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Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band play record four-hour show

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Bruce Springsteen is known for his marathon shows, but the Boss has set himself a new record.

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At Springsteen and the E Street Band's final European show on the current Wrecking Ball tour Tuesday night, the group played four hours and six minutes at Finland's Helsinki Olympic Stadium, according to fan reports. The tour's been full of lengthy shows, with the band reportedly clocking in at 3:48 during a Madrid gig on June 17.

And the 33-song set's run time doesn't count a handful of songs Springsteen played in acoustic form as a treat for pre-show early birds.

More: Bruce Springsteen: What Does Europe Know That We Do n t?

U.S. fans can start their stopwatches this summer, with the band returning to North America beginning August 14 in Boston. The tour will extend through December, with the final current date scheduled for Dec. 6 in Glendale, Ariz.

Helsinki Setlist (via Backstreets Magazine )

Pre-Show Acoustic Set:
"I'll Work For Your Love"
"Leap of Faith"
"No Surrender"
"For You"
"Blinded By the Light"

Set list:
"Rockin' All Over the World"
"Night"
"Out in the Street"
"Loose Ends"
"We Take Care of Our Own"
"Prove It All Night ('78 intro)"
"Wrecking Ball"
"Death to My Hometown"
"My City of Ruins"
"Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?"
"Be True"
"Jack of All Trades"
"Downbound Train"
"Because the Night"
"Lonesome Day"
"Darlington County"
"Light of Day"
"Shackled and Drawn"
"Waitin' on a Sunny Day"
"Back in Your Arms"
"The Rising"
"Badlands"
"Land of Hope and Dreams"
"We Are Alive"
"Born in the U.S.A."
"Born to Run"
"Detroit Medley"
"Glory Days"
"Dancing in the Dark"
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-out"
"I Don't Want to Go Home"
"Higher and Higher"
"Twist and Shout"

24Comments
Aug 1, 2012 12:47PM
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And he does it without lip syncing, auto tune or 50 other people on stage to distract you that their music sucks! Be'yawn'ce, Beiber, Rhianna and all you others! Take note!!!
Aug 1, 2012 12:02PM
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'I Don't Wanna go Home!'  yea, Bruce!  Cool to remember his friend Southside.  BTW, Bruce has been at the top of his songwriting game every since 'Magic'.    But small criticism:  kick out 'Darlington County' or 'Glory Days' and put back in 'Promised Land.'  
Aug 1, 2012 12:02PM
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I was a country swing drummer and entertainer for 20 years. Our band had 350+ songs in our book.

We did Waylon, Statlers, Presley, Orbison, Eagles, Sonny James, Mills Bros. and everything in between including comedy. There were only three of us. We were the most popular mediocre band in the world, but we knew how to entertain, and make the cash register ring for the owner. 

It was so much fun, sometimes we'd look up a 2:00 a.m. and wonder where all the people went.

It can be done easily when you love to entertain.

Aug 1, 2012 11:48AM
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Sounds like he did alot of experimenting but for any band a 4 hour show is impossible-not this one. I just hope he didnt spend 45 minutes of it Bush and Romney bashing!
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