Tramps Like Us, who Bruce Springsteen’s former producer and manager Mike Appel has called: “The GREATEST Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band In The LAND!” is set to re-create yet another legendary and historic Bruce Springsteen concert in their continuing series of classic Springsteen concert re-creations…
If you missed what is now considered a classic legendary Springsteen concert from years past and wondered what it would be like to have been there in person, well you are in luck…
Tramps Like Us, is the FIRST and ONLY band ever to re-create Springsteen concerts in their entirety, receiving high praise from fans and media outlets alike, as well as selling out venues across the tri-state area in the process. Currently with 7 historic concerts in their repertoire and more on the way, take a trip to the past with Tramps Like Us.
When you boil it all down, Bruce Springsteen’s music is about grit, passion and determination. Nothing in the Springsteen canon exemplifies this more than the legendary Darkness On The Edge of Town tour of 1978. Delayed by a protracted legal battle, the Darkness On The Edge of Town album was much darker than his previous record, Born To Run. Gone was a bit of the optimism, and in its place was a bit of cynicism. The characters were no longer “pulling out of here to win”, they were stuck in the darkness on the edge of town, in dead-end jobs, crying themselves to sleep at night. Their dreams may have passed them by. When Springsteen and crew brought these songs on the road, they came to life with a burning intensity. Shows on the Darkness tour were no longer just a party, they were a much-needed catharsis both for the band and the audience. The guitars were dirtier, the screams were louder, the emotion was palpable.
By December 15th of 1978 when the band took the stage in San Francisco at the famed Winterland Ballroom (site of The Last Waltz), Springsteen’s voice was hoarse and ragged but the band was tighter than ever. This was the setting for what is probably one of the most famous shows of Springsteen’s career – broadcast on FM radio to much of the west coast, and now available to all in pristine sound quality bootlegs.
This is a document of one of the greatest live rock n’ roll bands of all time at the height of their power. At just over 3 hours, Springsteen would go on to play even longer shows on subsequent tours – but for me, even though I wasn’t there to witness it, nothing matches the energy and intensity of the legendary string of shows in late-1978. “This is one of the most important shows Springsteen ever performed, and one of legendary status among fans.”
The Winterland shows captures Springsteen in his prime…The performance is simply monumental and must be considered one of Springsteen’s best ever.
CLick here for tickets Now: Thursday, February 28: Tramps Like Us at BB Kings Live in New York
Discover the limited edition Bruce Springsteen book, The Light in Darkness.
The Light In Darkness is a collector’s edition, we are almost sold out. Less than 200 copies remain.
A great companion piece to The Promise box set, it focuses on the 1978 Darkness on The Edge of Town album and tour.
Read about the iconic concerts from fans who were there – the Agora, Winterland, Roxy, MSG, Capitol Theatre, Boston Music Hall, The Spectrum and over seventy more!
The Light In Darknessbook can be purchased the night of Tramps Like Us concert in New York. Special signed copies by Lawrence Kirsch of this limited edition book will be available on February 28, 2013 during the Tramps Like Us concert at BB Kings. SAVE on shipping when you buy direct from the band!