Bruce Springsteen Plays Longest U.S. Concert, Over 4 Hours

 Bruce Springsteen performs at Wembley Stadium
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Bruce Springsteen performs in 2016.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band treated their fans in Philadelphia on Wednesday night to their longest U.S. show in history. 

Clocking in at 4 hours and 4 minutes, with 34 songs played, the concert at Citizens Bank Park surpassed the previous record of 4 hours, set at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Aug. 30. Several Springsteen bloggers and fan sites confirmed the record. Wednesday's concert was the second-longest of the band's career, with a 2012 set in Helsinki, Finland, still holding the record at 4:06.

It was a special night for the Philadelphia crowd, who were treated to a set that focused primarily on selections from Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle for the first 10 songs. 

After taking two song requests for "The Fever" and  "Thundercrack," Springsteen gave a nod to the City of Brotherly Love with a performance of his Academy Award-winning song, "Streets of Philadelphia."

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band continue their The River Tour on Friday with another show in Philly.


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