divendres, 2 de desembre de 2011

La nova gira del Bruce: Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out





Doncs apa, sembla que la maquinària s’ha tornat a posat en marxa. No fa ni quinze dies que en Bruce anunciava al seu lloc web el següent:

Well, things are starting to heat up down on E Street.

A lot of you have been hearing that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be on tour in 2012. That is absolutely correct. Here's the European itinerary. Info on the US dates and the World tour dates will coming up shortly.

In addition, we want you to know that the music is almost done (but still untitled), we have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet), and that we are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012. That's all the info we have for right now, but we'll get back to you--real soon.

I a data d’avui, ja tenim anunciats, i la majoria venuts, els següents concerts:

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S 2012 TOUR DATES:
Date
City
Venue
13 May
Sevilla
Estadio Olimpico de La Cartuja
17 May
Barcelona
Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys
25 May
Frankfurt
Commerzbank-Arena
27 May
Cologne
RheinEnergieStadion
28 May
Landgraf
Pinkpop Festival
30 May
Berlin
Olympiastadion
2 June
San Sebastian
Estadio Anoeta
3 June
Lisbon
Rock in Rio Lisboa
7 June
Milan
Stadio Guissepe Meazza
10 June
Florence
Stadio Artemio Franchi
11 June
Trieste
Stadio Nereo Rocco
17 June
Madrid
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
19 June
Montpelier
Park & Suites Arena
21 June
Sunderland
Stadium of Light
22 June
Manchester
Etihad Stadium
24 June
Isle of Wight
Isle Of Wight Festival
4 July
Paris
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
5 July
Paris
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
7 July
Roskilde
Roskilde Festival
9 July
Zurich
Stadium Letzigrund
11 July
Prague
Synotip Arena
12 July
Vienna
Ernst Happel Stadium
14 July
London
Hard Rock Calling
17 July
Dublin
RDS
18 July
Dublin
RDS
21 July
Oslo
Valle Hoven
23 July
Bergen
Koegen
24 July
Bergen
Koegen
27 July
Gothenberg
Ullevi
28 July
Gothenberg
Ullevi



Un dels temes que manté a tots els seguidors expectants és qui substituirà al malaguanyat Clarence Clemons (que va morir el passat 18 de juny). Hi ha diverses opcions, però a hores d’ara el rumor que agafa força és que serà Alto Reed. L’Alto és el saxofonista de Bob Seeger & The Silver Bullet Band i ha actuat amb diversos músics i bandes al llarg de la seva dilatada carrera professional: Foghat, Grand Funk, Little Feat, Otis Rush, Enchantment, Jamie Oldaker, George Terry, Dave Mason, Spencer Davis, Tico Torres, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, The Blues Brothers, The Ventures, George Thorogood…

Esperem que en propers dies els rumors es vagin transformant en notícies i anem coneixent el format de la Gira. Segurament pocs artistes tenen el valor avui en dia d'anunciar una gira mundial sense ni tant sols haver tret un disc nou...



diumenge, 27 de novembre de 2011

El per què del nom del Bloc: No Surrender

We busted out of class had to get away from those fools
We learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school
Tonight I hear the neighborhood drummer sound
I can feel my heart begin to pound
You say you're tired and you just want to close your eyes and follow your dreams down

We made a promise we swore we'd always remember
No retreat no surrender
Like soldiers in the winter's night with a vow to defend
No retreat no surrender

Now young faces grow sad and old and hearts of fire grow cold
We swore blood brothers against the wind
I'm ready to grow young again
And hear your sister's voice calling us home across the open yards
Well maybe we could cut someplace of our own
With these drums and these guitars

Blood brothers in the stormy night with a vow to defend
No retreat no surrender

Now on the street tonight the lights grow dim
The walls of my room are closing in
There's a war outside still raging
you say it ain't ours anymore to win
I want to sleep beneath peaceful skies in my lover's bed
with a wide open country in my eyes
and these romantic dreams in my head



by Bruce Springsteen