Isley Brothers ( The ) - TWIST AND SHOUT

First performance: 00/00/1965


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wist and shout is the most covered song by Bruce (417 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.
 
 
 
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. So Bruce includes "La Bamba" many times in the introduction. 
 
Also included in Twist and shout are ( for dates see below )  :
 
All known live performances:
 
1 965-00-00 - FREEHOLD ELKS LODGE, FREEHOLD, NJ (The Rogues)
First know performance of 'twist and shout' with the Rogues opening for The Chevelles.

1965-09-00 - ANGLE INN MOBILE HOME PARK, FARMINGDALE, NJ (Castiles)
One show, double bill, with The Castiles headlining. In his 2016 autobiography Born To Run, Springsteen described this as The Castiles' first gig.
 
1973-02-11 - BISHOP DOUGHERTY STUDENT CENTER, SETON HALL UNIVERSITY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
1973-03-24 - STUDENT CENTER, NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, LEWISTON, NY
1973-05-01 - AHMANSON THEATRE, LOS ANGELES, CA

  • The Wild, The innocent and the E-street shuffle tour 
1973-10-26 - GENEVA THEATRE, GENEVA, NY
1973-11-11 - KENDALL HALL, TRENTON STATE COLLEGE, EWING, NJ
1973-11-17 - ROXY THEATRE, PHILADELPHIA, PA (late)
1974-01-06 - JOE'S PLACE, CAMBRIDGE, MA
1974-01-25 - THE MOSQUE, RICHMOND, VA
1974-02-02 - FIELD HOUSE, SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE, SPRINGFIELD, MA
1974-03-15 - ARMADILLO WORLD HEADQUARTERS, AUSTIN, TX
1974-03-16 - ARMADILLO WORLD HEADQUARTERS, AUSTIN, TX
1974-03-24 - CELEBRITY THEATRE, PHOENIX, AZ
1974-04-26 - ALUMNAE HALL, BROWN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDENCE, RI
1974-05-09 - HARVARD SQUARE THEATRE, CAMBRIDGE, MA (late)
1974-08-14 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ (late)
1974-12-14 - AUDITORIUM, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (Billy Joel)
1975-02-19 - UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA

  • Born to run tour 
1975-08-02 - CHRYSLER HALL, NORFOLK, VA
1975-08-15 - BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY, NY (late)
1975-08-17 - BOTTOM LINE, NEW YORK CITY, NY (late)
1975-08-21 - ALEX COOLEY'S ELECTRIC BALLROOM, ATLANTA, GA
1975-08-23 - ALEX COOLEY'S ELECTRIC BALLROOM, ATLANTA, GA
1975-09-06 - THEATRE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS, NEW ORLEANS, LA ( Boz Scaggs )
1975-09-12 - MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, AUSTIN, TX
1975-09-13 - MUSIC HALL, HOUSTON, TX
1975-09-14 - MUSIC HALL, HOUSTON, TX
1975-09-23 - HILL AUDITORIUM, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MI
1975-10-04 - MICHIGAN PALACE, DETROIT, MI
1975-10-26 - PARAMOUNT NORTHWEST THEATRE, SEATTLE, WA
1975-10-31 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, OAKLAND, CA
1975-11-01 - ROBERTSON GYMNASIUM, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA, CA
1975-11-06 - GRADY GAMMAGE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, AZ
1975-11-24 - HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON, ENGLAND
European debut of twist and shout
1975-12-11 - WALSH AUDITORIUM, SETON HALL UNIVERSITY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
1975-12-27 - TOWER THEATER, UPPER DARBY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1975-12-28 - TOWER THEATER, UPPER DARBY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Twist And Shout" includes "Killer Joe".
1975-12-30 - TOWER THEATER, UPPER DARBY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1975-12-31 - TOWER THEATER, UPPER DARBY, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1976-04-12 - CAMBRIA COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL ARENA, JOHNSTOWN, PA
1976-04-13 - REC HALL, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
1976-04-15 - SYRIA MOSQUE, PITTSBURGH, PA
1976-04-22 - BURRUSS AUDITORIUM, VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY, BLACKSBURG, VA

  • Lawsuit tour 
1977-03-11 - GYMNASIUM, SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE, LATROBE, PA
"Twist and Shout" includes a brief and unique version of "Farmer John".
 
  • Darkness on the edge of town tour 
1978-07-07 - THE ROXY THEATRE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
1978-08-09 - THE AGORA, CLEVELAND, OH
1978-09-09 - ATHLETIC & CONVOCATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, SOUTH BEND, IN
1978-09-20 - CAPITOL THEATRE, PASSAIC, NJ
1978-12-15 - WINTERLAND BALLROOM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
1978-12-20 - SEATTLE CENTER ARENA, SEATTLE, WA
1978-12-30 - COBO ARENA, DETROIT, MI

  • The river tour 
1980-12-09 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
The day after John Lennon was killed
1980-12-31 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY
1981-02-02 - DANE COUNTY MEMORIAL COLISEUM, MADISON, WI
1981-02-07 - ASSEMBLY HALL, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, CHAMPAIGN, IL
1981-02-28 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC
1981-04-09 - ICC BERLIN, WEST BERLIN, WEST GERMANY
1981-05-08 - JOHANNESHOVS ISSTADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
1981-05-30 - WEMBLEY ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND
1981-07-30 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
1981-08-05 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1981-08-07 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1981-08-12 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
1981-08-16 - RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, MORRISON, CO
1981-08-17 - RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, MORRISON, CO
1981-08-20 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
The concert is a benefit for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and the first night of six in Los Angeles.
1981-08-21 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1981-08-23 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1981-08-24 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1981-08-27 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1981-09-10 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL
1981-09-13 - RIVERFRONT COLISEUM, CINCINNATI, OH

  • Born in the USA tour 
1984-07-02 - ST PAUL CIVIC CENTER ARENA, ST PAUL, MN
1984-07-09 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
1984-07-13 - ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATER, EAST TROY, WI
1984-07-17 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL
1984-07-18 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL
First time "Do You Love Me" is segued into "Twist And Shout".
1984-07-21 - MONTREAL FORUM, MONTREAL, QC
1984-07-26 - CNE GRANDSTAND, TORONTO, ON
1984-07-31 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
1984-08-05 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-06 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-08 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-09 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-11 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ ( John Entwistle)
1984-08-12 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
Southside Johnny guests on "Twist And Shout".
1984-08-16 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-17 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-19 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-20 - BRENDAN BYRNE ARENA, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1984-08-25 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1984-08-26 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1984-08-28 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1984-08-29 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1984-09-04 - CENTRUM IN WORCESTER, WORCESTER, MA
1984-09-05 - CENTRUM IN WORCESTER, WORCESTER, MA
1984-09-07 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
1984-09-08 - HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
1984-09-11 - 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.
1984-09-14 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1984-09-15 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1984-09-17 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1984-09-18 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1984-09-21 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA
1984-09-22 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA
1984-09-24 - BUFFALO MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BUFFALO, NY
1984-09-25 - BUFFALO MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BUFFALO, NY
1984-10-15 - PACIFIC COLISEUM, VANCOUVER, BC
1984-10-17 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA
1984-10-19 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA
"Twist And Shout" includes a couple lines from "It Takes Two"
1984-10-21 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM ARENA, OAKLAND, CA
1984-10-22 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM ARENA, OAKLAND, CA
1984-10-25 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1984-10-26 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1984-10-28 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1984-10-29 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1984-10-31 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1984-11-02 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1984-11-04 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1984-11-08 - ASU ACTIVITY CENTER, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, TEMPE, AZ
1984-11-11 - McNICHOLS SPORTS ARENA, DENVER, CO
1984-11-12 - McNICHOLS SPORTS ARENA, DENVER, CO
1984-11-15 - ST LOUIS ARENA, ST LOUIS, MO
1984-11-16 - HILTON COLISEUM, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, AMES, IA
1984-11-18 - BOB DEVANEY SPORTS CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, NE
1984-11-19 - KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY, MO
1984-11-23 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX
1984-11-25 - REUNION ARENA, DALLAS, TX
1984-11-26 - REUNION ARENA, DALLAS, TX
1984-11-29 - THE SUMMIT, HOUSTON, TX
1984-11-30 - THE SUMMIT, HOUSTON, TX
1984-12-02 - LSU ASSEMBLY CENTER, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, BATON ROUGE, LA
1984-12-06 - BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON CIVIC CENTER ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, AL
1984-12-07 - LEON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER, TALLAHASSEE, FL
1984-12-09 - MURPHY CENTER, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, MURFREESBORO, TN
1984-12-11 - RUPP ARENA, LEXINGTON, KY
1984-12-14 - MID-SOUTH COLISEUM, MEMPHIS, TN
1984-12-16 - THE OMNI, ATLANTA, GA
1984-12-17 - THE OMNI, ATLANTA, GA
1985-01-04 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA
1985-01-05 - HAMPTON ROADS COLISEUM, HAMPTON, VA
1985-01-07 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
1985-01-08 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
1985-01-10 - FREEDOM HALL, LOUISVILLE, KY
1985-01-13 - CAROLINA COLISEUM, COLUMBIA, SC
1985-01-15 - CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NC
1985-01-16 - CHARLOTTE COLISEUM, CHARLOTTE, NC
1985-01-18 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC (G ary U.S. Bonds and Robbin Thompson) 
1985-01-19 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC
1985-01-23 - PROVIDENCE CIVIC CENTER, PROVIDENCE, RI
1985-03-23 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
1985-03-24 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
1985-03-27 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
1985-03-28 - SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
1985-03-31 - QEII SPORTS CENTRE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
1985-04-03 - MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1985-04-04 - MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
1985-04-10 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN
1985-04-11 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN
1985-04-13 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN
1985-04-15 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN
1985-04-16 - YOYOGI NATIONAL GYMNASIUM, TOKYO, JAPAN
1985-04-19 - FURITSU TAIIKUKAN (GYMNASIUM), KYOTO, JAPAN
1985-04-22 - OSAKA-JO (CASTLE) HALL, OSAKA, JAPAN
1985-04-23 - OSAKA-JO (CASTLE) HALL, OSAKA, JAPAN
1985-06-01 - SLANE CASTLE, SLANE, IRELAND
"Twist And Shout" features an unusual sung introduction at  02:30:00
1985-06-04 - ST JAMES' PARK, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND
1985-06-05 - ST JAMES' PARK, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND
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.

1985-06-09 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
1985-06-12 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
1985-06-13 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
1985-06-15 - WALDSTADION, FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY
1985-06-18 - OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH, WEST GERMANY
1985-06-21 - STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY
1985-06-23 - STADE RICHTER, MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
1985-06-25 - STADE GEOFFROY-GUICHARD, SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE
1985-06-29 - PARC DE LA COURNEUVE, PARIS, FRANCE
1985-06-30 - PARC DE LA COURNEUVE, PARIS, FRANCE
1985-07-03 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
1985-07-04 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
1985-07-06 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
1985-07-07 - ROUNDHAY PARK, LEEDS, ENGLAND
1985-08-05 - RFK STADIUM, WASHINGTON, DC
1985-08-07 - CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL STADIUM, CLEVELAND, OH
1985-08-09 - SOLDIER FIELD, CHICAGO, IL
1985-08-11 - THREE RIVERS STADIUM, PITTSBURGH, PA
1985-08-14 - VETERANS STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1985-08-15 - VETERANS STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1985-08-18 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1985-08-19 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1985-08-21 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1985-08-22 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1985-08-26 - CNE STADIUM, TORONTO, ON
1985-08-27 - CNE STADIUM, TORONTO, ON
1985-08-31 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1985-09-01 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
1985-09-04 - PONTIAC SILVERDOME, PONTIAC, MI
1985-09-06 - HOOSIER DOME, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
1985-09-09 - ORANGE BOWL STADIUM, MIAMI, FL
1985-09-10 - ORANGE BOWL STADIUM, MIAMI, FL
1985-09-13 - COTTON BOWL, DALLAS, TX
1985-09-14 - COTTON BOWL, DALLAS, TX
1985-09-18 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA
1985-09-19 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA
1985-09-23 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO
1985-09-24 - MILE HIGH STADIUM, DENVER, CO
1985-09-27 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA
1985-09-29 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA
1985-09-30 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA
1985-10-02 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA

  • Tunnel of love tour 
1988-05-03 - SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
1988-05-06 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA
1988-05-10 - METROPOLITAN SPORTS CENTER, BLOOMINGTON, MN
1988-05-13 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
1988-06-11 - STADIO COMUNALE, TURIN, ITALY
1988-06-15 - STADIO FLAMINIO, ROME, ITALY
1988-06-16 - STADIO FLAMINIO, ROME, ITALY
1988-06-19 - HIPPODROME DE VINCENNES, PARIS, FRANCE
1988-06-21 - VILLA PARK, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
1988-06-22 - VILLA PARK, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
1988-06-25 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
1988-06-28 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
"Twist And Shout" includes a snippet of "I Don't Want To Go Home".
1988-06-29 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
1988-07-02 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
1988-07-03 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
1988-07-07 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
1988-07-09 - BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
1988-07-10 - BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
1988-07-12 - WALDSTADION, FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY
1988-07-14 - ST. JAKOB STADION, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
1988-07-17 - OLYMPIA REITSTADION RIEM, MUNICH, WEST GERMANY
"Twist And Shout" includes "Do You Love Me" and "Having A Party".
1988-07-19 - RADRENNBAHN WEISSENSEE, EAST BERLIN, EAST 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." 
 
1988-07-22 - WALDBUHNE, WEST BERLIN, WEST GERMANY
1988-07-25 - IDRAETSPARKEN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
1988-07-27 - VALLE HOVIN STADION, OSLO, NORWAY
1988-07-30 - WESERSTADION, BREMEN, WEST GERMANY
1988-08-02 - ESTADIO VICENTE CALDERON, MADRID, SPAIN
1988-08-03 - CAMP NOU, BARCELONA, SPAIN

  • Amnesty International - Human Rights Now!" tour
1988-09-17 - OLYMPIC STADIUM, MONTREAL, QC
1988-09-27 - TOKYO DOME, TOKYO, JAPAN
1988-09-30 - JAWAHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM, NEW DELHI, INDIA
1988-10-03 - OLYMPIC STADIUM, ATHENS, GREECE .
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.

1988-10-09 - STADE FELIX HOUPHOUET-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.

1988-10-12 - PARQUE ANTÁRTICA, SAO 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.

1988-10-15 - RIVER PLATE STADIUM, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
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".

  • World Tour 1993
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.

  • The Rising tour 
2002-11-24 - ICE PALACE, TAMPA, FL
2003-06-21 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
2003-06-22 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
2003-10-03 - SHEA STADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY
2003-10-04 - SHEA STADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Jeffreys, Nile, Landau, Brendan O'Brien, and Don Ienner all play on "Twist And Shout".)

  • The Magic tour 
2008-06-25 - STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY
2008-07-05 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
2008-07-08 - VALLE HOVIN STADION, OSLO, NORWAY
2008-07-11 - OLYMPIASTADION, HELSINKI, FINLAND
2008-07-15 - ESTADIO ANOETA, DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN
2008-07-17 - ESTADIO SANTIAGO BERNABÉU, MADRID, SPAIN
2008-07-19 - CAMP NOU, BARCELONA, SPAIN
2008-07-20 - CAMP NOU, BARCELONA, SPAIN
2008-07-28 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
Jesse Malin and Dave Bielanko of Marah guest on "Twist and Shout."
2008-08-16 - NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM, CHARLESTON, SC
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.

2008-08-23 - SCOTTRADE CENTER, ST LOUIS, MO

  • Working on a dream tour 
2009-05-15 - HERSHEYPARK STADIUM, HERSHEY, PA
2009-06-04 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
2009-06-07 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
2009-06-10 - KOENGEN, BERGEN, NORWAY
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.

2009-07-08 - MCH ARENA HERNING, HERNING, DENMARK
2009-07-11 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
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.

2009-07-14 - HAMPDEN PARK, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
2009-07-16 - FESTIVAL DES VIEILLES CHARRUES, CARHAIX, FRANCE
2009-07-19 - STADIO OLIMPICO, ROME, ITALY
2009-07-21 - STADIO OLIMPICO DI TORINO, TURIN, ITALY
2009-07-23 - STADIO FRIULI, UDINE, ITALY
2009-07-26 - ESTADIO SAN MAMÉS, BILBAO, SPAIN
2009-07-28 - ESTADIO OLIMPICO DE LA CARTUJA, SEVILLE, 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.

2009-08-01 - ESTADIO JOSÉ ZORRILLA, VALLADOLID, SPAIN
2009-08-02 - AUDITORIO MONTE DO GOZO, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN
2009-08-19 - COMCAST THEATRE, HARTFORD, CT
2009-08-22 - COMCAST CENTER, MANSFIELD, MA
2009-08-23 - COMCAST CENTER, MANSFIELD, MA
2009-10-08 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ

  • Wrecking ball tour 
2012-06-03 - BELA VISTA PARK, LISBON, PORTUGAL (Rock in Rio Festival)
2012-06-07 - STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY
2012-06-10 - STADIO ARTEMIO FRANCHI, FLORENCE, ITALY
2012-06-17 - ESTADIO SANTIAGO BERNABEU, MADRID, SPAIN
2012-06-22 - ETIHAD STADIUM, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
2012-06-24 - SEACLOSE PARK, ISLE OF WIGHT, ENGLAND (Isle of Wight Festival)
2012-07-07 - FESTIVALPLADSEN, ROSKILDE, DENMARK (Roskilde Festival)
2012-07-09 - LETZIGRUND, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
2012-07-11 - SYNOT TIP ARENA, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
2012-07-12 - ERNST-HAPPEL-STADION, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2012-07-14 - HYDE PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND (Hard Rock Calling Festival)
 

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…'"

2012-07-17 - 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"

2012-07-21 - VALLE HOVIN STADION, OSLO, NORWAY
2012-07-23 - KOENGEN, BERGEN, NORWAY
2012-07-27 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
2012-07-28 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
2012-07-31 - OLYMPIASTADION, HELSINKI, FINLAND
2012-08-14 - FENWAY PARK, BOSTON, MA
2012-08-18 - GILLETTE STADIUM, FOXBOROUGH, MA
2012-08-24 - ROGERS CENTRE, TORONTO, ON
2012-08-26 - MAGNETIC HILL, MONCTON, NB (  The Trews and Tom Cochrane) 
2012-08-29 - VERNON DOWNS RACEWAY, VERNON, NY
2012-09-02 - CITIZENS BANK PARK, PHILADELPHIA, PA
2012-09-07 - WRIGLEY FIELD, CHICAGO, IL
2012-09-14 - NATIONALS PARK, WASHINGTON, DC
2012-09-19 - METLIFE STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2012-09-22 - METLIFE STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2013-03-31 - HANGING ROCK, MACEDON, AUSTRALIA
2013-05-03 - FRIENDS ARENA, SOLNA, SWEDEN
2013-05-11 - FRIENDS ARENA, SOLNA, SWEDEN
2013-05-14 - PARKEN STADIUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2013-05-23 - PIAZZA DEL PLEBISCITO, NAPLES, ITALY
2013-05-26 - OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH, GERMANY
2013-05-31 - STADIO EUGANEO, PADUA, ITALY
2013-06-03 - STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILAN, ITALY
2013-06-15 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
2013-06-18 - HAMPDEN PARK, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
2013-06-22 - GOFFERTPARK, NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS
2013-06-26 - ESTADIO MUNICIPAL EL MOLINON, GIJON, SPAIN
2013-07-11 - IPPODROMO DELLE CAPANNELLE, ROME, ITALY (Rock In Roma Festival)
2013-07-13 - FESTIVALPARK, WERCHTER, BELGIUM (TW Classic Festival)
2013-09-21 - CIDADE DO ROCK, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (Rock In Rio Festival)

  • High Hopes tour 
2014-01-29 - BELLVILLE VELODROME, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
2014-02-07 - PERTH ARENA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-16 - AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2014-03-02 - MT. SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

  • The river Tour 2016 
2016-05-14 - CAMP NOU, BARCELONA, SPAIN
2016-05-17 - ESTADIO ANOETA, DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN
2016-05-19 - BELA VISTA PARK, LISBON, PORTUGAL (Rock In Rio Festival)
2016-05-21 - ESTADIO SANTIAGO BERNABEU, MADRID, SPAIN
2016-07-23 - ULLEVI, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
2016-07-31 - LETZIGRUND, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
2016-08-30 - METLIFE STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2017-02-02 - AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2017-02-04 - AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

  • Off tour 

1979-01-11 - LOCK STOCK AND BARREL, FAIR HAVEN, NJ (Clarence Clemons birthday party)
1979-10-05 - THE FAST LANE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Beaver Brown)
1979-10-06 - THE FAST LANE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Ellen Shipley)
1982-04-09 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (Beaver Brown)
1982-04-10 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (Beaver Brown)
1982-05-02 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-05-23 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-06-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-06-20 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-06-27 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-07-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-08-01 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-08-06 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (Beaver Brown)
1982-08-07 - BIG MAN'S WEST, RED BANK, NJ (Beaver Brown)
1982-08-08 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-08-23 - BRIGHTON BAR, LONG BRANCH, NJ (Mama Tried)
1982-09-19 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-09-25 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-09-29 - ON BROADWAY, WESTWOOD, NJ (rumoured) (Billy Rancher)
1982-10-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1982-11-27 - CLUB LINGERIE, HOLLYWOOD, CA (Jimmy & The Mustangs)
1983-04-24 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1983-06-18 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Diamonds)
1983-07-10 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Cats on a Smooth Surface)
1983-07-16 - THE HEADLINER, NEPTUNE, NJ (Midnight Thunder)
1983-12-28 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ (La Bamba's Holiday Hurrah Benefit)
1984-01-14 - PATRIX, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (John Eddie)
1984-04-21 - EXPO, MOUNT IVY, NY (Clarence Clemons)
1984-05-19 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Clarence Clemons)
1984-09-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (John Eddie)

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, CA 
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
 
1980-12-09 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
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".  
 
1988-07-19 - RADRENNBAHN WEISSENSEE, EAST BERLIN, EAST 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."  
 

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