"The River" flowed into Albany #therivertour2016 #thetiesthatbind #TUcenter #AlbanyNY

Monday February 6, 2016
Times Union Center
Albany, NY

With the release of  Bruce Springsteen's epic “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a seven-disc comprehensive look at the 1980 double-album, folks have been eagerly scooping up tickets to the few venues in the US that will be hosting the tour.

I was lucky to grab a ticket to the SOLD OUT Times Union Center show in Albany NY on Monday night . This was my 57th time seeing the Boss, and while it wasn't the best show I've seen it was mighty close. Bruce and the E Street Band took the stage at 8 p.m. and didn't leave until after 11:30 p.m.. (Remember, the core members of this band are in their 60s; their energy and enthusiasm on stage put some of the 20-somethings in the crowd to shame.)

On this tour, Springsteen is performing "The River" in it's entirety then following with the BIG HIT show songs and a few gems. Opening with "Meet Me In The City", the first two hours covered "The River" then the crowd was treated to a greatest hits selection that included “Badlands,” “Backstreets,” “Thunder Road,” “Born to Run,” and an electrifying “Rosalita”; she doesn't come out often but when she does it's a treat.

You can view the setlist here: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/bruce-springsteen/2016/times-union-center-albany-ny-73f33219.html

The highlight of the show for me was "Be True"

More images of the show: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/BruceSpringsteen/2016/Albany-NY/

More videos of this show and others: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB92E676CC4801776

Future tour dates: http://brucespringsteen.net/category/live-dates

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