Adding “Tunnel of Love” to the set: it works on so many levels.

Bruce wants to include a song every night that features Nils Lofgren; Bruce wants to include a song every night that features Patti Scialfa; Bruce has only a few spots available in the setlist after he plays The River in full each night.

Easy solution: play “Tunnel of Love.”  Every night of this tour.

1. It features both one of Nils’ greatest solos and one of Patti’s best vocal parts.

2. It’s one of Bruce’s biggest hits – helpful for engaging an audience that just experienced the challenging sides 3 and 4 of The River.

3. It has a thematic link to The River: Bruce has repeatedly pointed out how the song “Stolen Car” led to the writing on the Tunnel of Love album.

4. It has been barely-ever played in the Reunion era; it could be played every night on this tour without feeling stale or rote.

5. It’s one of Bruce’s greatest songs.

 

 

2 comments on “Adding “Tunnel of Love” to the set: it works on so many levels.

  1. Simon Rider says:

    Agreed, great solo, great lyrics that pop in your head every so often ‘ought to be easy…’

  2. Keith scott says:

    Hear Hear to every point. Post River fare has been pretty bland – I would have thought that both he and the band would have enjoyed varying things a bit more. Even two and three date shows have been very similar – I have tickets for both Dublin shows and am already preparing myself for disappointment after my “second Stolen Car” – Tougher TTR or Loose Ends could make all the difference!

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