dr. Feelgood, respectively — while Public Enemy has been performing 1988’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back at several festivals. And we shouldn’t forget that the Pixies are taking Doolittle across America this fall.
Which got us thinking about which bands we’d love to see play their seminal album on tour. Here’s a list of 13 suggestions — listen up bands!
Weezer, Blue Album
The Breeders, Title TK
Sunny Day Real Estate, Diary
Depeche Mode, Violator
…Trail of Dead, Source Tags & Codes
Radiohead, The Bends
Saves the Day, Through Being Cool
Foo Fighters, Foo Fighters
Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin
Guided by Voices, Bee Thousand
Prince, Sign ‘O the Times
Beck, Sea Change