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The Boss to bring Magic to LA in October

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That faint murmur you heard this morning weren't boos. It was three guys quietly saying "Bruuuuuce" to themselves as they heard that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will return to LA on Oct. 28 to a venue to be named later.

The Boss has seem out of sorts since Born in the USA, churning out mopey, cheesy middle of the road forgetables. Even the 9/11-inspired The Rising didn't hold a candle to his earlier works, so it was nice to hear the new single "Radio Nowhere" get back to the roots of his glory days.

"Radio Nowhere," comes off the band's forthcoming album Magic which will is due out October 2nd.

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In a fascinating marketing move, Magic is currently available as a pre-order on iTunes for just $8.99, dramatically cheaper than the $12.99 pre-order price on Amazon. Also iTunes is currently letting people download "Radio Nowhere" for free.

Springsteen is right to boldly get his new music out there fast and cheap if he believes in it. Which it looks like he does.

Full tourdates so far after the jump, so big man if you please...

Video above of "Radio Nowhere" by Mark, aka, youtube member mws51581 who figured out the song in one day and taped himself singing it


2007 Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band USA / Europe Magic Tour

10/2 Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
10/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
10/9-10 East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
10/14 Ottawa, ONT @ Civic Centre
10/15 Toronto, ONT @ Air Canada Centre
10/17-18 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/21 Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/26 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
10/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Venue TBA (please let it be The Greek)
11/2 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
11/4 Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
11/5 Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
11/11 Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Arena
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
11/15 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
11/18 Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Garden
11/25 Madrid, SPAIN @ Palacio De Deportes
11/26 Bilbao, SPAIN @ Bilbao Exhibition Centre
11/28 Milan, ITALY @ Datchforum
11/30 Arnhem, NETHERLANDS @ Geldredome
12/2 Mannheim, GERMANY @ Sap Arena
12/4 Oslo, NORWAY @ Oslo Spektrum
12/8 Copenhagen, DENMARK @ Forum Copenhagen
12/10 Stockholm, SWEDEN @ Globe Arena
12/12 Antwerp, BELGIUM @ Sports Paleis
12/13 Cologne, GERMANY @ Koln Arena
12/15 Belfast, IRELAND @ Odyssey Arena
12/17 Paris, FRANCE @ Palais Omnisports De Bercy
12/19 London, UK @ O2 Arena

AP photo of Clarence, Max, Bruuuuuce, Patty, and Miami Steve by Mary Altaffer

Bonus Single Review

After careful consideration, "Radio Nowhere" reminds us of two great songs,

Elvis Costello's "Radio Radio"

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and Dinosaur Jr.'s - "Out There"

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