GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT

Live 20 Sep 1978 version


[Spoken intro:] Alright (chuckles). Gimme a little light. How you doing out there tonight? You ready tonight... No fooling around tonight. It's just me and you tonight. Here we go!

One, two, three, four

Well have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Well have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
I'm gonna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight I'm gonna be a mighty (Clarence: mighty mighty man)
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Well meet me my baby in behind the barn
Well I swear, I wanna do you no harm
Tonight I'm gonna put on my rockin' shoes
Tonight I'm gonna rock away all my blues
You heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

We're gonna rock
We're gonna rock
We're gonna rock
We're gonna rock
We're gonna rock all our cares away
Watch out now!

Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Well have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
I'm gonna hold my baby as tight as I can
Tonight I'm gonna be a mighty (Clarence: mighty mighty man)
(Clarence: have you heard the news), there's good rockin' tonight

Let's go!
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight, hey!
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight
Once more!
Have you heard the news, everybody's rockin' tonight
Well have you heard the news, everybody's rockin' tonight
Well have you heard the news, there's good rockin' tonight

Have you heard the news?


Info

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT is a 1947 song by Roy Brown. See the original Roy Brown version for more details.

Live 20 Sep 1978 version

The above lyrics are for the live 20 Sep 1978 performance of GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour.

The 20 Sep 1978 Show

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed a series of three sold-out concerts at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour, on 19, 20, and 21 Sep 1978. In its 07 Oct 1978 issue, Billboard reported that a total of 10,518 tickets were sold for the three nights, grossing $85,791 (ticket prices ranged between $7.50 and $8.50).

The Capitol Theatre was known for its in-house video system which resulted in a number of good quality, professionally shot black-and-white video bootlegs. So far, video footage has surfaced from the first two nights of Springsteen's residency. Moreover, the three shows were recorded live by the Record Plant's remote truck, both on multi-track and live-to-two-track. Soundboard tapes of all three nights have eventually made their way into the hands of fans.

The Capitol Theatre was a 3,200-seat entertainment venue located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Central Avenue in Passaic, NJ. Built in 1926 as a vaudeville house, it later served as a movie theater and in its later years a porn movie theater. In December 1971 legendary concert promoter John Scher and partner Al Hayward took over the theater. They bought the property and transformed into a concert venue, which became a tour stop for almost every major artist in the 1970s. Hayward left in 1973 to form his own company and Scher remained and produced concerts of some of the biggest and most important performers in rock history. The theater closed in 1989 and was demolished two years later.

A series of "John Scher Presents" concert programs were created for specific events at Capitol Theatre and some other venues in New Jersey and New York and were distributed to the audience free of charge. Churchmouse/Moyssi produced "John Scher Presents" concert programs in 1975 and from 1977 through 1984. Most of these programs feature an original cover illustration by James D. Moyssiadis (a.k.a. Moyssi), who was also the resident stage lighting director at the Capitol Theatre from 1971-1986, created specifically for each concert. A 12-page program was created for Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's famous three-night stand at the Capitol in 1978. It features an illustration by Moyssi on page 1 (see scan below left), a biography, ads, and an illustration by Arlen Schumer on page 3 (see scan below center). Schumer's illustration on page 3 was inspired by a marquee he designed for the three-night stand at the request of Scher (see photo below right). Arlen Schumer was the art director of the first Springsteen magazine Thunder Road between 1978 and 1982 and later became a longtime contributor to Backstreets magazine for which he did the cover illustration for issue #47 (Fall 1994). He also guest-DJ'ed on Sirius XM's E Street Radio channel.

Concert program for the 19-21 shows at Capitol Thatre, Passaic, NJ (page 1)
Concert program for the 19-21 shows at Capitol Thatre, Passaic, NJ (page 1)
Concert program for the 19-21 shows at Capitol Thatre, Passaic, NJ (page 3)
Concert program for the 19-21 shows at Capitol Thatre, Passaic, NJ (page 3)
Marquee for the 19-21 shows at Capitol Thatre, Passaic, NJ
Marquee for the 19-21 shows at Capitol Thatre, Passaic, NJ

While the first night was broadcast on radio with the entire east-coast fanbase listening, the second night was different. It was just the band and many longtime New Jersey fans in an intimate theater.

Ticket stub for the 20 Sep 1978 show at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
Ticket stub for the 20 Sep 1978 show at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

In December 2017 the complete 20 Sep 1978 concert was officially released on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net (see the "Official Live Downloads" section below for more details). As a Christmas bonus, SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN from the concert was made available as a free download in MP3 format.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ September 20, 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ September 20, 1978

The concert was recorded live by David Hewitt in the Record Plant remote truck. The multi-track reel to reel tapes were transferred and restored in Spring 2016 by Jamie Howarth at Plangent Processes, using the same analogue tape restoration technique used to good effect for the November 2014 box-set release of Springsteen's first seven albums. It was mixed by Bob Clearmountain in Fall 2016 and mastered by Jon Altschiller in December 2017.

On of the reel-to-reel tapes from which the official release was transferred (taken from Backstreets.com)
On of the reel-to-reel tapes from which the official release was transferred (taken from Backstreets.com)

  1. GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
  2. BADLANDS
  3. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
  4. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  5. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  6. THE PROMISED LAND
  7. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  8. IT'S MY LIFE
  9. THUNDER ROAD
  10. JUNGLELAND
  11. SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN
  12. FIRE
  13. CANDY'S ROOM
  14. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  15. POINT BLANK
  16. KITTY'S BACK
  17. INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET
  18. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
  19. BORN TO RUN
  20. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT
  21. DETROIT MEDLEY
  22. TWIST AND SHOUT

Official Live Downloads

Prior to the High Hopes Tour, Bruce Springsteen's management announced a new service allowing fans to download concert recordings approximately 48 hours after each show. The initial plan required fans to purchase a special USB wristband, which could then be used to download a single High Hopes Tour show of the purchaser's choice and also functions as a regular reusable USB flash drive. The wristband, which could be purchased online or at the concert venue, was priced at $40. Following some negative response from fans over the high cost for the wristband, Springsteen's management subsequently announced a separate cheaper option for purchasing shows directly, without the need for the wristband. The shows were available for purchase and download via Live Nation, Bruce Springsteen's concert promoter, priced at $9.99 for MP3 and $14.99 for FLAC. Audio recordings for 31 of the 34 High Hopes Tour dates (all except 16 Feb 2014, 06 Apr 2014, and 03 May 2014) were released as such and they were available until 30 Jun 2014.

On 17 Nov 2014, Live.BruceSpringsteen.net was launched. It's a new addition to the official website, serving as an online store offering high-quality live concert recordings as well as high-resolution digital releases of Springsteen's album catalog. The download store is powered by Nugs.net in cooperation with Columbia Records. Audio recordings for 30 of the 34 High Hopes Tour dates (all except 16 Feb 2014, 06 Apr 2014, 03 May 2014, and 18 May 2014) were re-released on the new download store in multiple formats, including MP3, lossless CD-quality FLAC or ALAC, and 24-bit HD FLAC or ALAC or MQA, as well as audio CD-R with custom artwork. Nugs.net adopted the MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) format on 24 May 2017. From then on, all Bruce Springsteen live concert recordings, including the previously released ones, became also available in MQA.

ShowOriginal releaseSecond release
26 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South AfricaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
28 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South AfricaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
29 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South AfricaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
01 Feb 2014 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South AfricaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
05 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
07 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
08 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
11 Feb 2014 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
12 Feb 2014 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
15 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
16 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia(not released)(not released)
19 Feb 2014 at Allphones Arena, Sydney, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
22 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
23 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
26 Feb 2014 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
01 Mar 2014 at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New ZealandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
02 Mar 2014 at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New ZealandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
06 Apr 2014 at Old Reunion Arena Site, Dallas, TX(not released)(not released)
08 Apr 2014 at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OHMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
12 Apr 2014 at Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
15 Apr 2014 at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OHMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
17 Apr 2014 at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
19 Apr 2014 at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NCMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
22 Apr 2014 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
24 Apr 2014 at PNC Arena, Raleigh, NCMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
26 Apr 2014 at Aaron's Amphitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta, GAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
29 Apr 2014 at BB&T Center, Sunrise, FLMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
01 May 2014 at Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FLMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
03 May 2014 at New Orleans Fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA(not released)(not released)
06 May 2014 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TXMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
13 May 2014 at Times Union Center, Albany, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
14 May 2014 at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
17 May 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CTMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLACMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
18 May 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CTMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC(not released)

Audio recordings for all 75 The River Tour 2016 dates were also released on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net in multiple formats, including MP3, lossless CD-quality FLAC or ALAC, and 24-bit HD FLAC or ALAC or MQA, as well as audio CD-R with custom artwork. Each show was generally released within a month after it took place.

ShowRelease
16 Jan 2016 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
19 Jan 2016 at United Center, Chicago, ILMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
27 Jan 2016 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
29 Jan 2016 at Verizon Center, Washington, DCMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
31 Jan 2016 at Prudential Center, Newark, NJMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
02 Feb 2016 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, CanadaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
04 Feb 2016 at TD Garden, Boston, MAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
08 Feb 2016 at Times Union Center, Albany, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
10 Feb 2016 at XL Center, Hartford, CTMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
12 Feb 2016 at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
16 Feb 2016 at BB&T Center, Sunrise, FLMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
18 Feb 2016 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
21 Feb 2016 at KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
23 Feb 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OHMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
25 Feb 2016 at First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
27 Feb 2016 at Blue Cross Arena At The War Memorial, Rochester, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
29 Feb 2016 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MNMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
03 Mar 2016 at BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WIMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
06 Mar 2016 at Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MOMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
10 Mar 2016 at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
13 Mar 2016 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
15 Mar 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
17 Mar 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
19 Mar 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
22 Mar 2016 at Moda Center, Portland, ORMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
24 Mar 2016 at KeyArena At Seattle Center, Seattle, WAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
28 Mar 2016 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
31 Mar 2016 at Pepsi Center, Denver, COMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
03 Apr 2016 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OKMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
05 Apr 2016 at American Airlines Center, Dallas, TXMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
07 Apr 2016 at Sprint Center, Kansas City, MOMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
12 Apr 2016 at Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OHMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
14 Apr 2016 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MIMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
18 Apr 2016 at Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
20 Apr 2016 at Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MDMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
23 Apr 2016 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
25 Apr 2016 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
14 May 2016 at Camp Nou, Barcelona, SpainMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
17 May 2016 at Estadio Anoeta, Donostia-San Sebastian, SpainMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
19 May 2016 at Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, PortugalMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
21 May 2016 at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, SpainMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
25 May 2016 at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, EnglandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
27 May 2016 at Croke Park, Dublin, IrelandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
29 May 2016 at Croke Park, Dublin, IrelandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
01 Jun 2016 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, ScotlandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
03 Jun 2016 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, EnglandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
05 Jun 2016 at Wembley Stadium, London, EnglandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
14 Jun 2016 at Malieveld, The Hague, The NetherlandsMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
17 Jun 2016 at Olympiastadion, Munich, GermanyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
19 Jun 2016 at Olympiastadion, Berlin, GermanyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
22 Jun 2016 at Telia Parken, Copenhagen, DenmarkMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
25 Jun 2016 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, SwedenMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
27 Jun 2016 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, SwedenMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
29 Jun 2016 at Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, NorwayMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
03 Jul 2016 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, ItalyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
05 Jul 2016 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, ItalyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
09 Jul 2016 at Festival Park, Werchter, BelgiumMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
11 Jul 2016 at Accorhotels Arena, Paris, FranceMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
13 Jul 2016 at Accorhotels Arena, Paris, FranceMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
16 Jul 2016 at Circus Maximus, Rome, ItalyMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
20 Jul 2016 at Casa Arena, Horsens, DenmarkMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
23 Jul 2016 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, SwedenMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
26 Jul 2016 at Granasen Arena, Trondheim, NorwayMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
28 Jul 2016 at Frogner Parken, Oslo, NorwayMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
31 Jul 2016 at Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich, SwitzerlandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
23 Aug 2016 at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
25 Aug 2016 at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
28 Aug 2016 at United Center, Chicago, ILMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
30 Aug 2016 at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
01 Sep 2016 at Nationals Park, Washington, DCMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
05 Sep 2016 at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
07 Sep 2016 at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
09 Sep 2016 at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
11 Sep 2016 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
14 Sep 2016 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MAMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R

Audio recordings for all 14 Summer '17 Tour dates were also released on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net in multiple formats, including MP3, lossless CD-quality FLAC or ALAC, and 24-bit HD FLAC or ALAC or MQA, as well as audio CD-R with custom artwork. Each show was generally released within a month after it took place.

ShowRelease
22 Jan 2017 at Perth Arena, Perth, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
25 Jan 2017 at Perth Arena, Perth, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
27 Jan 2017 at Perth Arena, Perth, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
30 Jan 2017 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
02 Feb 2017 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
04 Feb 2017 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
07 Feb 2017 at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
09 Feb 2017 at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
11 Feb 2017 at Hanging Rock, Macedon, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
14 Feb 2017 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
16 Feb 2017 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
18 Feb 2017 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, AustraliaMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
21 Feb 2017 at AMI Stadium, Christchurch, New ZealandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
25 Feb 2017 at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New ZealandMP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R

Archival releases were periodically released on the same site, as part of the Bruce Springsteen Archive Series. These shows were also made available in multiple formats, including MP3, lossless FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, and audio CD-R. So far 24 shows were released from the ongoing series.

ShowRelease dateFormats
09 Mar 2012 at Apollo Theater, New York City, NY17 Nov 2014MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
09 Aug 1978 at The Agora, Cleveland, OH23 Dec 2014MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
31 Dec 1975 at Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA10 Feb 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
31 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY25 Mar 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
05 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ13 May 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
23 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA08 Jul 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
31 Jul 2005 at Value City Arena, Columbus, OH25 Sep 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/96kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
11 Jul 2013 at Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy11 Nov 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
05 Nov 1980 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ24 Dec 2015MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/96kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, CD-R
16 and 17 Nov 1990 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA01 Jun 2016MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
22 Nov 2009 at HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY23 Dec 2016MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
23 Aug 2008 at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO14 Apr 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
31 Jul 2012 at Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland23 May 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
20 Oct 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA13 Jul 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
07 Feb 1977 at Palace Theatre, Albany, NY04 Aug 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
08 Feb 1977 at Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY04 Aug 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
19 Mar 1996 at King's Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland01 Sep 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/88.2kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
08 Dec 1978 at The Summit, Houston, TX20 Sep 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
01 Jul 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY06 Oct 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
03 Jul 1988 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden03 Nov 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
30 Apr 2006 at New Orleans Fair Grounds, New Orleans, LA01 Dec 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
20 Sep 1978 at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ22 Dec 2017MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
24 Jun 1993 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ05 Jan 2018MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/48kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R
03 Aug 2005 at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI02 Feb 2018MP3, 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC or ALAC, 24-bit/96kHz FLAC or ALAC or MQA, DSD, CD-R

Live History

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT is known to have been performed at least 17 times during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour (111 dates, May 1978 to January 1979). A few setlists from that period are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour. The song was the show opener on all but the last (31 Dec 1978 in Richfield, OH) of the these known performances. The live 20 Sep 1978 version of GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT was released on Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ September 20, 1978 official live download in 2017.

  1. 19 Aug 1978 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  2. 22 Aug 1978 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  3. 25 Aug 1978 at New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT
  4. 28 Aug 1978 at Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
  5. 30 Aug 1978 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  6. 01 Sep 1978 at Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI
  7. 03 Sep 1978 at Saginaw Civic Center, Saginaw, MI
  8. 06 Sep 1978 at Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
  9. 20 Sep 1978 at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
  10. 25 Sep 1978 at Boston Garden, Boston, MA
  11. 30 Sep 1978 at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
  12. 10 Nov 1978 at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
  13. 09 Dec 1978 at Dallas Convention Center Arena, Dallas, TX
  14. 13 Dec 1978 at Tucson Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ
  15. 16 Dec 1978 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
  16. 19 Dec 1978 at Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR
  17. 31 Dec 1978 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT is known to have been performed at least 4 times during The River Tour (138 dates, October 1980 to September 1981). A few setlists from that period are incomplete, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates during The River Tour.

  1. 11 Oct 1980 at Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
  2. 18 Oct 1980 at Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO
  3. 28 Oct 1980 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
  4. 16 Feb 1981 at Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT was performed once during the Magic Tour (100 dates, October 2007 to August 2008), on 21 Aug 2008 in Nashville, TN.

  1. 21 Aug 2008 at Sommet Center, Nashville, TN

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT was performed once times during the Working On A Dream Tour (83 dates, April to November 2009), on 01 Apr 2009 in San Jose, CA. That was the tour's first date.

  1. 01 Apr 2009 at HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT was performed once during the Wrecking Ball Tour (133 dates, March 2012 to September 2013), on 02 Sep 2012 in .

  1. 02 Sep 2012 at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT was performed off-tour on 03 Jun 1979 at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA, during the wedding party for Marc Brickman (Springsteen's lighting director) and June Rudley (Springsteen's travel agent). Springsteen, along with members of the E Street Band, joined Ricky Lee Jones and Boz Scaggs for a three hour celebration, playing a mixture of classic covers and Springsteen originals.

  1. 03 Jun 1979 at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA

Available Versions

List of available versions of GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT on this website:

GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Live 20 Sep 1978 version]
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Live 30 Sep 1978 version]
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Live 19 Dec 1978 version]
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Live 31 Dec 1978 version]
GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT [Original Roy Brown version]

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