Isley Brothers ( The ) - Twist and Shout

First performance: 00/00/1965


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Twist and shout is the most covered song by Bruce (427 times). The song was performed during all tours of Bruce except the solo acoustic tours and the Seeger Sessions tour.  Mostly used as closing song of the show.  Used once as a snippet.
 
The intro sounds very similar to "La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens, and the famous vocal buildup resembles that in "Do You Love Me" by the Contours. Bruce includes "La Bamba" many times in the introduction. 
 
Also included in Twist and shout are (for dates see below): 
2019-11-16 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
Played during a private benefit for Boston College (Bruce's oldest son graduated from there). One couple going into the show told tickets were $25,000 per couple. Springsteen played a two-hour set, backed by Bobby Bandiera's band, along with Max Weinberg on drums for about half the show. Layonne Holmes guests to sing lead on "The Boy From New York City"
 
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2018-06-18 Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ
2017-02-04 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
2017-02-02 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
2016-08-30 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2016-07-31 Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland
2016-07-23 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2016-05-21 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
 
2016-05-19 Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, Portugal
Rock In Rio Festival
 
2016-05-17 Estadio Anoeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
2016-05-14 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
2014-05-23 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2014-03-02 Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
2014-02-16 AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
2014-02-07 Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
2014-01-29 Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
2013-09-21 Cidade Do Rock, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
2013-07-13 Festivalpark, Werchter, Belgium
2013-07-11 Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy
2013-06-26 Estadio Municipal El Molinón, Gijón, Spain
2013-06-22 Goffertpark, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2013-06-18 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
2013-06-15 Wembley Stadium, London, England
2013-06-03 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
2013-05-31 Stadio Euganeo, Padua, Italy
2013-05-26 Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
2013-05-23 Piazza Del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy
2013-05-14 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013-05-11 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden
2013-05-03 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden
2013-03-31 Hanging Rock, Mt. Macedon, Australia
2012-09-22 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2012-09-19 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2012-09-14 Nationals Park, Washington, DC
2012-09-07 Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
2012-09-02 Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
2012-08-29 Vernon Downs Raceway, Vernon, NY
 
2012-08-26 Magnetic Hill, Moncton, NB

2012-08-24 Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
2012-08-18 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
2012-08-14 Fenway Park, Boston, MA
2012-07-31 Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
2012-07-28 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012-07-27 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2012-07-23 Koengen, Bergen, Norway
2012-07-21 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
2012-07-17 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland

2012-07-17 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Opening night in Dublin starts hilariously. Bruce (aided by Steve) drags a giant electrical switch to the front of the stage, turns it to "ON" and says, "Before we were so rudely interrupted..!" (referring to the previous show in London) and play the last minute or so of "Twist And Shout"
 
2012-07-14 Hyde Park, London, England

 

Bruce and band return to the Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park with a fine show and a farcical conclusion. The final guest for the evening is Paul McCartney, and together they play "I Saw Her Standing There" followed by a raucous "Twist and Shout". Unfortunately, despite only being a few minutes over the 10.30pm curfew the concert organisers choose to cut the sound at the conclusion of "Twist And Shout", and as a result Bruce is unable to play a final song, nor is he able to say his farewells to the crowd. Instead he sings a brief a cappella, unamplified "Goodnight Irene" and leaves the stage. As a result, this is the first show of the tour to not include "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out." Steve took to Twitter following the show to express his disappointment and anger, while Bruce commented "I wasn't aware the plug had been pulled, and people couldn't hear what I was singing. Afterwards I said to Paul, 'I can understand them pulling the plug on me, but you? Aren't you a knight?'".

Paul McCartney remembers :

"..So then they go to 'Twist And Shout', and I'm singing it, and someone had whispered 'We haven't got any time, we can't do it', but it was so nice, Bruce is going 'Yeah, come on, man' and Bruce is you know, he's a do-er, a go-getter, so I was happy. 'Yeah!'. We're rocking away, all our monitors stayed on, so we weren't really aware that the plug had been pulled on the audience, that you see on the youtube later, it's all gone dead. And he is singing, he's gonna then go back and sing ' Good Night Irene', which I think was all dead, but we had a laugh again. You've gotta have a laugh, it would just be so terrifying if you didn't, so we just had a laugh afterwards, I was just apologetic like 'I'm sorry, man, only in Britain!'. It's the only place… You can't imagine in New York somewhere like that, them pulling the plug, and it got everyone of course, so that was the big story. Everyone in America was going to me 'Is it true, man? They pulled the plug on you and Springsteen?!', and I'm saying 'Yeah, well, you know, just some guy. Some bloody jobsworth"
 
2012-07-12 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
2012-07-11 Synot Tip Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
2012-07-09 Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland
2012-07-07 Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark
2012-06-24 Seaclose Park, Isle Of Wight, England
2012-06-22 Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
2012-06-17 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
2012-06-10 Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy
2012-06-07 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
 
2012-06-03 Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, Portugal
Rock in Rio Festival

2012-01-14 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
2011-11-04 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2011-10-22 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2011-01-29 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2011-01-15 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
2010-11-05 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2010-11-04 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2010-09-11 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2010-01-23 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2010-01-16 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
2009-10-17 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2009-10-08 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
2009-08-23 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
2009-08-22 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
2009-08-19 Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
2009-08-02 Auditorio Monte Do Gozo, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
2009-08-01 Estadio José Zorrilla, Valladolid, Spain
 
2009-07-30 Estadio Municipal De Foietes, Benidorm, Spain
"Twist And Shout" includes Charlie playing a snippet of "Brahms's Lullaby" in the midsection as well as the standard "La Bamba" segment.

2009-07-28 Estadio Olimpico De La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
2009-07-26 Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao, Spain
2009-07-23 Stadio Friuli, Udine, Italy
2009-07-21 Stadio Olimpico, Turin, Italy
2009-07-19 Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
2009-07-16 Les Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France
2009-07-14 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
 
2009-07-12 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
"Twist And Shout" includes an instrumental snippet of "Louie Louie" as well as the standard "La Bamba" segment.

2009-07-11 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
2009-07-08 MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark
2009-07-05 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
 
2009-07-03 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
"Twist And Shout" includes not only the "La Bamba" section but Bruce and then Steve singing a couple lines of "Killer Joe" in the midsection, reminiscent of the use of the song during "Twist And Shout" during the last shows of 1975.
 
2009-06-10 Koengen, Bergen, Norway
2009-06-07 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
2009-06-04 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
2009-05-15 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
2009-03-21 Ocean Place Resort, Long Branch, NJ
2008-08-23 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
 
2008-08-18 Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
Robbin Thompson guests on "Twist And Shout" on shared lead vocals and guitar. Thompson was asked to join Steel Mill in August of 1970 by Bruce Springsteen who wanted to expand their vocal ranges and share some lead singing with him. Thompson first performed with the band on August 25, 1970, and remained for the rest of the band's existence, a short duration of approximately five months. Springsteen decided to leave Steel Mill and start a new band in January of 1971. Thompson returned to Richmond where he embarked on a fruitful career as a songwriter and band leader. He also owned and operated a recording studio called "In Your Ear Music and Video Productions". Thompson died from cancer on October 10, 2015.

2008-08-16 North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC
 
2008-07-28 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
Jesse Malin and Dave Bielanko of Marah guest on "Twist and Shout."

2008-07-20 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
2008-07-19 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
2008-07-17 Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain
2008-07-15 Estadio Anoeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
2008-07-11 Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
2008-07-08 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
2008-07-05 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2008-06-25 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
2008-05-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2007-10-13 Weinberg Residence, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
2007-04-29 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2006-09-17 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2005-04-10 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2004-04-25 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2003-11-01 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
 
2003-10-04 Shea Stadium, New York City
Jeffreys, Nile, Landau, Brendan O'Brien, and Don Ienner all play on "Twist And Shout"

2003-10-03 Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
2003-06-22 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2003-06-21 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
2003-04-30 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2003-04-29 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
2002-11-24 Ice Palace, Tampa, FL
2002-04-14 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2002-04-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2001-11-03 Tradewinds, Sea Bright, NJ
2000-11-03 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
2000-10-21 Hedgerow Farm, Middletown, NJ
1995-07-09 Café Eckstein, Berlin, Germany
1994-08-26 Classics Cafe, Westwood, NJ
1993-06-28 Tradewinds, Sea Bright, NJ
 
1993-06-01 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
The song includes snippets of Sam Cooke's Good times at the beginning and in the midsection. It features a guest appearance by Warren Kaye (the tour's security coordinator) on vocals and John Landau on guitar.

1993-05-15 Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, Germany
1989-09-23 McLoone's Rum Runner, Sea Bright, NJ
1989-07-22 McLoone's Rum Runner, Sea Bright, NJ
1989-06-29 Headliner (The), Neptune, NJ
 
Last show of the Amnesty Tour broadcast worldwide live on the radio. All four artists join Bruce not only for "Chimes Of Freedom" and "Get Up, Stand Up", but also for "Twist And Shout".
 
1988-10-12 Parque Antártica, São Paulo, Brazil
Bruce's first appearance in Brazil and his only performance there until 2013. The local guest artists are Brazilian singer-songwriter Milton Nascimento and American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.

1988-10-09 Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Bruce's first appearance in the Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) and his only performance there to date. Johnny Clegg and his group Savuka and the trio Ismaël Isaac et les Frères Keita also play at this show.
 
1988-10-07 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe
First time that Springsteen has played in Africa. Bruce's only performance in Zimbabwe to date. A certain amount of controversy surrounds this show, played at a Chinese-built sports stadium in the Zimbabwean capital. Reports suggest that Zimbabwe issued an estimated 20,000 visas to South Africans, and the end result is that perhaps 80 percent of the crowd is white. Secondly, the local promoter sourced the sound system from South Africa, which is still in the grips of apartheid. The performers discovered this while in India, protested, and as a result the promoter is forced to locate another system from elsewhere. Generally, it could be said that the show is a success, however at midnight (during Springsteen's set) the stadium lights are switched on, compelling thousands of the vast crowd to head for the exits and ensuring that the show closes with a bit of a whimper. Guest artists are Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi, Ilanga, and Cde Chinx.

1988-10-03 Olympiáko Stádio "Spyros Louis", Athens, Greece
1988-09-30 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India
1988-09-27 Tokyo Domu, Tokyo, Japan
1988-09-17 Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QC
1988-08-03 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
1988-08-02 Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
1988-07-30 Weserstadion, Bremen, West Germany
1988-07-27 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
1988-07-25 Københavns Idrætspark, Copenhagen, Denmark
1988-07-22 Waldbühne, West Berlin, West Germany
 
Performance of Twist an shout in East Berlin, East Germany. The song includes snippets of Ritchie Valens's La bamba and Sam Cooke's Having a party. This show was partially broadcast on East German television and radio. Oddly, the concerts was announced by the promoters as a "Concert for Nicaragua" , which upset Springsteen and prompted him to give his infamous German-language speech prior to Chimes of freedom about "not being here for or against any certain government, but to play rockand roll for [you] East Berliners... in the hope that one day, all barriers will be torn down."

1988-07-17 Olympia-Reitstadion Riem, Munich, West Germany
"Twist And Shout" includes "Do You Love Me" and "Having A Party"
 
1988-07-14 St. Jakob Stadion, Basel, Switzerland
1988-07-12 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany
1988-07-10 Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
1988-07-09 Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
1988-07-07 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
1988-07-03 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1988-07-02 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1988-06-29 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 
1988-06-28 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"Twist And Shout" includes a snippet of "I Don't Want To Go Home"
 
1988-06-25 Wembley Stadium, London, England
1988-06-22 Villa Park, Birmingham, England
1988-06-21 Villa Park, Birmingham, England
1988-06-19 Hippodrome De Vincennes, Paris, France
1988-06-16 Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy
1988-06-15 Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy
1988-06-11 Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy
1988-05-13 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
1988-05-10 Met Center, Bloomington, MN
1988-05-06 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
1988-05-03 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
1988-01-20 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY
1987-12-05 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1987-11-06 Rumson Country Day School, Rumson, NJ
1987-10-31 McLoone's Rum Runner, Sea Bright, NJ
1987-08-14 Deck House (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1987-08-09 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1987-08-02 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1987-07-31 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1987-04-12 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1986-01-19 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1985-10-02 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
1985-09-30 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
1985-09-29 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
1985-09-27 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
1985-09-24 Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO
1985-09-23 Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO
1985-09-19 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA
1985-09-18 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA
1985-09-14 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
1985-09-13 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
1985-09-10 Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
1985-09-09 Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
1985-09-06 Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN
1985-09-04 Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI
1985-09-01 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
1985-08-31 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
1985-08-27 CNE Stadium, Toronto, ON
1985-08-26 CNE Stadium, Toronto, ON
1985-08-22 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
1985-08-21 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
1985-08-19 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
1985-08-18 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
1985-08-15 Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
1985-08-14 Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
1985-08-11 Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA
1985-08-09 Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
1985-08-07 Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, OH
1985-08-05 RFK Stadium, Washington, DC
1985-07-07 Roundhay Park, Leeds, England
1985-07-06 Wembley Stadium, London, England
1985-07-04 Wembley Stadium, London, England
1985-07-03 Wembley Stadium, London, England
1985-06-30 Parc De La Courneuve, Paris, France
1985-06-29 Parc De La Courneuve, Paris, France
1985-06-25 Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France
1985-06-23 Stade Richter, Montpellier, France
1985-06-21 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
1985-06-18 Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany
1985-06-15 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany
1985-06-13 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1985-06-12 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1985-06-09 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
 
1985-06-08 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
Notorious show that led to the stadium requiring serious repairs. The rhythmic movement of tens of thousands during "Twist And Shout" nearly led to a structural collapse of the venue, which rests on a layer of clay. After the concert the concrete pillars supporting the stadium were extended to bedrock.

1985-06-05 St. James' Park, Newcastle, England
1985-06-04 St. James' Park, Newcastle, England
 
1985-06-01 Slane Castle, Slane, Ireland
"Twist And Shout" features an unusual sung introduction

1985-04-23 Osaka-jo Horu, Osaka, Japan
1985-04-22 Osaka-jo Horu, Osaka, Japan
1985-04-19 Kyoto Furitsu Taiikukan, Kyoto, Japan
1985-04-16 Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogi-jo, Tokyo, Japan
1985-04-15 Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogi-jo, Tokyo, Japan
1985-04-13 Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogi-jo, Tokyo, Japan
1985-04-11 Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogi-jo, Tokyo, Japan
1985-04-10 Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogi-jo, Tokyo, Japan
1985-04-04 Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, Australia
1985-04-03 Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, Australia
1985-03-31 QE II Jubilee Sports Centre, Brisbane, Australia
1985-03-28 Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
1985-03-27 Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
1985-03-24 Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
1985-03-23 Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
1985-01-23 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
1985-01-19 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
 
1985-01-18 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
With Gary U.S. Bonds and Robbin Thompson

1985-01-16 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
1985-01-15 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
1985-01-13 Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC
1985-01-10 Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
1985-01-08 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
1985-01-07 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
1985-01-05 Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA
1985-01-04 Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA
1984-12-17 Omni (The), Atlanta, GA
1984-12-16 Omni (The), Atlanta, GA
1984-12-14 Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN
1984-12-11 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
1984-12-09 Murphy Center, Murfreesboro, TN
1984-12-07 Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL
1984-12-06 Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Arena, Birmingham, AL
1984-12-02 LSU Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA
1984-11-30 Summit (The), Houston, TX
1984-11-29 Summit (The), Houston, TX
1984-11-26 Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
1984-11-25 Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
1984-11-23 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
1984-11-19 Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
1984-11-18 Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, NE
1984-11-16 Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
1984-11-15 St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO
1984-11-12 McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
1984-11-11 McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
1984-11-08 ASU Activity Center, Tempe, AZ
1984-11-04 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1984-11-02 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1984-10-31 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1984-10-29 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1984-10-28 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1984-10-26 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1984-10-25 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1984-10-22 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
1984-10-21 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
 
1984-10-19 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
"Twist And Shout" includes a couple lines from "It Takes Two"

1984-10-17 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
1984-10-15 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
1984-10-07 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
1984-09-26 Community Theatre (The), Morristown, NJ
1984-09-25 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY
1984-09-24 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY
1984-09-22 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
1984-09-21 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
1984-09-18 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1984-09-17 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1984-09-15 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1984-09-14 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
 
1984-09-12 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
"Twist And Shout" includes a line from "Let's Go, Let's Go, "Let's Go" along with the usual "Do You Love Me" segment.
 
1984-09-11 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1984-09-08 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
1984-09-07 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
1984-09-05 Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
1984-09-04 Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
 
1984-09-02 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
John Eddie

1984-08-29 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1984-08-28 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1984-08-26 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1984-08-25 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1984-08-20 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1984-08-19 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1984-08-17 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1984-08-16 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
 
1984-08-12 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford
Southside Johnny guests on "Twist And Shout".
 
1984-08-11 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford
With John Entwistle

1984-08-09 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1984-08-08 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1984-08-06 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1984-08-05 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1984-07-31 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
1984-07-26 CNE Grandstand, Toronto, ON
1984-07-21 Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC
 
1984-07-18 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
First time "Do You Love Me" is segued into "Twist And Shout".

1984-07-17 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
1984-07-13 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
1984-07-09 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
1984-07-02 St. Paul Civic Center, Saint Paul, MN
 
1984-05-19 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Clarence Clemons
 
1984-04-21 Expo, Mount Ivy, NY
Clarence Clemons
 
1984-01-14 Patrix, New Brunswick, NJ
John Eddie
 
1983-12-28 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank
La Bamba's Holiday Hurrah Benefit

1983-08-14 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
 
1983-07-16 Headliner (The), Neptune
Midnight Thunder
 
 
1983-07-10 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1983-06-18 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
The Diamonds
 
1983-04-24 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-11-27 Club Lingerie, Los Angeles
Jimmy & The Mustangs
 
1982-10-03 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-09-29 On Broadway, Westwood, NJ
(rumoured) (Billy Rancher)
 
1982-09-25 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-09-19 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-08-23 Brighton Bar, Long Branch
Mama Tried
 
1982-08-08 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-08-07 Big Man's West, Red Bank
Beaver Brown
 
1982-08-06 Big Man's West, Red Bank
Beaver Brown
 
1982-08-01 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-07-25 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-06-27 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-06-20 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-06-13 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-05-23 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-05-02 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park
Cats on a Smooth Surface
 
1982-04-10 Big Man's West, Red Bank
Beaver Brown
 
1982-04-09 Big Man's West, Red Bank
Beaver Brown

1981-09-13 Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
1981-09-10 Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
1981-08-27 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1981-08-24 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1981-08-23 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1981-08-21 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1981-08-20 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
1981-08-17 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
1981-08-16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
1981-08-12 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
1981-08-07 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1981-08-06 Bayou (The), Washington, DC
1981-08-05 Capital Centre, Largo, MD
1981-07-30 Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
1981-05-30 Wembley Arena, London, England
1981-05-08 Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1981-04-09 ICC Berlin, West Berlin, West Germany
1981-02-28 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
1981-02-07 Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL
1981-02-02 Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI
1980-12-31 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
 
1980-12-09 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
The day after John Lennon was killed

1979-10-06 Fast Lane (The), Asbury Park
Ellen Shipley
 
1979-10-05 Fast Lane (The), Asbury Park
Beaver Brown
 
1979-01-11 Lock Stock And Barrel, Fair Haven
Clarence Clemons birthday party

1978-12-30 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
1978-12-20 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
1978-09-20 Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
1978-09-09 Athletic & Convocation Center, South Bend, IN
1978-08-09 Agora (The), Cleveland, OH
1978-07-07 Roxy Theatre (The), West Hollywood, CA
 
1977-03-11 Gymnasium, Latrobe, PA
"Twist and Shout" includes a brief and unique version of "Farmer John".

1976-04-22 Burruss Auditorium, Blacksburg, VA
1976-04-15 Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA
1976-04-13 Rec Hall, University Park, PA
1976-04-12 Cambria County War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, PA
1975-12-31 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1975-12-30 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
 
1975-12-28 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia
Twist And Shout" includes "Killer Joe"

1975-12-27 Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
1975-12-11 Walsh Auditorium, South Orange, NJ
1975-11-24 Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
1975-11-06 Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Tempe, AZ
1975-11-01 Robertson Gymnasium, Santa Barbara, CA
1975-10-31 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
1975-10-26 Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, WA
1975-10-04 Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI
1975-09-23 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI
1975-09-14 Music Hall, Houston, TX
1975-09-13 Music Hall, Houston, TX
1975-09-12 Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX
 
1975-09-06 Theatre Of Performing Arts, New Orleans, LA

1975-08-23 Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA
1975-08-21 Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA
1975-08-17 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Late)
1975-08-15 Bottom Line (The), New York City, NY (Late)
1975-08-02 Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
1975-02-19 University Auditorium, University Park, PA
 
1974-12-14 Auditorium, New Brunswick, NJ
Billy Joel

1974-08-14 Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ (Late)
1974-05-09 Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA (Late)
1974-04-26 Alumnae Hall, Providence, RI
1974-03-24 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
1974-03-16 Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX
1974-03-15 Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX
1974-02-02 Field House, Springfield, MA
1974-01-25 Mosque (The), Richmond, VA
1974-01-06 Joe's Place, Cambridge, MA
1973-11-17 Roxy Theatre, Philadelphia, PA (Late)
1973-11-11 Kendall Hall, Ewing, NJ
1973-10-26 Geneva Theatre, Geneva, NY
1973-05-01 Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
1973-03-24 Student Center, Lewiston, NY
1973-02-11 Bishop Dougherty Student Center, South Orange, NJ
 
1965-09-00 Angle Inn, Farmingdale, NJ
One show, double bill, with The Castiles headlining. In his 2016 autobiography Born To Run, Springsteen described this as The Castiles' first gig.
 
1965-06-00 Vinyard Residence, Freehold, NJ
1965-00-00 Freehold Regional High School, Freehold, NJ
 
1965-00-00 Freehold Elks Lodge, Freehold
First know performance of 'twist and shout' with the Rogues opening for The Chevelles.
 
  • Snippet
2021-03-01 Stone Hill Farm, Colts Neck, NJ
  • Former President Barack Obama talks again with his friend Bruce Springsteen on an eight-episode podcast series, Renegades: Born In The U.S.A., exclusively for Spotify. On this date, the third episode is made available: "Amazing Grace: American Music". They talk about popular music, the most American of art forms. The episode opens with a brief joint performance of "Farther Up The Road"; later, Bruce plays brief snippets of "Honky Tonk" and "Twist And Shout" and President Obama tells the story behind one of his most famous speeches.
      

Songinfo

"Twist and Shout" is a 1961 song written by Phil Medley and Bert Berns (later credited as "Bert Russell"). The song was originally recorded by the Top Notes. It first became a chart hit as a cover single by the Isley Brothers in 1962. 
 
 
  

Bruce on the artist

1978-12-15 - WINTERLAND BALLROOM, SAN FRANCISCO
 
Bruce said : "We're off the radio now, but I'll do one more for you guys. This is the first song I ever learned to play on the guitar," and then "Twist and Shout". A great version
 

an emotional "Twist And Shout" the day after John Lennon had been shot dead. Bruce opens the show with a spoken tribute: 
 
"I'd just like to say one thing….I appreciate it….and it's a hard night to come out and play tonight when so much has been lost….the first record…the first record that I ever learned was a record called ‘Twist and Shout’ ..and if it wasn't….if it wasn't for John Lennon, we'd all be in some place very different tonight …. it's….it's an unreasonable… world and you have to live with a lot of things that are just unlivable …. and….it's a hard thing to come out and play but there's just nothing else you can do".  
 

Performance of Twist an shout in East Berlin, East Germany. The song includes snippets of Ritchie Valens's La bamba and Sam Cooke's Having a party. This show was partially broadcast on East German television and radio. Oddly, the concerts was announced by the promoters as a "Concert for Nicaragua" , which upset Springsteen and prompted him to give his infamous German-language speech prior to Chimes of freedom about "not being here for or against any certain government, but to play rockand roll for [you] East Berliners... in the hope that one day, all barriers will be torn down." 
 

Lyrics

Well, shake it up baby now
Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on baby now
Come on and work it on out
Well, work it on out, honey
You know you look so good
You know you got me goin' now
Just like I know you would
Well, shake it up baby now
Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on baby now
Come on and work it on out
You know you twist, little girl
You know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now
And let me know that you're mine, woo
Ah, ah, ah, ah, wow
Baby now
Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on baby now
Come on and work it on out
You know you twist, little girl
You know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now
And let me know that you're mine
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby now
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby now
Well, shake it, shake it, shake it, baby now
Ah, ah, ah, ah