Am Nachmittag des 3. Dezember 2010 rückten in Asbury Park, NJ
Dutzende Arbeiter an, um im altehrwürdigen "Carousel House" an der
Ocean Avenue Kabel zu verlegen und Leuchten zu montieren. 
Am gleichen Tag wurde bekannt, dass Bruce Springsteen für seine
treuesten Fans ein Mini-Konzert spielen wird.
Die amerikanische Fanseite "Backstreets" schickte an alle Forenmitglieder folgende Nachricht:
It’s all cold down along the beach…
The wind’s whippin’ down the boardwalk…
And if you don’t mind braving that kind of weather, we want to give you a chance to be there when Bruce Springsteen does a video shoot on the Jersey Shore next week!

Extra! Extra!
On Tuesday, December 7, Bruce will be convening the E Street Band on the Jersey Shore to play tracks from The Promise for a special future webcast. And unlike the Darkness ’09 film, they don’t want to play to nobody… so we’ve got the chance to send a small number of fans to be extras for the filming.

Bear in mind, this won’t be a concert, exactly — it’s a shoot, with all the stops and starts that usually entails. And it’s likely gonna be a cold, windy December afternoon, not in the cozy confines of previous Shore venues like the Paramount Theatre or Convention Hall. But it’ll also be a unique opportunity to see Bruce and the Band in action and up close, working up performance debuts of songs from The Promise, and to be part of the small crowd in an intimate space when they capture it on film.
We’ll be selecting a handful of fans by random drawing to be part of the audience, each able to bring one guest. To enter the drawing, all you need to do is send us an email (see details below). Please only enter IF:

  * You’re able to get yourself and your guest to the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, December 7, in the mid-afternoon.
  * You’re sure you can be there — we want to get as many fans in as possible and may not be able to adjust for no-shows.
  * You can make it on short notice — all winners may not be notified until late Monday evening.
  * You can stand the weather!

If that’s you and you’d like to enter for a chance to be there, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information.

For the subject line, type the name of the musician (a longtime Jackson Browne associate) who played violin on The Promise’s version of “Racing in the Street.”

In the body of the email, include your name and address (as it appears on your picture ID), as well as your cell phone (or other contact number) and preferred email address, for any and all notifications about Tuesday.

Entries must be received by Sunday, December 5, at 2 p.m. ET to be eligible for the drawing. One entry per email address, please. Those selected to attend (plus one guest) will be contacted by email as soon as possible (but again, it could be up to Monday night) with full details. We’ll post a notice on the News page to let you know when all notifications have gone out.

Good luck, we’ll hope to see you there!

Letztendlich durften sich 60 glückliche Gewinner über Eintrittskarten für dieses einmalige Erlebnis freuen.
Am 7. Dezember 2010 war es dann so weit. Während der 60minütigen Show spielte Bruce Springsteen mit seiner
E Street Band einige Songs seines neuen Albums “The Promise”. Der Auftritt wurde mitgefilmt und wenige Tage später im Internet veröffentlicht.

Setlist Soundcheck:
   Racing In the Street (1978)
   Come on (Let's Go Tonight)
   Gotta Get That Feeling
   One Way Street
   Outside Looking In
   The Brokenhearted
   Candy's Boy
   Save My Love
   Ain't Good Enough For you
   Talk to Me
   Blue Christmas
   The Promise

Setlist Show:
   Racing In the Street (1978)
   Gotta Get That Feeling
   Outside Looking In
   Come On (Let's Go Tonight)
   One Way Street
   Save My Love
   The Brokenhearted
   Ain't Good Enough for You
   Talk To Me
   The Promise
   Blue Christmas

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 15. Dezember 2010:


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed a rare concert event last week in Asbury Park, New Jersey’s historic Carousel House, playing never-before performed songs live from the new 2-CD set, ‘The Promise.’ Beginning today, five songs from the show will stream online, with North American viewers able to tune in exclusively across VEVO platforms, including starting at 10am EST. The concert will be available on VEVO until January 1. See below for a complete list of international streams.
Filmed before an audience of approximately sixty fans, “Songs From The Promise” was directed and edited by Grammy- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny and mixed by Emmy-winner Bob Clearmountain. The concert features the world premiere E Street Band performances of four tracks from ‘The Promise,’ plus “Blue Christmas.”

  “Songs From The Promise” Setlist:
  “Racing in the Street (’78)
  “Gotta Get That Feeling”
  “Ain’t Good Enough For You”
  “The Promise”
  “Blue Christmas”

For this one-time concert event, Springsteen and members of the E Street Band lineup—Clarence Clemons, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, and Gary Tallent—were joined by keyboardist Charles Giordano, a full horn section—Ed Manion, Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm, Clark Gayton and Stan Harrison—and special guest David Lindley, who played violin during the original recording sessions.
‘The Promise’ 2-CD set contains 21 never-before-released tracks from the 1976-78 ‘Darkness on The Edge of Town’ sessions. ‘The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story,’ a 6-disc deluxe set (including 3 CDs and 3 DVDs), features eight hours and 33 minutes of audio and video and contains the internationally celebrated documentary “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town” (as seen on HBO) as well as the complete ‘The Promise’ 2-CD set.
The concert will be available on VEVO, including, VEVO Mobile (iPhone, iPod touch), VEVO connected devices (Google TV, Boxee) and VEVO syndication partners (YouTube, AOL, BET, CBS Interactive Music Group including and Univision) until January 1.

Worldwide Streaming Information:
USA/Canada – VEVO (
Australia – Australia YouTube (
Ireland – Irish Times (
UK – The Guardian (
Germany – Rolling Stone ( and Yahoo! (
France – Deezer (
Spain – El Mundo ( and Marca (
Denmark – Politiken (
Holland – Nu (
Switzerland – Teleboy ( and Le Matin (
Italy – Repubblica (
Israel – Walla (