Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Set Attendance Mark at Barclays Center as U.S. 'River' Tour Wraps

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Bruce Springsteen performs onstage during the Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band In Concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Jan. 31, 2016. 

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's tour for The River set a high-water mark at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Monday night's show (April 25) established the "highest attendance record ever" with 18,000 fans -- including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie -- in the house, according to a tweet from the venue.

It was a fitting conclusion for the three-month trek, as the E Street band raised the roof on the final night performing the 1980 double album in its entirety. It was also the last time the band will perform the album from top to bottom, Springsteen said.

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"Tonight this is going to be our last official performance of The River from start to finish. We're going to open up our set list overseas," Springsteen told the crowd. "We've had a great time performing this record for all of you. We hope you have enjoyed it in the United States. So let's go down to the River one more time and see what we find."

Springsteen and the band served up several surprises in its last go-round, taking four sign requests from fans and switching things up. Among the highlights: a rocking cover of John Lee Hooker's "Boom, Boom"; "Loose Ends" --a song originally intended to close out the scrapped single album, The Ties That Bind and a favorite of guitarist Steve Van Zandt's (Springsteen dedicated it to him); "Trapped"; and a duet with a ten-year old girl who claimed to know all the words to "Blinded by the Light." Springsteen strummed along as the girl led the Barclays Center in a sing along, later saying, "that was impressive" and joking that he needed the teleprompter to remember the lyrics.

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Departed musician Prince was still very much on Springsteen's mind, as he began the chords for "Purple Rain" and said "One more for the man...God Bless Prince." Earlier that day, Springsteen made his cover of "Purple Rain" from the Saturday night (April 23) show available as a free download on his website.

Set List:

1. Meet Me In The City
2. The Ties That Bind
3. Sherry Darling
4. Jackson Cage
5. Two Hearts
6. Independence Day
7. Hungry Heart
8. Out In The Street
9. Crush On You
10. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
11. I Wanna Marry You
12. The River
13. Point Blank
14. Cadillac Ranch
15. I'm A Rocker
16. Fade Away
17. Stolen Car
18. Ramrod
19. The Price You Pay
20. Drive All Night
21. Wreck On The Highway
22. Boom, Boom
23. Loose Ends
24. Blinded By The Light
25. Trapped
26. Badlands
27. My Love Will Not Let You Down
28. Prove It All Night

29. Thunder Road
30. Purple Rain
31. Born to Run
32. Dancing in the Dark
33. Rosalita
34. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
35. Shout
36. Bobby Jean

Watch the video below: And watch New Jersey Governor Chris Christie dancing to "Ramrod"




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