Born in the U.S.A. Tour

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Born in the U.S.A. Tour
Tour by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
BITUSATOUR.jpg
Promotional poster for the June 15, 1985 show in Frankfurt
Associated album Born in the U.S.A.
Start date June 29, 1984
End date October 2, 1985
Legs 4
No. of shows 156
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert chronology

The Born in the U.S.A. Tour was the supporting concert tour of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. album. It was his longest and most successful tour to date. It featured a physically transformed Springsteen; after two years of bodybuilding, the singer had bulked up considerably. The tour was the first since the 1974 portions of the Born to Run tours without guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who decided to go solo after recording the album with the group. Van Zandt, who was replaced by Nils Lofgren, would appear a few times throughout the tour and in some of the music videos to promote the album. It was also the first tour to feature Springsteen's future wife, Patti Scialfa.

The tour started in June 1984 and went through the United States and to Canada. In March 1985 the tour went to Australia, Japan and Europe. It then headed back for a second leg of the U.S. tour in which Springsteen and the E Street Band played to sold-out professional football stadiums. The tour finished in October 1985 in Los Angeles.

The tour grossed $80–90 million overall.[1] Of that, $34 million came from Springsteen's summer 1985 stadium dates in North America.[1] The Born in the U.S.A. album was inside the top 10 of the Billboard 200 during the entire tour. Springsteen also was enjoying a hit single from the album (there were seven in total) during any moment of the tour. The album along with Springsteen's previous album, Nebraska, which he did not tour to promote, were performed in their entirety throughout the tour. Total attendance was 3.9 million.

Tour highlights[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
First leg: North America
June 29, 1984 St. Paul United States St. Paul Civic Center
July 1, 1984
July 2, 1984
July 5, 1984 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
July 6, 1984
July 8, 1984 Richfield Richfield Coliseum 37,512 / 37,512 $562,680
July 9, 1984
July 12, 1984 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
July 13, 1984
July 15, 1984 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon 54,550 / 54,550 $779,325
July 17, 1984
July 18, 1984
July 21, 1984 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
July 23, 1984 Toronto CNE Stadium 68,187 / 68,187 $1,279,420
July 24, 1984
July 26, 1984
July 27, 1984 Saratoga Springs United States Saratoga Performing Arts Center 30,000 / 30,000
July 30, 1984 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 39,430 / 39,430
July 31, 1984
August 5, 1984 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena 210,840 / 210,840 $3,373,440
August 6, 1984
August 8, 1984
August 9, 1984
August 11, 1984
August 12, 1984
August 16, 1984
August 17, 1984
August 19, 1984
August 20, 1984
August 25, 1984 Landover Capital Centre 76,608 / 76,608 $1,158,752
August 26, 1984
August 28, 1984
August 29, 1984
September 4, 1984 Worcester Worcester Centrum
September 5, 1984
September 7, 1984 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 32,000 / 32,000 $503,583
September 8, 1984
September 11, 1984 Philadelphia The Spectrum 109,250 / 109,250 $1,748,000
September 12, 1984
September 14, 1984
September 15, 1984
September 17, 1984
September 18, 1984
September 21, 1984 Pittsburgh Civic Arena 34,517 / 34,517
September 22, 1984
September 24, 1984 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 34,800 / 34,800 $499,045
September 25, 1984
October 15, 1984 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
October 17, 1984 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome
October 19, 1984
October 21, 1984 Oakland Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum 27,267 / 27,267 $436,272
October 22, 1984
October 25, 1984 Los Angeles Los Angeles Sports Arena 111,139 / 111,139 $1,694,674
October 26, 1984
October 28, 1984
October 29, 1984
October 31, 1984
November 2, 1984
November 4, 1984
November 8, 1984 Tempe Arizona State University Activity Center
November 11, 1984 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
November 12, 1984
November 15, 1984 St. Louis St. Louis Arena
November 16, 1984 Ames Hilton Coliseum
November 18, 1984 Lincoln Bob Devaney Sports Center 13,910 / 13,910 $219,744
November 19, 1984 Kansas City Kemper Arena 17,672 / 17,672 $280,150
November 23, 1984 Austin Frank Erwin Center 17,959 / 17,959 $271,603
November 25, 1984 Dallas Reunion Arena 37,516 / 37,516 $647,482
November 26, 1984
November 29, 1984 Houston The Summit 33,392 / 33,392 $580,744
November 30, 1984
December 2, 1984 Baton Rouge LSU Assembly Center 14,715 / 14,715 $241,305
December 6, 1984 Birmingham Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center
December 7, 1984 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center 12,970 / 12,970 $207,520
December 9, 1984 Murfreesboro Murphy Center
December 11, 1984 Lexington Rupp Arena 23,292 / 23,292 $369,632
December 13, 1984 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum 23,257 / 23,257 $364,516
December 14, 1984
December 16, 1984 Atlanta The Omni 34,170 / 34,170 $525,408
December 17, 1984
January 4, 1985 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
January 5, 1985
January 7, 1985 Indianapolis Market Square Arena 35,396 / 35,396 $601,732
January 8, 1985
January 10, 1985 Louisville Freedom Hall
January 13, 1985 Columbia Carolina Coliseum 12,389 / 12,389 $206,142
January 15, 1985 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum 11,439 / 11,439 $381,735
January 16, 1985
January 18, 1985 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
January 19, 1985
January 23, 1985 Providence Providence Civic Center 26,848 / 26,848 $443,037
January 24, 1985
January 26, 1985 Syracuse Carrier Dome 72000 / 72000
January 27, 1985
Second leg: Asia/Australia
March 21, 1985 Sydney Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre 10 000
March 23, 1985 10 000
March 24, 1985 10 000
March 27, 1985 10 000
March 28, 1985 10 000
March 31, 1985 Brisbane Queen Elizabeth II Stadium45 000
April 3, 1985 25000 Melbourne Royal Melbourne Showgrounds 25000
April 4, 1985
April 10, 1985 Tokyo 5000 Japan 5000 Yoyogi National Gymnasium 5000
April 11, 1985 5000
April 13, 1985 5000
April 15, 1985 5000
April 16, 1985 5000
April 19, 1985 5000 Kyotorowspan="5" 5000 Kyoto Furitsu Taiikukan
April 22, 1985 5000 Osaka 5000 Osaka-jo Hall5000
April 23, 1985
Third leg: Europe
June 1, 1985[A] Meath Ireland Slane Castle
June 4, 1985 Newcastle United Kingdom St. James' Park
June 5, 1985
June 8, 1985 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi Stadium
June 9, 1985
June 12, 1985 Rotterdam Netherlands Feijenoord Stadium
June 13, 1985
June 15, 1985 Frankfurt West Germany Waldstadion
June 18, 1985 Munich Olympiastadion|40 000 June 21, 1985 Milan Italy San Siro 65000


June 23, 1985 Montpellier France Stade Richter
June 25, 1985 St. Etienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
June 29, 1985 Paris Parc de La Courneuve
June 30, 1985
July 3, 1985 London United Kingdom Wembley Stadium
July 4, 1985
July 6, 1985
July 7, 1985 Leeds Roundhay Park
Fourth leg: North America
August 5, 1985 Washington, D.C. United States Robert F. Kennedy Stadium 52,866 / 52,866 $925,155
August 7, 1985 Cleveland Cleveland Stadium 71,808 / 71,808 $1,256,640
August 9, 1985 Chicago Soldier Field 71,222 / 71,222 $1,228,500
August 11, 1985 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Stadium 65,150 / 65,150 $1,140,125
August 14, 1985 Philadelphia Veterans Stadium54 000
August 15, 1985
August 18, 1985 East Rutherford Giants Stadium 396,936 / 396,936 $6,946,380
August 19, 1985
August 21, 1985
August 22, 1985
August 26, 1985 Toronto Canada Exhibition Stadium 137,171 / 137,171 $2,771,257
August 27, 1985
August 31, 1985 East Rutherford United States Giants Stadium [a] [a]
September 1, 1985
September 4, 1985 Pontiac Pontiac Silverdome 69,844 / 69,844 $1,222,270
September 6, 1985 Indianapolis Hoosier Dome 52,127 / 52,127 $899,938
September 9, 1985 Miami Orange Bowl Stadium 146,458 / 146,458 $2,563,015
September 10, 1985
September 13, 1985 Dallas Cotton Bowl 126,707 / 126,707 $2,194,492
September 14, 1985
September 18, 1985 Oakland Oakland-Alameda Coliseum 100,279 / 100,279 $1,754,873
September 19, 1985
September 23, 1985 Denver Mile High Stadium 133,400 / 133,400 $2,347,840
September 24, 1985
September 27, 1985 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 331,892 / 331,892 $5,688,445
September 29, 1985
September 30, 1985
October 2, 1985
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was part of Slane Concert

Songs performed[edit]

Source:[2][3] [4][5][6]

Personnel[edit]

Special guests[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The score data is representative of the all shows at the Giants Stadium on August 18–19, 21-22, 31, and September 1 respectively.