Bruce covered the song 39 times ( soundchecks included ) :
Bruce’s version is a little different from the original Bob Dylan version and shorter; out of the 6 original verses, Springsteen used verses 1, 5, and 6.
The Chimes Of Freedom EP was released worldwide in August 1988 to promote the upcoming Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour. Some proceeds from the EP sales went to Amnesty International. The EP was produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, and Chuck Plotkin.
Another Live version was released 'The Human Rights Concerts' : Human Rights Now (Compilation, 2013) (recorded October 15, 1988).
2004-09-27 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
Bruce and the E Street Band spent three days in closed rehearsals: Chimes of freedom was played on the first day.
The song was reported to be sound-checked but never played during the tour's regular shows
2003-04-11 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
2002-11-21 TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FL
2002-10-16 Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
1988-10-15 Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Amnesty International - Human Rights Now!" tour. "Chimes of freedom" was also played during all 20 shows of the multi-artist Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour, and again in its 4-verses form. The song featured all the tour's performing artists trading verses with Springsteen.
1988-10-12 Parque Antártica, São Paulo, Brazil
1988-10-09 Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
1988-10-07 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe
1988-09-30 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India
1988-09-27 Tokyo Domu, Tokyo, Japan
1988-09-23 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA
1988-09-21 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
1988-09-19 John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
1988-09-17 Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QC
1988-09-15 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON
1988-09-13 Estadio Nacional De Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
1988-09-10 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
1988-09-08 Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy
1988-09-06 Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary
1988-09-05 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
1988-09-04 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
1988-09-02 Wembley Stadium, London, England
1988-08-03 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
During The Tunnel of love tour, Bruce used verses 1, 2, 5, and 6. Lyrics are now closer to the original Bob Dylan version.
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
1988-07-19 Radrennbahn Weissensee, East Berlin, East Germany
1988-07-17 Olympia-Reitstadion Riem, Munich, West Germany
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
1978-09-01 Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI