Still livin’ in the future

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WHEN it comes to an overwhelming stage presence like Bruce Springsteen, the world’s biggest stadiums are the only option.

During his world tour, The Boss will visit Wembley, the Millennium stadium, Gilette stadium and Fenway Park.

Last week, at the San Siro (home of AC Milan and Inter Milan), Bruce rocked the Italians with 33 songs — including the era-defining album Born in the USA in its entirety — over the course of a three hour and 23 minute show.

Fans attending Scotland’s national stadium, Hampden, on Tuesday will hope for more of the same.

During the Wrecking Ball world tour, Bruce will stop in 17 countries for more than 80 shows — the second year running that he has toured in Europe.

While Bruce is undoubtedly a music legend, his feverish touring shows a hunger to reach the same iconic status which he has secured in the states from Milan to Minsk.

It is to his credit that he has managed to make his own brand of Americana so appealing to everybody across the globe, selling more than 120 million albums worldwide.

Despite being 63 years old, The Boss hasn’t slowed down, continuing to do energetic pop songs such as No Surrender and Glory Days justice — while ballads such as I’m on Fire and The River don’t lose any of their resonance.

Across Europe, Bruce Springsteen has been interrupting his set list to play little-known songs from his back catalogue at the request of fans with signs.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball tour hits Glasgow’s Hampden on Tuesday.

Tickets start at £50 from www.ticketsoup.com.