Happy Birthday to Bruce Springsteen, who turns 64 today (September 23rd)!!!
Fresh from 5 shows in Ireland this summer, the Rock In Rio gig last week, Bruce hits the road again February 5th, as he and the E Street Band kick off their first dates of 2014 with a 13-date tour of Down Under, kicking off with the first of three performances at Australia’s Perth Arena.
In March 2012, Springsteen scored his 10th career Number One album with Wrecking Ball, which sold 196,000 copies in its first week on sale. The album’s chart placing tied Springsteen with “The King” himself, Elvis Presley, for the third-most Number One albums in the history of the Billboard 200.
Although Springsteen’s mother was Italian, his father – who was Irish – was nicknamed “Dutch” due to his surname and his small amount of Northern European ancestry.
Steven Van Zandt says that Springsteen and the band are just as committed to each other and their fans as they were upon forming: “We are an ongoing concern here, still creating things. Bruce is still writing, y’know, fantastic things and vital things and he’s very, very much inspired and motivated to continue doing things as we have all along. We don’t go onstage with a different attitude. We’re the same as we were when we were 25. It’s great, it’s a tribute to our audience that they really support that.”