It was the album that put Bruce Springsteen into the mainstream, and even gave him a chart hit single.
Now, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of ‘Born In The USA’, the seven-piece band, The Springsteen Sessions, are set to perform it live in its entirety in a show staged, appropriately, on Independence Day, July 4, at the Ferry in Glasgow.
It’s a one-off for the band which comes after a successful 22-date tour around Scotland and the north of England - and it promises to be a special night for any fans of The Boss.
Born In The USA’ was Springsteen’s seventh album and he already had a huge fan base, but this one propelled him firmly into the mainstream - it was the best selling album of 1985 in the USA - thanks to its iconic cover, the hit single ‘Dancing In The Dark’ and the rousing title track which still bristles with anger and passion.
The opportunity to play the entire album live was too good for The Springsteen Sessions to resist.
Pete Clark, keyboards player, explained: ‘‘We played The Ferry in January this year, and got such a great response from the audience that when we were looking to move the band to the next level, it just had to be the place to take this one-off show.
‘‘Thirtieth anniversaries don’t come around very often, and we’re determined to put on a great show for the people who have come to see us in large numbers over the course of the last year. It’s very humbling to see the audience react so enthusiastically and warmly to what we do, and that is what drives us on to take the band as far as we can.’’
The band will perform Born In The USA’ in track order from start to finish as part of their Independence Day gig along with a range of songs from Springsteen’s career.
Tickets £12.50 plus booking fee online from Ticket Scotland or Ticketsoup - or £14 on the door.
The Springsteen Sessions also have a gig at the Albert Halls, Stirling, on Saturday, June 28.
Photo credit: George Robertson, www.mountaintreks.co.uk