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On This Day, July 20, 1975: Bruce Springsteen launches Born To Run tour

On This Day, July 20, 1975…

Ahead of the release of his third studio album, Born To RunBruce Springsteen launched a new tour at the Palace Theater in Providence, Rhode Island. 

The show marked Steve Van Zandt’s first official gig as a member of the E Street Band and also the live debut of the future classic “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.” Other songs in the set included “Born To Run,” “Thunder Road,” “Rosalita” and more.

Born To Run was released August 25, 1975, and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It has gone on to be considered one of the greatest albums of all time and has been certified seven-times Platinum by the RIAA.

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