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Bruce Springsteen broke his record for the longest show played on U.S. soil when he performed at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, September 7. From the first note to the last, The Boss played to the crowd for 4 hours, 3 minutes, and 46 seconds, according to Philly.com.

Granted, his record previous record was only a little over a week old. On August 30, he played for 4 hours at MetLife Stadium. The show came just one song short of breaking his world record, which he set in Helsinki, Finland at 4 minutes and 6 seconds on July 31, 2012.

The setlist included 27 songs played during the main concert, and then 7 additional songs performed as an encore. He played at least one song by sign request (“The Fever”) and also performed a cover of the Patti Smith song “Because the Night,” as well as a cover of “Shout” by the Isley Brothers, which was part of the encore. Given that he was playing in Philly, the first encore song was “The Streets of Philadelphia,” which he had not previously played on this tour.

Springsteen also made news this week as he opened up about his struggle with clinical depression.

Source: philly.com
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