I don't know who Philip is, but I do know that he has a pretty huge arena down in Atlanta. I saw my lord and savior Bruce Springsteen there on the 25th of April last year. On the 26th of April this year, Springsteen--the only Boss I listen to--will once again be kickin' it live down at Philips. The announcement came Tuesday via Backstreets.com and tickets go on sale Monday morning. Springsteen plays the Superbowl Halftime Show on Sunday. I'll tune in for that, meaning the number of Superbowl viewers will go from 100,000,000 to 100,000,001.
Bruce's latest effort Working on a Dream dropped this week and is so far receiving "generally favorable reviews." (I'm still reserving judgment until I have all the lyrics memorized and have seen at least six songs performed live.) The itinerary for the Working on a Dream Tour has a break between Jun. 10 and Jul. 2, lending credence to rumors that Springsteen will be headlining Bonnaroo the weekend of Jun. 11. The initial lineup for Bonnaroo '09 is due out Tuesday. Fingers crossed. As you can imagine, with all the news coming out of the Springsteen camp I'm happier than a pig in shit (see image above). Or a Jersey Shore hoagie shop proprietor in a pawn shop full of gold chains. So on Apr. 26 (a Sunday), I'm gonna be in high spirits as I jet down I-75 listening to Nassau Night, the legendary bootleg capturing the New Year's Eve 1980 show at Nassau Coliseum. That boot is four hours long--precisely the amount of time it'll take us to get down there. Who's comin' with me?