Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 

7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 23. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue

There is little left to be said about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that hasn't already been echoed in the cheers of a million fans and in a million more attempts at hagiography. While it can be easy to overstate Springsteen's importance to American music, he's earned the accolades by doing what dreamers do best — by following instinct, conviction and vision while never abandoning his belief in rock & roll's saving graces. E Street concerts have long been legendary for both their length and crowd-pleasing nature, and the reasonable ticket prices this time around make it easy for the uninitiated to experience the sometimes corny but always fulfilling live show. This marks the first tour without founding member Danny Federici, who succumbed to melanoma earlier this year. Federici's organ, glockenspiel and accordion left an indelible imprint on the E Street sound — try to think of "Hungry Heart," "Born to Run" or "4th of July, Asbury Park" without his flourishes — and his passing underpins the fatalism that runs concurrent with hope in Springsteen's canon.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Speaking of...

Latest in Critics' Picks

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation