Bruce Springsteen Breaks Own Record for Longest Concert in U.S.

A Philadelphia crowd got to watch the Boss play for four hours and four minutes

September 9, 2016
Photo: AP

Even after four decades entertaining packed crowds, “The Boss” keeps finding ways to earn his title. Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen – naturally, along with the E Street Band – broke his own record for the longest concert ever in the United States by playing a show that clocked in at 4 hours, 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

Already notorious for his high-energy, lengthy shows, Bruce has been pushing himself a little further recently, having just set the previous record for U.S. concert length with a four hour show Aug. 30 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The official time for the record-breaking Philadelphia show Wednesday was clocked by Philadelphia Daily News sports statistician and Boss fan Bob Vetrone Jr.

Bruce and the E Street Band have a chance to break their own record yet again before the 75-show “River Tour” wraps up in Foxborough, MA on September 14th.

Check out the marathon setlist below:

  1. New York City Serenade
  2. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
  3. It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City
  4. Growin’ Up
  5. Spirit in the Night
  6. Lost in the Flood
  7. Kitty’s Back
  8. The E Street Shuffle
  9. Incident on 57th Street
  10. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
  11. The Fever
  12. Thundercrack
  13. Night
  14. No Surrender
  15. The Ties That Bind
  16. My Love Will Not Let You Down
  17. Death to My Hometown
  18. Jack of All Trades
  19. American Skin (41 Shots)
  20. The Promised Land
  21. Hungry Heart
  22. Darlington County
  23. Working on the Highway
  24. Downbound Train
  25. Because the Night
  26. The Rising
  27. Badlands
  28. Streets of Philadelphia
  29. Jungleland
  30. Born to Run
  31. Dancing in the Dark
  32. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  33. Shout
  34. Bobby Jean
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