The countdown is on until Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band take to the stage in the North East for the first time in more than a decade.

They will be performing in Sunderland on Wednesday, May 22 and doors will open from 4pm.

But what songs can fans expect to hear at the Stadium of Light? We have gathered the rumoured setlist which features the likes of hits Born to Run and Dancing in the Dark.

If you’re looking for everything you need to know about Springsteen’s North East tour date including support act, travel, bag policy and more, you can find out here.

What is the setlist for Bruce Springsteen at Sunderland?

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performed the following setlist at Croke Park in Dublin on May 19, according to

So here is an idea of the songs you can expect to hear at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland:

  • Lonesome Day
  • Night
  • No Surrender
  • Two Hearts (with a snippet of Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston's It Takes Two)
  • Ghosts
  • Darlington County
  • Reason to Believe (tour debut, first time since 2016 with Noah Greenbaum’s Spirit in the Sky guitar riff)
  • The Promised Land
  • Spirit in the Night
  • Hungry Heart
  • My Hometown (tour debut - dedicated to the Mayor of Freehold)
  • The River
  • Nightshift (Commodores cover)
  • My City of Ruins (with band introductions)
  • Last Man Standing (acoustic with Barry Danielian on trumpet)
  • Backstreets
  • Because the Night (Patti Smith Group cover)
  • She's the One
  • Wrecking Ball
  • The Rising
  • Badlands
  • Thunder Road

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The Northern Echo:


  • Land of Hope and Dreams (with a snippet of The Impressions' People Get Ready)
  • Born to Run
  • Bobby Jean
  • Dancing in the Dark (followed by further band introductions)
  • Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  • Twist and Shout (The Top Notes cover)
  • A Rainy Night in Soho (The Pogues cover)

For further information about Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at the Stadium of Light, visit the Sunderland AFC website.