Commodores ( The ) - Nightshift

First performance: 26/03/2012


Coverinfo

Bruce used the song 88 times, ( soundchecks included )  and 2 times as a snippet
It was also released on his album ' Only The strong survive '.
 
 
2024-05-22 Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, England
2024-05-19 Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
2024-05-16 Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, Ireland
2024-05-12 Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, Ireland 
2024-05-09 Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast, Northern Ireland 
 
2024-05-05 Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Start of the European leg of the tour 
 
2024-04-21 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH 
 
2024-04-18 JMA Wireless Dome, Syracuse, NY
"Twist And Shout" and "Detroit Medley" are played in the encores. "Two Hearts" includes "It Takes Two".  
 
2024-04-15 MVP Arena, Albany, NY 
2024-04-12 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
2024-04-07 Kia Forum, Inglewood, CA 
 
2024-04-04 Kia Forum, Inglewood, CA
The set includes "Boom Boom" to open. "Jolé Blon" was played by sign request.
 
2024-03-31 Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
"Twist And Shout" was played by sign request in the encores.
During the soundcheck, probably of this show, Bruce leads the band through an a capella rendition of "The Ballad Of Jed Clampett" as part of the social media promotion for the upcoming Los Angeles shows. 
 
2024-03-28 Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
 
2024-03-25 Pechanga Arena, San Diego, CA
Bruce returns to San Diego for the first time since 1996, with the E Street Band for the first time since 1981.  
 
 
2024-03-19 Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
Bruce and the E Street Band play a 29-song set for their first show of 2024, including the return of "Don't Play That Song" and an encore of "Twist And Shout" played by sign request. "Two Hearts" includes "It Takes Two".  
 
2023-09-03 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 
2023-09-01 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 
2023-08-30 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 
2023-08-26 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA 
2023-08-24 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA 
2023-08-11 Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
 
2023-08-09 Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Bruce returns to the United States with a familiar 26-song setlist including the return of "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "I'll See You In My Dreams" is dedicated to Robbie Robertson, who died earlier in the day at the age of 80. 

2023-07-25 Prato Della Gerascia, Autodromo Di Monza, Monza, Italy
Last show of the European leg. Opening acts are The Teskey Brothers and Tash Sultana; Bruce and Steve watch The Teskey Brothers' set from the side of the stage.
 
2023-07-23 Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany 
2023-07-21 Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany 
2023-07-15 Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany 
2023-07-11 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark 
 
Additional acts include Brittney Spencer, James Bay, and The Chicks; famous attendees include Katy Perry, Rami Malek, and Tim Robbins.
 
Additional acts include Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and The Chicks; famous attendees include Roger Federer, Peter Gabriel, Jon Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel. Thom Zimny and Pamela Springsteen were working on and around the stage.
 
2023-06-30 Voldsløkka Stadion, Oslo, Norway 
2023-06-28 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden 
 
Where at 1:35 he greets my good friend Nicholas personally :-)  
 
2023-06-21 Merkur Spielarena, Düsseldorf, Germany 
2023-06-13 Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland 
 
2023-05-25 Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
( 2 x ) soundcheck included 
 
2023-05-09 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland 
 
2023-04-30 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain
29-song set, the longest of 2023 to this point, features the tour debut of "My Love Will Not Let You Down" to open and a return of "Ramrod" in the encores. Bruce's friends Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the show to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. 
 
The European tour begins with a 28-song set including the tour debut of "Human Touch". Patti Scialfa does not participate in most of the show, but does join on backing vocals and tambourine for "Glory Days" along with Michelle Obama and Kate Capshaw. First ever performances in Europe for "Ghosts", "Letter To You", "Nightshift", "Last Man Standing", and "I'll See You In My Dreams". "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" is dropped for the first time on the tour. 
 
 
 
 
2023-04-27 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain
Bruce and the band hold a private rehearsal before the start of the European leg of the tour. 
 
2023-04-14 Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
"Jersey Girl" debuts the tour to open the encores.  
 
2023-04-09 UBS Arena, Belmont Park, Elmont, NY
2023-04-07 CFG Bank Arena, Baltimore, MD  
 
2023-03-20 TD Garden, Boston, MA
"Dirty Water" debuts to open the encores.  
 
2023-03-18 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 
 
2023-03-16 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Bruce and the band return to the stage after three postponed shows. 
 
2023-03-07 fiserv.forum, Milwaukee, WI
2023-03-05 Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
 
2023-03-02 Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Nightshift returns to the set. 
 
2023-02-21 BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Jake returns to the stage after missing two shows due to COVID.  
 
2023-02-18 T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, MO
A slightly shorter, 25-song standard set. Jake Clemons (due to COVID) and Patti Scialfa are again absent.
 
Nils returns to the band, but Jake Clemons is missing due to COVID. Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait introduces the band to start the show. "Don't Play That Song" is dropped for the first time on the tour.
 
 
 
 
2023-02-14 Toyota Center, Houston, TX
Little Steven and Soozie return to the stage, but Nils Lofgren is absent due to COVID, the first regular show he's missed since joining the band in 1984. Patti Scialfa is also absent. Tour debut "Night" opens. The big story is "If I Was The Priest", which debuts in its first known full performance since 1972—and its first ever with the E Street Band.

2023-02-10 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
The COVID-struck E Street Band soldiers on with Steven Van Zandt and Soozie Tyrell. Both and Patti Scialfa all absent. Tour debut "Detroit Medley" opens the encore. After the show Bruce ended by saying: We needed your help tonight and God damn it Dallas, you brought it!

2023-02-07 Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After a six-year break from the road, Bruce and the E Street Band open the 2023 International Tour with a 28-song, two-and-three-quarter hour set. The soundcheck started around 3:00pm and lasted around two hours. The band took the stage at 8:00pm, kicking off with "No Surrender". The live premiere of "Burnin' Train" opens the encores, while five other songs from Letter To You and two more from Only The Strong Survive make their first appearances in a full ticketed concert. Bruce introduced all nineteen musicians on stage before "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out". A stripped-down version of "Last Man Standing", mostly solo acoustic with added trumpet from Curt Ramm, followed a spoken intro about Bruce's old friend and Castiles bandmate George Theiss. The show ends with a solo acoustic performance of "I'll See You In My Dreams".
 
 
 
 
2023-01-26 CURE Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
Bruce and The E Street Band, including members of The E Street Horns and The E Street Choir, hold private rehearsals for the upcoming tour. 
 
2023-01-24 CURE Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
Bruce and The E Street Band, including members of The E Street Horns and The E Street Choir, hold private rehearsals at a new location for the upcoming tour. 
 
2023-01-18 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and The E Street Band, including members of The E Street Horns and The E Street Choir, hold a short day of private rehearsals (only about 1.5 hours) for the upcoming tour. Bruce worked on three songs from Only The Strong Survive, spending about twenty minutes running through "Nightshift", which includes a lot of percussion. "Don't Play That Song" was also run through a couple of times, then went back into familiar territory, with one new addition, "Sweet Soul Music", that hadn't been rehearsed yet. Patti Scialfa was not present, but the full band, including backup singers and horns, were. Today was the last day of rehearsals on this location, as on January 19 all equipment will be moved to CURE Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ, and rehearsals will resume at that venue shortly after. 
 
2023-01-17 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and The E Street Band, including members of The E Street Horns and The E Street Choir, hold private rehearsals for the upcoming tour. 
  
2023-01-13 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and the band hold private rehearsals for the upcoming tour. They worked a few times on "Don't Play That Song", "Nightshift", and "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)". During the day some people came over; his sister Pam, photographer Danny Clinch, his close friend John Salerno. Later in the day, Bruce's son Sam Springsteen and his wife also came by.
 
 
2023-01-12 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce and the band hold private rehearsals for the upcoming tour. 
 
On the first night of his "takeover" of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Bruce appears as lead guest and musical performer. He performs the live premiere of "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)", backed by a version of the band from the Only The Strong Survive music videos. "Nightshift" was also performed for the audience, and was broadcast as the musical performance two nights later, on November 16.
 
 
Bruce releases Nightshift as second single of his album Only the strong survive. click here 
 
 
The song can be found on his 2022 album Only The Strong Survive.
 
 
The album was anounced with the single Do I love you ( indeed I do ). Do I love you ( indeed I do ) is the leading single from Only The Strong Survive album. It was released on digital platforms on 29 Sep 2022, the same time the album was officially announced. A music video for the song was simultaneously released on Bruce Springsteen's YouTube channel. The video was directed and edited by Thom Zimny. Only The Strong Survive is Bruce Springsteen's twenty-first studio album. It is officially released on 11 Nov 2022 on Columbia Records. It consists of 15 tracks, all of which are covers. This marks the second time that Springsteen releases a cover album following We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions in 2006. The album is "a collection of fifteen soul music greats," as described in the press release. It "celebrates soul music gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more." Springsteen commented: "I wanted to make an album where I just sang. And what better music to work with than the great American songbook of the Sixties and Seventies? I've taken my inspiration from Levi Stubbs, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, the Iceman Jerry Butler, Diana Ross, Dobie Gray, and Scott Walker, among many others. I've tried to do justice to them all and to the fabulous writers of this glorious music. My goal is for the modern audience to experience its beauty and joy, just as I have since I first heard it. I hope you love listening to it as much as I loved making it."
The announcement was made by Springsteen himself who addressed fans in a pre-recorded video posted online.
In anticipation to the announcement, Springsteen dropped hints on his social media accounts over the course of the previous three days. On 26 and 27 September, he shared each morning a photo of a road and of a steering wheel respectively, without any caption or comment. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On 28 September, he posted a 26-second promo clip of a vintage car FM radio dial turning to different stations and listening in for a few seconds, each station playing a different song from the upcoming album.
 
 
  
 
 
 
Only The Strong Survive track list:

Only the strong survive (Jerry Butler cover)
Soul days  (Dobie Gray cover)
Nightshift (Commodores cover)
Do I love you (Indeed I do ) (Frank Wilson cover)
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore (Frankie Valli cover)
Turn back the hands of time (Tyrone Davis cover)
When she was my girl (Four Tops cover)
Hey, Western Union Man (Jerry Butler cover)
I wish it would rain (The Temptations cover)
Don't play that song ( you lied ) (Ben E. King cover)
Any other way (Jackie Shane cover)
I forgot to be your lover (William Bell cover)
7 rooms of gloom (Four Tops cover)
What becomes of the brokenhearted (Jimmy Ruffin cover)
Someday we'll be together (Diana Ross & The Supremes cover) 
 
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  • Snippets

2023-01-16 Vogel (The), Red Bank, NJ
Bruce, along with Soozie and members of The E Street Choir, holds private rehearsals for the upcoming tour, trying out some different songs on the piano, including an instrumental version of "Out In The Street". Piano snippets could also be heard of "House Of A Thousand Guitars", "Because The Night", "The Rising", "Badlands", "Nightshift" (with bongos), "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)", "Don't Play That Song", "Glory Days", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Detroit Medley".
 
Boston native Peter Wolf makes a guest appearance on "Raise Your Hand". "My City Of Ruins" includes "People Get Ready", plus a couple lines from "Nightshift". The soundcheck includes a special private performance for a young fan who meets Bruce through the Make-a-Wish foundation.
 
   
 

Songinfo

"Nightshift" is a 1985 song by the Commodores and the title track from their eleventh album of the same name. The song was written by lead singer Walter Orange in collaboration with Dennis Lambert and Franne Golde, as a loving tribute to soul/R&B singers Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, both of whom died in 1984. The single was released on January 31, 1985 in the United States. The verse on Marvin Gaye mentions his song "What's Going On", while the verse on Jackie Wilson mentions his songs "Baby Workout" and "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher". The song was originally recorded in 1984, and became the first hit attained by the Commodores after Lionel Richie's departure from the group. It was also their biggest hit after Richie's departure. Although the band was against the label's decision to release it as a single, it won a Grammy Award in 1985 for Best Vocal R&B Performance by a Duo/Group. The song features a lead vocal from drummer Walter Orange, who had sung lead years earlier on "Brick House". Lionel Richie's replacement, J.D. Nicholas, sings the second verse and then Orange and Nicholas share lead vocals on the remaining choruses. A revised version of the song was dedicated to Michael Jackson in 2010.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

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Lyrics


Marvin, he was a friend of mine
And he could sing a song
His heart in every line
Marvin sang of the joy and pain
He opened up our minds
And I still can hear him say
Aw talk to me so you can see
What's going on
Say you will sing your songs
Forevermore (evermore)
Gonna be some sweet sounds
Coming down on the nightshift
I bet you're singing proud
Oh I bet you'll pull a crowd
Gonna be a long night
It's gonna be all right
On the nightshift
Oh you found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift
You found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift
Jackie (Jackie), hey what'you doing now
It seems like yesterday
When we were working out
Jackie (Jackie, oh) you set
The world on fire
You came and gifted us
Your love it lifted us
Higher and higher
Keep it up and
We'll be there
At your side
Oh say you will sing
Your songs forevermore (evermore)
Gonna be some sweet sounds
Coming down on the nightshift
I bet you're singing proud
Oh I bet you'll pull a crowd
Gonna be a long night
It's gonna be all right
On the nightshift
Oh you found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift
Gonna be some sweet sounds
Coming down on the nightshift
I bet you're singing proud
Oh I bet you'll pull a crowd
Gonna be a long night
It's gonna be all right
On the nightshift
Oh you found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift
Gonna miss your sweet voice
That soulful voice
On the nightshift
We all remember you
Ooh the songs are coming through
At the end of a long day
It's gonna be okay
On the nightshift
You found another home
I know you're not alone
On the nightshift