Bruce Springsteen and the "Other
Bruce Springsteen and the "Other Band"
Tour by Bruce Springsteen
June 15, 1992
June 1, 1993
Bruce Springsteen tour chronology
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The Bruce Springsteen and the "Other
Band" Tour was a concert tour featuring
Bruce Springsteen and a new backing band,
that took place from mid-1992 to mid-1993. It
followed the simultaneous release of his al-
bums Human Touch and Lucky Town earlier
It was officially known as the Bruce
Springsteen World Tour 1992-1993 or
variations thereon, but since almost all of his
tours have been international, and several
have covered more of the world than this
one, the tour is most known as simply the one
that used that (never named) "other band".
The tour was preceded by a June 5, 1992 U.S.
"dress rehearsal" radio broadcast of the new
band and new material. The tour’s first leg
was conducted in arenas in Western Europe,
opening on June 15, 1992 at the Globen in
Stockholm. After 15 dates there, including
five at London’s Wembley Arena, the tour
came home to the United States.
There, the second leg began in late July
with a then-record 11 consecutive dates in
New Jersey’s Meadowlands Arena. It contin-
ued in arenas through the U.S. and Canada,
for a total of 61 shows through mid-
Springsteen then took a three-month
winter break, before starting up again in late
March for the third leg, a longer stint in
Western Europe that played 31 dates there,
some in outdoor stadiums. The tour proper
ended on June 1, 1993 in Oslo’s Valle Hovin.
The "Other Band"
Springsteen had dissolved his
backing E Street Band in 1989, and had not
used them on Human Touch and Lucky Town.
This tour was his first time out with another
group. Looking for a somewhat different
sound, he assembled an outfit that gave him
both more guitar-based arrangements and a
more R&B-based feel with more backup sing-