Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have appeared at a lot of venues in their decades performing together – but this spring will see the Boss and his posse bringing their live show to a venue they’ve never visited before: television.
Two of the classic rock act’s shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden last summer will be broadcast April 7 on HBO, the cable station announced today. This marks the first time that a concert by Springsteen and the E Street Band has been broadcast on the tube.
The special was taped at the final two concerts – June 30 and July 1 – of the band’s 10-night run at Madison Square Garden, which concluded its reunion tour. The extensive camera setup at the shows led many to speculate that a broadcast or video was on the way.
Talk of a live double album and a live DVD video taken from the same concerts has been circulating, though neither has been formally announced by Springsteen’s label, Columbia Records.