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Published: Sat, August 27, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Bruce Springsteen breaks his record for longest United States show

Bruce Springsteen breaks his record for longest United States show

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bruce and the boys are back in the swamps of Jersey, and they're in no rush to get off the stage.

According to the respected Springsteen fan site Backstreets.com, the Boss' gig on Thursday night clocked in at just under four hours, making it the longest one he's ever played in the U.S. During the show, Bruce dedicated "My City of Ruins" to the natural disaster victims in Italy.

The 35-song set ran close to four hours in length, reports Billboard, and the singer was joined by a string section for the night's opener, "New York City Serenade", from 1974's "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle".

Speaking of birthdays, Bruce's marathon feat is even more impressive when you consider he turns 67 September 23.

Bruce Springsteen, second from right, performs with E Street Band members, from left, Max Weinberg, Nils Lofgren and Steven Van Zandt during their concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.

The epic concert, which fell on the 41st anniversary of Springsteen's Born to Run album, ended on another high note, as a male fan and his girlfriend were invited onstage so he could pop the question just before the rocker's performance of Jersey Girl.

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