May 6, 2022

MSG 5/16/1988

The final stand of the 1988 US tour opens at Madison Square Garden with a tremendous 33-song set. Bruce and the band stay true to the Tunnel of Love Express Tour vision, playing nine songs from the album (including “Walk Like A Man”), newly added “Boom Boom,” plus ’88 standouts “Be True,” “Adam Raised a Cain,” “Seeds,” “War,” “Born in the U.S.A.” and “Light Of Day.” Springsteen’s first appearance at MSG in eight years is also marked by a special, set-closing instrumental “New York, New York” and a rare cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying.” Better still, this release adds Orbison’s “In Dreams,” recorded in soundcheck and never performed on tour.