Bruce Springsteen fans are celebrating the announcement of the new Bruce Springsteen Live! traveling exhibit. Backsteeets.com reported the Springsteen Archives and Grammy Museum have joined forces for the multimedia exhibition, which begins on October 1st in Newark, New Jersey, when it re-opens the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center. Bruce Springsteen Live! runs in Jersey through March 20th, 2022, before moving to L.A.’s Grammy Museum next fall.
According to the official announcement:
Marking the 35th anniversary of Springsteen’s first official live album (Live – 1975/85), the exhibit will explore nearly 50 years of Springsteen/E Street Band history through iconic artifacts, live performance footage, instruments and stage costumes, exclusive interviews, concert posters and photography, as well as unique interactive displays.
Among the artifacts on display will be THE guitar (Bruce’s modified Fender Esquire) and Clarence (Clemons’) saxophone, the Tunnel Of Love Tour‘s ticket booth, stage clothing worn by Springsteen and members of the E Street Band, and more.
Drummer Max Weinberg has been part of the E Street Band since 1974 and has seen Springsteen transform from an East Coast cult artist into a superstar before his eyes: “Well, I should say I’ve seen him become more intense than ever. And as a person, well, I think all of us have changed. You can’t help but be changed by the Born In The U.S.A. tour, for example. The widespread acceptance of that record and that tour. Y’know, it was a struggle. For Bruce it was a 20-year struggle. I guess I could characterize him as, when you look at Bruce, you see a guy with a lot of piece of mind.”
Bruce Springsteen continues to create new work in the hopes of further connecting with his core base of fans: “It deepens your relationship with you’re audience, y’know, that’s been my pursuit since I’ve started and continues to be so today. Y’know, I’m trying to deepen my conversation about life in general. Things that hopefully matter to me and hopefully matter to them and Martin Scorsese once said, ‘The job of the artist is to get the audience to care about your obsessions, and to meet you in the middle, and to see what you have in common.'”