RAISE YOUR HAND

Live 07 Jul 1978 version


[Spoken intro:] Hello! I got one last thing to say! One last thing. Miami Steve, please!

If there's something you need
Or that you just don't have
Well just don't sit there
A-feeling bad
Hey!
Come on now get up
Try and understand
Just raise your hand

[Spoken:] Now sing it after me!

Ah baby here I am (baby here I am)
You know I'm standing in line (you know I'm standing in line)
I wanna give you my love (I wanna give you my love)
Please let me try (please let me try)
I want to get up
Try and understand
Just raise your hand

Huh!

Just raise your hand
And I'll understand
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Ah baby here I am (baby here I am)
You know I'm standing in line (you know I'm standing in line)
I want to give you my love (I want to give you my love)
Please let me try (please let me try)
Come on now get up
Try and understand
Just raise your hand
(Raise your hand)
(Baby)
Just raise your hand
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Oh yeah)
Just raise your hand
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Honey)
Go on and raise your hand
(Raise your hand, raise your hand)
(Baby)
Just a-raise your hand
(Raise your hand), raise your hand
(Raise your hand), raise your hand
(Raise your hand), raise your hand
(Raise your hand), raise your hand
(Raise your hand), raise your hand
(Raise your hand), raise your hand
(Raise your hand), raise your hand
(Raise your hand)
Come on now get up
Try and understand

[Spoken:] I see some people that ain't up back there! You think this is a free ride? Do you think this is a free ride? You wanna play, you've got to pay! Now I wanna see you get up! And out there I want you to walk over to your radio! Turn the mother--- up as loud as she'll go, open up the windows, wake up your neighbors, 'cause if there's something you need, if there's something you want

You gotta raise your hand
Just raise your hand
Just raise your hand
Just raise your hand
(Raise your hand)
(Just raise your hand)
(Just raise your hand)
Just raise
Just raise your hand
Just raise your hand
Just raise your hand
Raise your hand
Just raise your hand
Raise your hand

[Spoken:] Bring it up here, blue guy!

[Spoken:] Let's go!

[Spoken:] Thank you LA! It's been the greatest!
Love ya! Thank you!


Info

RAISE YOUR HAND is a 1967 song by Eddie Floyd. See the original Eddie Floyd version for more details. The song has been a staple of Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band concert performances since 1976, always played as part of the encores.

Live 07 Jul 1978 version

The above lyrics are for the live 07 Jul 1978 performance of RAISE YOUR HAND at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA, during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour. This live 07 Jul 1978 performance of RAISE YOUR HAND was included on the Live/1975-85 box set in 1986.

The 07 Jul 1978 Show

The 07 Jul 1978 concert at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA, was originally broadcast live on the now-defunct local radio station KMET-FM, and later became one of the main source concerts for the Live/1975-85 box set which includes eight recordings from this show.

  1. RAVE ON
  2. BADLANDS
  3. SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
  4. DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
  5. CANDY'S ROOM
  6. FOR YOU
  7. POINT BLANK
  8. THE PROMISED LAND
  9. PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
  10. RACING IN THE STREET
  11. THUNDER ROAD
  12. PARADISE BY THE "C"
  13. FIRE
  14. ADAM RAISED A CAIN
  15. MONA - SHE'S THE ONE
  16. GROWIN' UP
  17. IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY
  18. BACKSTREETS
  19. HEARTBREAK HOTEL
  20. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
  21. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  22. BORN TO RUN
  23. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  24. RAISE YOUR HAND
  25. TWIST AND SHOUT

The 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre was commercially released in Europe. Since 2005 some enterprising record labels in Europe (mostly in the UK) have been releasing Bruce Springsteen radio and TV broadcasts (and some soundboard recordings) from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. Though these releases are not authorized by Bruce Springsteen or his record company, they are lawful due to a legal loophole in Europe.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Roxy Theater, West Hollywood July 7, 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Roxy Theater, West Hollywood July 7, 1978

3xCD - Rox Vox (RV3CD1001) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Roxy Theater, West Hollywood July 7, 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Roxy Theater, West Hollywood July 7, 1978

4xLP - Rox Vox (RV4LP1001) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Roxy Night 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Roxy Night 1978

3xCD - Leftfield Media (LFM3CD534) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen -- 1978 Roxy Night Volume 1
Bruce Springsteen -- 1978 Roxy Night Volume 1

2xLP - Let Them Eat Vinyl (LETV386LP) - UK, 2015

This release contains part 1 of two of the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen -- 1978 Roxy Night Volume 2
Bruce Springsteen -- 1978 Roxy Night Volume 2

2xLP - Let Them Eat Vinyl (LETV387LP) - UK, 2015

This release contains part 2 of two of the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Roxy 1978
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Roxy 1978

Digital album - Lilith Records (no catalog number) - UK, 2016

This is a download-only digital album. It contains the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts

15xCD - Sound Stage (SSCDBOX10) - UK, 2015

This release contains the 09 Aug 1978 broadcast from The Agora, the 07 Jul 1978 broadcast from The Roxy Theatre, the 19 Sep 1978 broadcast from Capitol Theatre, the 30 Sep 1978 broadcast from Fox Theatre, and the 15 Dec 1978 broadcast from Winterland Ballroom.

The Live/1975-85 Box Set

With the Born In The U.S.A. album and tour, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band reached the highest level of rock stardom. Columbia Records was expecting a follow up studio album and tour that would, like it's predecessor, achieve a huge commercial success. Instead, Springsteen released Live/1975-85, an over-three-hours-and-a-half-long live compilation album consisting of 40 tracks recorded at various concerts between 1975 and 1985.

Bruce Springsteen -- Live/1975-85
Bruce Springsteen -- Live/1975-85

The set was produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, and Bruce Springsteen, and hit the stores on 10 Nov 1986. It was released as a box set with either five vinyl records, three cassettes, or three CDs. Live/1975-85 is the first album to be credited to "Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band" instead of "Bruce Springsteen" only.

The highly-anticipated live album generated advance orders of more than 1.5 million copies, making it the largest dollar-volume pre-order in the history of the record business at the time. Record stores around the country found fans waiting in line on Monday morning before opening and one New York store reportedly sold the album right off the back of the delivery truck. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart and also became the first five-record set to reach the top 10 and the first to sell over a million copies. Live/1975-85 is the second-best-selling live album in U.S. history based on RIAA certification. It has been certified by the RIAA for 13 times platinum, trailing only Garth Brooks' Double Live.

Disc 1 (CD format):

1.THUNDER ROADRecorded live on 18 Oct 1975 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
2.ADAM RAISE A CAINRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
3.SPIRIT IN THE NIGHTRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
4.4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY)Recorded live on 31 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
5.PARADISE BY THE "C"Recorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
6.FIRERecorded live on 16 Dec 1978 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
7.GROWIN' UPRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
8.IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITYRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
9.BACKSTREETSRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
10.ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)Recorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
11.RAISE YOUR HANDRecorded live on 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
12.HUNGRY HEARTRecorded live on 28 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
13.TWO HEARTSRecorded live on 08 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

Disc 2 (CD format):

1.CADILLAC RANCHRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
2.YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)Recorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
3.INDEPENDENCE DAYRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
4.BADLANDSRecorded live on 05 Nov 1980 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
5.BECAUSE THE NIGHTRecorded live on 28 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
6.CANDY'S ROOMRecorded live on 08 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
7.DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWNRecorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
8.RACING IN THE STREETRecorded live on 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
9.THIS LAND IS YOUR LANDRecorded live on 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
10.NEBRASKARecorded live on 06 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
11.JOHNNY 99Recorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
12.REASON TO BELIEVERecorded live on 19 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
13.BORN IN THE U.S.A.Recorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
14.SEEDSRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

Disc 3 (CD format):

1.THE RIVERRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
2.WARRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
3.DARLINGTON COUNTYRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
4.WORKING ON THE HIGHWAYRecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
5.THE PROMISED LANDRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
6.COVER MERecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
7.I'M ON FIRERecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
8.BOBBY JEANRecorded live on 21 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
9.MY HOMETOWNRecorded live on 30 Sep 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
10.BORN TO RUNRecorded live on 19 Aug 1985 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
11.NO SURRENDERRecorded live on 06 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
12.TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUTRecorded live on 20 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
13.JERSEY GIRLRecorded live on 09 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

Other Official Release

The live 07 Jul 1978 version of RAISE YOUR HAND can also be found on two Bruce Springsteen Live/1975-85 samplers.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85

LP - Columbia (CAS 2543) - USA, 1986
LP - CBS (12CDN 324) - Canada, 1986
LP - CBS (SAMP 1104) - Holland, 1986
LP - CBS (SAMP 1104) - Spain, 1986

Promotional sampler compiling 8 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85

LP - AFRTS (P-23957 RL 50-6) - USA, 1986

12-inch sampler compiling 6 tracks from the Live/1975-85 box set, manufactured and distributed by the U.S. military's "Armed Forces Radio And Television Service" for library rental at overseas Army bases.


Other versions of RAISE YOUR HAND were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Agora, Cleveland 1978
The live 09 Aug 1978 version of RAISE YOUR HAND was released on The Agora, Cleveland 1978 official live download in 2014.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Nassau Coliseum, New York 1980
The live 31 Dec 1980 version of RAISE YOUR HAND was released on the Nassau Coliseum, New York 1980 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – LA Sports Arena, California 1988
The live 23 Apr 1988 version of RAISE YOUR HAND was released on the LA Sports Arena, California 1988 official live download in 2015.
Clarence Clemons Temple Of Soul -- Live In Asbury Park Vol. II (album cover art)
The live 01 Sep 2001 version of RAISE YOUR HAND was released on Clarence Clemons & The Temple Of Soul's live album Live In Asbury Park Vol. II in 2004.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- London Calling: Live In Hyde Park
A live instrumental version of RAISE YOUR HAND from an unknown 2009 performance was officially released on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park home video in 2010. The song plays over the film's closing credits.

Live History

After an 11-week break over the holiday period, Bruce and the E Street Band conducted a dress rehearsal performance on 21 Mar 1976 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, in preparation for the second and final leg of the Born To Run Tour. Only about 200 pre-invited guests were in attendance and the exact setlist details are not known, but it has been reported that most of the Born To Run album was played as well as RAISE YOUR HAND. This was the first known Bruce Springsteen performance of the song.

  1. 21 Mar 1976 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

RAISE YOUR HAND is known to have been performed at least 17 times during the Born To Run Tour: 0 times during the 1st leg (73 know dates / 81 known shows, between July and December 1975) and 17 times during the 2nd leg (35 know dates, between March and May 1976). The 1976 portion of the tour would soon be nicknamed the "Chicken Scratch Tour" by the road crew because of the high proportion of secondary market, southern state locations. Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates during the 2nd leg of the Born To Run Tour. The tour hit Memphis on 29 Apr 1976 and Springsteen called Eddie Floyd that day and introduced himself to him. "Him and Southside Johnny were just regular guys I hadn't met before and I basically hadn't heard of him back then," Floyd told Boss Tracks in 2009. "When [Springsteen] called there were people in the studio who did realize who was calling". Later that night Floyd joined Springsteen onstage sharing vocals with the upcoming star on two of his own compositions, KNOCK ON WOOD and RAISE YOU HAND. Springsteen introduced Floyd saying, "I'm honoured enough to have in the audience tonight a man that I have admired and listened to his music for many, many years. A man who, without his music, I wouldn't be here because he's the guy that turned me on to the whole Sax sound and the R&B sound and we're lucky enough he's gonna come out and do... He's written so many great songs I can't even imagine. He's gonna come out and do a few numbers with us. Please give a warm round of applause for Mr. Eddie Floyd!"

  1. 28 Mar 1976 at Duke University, Durham, NC
  2. 02 Apr 1976 at Macauley Theatre, Louisville, KY
  3. 04 Apr 1976 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  4. 05 Apr 1976 at Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
  5. 09 Apr 1976 at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
  6. 10 Apr 1976 at Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT
  7. 13 Apr 1976 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  8. 15 Apr 1976 at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA
  9. 17 Apr 1976 at University Of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  10. 20 Apr 1976 at Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, TN
  11. 22 Apr 1976 at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
  12. 26 Apr 1976 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN
  13. 29 Apr 1976 at Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
  14. 10 May 1976 at Municipal Auditorium Theater, Mobile, AL
  15. 13 May 1976 at Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA
  16. 27 May 1976 at Eisenhower Hall Auditorium, West Point, NY
  17. 28 May 1976 at Halsey Field House, Annapolis, MD

RAISE YOUR HAND is known to have been performed at least 29 times during the Lawsuit Tour: 26 times during the 1st leg (29 known dates, between August and November 1976) and 3 times during the 2nd leg (33 known dates, between February and March 1977). Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates during the Lawsuit Tour.

  1. 01 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  2. 02 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  3. 03 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  4. 05 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  5. 06 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  6. 07 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  7. 21 Aug 1976 at Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT
  8. 22 Aug 1976 at Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA
  9. 26 Sep 1976 at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
  10. 29 Sep 1976 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
  11. 30 Sep 1976 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
  12. 05 Oct 1976 at Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
  13. 09 Oct 1976 at University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  14. 10 Oct 1976 at Miami University, Oxford, OH
  15. 12 Oct 1976 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  16. 13 Oct 1976 at Kean College, Union, NJ
  17. 16 Oct 1976 at The College Of William And Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  18. 17 Oct 1976 at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  19. 18 Oct 1976 at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  20. 25 Oct 1976 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  21. 27 Oct 1976 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  22. 28 Oct 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  23. 29 Oct 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  24. 30 Oct 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  25. 02 Nov 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  26. 08 Feb 1977 at Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
  27. 13 Feb 1977 at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
  28. 15 Feb 1977 at Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI

RAISE YOUR HAND is known to have been performed at least 7 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 07 Jul 1978 performance in West Hollywood, CA, was officially released on the Live/1975-85 box set in 1986. The above lyrics are transcribed from that officially released live 07 Jul 1978 version of RAISE YOUR HAND. The live 09 Aug 1978 version of RAISE YOUR HAND was released on The Agora, Cleveland 1978 official live download in 2014.

  1. 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
  2. 08 Jul 1978 at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
  3. 09 Aug 1978 at The Agora, Cleveland, OH
  4. 19 Sep 1978 at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
  5. 30 Sep 1978 at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
  6. 09 Dec 1978 at Dallas Convention Center Arena, Dallas, TX
  7. 15 Dec 1978 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

RAISE YOUR HAND is known to have been performed at least 8 times during The River Tour (138 dates, October 1980 to September 1981), most of them in the first few months of the tour. A few setlists from that period are incomplete, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates during The River Tour. The live 31 Dec 1980 version of RAISE YOUR HAND was released on the Nassau Coliseum, New York 1980 official live download in 2015.

  1. 10 Oct 1980 at Uptown Theater, Chicago, IL
  2. 11 Oct 1980 at Uptown Theater, Chicago, IL
  3. 24 Oct 1980 at Coliseum, Seattle, WA
  4. 04 Dec 1980 at War Memorial, Buffalo, NY
  5. 06 Dec 1980 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  6. 19 Dec 1980 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  7. 31 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  8. 21 Jan 1981 at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada

RAISE YOUR HAND was performed 57 times during the 67-date-long Tunnel Of Love Express Tour, missing most shows in the tour's first month and the 19 Jul 1988 shown in East Berlin. The 20 Mar 1988 show in Pittsburgh, PA, featured a guest appearance by Joe Grushecky during RAISE YOUR HAND. The live 23 Apr 1988 version of RAISE YOUR HAND was released on the LA Sports Arena, California 1988 official live download in 2015.

  1. 09 Mar 1988 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  2. 14 Mar 1988 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  3. 17 Mar 1988 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  4. 20 Mar 1988 at Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  5. 23 Mar 1988 at The Omni, Atlanta, GA
  6. 26 Mar 1988 at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
  7. 28 Mar 1988 at JOe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
  8. 29 Mar 1988 at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
  9. 01 Apr 1988 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  10. 02 Apr 1988 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  11. 04 Apr 1988 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  12. 05 Apr 1988 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  13. 12 Apr 1988 at The Summit, Houston, TX
  14. 13 Apr 1988 at The Summit, Houston, TX
  15. 15 Apr 1988 at Frank Erwin Center, University Of Texas, Austin, TX
  16. 17 Apr 1988 at St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO
  17. 20 Apr 1988 at McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
  18. 22 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  19. 23 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  20. 25 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  21. 27 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  22. 28 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  23. 02 May 1988 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  24. 03 May 1988 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  25. 05 May 1988 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  26. 06 May 1988 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  27. 09 May 1988 at Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, MN
  28. 10 May 1988 at Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, MN
  29. 13 May 1988 at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
  30. 16 May 1988 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  31. 18 May 1988 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  32. 19 May 1988 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  33. 22 May 1988 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  34. 23 May 1988 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  35. 11 Jun 1988 at Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy
  36. 15 Jun 1988 at Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy
  37. 16 Jun 1988 at Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy
  38. 19 Jun 1988 at Hippodrome De Vincennes, Paris, France
  39. 21 Jun 1988 at Villa Park, Birmingham, England
  40. 22 Jun 1988 at Villa Park, Birmingham, England
  41. 25 Jun 1988 at Wembley Stadium, London, England
  42. 28 Jun 1988 at Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  43. 29 Jun 1988 at Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  44. 02 Jul 1988 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  45. 03 Jul 1988 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  46. 07 Jul 1988 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  47. 09 Jul 1988 at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
  48. 10 Jul 1988 at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
  49. 12 Jul 1988 at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany
  50. 14 Jul 1988 at St. Jakob Stadion, Basel, Switzerland
  51. 17 Jul 1988 at Olympia Reitstadion Reim, Munich, West Germany
  52. 22 Jul 1988 at Waldbuhne, West Berlin, West Germany
  53. 25 Jul 1988 at Idraetsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark
  54. 27 Jul 1988 at Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
  55. 30 Jul 1988 at Weserstadion, Bremen, West Germany
  56. 02 Aug 1988 at Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain
  57. 03 Aug 1988 at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain

RAISE YOUR HAND was also performed 13 times on the multi-artist 20-date-long Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour. It should be noted that the setlist of the 14 Oct 1988 show at Estadio Mundialista Mendoza in Mendoza, Argentina, is unknown, and the song could've been played on that date.

  1. 04 Sep 1988 at Palais omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  2. 05 Sep 1988 at Palais omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  3. 06 Sep 1988 at Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary
  4. 08 Sep 1988 at Stadio Communale, Torino, Italy
  5. 10 Sep 1988 at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
  6. 13 Sep 1988 at National Stadium, San Jose, Costa Rica
  7. 15 Sep 1988 at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
  8. 19 Sep 1988 at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
  9. 21 Sep 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
  10. 23 Sep 1988 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA
  11. 27 Sep 1988 at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
  12. 30 Sep 1988 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India
  13. 15 Oct 1988 at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina

RAISE YOUR HAND was performed twice during what is known as The Reunion Tour (132 dates, April 1999 to July 2000), on 27 Aug 1999 in Boston, MA, and 25 Sep 1999 in Philadelphia, PA. The first featured a guest appearance by Peter Wolf and the second featured Abby Weinberg played on keyboards.

  1. 27 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  2. 25 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA

Springsteen joined Clarence Clemons and his band on 01 Sep 2001, one of four shows the Clemons was recording at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, for a live album. Clarence brought Bruce out for a four-song special encore to close the show. Audio recording of RAISE YOUR HAND from that night was officially released in 2004 on Clarence Clemons' live CD Live In Asbury Park Vol. II. See the live 01 Sep 2001 version for more details. A follow-up appearance planned (though unannounced) for the following night, 02 Sep 2001, was cancelled due to a bomb scare. Clarence Clemons celebrated his 60th birthday at B.B. King's Foxwoods Resort And Casino on 12 Jan 2002. Springsteen joined Clemons and his band for four songs, the same ones they did together on 11 Sep 2001 at The Stone Pony.

  1. 01 Sep 2001 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
  2. 12 Jan 2002 at Foxwoods Resort And Casino, Mashantucket, CT

RAISE YOUR HAND was performed once during The Rising Tour (120 dates, August 2002 to October 2003). It featured a guest appearance by Philadelphia-based band Marah.

  1. 30 Aug 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

RAISE YOUR HAND was performed during the seventh (2006) annual Light Of Day benefit. The song was played with Marah.

  1. 02 Dec 2006 at Starland Ballroom, Sayeville, NJ (during the seventh annual Light Of Day benefit)

RAISE YOUR HAND was performed off-tour on 07 May 2008 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, during a benefit show for the historic theatre. The song was played in a full-band arrangement featuring a horns section.

  1. 07 May 2008 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ

RAISE YOUR HAND was performed 60 times during the Working On A Dream Tour (83 dates, April to November 2009). 20 of these performances were instrumental only (see the "Request Signs Segment" section below for more details). On 16 Sep 2009 in Greenville, SC, while the band was playing RAISE YOUR HAND, Springsteen picked a sign that said "You Sexy Thing". He then sang lines from YOU SEXY THING and the crowd sang back before eventually segueing into RAISE YOUR HAND but bringing YOU SEXY THING back again at the end. The inclusion of the lines from YOU SEXY THING into RAISE YOUR HAND was repeated on 30 Sep 2009 in East Rutherford, NJ, and 19 Oct 2009 in Philadelphia, PA. A live instrumental version of RAISE YOUR HAND from an unknown 2009 performance was released on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park home video in 2010; it plays under the end credit sequence.

  1. 15 Apr 2009 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA (with words)
  2. 16 Apr 2009 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA (with words)
  3. 21 Apr 2009 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA (with words)
  4. 22 Apr 2009 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA (with words)
  5. 24 Apr 2009 at XL Center, Hartford, CT (with words)
  6. 26 Apr 2009 at Philips Arena, Atlanta. GA (with words)
  7. 28 Apr 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with words)
  8. 29 Apr 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with words)
  9. 02 May 2009 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC (with words)
  10. 04 May 2009 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (with words)
  11. 05 May 2009 at John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA (with words)
  12. 07 May 2009 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada (with words)
  13. 08 May 2009 at Penn State University, University Park, PA (with words)
  14. 11 May 2009 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN (with words)
  15. 12 May 2009 at United Center, Chicago, IL (with words)
  16. 14 May 2009 at Times Union Center, Albany, NY (with words)
  17. 15 May 2009 at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA (with words)
  18. 18 May 2009 at Verizon Center, Washington, DC (with words)
  19. 21 May 2009 at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ (with words)
  20. 30 May 2009 at Megaland, Landgraaf, The Netherlands (with words)
  21. 02 Jun 2009 at Ratinan Stadion, Tampere, Finland (with words)
  22. 04 Jun 2009 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden (with words)
  23. 09 Jun 2009 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway (instrumental only)
  24. 10 Jun 2009 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway (with words)
  25. 13 Jun 2009 at Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN (with words)
  26. 27 Jun 2009 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, England (with words)
  27. 30 Jun 2009 at Stade De Suisse, Bern, Switzerland (instrumental only)
  28. 02 Jul 2009 at Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany (instrumental only)
  29. 03 Jul 2009 at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany (instrumental only)
  30. 05 Jul 2009 at Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria (instrumental only)
  31. 08 Jul 2009 at MCH Arena Herning, Herning, Denmark (instrumental only)
  32. 11 Jul 2009 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland (instrumental only)
  33. 12 Jul 2009 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland (instrumental only)
  34. 14 Jul 2009 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland (instrumental only)
  35. 16 Jul 2009 at Festival Des Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France (instrumental only)
  36. 19 Jul 2009 at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy (with words)
  37. 21 Jul 2009 at Stadio Olimpico Di Torino, Turin, Italy (with words)
  38. 23 Jul 2009 at Stadio Friuli, Udine, Italy (instrumental only)
  39. 26 Jul 2009 at Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao, Spain (with words)
  40. 28 Jul 2009 at Estadio Olimpico De La Cartuja, Seville, Spain (instrumental only)
  41. 30 Jul 2009 at Estadio Municipal De Foietes, Benidorm, Spain (instrumental only)
  42. 01 Aug 2009 at Estadio José Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain (with words)
  43. 02 Aug 2009 at Auditorio Monte Do Gozo, Santiago De Compostela, Spain (with words)
  44. 19 Aug 2009 at Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT (with words)
  45. 22 Aug 2009 at Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA (with words)
  46. 25 Aug 2009 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (instrumental only)
  47. 12 Sep 2009 at Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL (with words)
  48. 13 Sep 2009 at BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL (instrumental only)
  49. 16 Sep 2009 at BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC (with words, and including lines from YOU SEXY THING)
  50. 20 Sep 2009 at United Center, Chicago, IL (instrumental only)
  51. 30 Sep 2009 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (with words, and including lines from YOU SEXY THING)
  52. 02 Oct 2009 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (instrumental only)
  53. 03 Oct 2009 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (instrumental only)
  54. 08 Oct 2009 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (instrumental only)
  55. 09 Oct 2009 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (with words)
  56. 19 Oct 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with words, and including lines from YOU SEXY THING)
  57. 25 Oct 2009 at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO (instrumental only)
  58. 07 Nov 2009 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (with words)
  59. 10 Nov 2009 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH (with words)
  60. 13 Nov 2009 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI (with words)

On 17 Jul 2011, Bruce Springsteen joined JT Bowen & The Sensational Soul Cruisers onstage during their tribute show to Clarence Clemons at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ. He performed with them a 9-song set, including RAISE YOUR HAND.

  1. 17 Jul 2011 at Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ

Request Signs Segment

One of the characteristics of the Working On A Dream Tour shows was the "request signs" segment, during which Springsteen collected request signs from the pit audience while an extended introduction to RAISE YOUR HAND was played. Once that song is completed, Springsteen selected two or three numbers to play from the requests, some of them were early or obscure in his catalog, but most of the time were classic rock covers. This activity was billed as "Stump the Band" by the Connecticut Post, and led to impromptu arrangements being worked out onstage. Springsteen would sometimes taunt the audience afterwards with declarations that the E Street Band could not be stumped, such as saying in Atlanta's Philips Arena: "This man thinks he can stump the band, let's find out! You think we don't know '96 fucking Tears'? The E Street Band the greatest bar band in the land don't know '96 Tears'?" The immediate introduction of the signs segment surprised even E Street guitarist Nils Lofgren, who told Billboard that he thought Springsteen would hold it off until later in the tour.

The sign requests segment originates from one year earlier, in the beginning of the 2008 leg of the Magic Tour. During the 06 Mar 2008 show in Rochester, NY, Springsteen not only granted a request for the tour premier of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT), but he also took the sign from the audience and placed it in front of his microphone stand. Soon, he started collecting more signs from the crowd, and when the tour hit Europe, he started going down off the stage, collecting signs from the crowd, and then choosing a couple of these requests and playing them. Most of these signs had Springsteen songs, but on 18 Jun 2008 in Amsterdam, Holland, he granted a request for SUMMERTIME BLUES, a song he hadn't played with the band since The River Tour. Introducing MOUNTAIN OF LOVE on 23 Aug 2008 in St. Louis, MO, he noted, "Since we started to do some of these requests, people have been getting sassy... very, very sassy... and they try to stump us with things that we played 25, 30 years ago. But the elephant never forgets!"

In an interview that ran in the 17 Jun 2009 issue of Vanity Fair magazine Italy, Springsteen told Leonardo Colombati, "That's something that just happened. I started to pick a sign or two out of the audience, and more signs showed up, and then somewhere towards the end of the last tour it became a little bit of a thing that we did. And now I save a place each night, I leave three or four songs blank on our setlist, and the band knows that I'm gonna run out there and grab a few signs and we're gonna see what the audience wants to hear right now. That allows the audience to get their hands on the show, it opens the show up and brings a lot of warmth, and it breaks that wall between the audience and the performer down. You know, we don't have a rigid setlist from town to town. We are here tonight responding to you, and with your input we would give you a show that is uniquely yours and only gets played in your town."

During the request signs segment, RAISE YOUR HAND was sometimes played instrumental only, and on some rare occasions dropped out and replaced by GOOD LOVIN', an instrumental HEAT WAVE, or even simply a drum backbeat like on the last leg of the Magic Tour.

Credits / References

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Much of the above info about the song's live history is taken from Brucebase and Backstreets. Info and scans for some of the official samplers are taken from the Lost In The Flood website.

Request

Any additions, comments, or corrections to this page are welcome. You can contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of RAISE YOUR HAND on this website:

RAISE YOUR HAND [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
RAISE YOUR HAND [Live 01 Sep 2001 version]
RAISE YOUR HAND [Original Eddie Floyd version]

Page last updated: 17 Jan 2012