LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS

Album version


(Whoaaa whoa-whoaaa, this train)
(I'm calling this train)
(Don't you wanna ride)
(This train, this train)
(This train, this train)
(Whoa-whoa, get on, get on, get on, get on, get on)

Grab your ticket and your suitcase, thunder's rolling down this track
Well, you don't know where you're going now, but you know you won't be back
Well, darling, if you're weary, lay your head upon my chest
We'll take what we can carry, yeah, and we'll leave the rest

Well, big wheels roll through the fields where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams

I will provide for you and I'll stand by your side
You'll need a good companion now for this part of the ride
Yeah, leave behind your sorrows, let this day be the last
Well, tomorrow there'll be sunshine and all this darkness past

Well, big wheels roll through fields where sunlight streams
Oh, meet me in a land of hope and dreams

Well, this train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls

I said, this train, dreams will not be thwarted
This train, faith will be rewarded
This train, hear the steel wheels singing
This train, bells of freedom ringing

[Clarence Clemons sax solo]

Yes, this train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls

I said, this train carries broken-hearted
This train, thieves and sweet souls departed
This train carries fools and kings thrown
This train, all aboard

I said, now this train, dreams will not be thwarted
This train, faith will be rewarded
This train, the steel wheels singing
This train, bells of freedom ringing

Come on this train
People get ready
You don't need no ticket
All you gotta do is
Just get onboard
Onboard this train (this train, now)
People get ready
You don't need no ticket (oh now, no you don't)
You don't need no ticket
You just get onboard (people get ready)
You just thank the Lord (people get ready)
You just thank the Lord (people get ready)
You just thank the Lord (people get ready)
(Come on this train, people get ready)
(Come on this train, people get ready) [fades]


Info

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 2012 album Wrecking Ball. The above lyrics are for Springsteen's album version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS as released on Wrecking Ball.

The album version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS debuted on 01 Mar 2012, streaming on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon website.

Composition and Recording

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was written in 1998 or early 1999, and debuted live with the E Street Band on 18 Mar 1999 in Asbury Park, NJ. In a December 2013 interview for Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen told Andy Greene that the song was "written for the E Street band when we got together in the late nineties."

A studio version was included on Springsteen's Wrecking Ball album. The song has been re-worked with electronic drums and a gospel choir. The line-up includes Bruce Springsteen, Ron Aniello, Charles Giordano (B-3 organ), Clarence Clemons (saxophone), Soozie Tyrell (violin and backing vocals), Patti Scialfa (backing vocals), Lisa Lowell (backing vocals), the Victorious Gospel Choir (backing vocals), and a horn section consisting from Curt Ramm (trumpet and/or cornet), Clark Gayton (trombone), Stan Harrison (clarinet, alto sax, and/or tenor sax), Ed Manion (tenor sax and/or baritone sax), Dan Levine (alto horn and/or euphonium), and Art Baron (euphonium and/or tuba). Steven Van Zandt is not credited on this track, but he sings background vocals and plays mandolin, as confirmed by Ron Aniello.

The song was recorded in the latter half of 2011, after the passing of Clarence Clemons. Ron Aniello got a couple of recorded Clemons saxophone performances. They were in a different key and a different tempo, so he tweaked them on the computer, but didn't reveal the result to Springsteen because of what he was going through after the passing of Clemons. Later, when they were mixing the song, Springsteen said that he wished they got Clarence performing on it, so Aniello told him about the saxophone recording he was working on. He added it to the track and it was a special moment for Springsteen when he heard it. "We were lucky to get him on 'Land Of Hope And Dreams'," Springsteen said of Clemons' presence on the track. "When he comes up, it's just a lovely moment for me."

In a 19 Dec 2013 interview that premiered on 10 Jan 2014 during Dave Marsh's Live From E Street Nation show on Sirius XM's E Street Radio channel, Bruce Springsteen explained that it's hard to record a song in studio after playing it live for a long time. "Very very hard to top any E Street Band live recordings of any of those songs," he said. "['Land Of Hope And Dreams'] took a good deal of the time we spent just trying to make it fresh enough to where it made sense to be on the record; change it rhythmically a little bit, but also to keep what the band brought to it, which is the enormous intensity and the power."

The studio version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS starts and ends with lines from The Impressions' PEOPLE GET READY, performed by the Victorious Gospel Choir.

For LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS, Springsteen adapted the mandolin solo from Joe Grushecky's LABOR OF LOVE, virtually note by note.

Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball is Bruce Springsteen's seventeenth studio album. It was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen and executive producer Jon Landau, and features special guest appearances from Tom Morello and Matt Chamberlain. The album features 11 new Springsteen recordings and a special edition includes two bonus tracks. All 13 tracks are Springsteen compositions, three of which have previously been released in live forms.

Before the album came together, Springsteen was originally working on a gospel record on which he spent on-and-off about a year. He had written about 30 to 40 songs, including WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN, SHACKLED AND DRAWN, and ROCKY GROUND. In a December 2013 interview for Rolling Stone, Ron Aniello told Andy Greene: "Those were about 30 or 40 songs. They were very unique for him, unlike anything I'd ever heard." Aniello later wanted to work on these songs, to help arrange them or give Springsteen ideas for a potential release, but instead he worked on what became High Hopes and none of those songs ended up on the 2014 album. "Those are lovely songs, but none of them are on this record." When asked how he would describe the sound of those songs, Aniello said, "I would compare them to Aaron Copland. It has a very open landscape feel and I guess... You wouldn't call it country. It's just very hard to describe. You'll just have to wait. I'm actually working on some of the songs now and going through them. He's looking for a way to approach that album." At the end of the interview, Aniello said that he doesn't know if any of those pre-Wrecking Ball songs are going to be released someday. "It's all up to Bruce. I know they're going on tour in January. Hopefully sometime in 2014 they'll be interested in hearing my record."

Then Springsteen decided to drop the project and started focusing on solo material. It was on 09 Jan 2011 that Ron Aniello first went to Colts Neck to help Springsteen finish arrangements for the project he was working on. After they had been working together for about a month, Springsteen wrote EASY MONEY which was a different style of song to what they've been working on before. As Aniello told to WCHR-FM's Tom Cunningham, "things just started steam rolling into this other record, you know, not sure what was going round in his mind." Springsteen was bringing in more songs, and it was evident that the direction of the music was changing. Jon Landau came in, listened to the music, and after a discussion with Springsteen they decided to do a new album. "Literally, this man bought in a new song every day. He just bulldozed us with these songs," Aniello explained.

Springsteen was coming in every morning with a new song and it would start with just him and his guitar. He would then sing a rhythm to Aniello, or sit down at the drums and play a beat. Aniello was looping these drum beats – no drum machines were used on Wrecking Ball – and adding other layers, like loops of percussion, also played by Springsteen. According to Aniello, this was done just for convenience because they were alone in studio, songs were coming in quick, and there were no other musicians there. The loops stayed, and other instruments were added at later stages. "Ron brought a large library of sound that allowed me to explore – like maybe a hip-hop drum loop or country-blues stomp loop," Springsteen told Rolling Stone in 2012. "The actual drums came later. There was no preconceived set of instruments that needed to be used, I could go anywhere, do anything, use anything. It was very wide open." Everybody who was around was participating in the recording. They even jumped on pieces of plywood, built some some risers to stomp on, and hit couches to makes noises.

Wrecking Ball was mainly recorded at Stone Hill Studio, Springsteen's home studio at his Colts Neck, NJ farm house. The album was released on Columbia Records on 05 Mar 2012 in the UK, 06 Mar 2012 in the United States, and 21 Mar 2012 in Japan.

Bruce Springsteen -- Wrecking Ball (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- Wrecking Ball (album cover art)

Wrecking Ball was recorded with a large ensemble of musicians. There's a core of six musicians, while all others are just guest artists. Some E Street Band members appear on a few of the tracks. According to Ron Aniello, the album credits are "a mess" and will be revised in future reissues.

  • Bruce Springsteen (lead vocals, guitars, banjo, piano, organ, drums, percussion, and loops) appears on all the album's tracks.
  • Ron Aniello (guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, loops, percussion, hurdy gurdy, and backing vocals) appears on all of the album's tracks. He is also the album producer.
  • Matt Chamberlain (drums and percussion) appears on tracks 3, 5, and 8.
  • Max Weinberg (drums) is an E Street Band member and appears on tracks 7, 11, and 13.
  • Steve Jordan (percussion) has previously appeared on Springsteen's Devils & Dust, playing drums and percussion. He plays percussion on track 2.
  • Kevin Buell (drums and backing vocals) is Springsteen's guitar technician. He appears on track 5.
  • Charles Giordano (accordion, piano, B-3 organ, and celeste) recorded and toured with The Seeger Sessions Band and joined the E Street band in 2008. He appears on most of the album's tracks.
  • Marc Muller (pedal steel guitar) is a multi-instrumentalist who mainly plays string instruments. He plays pedal steel guitar on track 3.
  • Tom Morello (electric guitar) appears on tracks 4 and 6.
  • Greg Leisz (banjo, mandola, and lap steel) is a multi-instrumentalist, mainly playing lap and pedal steel guitars, guitar, mandolin, and bass. He appears on tracks 8 and 11.
  • Rob Lebert (electric guitar and backing vocals) appears on tracks 5, 7, 8, 12, and 13.
  • Darrell Leonard (trumpet and bass trumpet) is a Los Angeles based trumpet player, composer and arranger. He appears on track 11.
  • Curt Ramm (trumpet and cornet) toured with The Seeger Sessions Band. He appears on tracks 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10.
  • Clark Gayton (trombone) toured with The Seeger Sessions Band. He appears on tracks 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10.
  • Stan Harrison (clarinet, alto sax, and tenor sax) has previously appeared on Springsteen's The Promise, playing tenor saxophone. He appears on tracks 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10.
  • Ed Manion (tenor sax and baritone sax) is a member of The Miami Horns and he toured with the E Street band in 1988 and recorded and toured with The Seeger Sessions Band. He appears on tracks 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10.
  • Dan Levine (alto horn and euphonium) is a New York City based musician who plays several horn instruments in studios and live. He appears on tracks 3, 4, 9, and 10.
  • Art Baron (euphonium, tuba, sousaphone, and penny whistle) recorded and toured with The Seeger Sessions Band. He appears on tracks 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10.
  • Clarence Clemons (saxophone) was an E Street Band member and appears on tracks 7 and 10.
  • Soozie Tyrell (violin and backing vocals) started touring with the E Street band in 2002 and toured with The Seeger Sessions Band in 2006. She appears on most of the album's tracks.
  • Patti Scialfa (backing vocals and vocal arrangements) is Springsteen's wife and a member of the E Street Band since 1984. She appears on most of the album's tracks.
  • Lisa Lowell (backing vocals) has been singing backup vocals on several Springsteen albums since 1992 and recorded and toured with The Seeger Sessions Band. She appears on tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, and 12.
  • Cindy Mizelle (background vocals) toured with The Seeger Sessions Band and the E Street Band in 2009. She appears on track 3.
  • Ross Peterson (backing vocals) appears on tracks 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, and 13.
  • Cliff Norrell (tuba and backing vocals) is the album's recording engineer. He appears on tracks 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, and 13.
  • New York String Section (strings), also known as the New York Chamber Consort, consists of Rob Mathes (orchestration), Sandy Park (string contractor), Lisa Kim (concertmaster), Myumju Lee (violin), Ann Lehmaan (violin), Lizz Lim (violin), Johanna Marher (violin), Annaliesa Place (violin), Fiona Simon (violin), Sharon Yamada (violin), Jung Sun Yu (violin), Karen Dreyfus (viola), Daniel Panner (viola), Robert Rinehart (viola), Mina Smith (cello), and Alan Stepansky (cello). It appears on tracks 1, 4, and 7.
  • Victorious Gospel Choir (backing vocals) has previously appeared on Springsteen's The Rising. On Wrecking Ball, the choir includes Michelle Moore, Antoinette Savage, Corinda Carford, Tiffeny Andrews, Soloman Cobbs, and Lillie Brown. It appears on tracks 2, 9, and 10. Michelle Moore is credited separately on the three tracks. The remaining singers are credited individually on track 2, and as the Victorious Gospel Choir on tracks 9 and 10.
  • Jeremy McCoy (bass violin) is a bass guitar player. He appears on track 12.
  • Dan Shelly (bassoon) is an orchestra bassoon player. He appears on track 12.
  • Mark Romatz (contra bassoon) is an orchestra bassoon player. He appears on track 12.
  • Steven Van Zandt (mandolin and backing vocals) is an E Street Band member. He appears on tracks 7, 10, and 13.

Wrecking Ball is available in three configurations: standard CD edition, special CD edition, and double-disc LP. The special CD edition features two bonus tracks and exclusive packaging. The double-disc LP is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and includes a CD version of the album.

The album topped the charts in 16 countries, including the United States and the UK.

Country Chart Peak position
Australia Aria Top 50 Albums Chart 2
Austria Alben Top 75 1
Belgium Ultratop 50 Albums (Flanders) 1
Belgium Ultratop 50 Albums (Wallonia) 3
Canada Billboard Top Canadian Albums 3
Croatia Arhiva Kombiniranih (all artists chart) 1
Croatia Arhiva Stranih (foreign artists sub-chart) 1
Czech Republic 4
Denmark Album 40 1
Finland Suomen Virallinen Albumilista 1
France Top 200 Albums 3
Germany Media Control Charts Top 100 Albums 1
Greece 24
Hong Kong 22
Hungary Top 40 Albums 2
Ireland Top 100 Individual Artist Albums 1
Israel 3
Italy Top 20 Albums 1
Japan Japan Hot 100 16
New Zealand Album Top 40 1
Norway VG Lista Topp 40 Album 1
Poland Poland Albums Top 50 10
Portugal Albums Top 30 4
Slovenia 3
Spain Album Top 100 1
Sweden Sverigetopplistan Albums Top 60 1
Switzerland Albums Top 100 1
The Netherlands GFK Dutch AlbumTop 100 1
UK Official UK Albums Top 100 1
USA Billboard 200 1

Other Official Releases

Other versions of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In New York City (album cover art)
The live 01 Jul 2000 version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was released on the Live In New York City album and home video in 2001.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In Barcelona
The live 16 Oct 2002 version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was released on the Live In Barcelona home video in 2003.
Various artists -- 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief (album cover art)
The live 12 Dec 2012 version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was released on the 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief album and home video in 2013.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Apollo Theater 03/09/12
The live 09 Mar 2012 version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was released on the Apollo Theater 03/09/12 official live download in 2014.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013
The live 11 Jul 2013 version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was released on the Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013 official live download in 2015.

Live History: on-tour

In preparation for The Reunion Tour, LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed during both of the tour's two public warm-up rehearsal shows that took place in March 1999 in Asbury Park. The song is also known to have been practiced during at least one of the private rehearsals that took place in March 1999 in Asbury Park prior to the tour's first leg, and during the private rehearsal that took place in April 1999 in Barcelona the day before the tour kicked off in Spain.

  1. 11 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  2. 18 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  3. 19 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  4. 08 Apr 1999 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain (private rehearsal)

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed 132 times during what is known as The Reunion Tour (132 dates, April 1999 to July 2000); that is each and every one of the tour's regular dates. The 01 Jul 2000 performance of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was officially released in 2001 on the Live In New York City album and home video. See the live 01 Jul 2000 version for more details.

  1. 09 Apr 1999 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 11 Apr 1999 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
  3. 13 Apr 1999 at Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
  4. 15 Apr 1999 at Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany
  5. 17 Apr 1999 at Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy
  6. 19 Apr 1999 at Fila Forum, Milan, Italy
  7. 20 Apr 1999 at Fila Forum, Milan, Italy
  8. 23 Apr 1999 at Donau Arena, Regensburg, Germany
  9. 24 Apr 1999 at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
  10. 26 Apr 1999 at Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
  11. 28 Apr 1999 at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
  12. 01 May 1999 at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
  13. 02 May 1999 at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
  14. 16 May 1999 at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England
  15. 18 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  16. 19 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  17. 21 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  18. 23 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  19. 25 May 1999 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  20. 27 May 1999 at Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium
  21. 29 May 1999 at Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
  22. 30 May 1999 at Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
  23. 02 Jun 1999 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  24. 03 Jun 1999 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  25. 05 Jun 1999 at Estadio La Romareda, Zaragoza, Spain
  26. 07 Jun 1999 at Estadio De La Comunidad, Madrid, Spain
  27. 11 Jun 1999 at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy
  28. 13 Jun 1999 at Bruno-Platche-Stadion, Leipzig, Germany
  29. 15 Jun 1999 at Stadion Am Bieberer Berg, Offenbach, Germany
  30. 17 Jun 1999 at Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany
  31. 19 Jun 1999 at Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  32. 20 Jun 1999 at Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  33. 23 Jun 1999 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  34. 24 Jun 1999 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  35. 26 Jun 1999 at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  36. 27 Jun 1999 at Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
  37. 15 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  38. 18 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  39. 20 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  40. 24 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  41. 26 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  42. 27 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  43. 29 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  44. 01 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  45. 02 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  46. 04 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  47. 06 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  48. 07 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  49. 09 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  50. 11 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  51. 12 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  52. 21 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  53. 22 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  54. 24 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  55. 26 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  56. 27 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  57. 31 Aug 1999 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  58. 01 Sep 1999 at MCI Center, WashinGTON, DC
  59. 03 Sep 1999 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  60. 08 Sep 1999 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  61. 09 Sep 1999 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  62. 13 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  63. 15 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  64. 20 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  65. 21 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  66. 24 Sep 1999 at First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  67. 25 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  68. 27 Sep 1999 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  69. 28 Sep 1999 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  70. 30 Sep 1999 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  71. 15 Oct 1999 at America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ
  72. 17 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  73. 18 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  74. 21 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  75. 23 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  76. 25 Oct 1999 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
  77. 26 Oct 1999 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
  78. 28 Oct 1999 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
  79. 06 Nov 1999 at Fargodome, Fargo, ND
  80. 09 Nov 1999 at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
  81. 10 Nov 1999 at Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  82. 14 Nov 1999 at Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
  83. 15 Nov 1999 at Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
  84. 17 Nov 1999 at Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
  85. 19 Nov 1999 at Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY
  86. 21 Nov 1999 at Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY
  87. 28 Nov 1999 at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  88. 29 Nov 1999 at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  89. 28 Feb 2000 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  90. 04 Mar 2000 at Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL
  91. 06 Mar 2000 at Ice Palace, Tampa, FL
  92. 09 Mar 2000 at National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
  93. 10 Mar 2000 at National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
  94. 13 Mar 2000 at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
  95. 14 Mar 2000 at Alltel Arena, Little Rock, AR
  96. 18 Mar 2000 at Pyramid Arena, Memphis, TN
  97. 19 Mar 2000 at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  98. 30 Mar 2000 at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  99. 31 Mar 2000 at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  100. 03 Apr 2000 at Rose Garden, Portland, OR
  101. 04 Apr 2000 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  102. 08 Apr 2000 at Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO
  103. 09 Apr 2000 at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
  104. 12 Apr 2000 at Nashville Arena, Nashville, TN
  105. 15 Apr 2000 at Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
  106. 17 Apr 2000 at Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
  107. 18 Apr 2000 at Compaq Center, Houston, TX
  108. 21 Apr 2000 at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
  109. 22 Apr 2000 at Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, Raleigh, NC
  110. 25 Apr 2000 at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  111. 26 Apr 2000 at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  112. 30 Apr 2000 at Firstar Center, Cincinnati, OH
  113. 03 May 2000 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
  114. 04 May 2000 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
  115. 07 May 2000 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  116. 08 May 2000 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  117. 21 May 2000 at Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
  118. 22 May 2000 at Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
  119. 27 May 2000 at Mgm Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  120. 29 May 2000 at Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  121. 03 Jun 2000 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  122. 04 Jun 2000 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  123. 12 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  124. 15 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  125. 17 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  126. 20 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  127. 22 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  128. 23 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  129. 26 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  130. 27 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  131. 29 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  132. 01 Jul 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

In preparation for The Rising Tour, LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed during 4 of the tour's five public warm-up rehearsal shows that took place in July and August 2002 in Asbury Park and East Rutherford. The song is also known to have been practiced during at least one of the private rehearsals that took place in July 2002 in Fort Monmouth and sbury Park prior to the tour's first leg.

  1. 23 Jul 2002 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  2. 26 Jul 2002 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal for contest winners and guests)
  3. 30 Jul 2002 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  4. 02 Aug 2002 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  5. 05 Aug 2002 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ (public rehearsal)

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed 113 times during The Rising Tour (120 dates, August 2002 to October 2003), missing only 7 dates in the last month of the tour. On this tour, the song featured lines from The Impressions' PEOPLE GET READY. The complete 16 Oct 2002 concert at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain, was released on the Live In Barcelona DVD in 2003. See the live 16 Oct 2002 version for more details.

  1. 07 Aug 2002 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  2. 10 Aug 2002 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  3. 12 Aug 2002 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  4. 14 Aug 2002 at Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
  5. 15 Aug 2002 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  6. 18 Aug 2002 at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
  7. 20 Aug 2002 at Rose Garden, Portland, OR
  8. 21 Aug 2002 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  9. 24 Aug 2002 at The Forum, Inglewood, CA
  10. 25 Aug 2002 at America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ
  11. 27 Aug 2002 at Compaq Center At San Jose, San Jose, CA
  12. 30 Aug 2002 at Savvis Center, St Louis, MO
  13. 22 Sep 2002 at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  14. 24 Sep 2002 at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
  15. 25 Sep 2002 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  16. 27 Sep 2002 at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
  17. 29 Sep 2002 at Fargodome, Fargo, ND
  18. 30 Sep 2002 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  19. 04 Oct 2002 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  20. 06 Oct 2002 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  21. 07 Oct 2002 at HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
  22. 14 Oct 2002 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  23. 16 Oct 2002 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
  24. 18 Oct 2002 at Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy
  25. 20 Oct 2002 at Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
  26. 22 Oct 2002 at Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  27. 24 Oct 2002 at Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
  28. 27 Oct 2002 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  29. 03 Nov 2002 at American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  30. 04 Nov 2002 at Compaq Center, Houston, TX
  31. 12 Nov 2002 at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
  32. 14 Nov 2002 at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
  33. 16 Nov 2002 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  34. 19 Nov 2002 at Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Arena, Birmingham, AL
  35. 21 Nov 2002 at TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FL
  36. 23 Nov 2002 at American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  37. 24 Nov 2002 at Ice Palace, Tampa, FL
  38. 02 Dec 2002 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  39. 04 Dec 2002 at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  40. 05 Dec 2002 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
  41. 08 Dec 2002 at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
  42. 09 Dec 2002 at Carolina Center, Columbia, SC
  43. 13 Dec 2002 at Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY
  44. 16 Dec 2002 at Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
  45. 17 Dec 2002 at Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  46. 28 Feb 2003 at The Arena At Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
  47. 02 Mar 2003 at Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
  48. 04 Mar 2003 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL
  49. 06 Mar 2003 at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
  50. 07 Mar 2003 at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
  51. 10 Mar 2003 at Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI
  52. 11 Mar 2003 at Blue Cross Arena At The War Memorial, Rochester, NY
  53. 20 Mar 2003 at Telstra Dome, Melbourne, Australia
  54. 22 Mar 2003 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
  55. 25 Mar 2003 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
  56. 26 Mar 2003 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
  57. 28 Mar 2003 at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
  58. 09 Apr 2003 at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA
  59. 11 Apr 2003 at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada
  60. 13 Apr 2003 at Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary, Canada
  61. 14 Apr 2003 at Skyreach Centre, Edmonton, Canada
  62. 18 Apr 2003 at Corel Centre, Ottawa, Canada
  63. 19 Apr 2003 at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
  64. 06 May 2003 at Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  65. 08 May 2003 at Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  66. 10 May 2003 at Südweststadion, Ludwigshafen, Germany
  67. 12 May 2003 at Koning Boudewijn Stadion, Brussels, Belgium
  68. 15 May 2003 at Estadio Municipal El Molinón, Gijón, Spain
  69. 17 May 2003 at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona, Spain
  70. 19 May 2003 at Estadio De La Comunidad, Madrid, Spain
  71. 22 May 2003 at Arena Auf Schalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  72. 24 May 2003 at Stade De France, Saint-Denis, France
  73. 26 May 2003 at Crystal Palace National Sports Stadium, London, England
  74. 27 May 2003 at Crystal Palace National Sports Stadium, London, England
  75. 29 May 2003 at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester, England
  76. 31 May 2003 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  77. 08 Jun 2003 at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy
  78. 10 Jun 2003 at Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
  79. 12 Jun 2003 at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany
  80. 14 Jun 2003 at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  81. 16 Jun 2003 at Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
  82. 17 Jun 2003 at Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
  83. 19 Jun 2003 at Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
  84. 21 Jun 2003 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
  85. 22 Jun 2003 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
  86. 25 Jun 2003 at Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
  87. 28 Jun 2003 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
  88. 15 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  89. 17 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  90. 18 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  91. 21 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  92. 24 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  93. 26 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  94. 27 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  95. 01 Aug 2003 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
  96. 02 Aug 2003 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
  97. 06 Aug 2003 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
  98. 08 Aug 2003 at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
  99. 09 Aug 2003 at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
  100. 11 Aug 2003 at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
  101. 13 Aug 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
  102. 16 Aug 2003 at Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco, CA
  103. 17 Aug 2003 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
  104. 28 Aug 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  105. 30 Aug 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  106. 31 Aug 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  107. 10 Sep 2003 at SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
  108. 18 Sep 2003 at Rentschler Field, Hartford, CT
  109. 20 Sep 2003 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
  110. 21 Sep 2003 at Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
  111. 25 Sep 2003 at Invesco Field At Mile High, Denver, CO
  112. 27 Sep 2003 at Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
  113. 04 Oct 2003 at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY

In preparation for the Vote For Change Tour, LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS is known to have been practiced during one of the tour's three private rehearsals that took place from 27 to 29 Sep 2004 in Asbury Park.


  1. 27 Sep 2004 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed 23 times during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour (72 dates, April to November 2005).

  1. 05 May 2005 at Oakland Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
  2. 10 May 2005 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  3. 11 May 2005 at Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL
  4. 14 May 2005 at Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA
  5. 15 May 2005 at Wolstein Center At Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  6. 17 May 2005 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
  7. 19 May 2005 at The Theater At Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  8. 20 May 2005 at Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
  9. 24 May 2005 at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  10. 01 Jun 2005 at Pavelló Olímpic De Badalona, Barcelona, Spain
  11. 02 Jun 2005 at Palacio De Deportes De La Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  12. 04 Jun 2005 at Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy
  13. 06 Jun 2005 at Palalottomatica, Rome, Italy
  14. 07 Jun 2005 at Datch Forum, Milan, Italy
  15. 13 Jun 2005 at Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
  16. 15 Jun 2005 at Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
  17. 19 Jun 2005 at Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  18. 20 Jun 2005 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  19. 22 Jun 2005 at Forum København, Copenhagen, Denmark
  20. 20 Jul 2005 at Arena At Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT
  21. 15 Oct 2005 at Dane County Arena At Alliant Center, Madison, WI
  22. 30 Oct 2005 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
  23. 04 Nov 2005 at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed 3 times during The Seeger Sessions Tour.

  1. 24 Oct 2006 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 29 Oct 2006 at Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
  3. 12 Nov 2006 at Wembley Arena, London, England

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was sound-checked prior to the 14 Jun 2008 show in Cardiff, Wales, (as far as it's known) but it was not performed on any of the Magic Tour's regular shows.

In preparation for the Working On A Dream Tour, LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed during one of the tour's two public warm-up rehearsal shows that took place in March 2009 in Asbury Park.

  1. 24 Mar 2009 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed 41 times during the Working On A Dream Tour (83 dates, April to November 2009), including the 36 first consecutive dates. On this tour, the song featured lines from The Impressions' PEOPLE GET READY.

  1. 01 Apr 2009 at HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA
  2. 03 Apr 2009 at Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, AZ
  3. 05 Apr 2009 at University Of Texas, Austin, TX
  4. 07 Apr 2009 at BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
  5. 08 Apr 2009 at Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  6. 10 Apr 2009 at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  7. 15 Apr 2009 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  8. 16 Apr 2009 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  9. 21 Apr 2009 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
  10. 22 Apr 2009 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
  11. 24 Apr 2009 at XL Center, Hartford, CT
  12. 26 Apr 2009 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA (with Jay Weinberg)
  13. 28 Apr 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  14. 29 Apr 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with Jay Weinberg)
  15. 02 May 2009 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC (with Jay Weinberg)
  16. 04 May 2009 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  17. 05 May 2009 at John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA (with Jay Weinberg)
  18. 07 May 2009 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  19. 08 May 2009 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  20. 11 May 2009 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  21. 12 May 2009 at United Center, Chicago, IL (with Jay Weinberg)
  22. 14 May 2009 at Times Union Center, Albany, NY (with Jay Weinberg)
  23. 15 May 2009 at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA (with Jay Weinberg)
  24. 18 May 2009 at Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  25. 19 May 2009 at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  26. 21 May 2009 at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ (with Jay Weinberg)
  27. 23 May 2009 at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
  28. 30 May 2009 at Megaland, Landgraaf, The Netherlands (with Jay Weinberg)
  29. 02 Jun 2009 at Ratinan Stadion, Tampere, Finland (with Jay Weinberg)
  30. 04 Jun 2009 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden (with Jay Weinberg)
  31. 05 Jun 2009 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden (with Jay Weinberg)
  32. 07 Jun 2009 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden (with Jay Weinberg)
  33. 09 Jun 2009 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway (with Jay Weinberg)
  34. 10 Jun 2009 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway (with Jay Weinberg)
  35. 13 Jun 2009 at Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN (with Jay Weinberg)
  36. 27 Jun 2009 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, England
  37. 21 Jul 2009 at Stadio Olimpico Di Torino, Turin, Italy
  38. 30 Jul 2009 at Estadio Municipal De Foietes, Benidorm, Spain
  39. 02 Aug 2009 at Auditorio Monte Do Gozo, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
  40. 19 Oct 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  41. 20 Nov 2009 at 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed 85 times during the Wrecking Ball Tour (133 dates, March 2012 to September 2013). The live 11 Jul 2013 version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was released on the Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013 official live download in 2015.

  1. 18 Mar 2012 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  2. 19 Mar 2012 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  3. 23 Mar 2012 at Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, FL
  4. 26 Mar 2012 at TD Garden, Boston, MA
  5. 28 Mar 2012 at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  6. 01 Apr 2012 at Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  7. 03 Apr 2012 at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ
  8. 09 Apr 2012 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  9. 12 Apr 2012 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  10. 16 Apr 2012 at Times Union Center, Albany, NY
  11. 26 Apr 2012 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  12. 27 Apr 2012 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  13. 29 Apr 2012 at New Orleans Fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA
  14. 02 May 2012 at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  15. 13 May 2012 at Estadio Olimpico De La Cartuja, Seville, Spain
  16. 15 May 2012 at Estadio De Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
  17. 27 May 2012 at Rheinenergiestadion, Cologne, Germany
  18. 02 Jun 2012 at Estadio Anoeta, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
  19. 07 Jun 2012 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
  20. 10 Jun 2012 at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy
  21. 19 Jun 2012 at Park & Suites Arena, Montpellier, France
  22. 21 Jun 2012 at Stadium Of Light, Sunderland, England
  23. 22 Jun 2012 at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
  24. 24 Jun 2012 at Seaclose Park, Isle Of Wight, England
  25. 04 Jul 2012 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  26. 05 Jul 2012 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  27. 07 Jul 2012 at Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark
  28. 09 Jul 2012 at Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland
  29. 11 Jul 2012 at Synot Tip Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
  30. 12 Jul 2012 at Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria
  31. 14 Jul 2012 at Hyde Park, London, England
  32. 17 Jul 2012 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  33. 18 Jul 2012 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  34. 21 Jul 2012 at Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
  35. 28 Jul 2012 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
  36. 31 Jul 2012 at Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
  37. 15 Aug 2012 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
  38. 24 Aug 2012 at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada
  39. 29 Aug 2012 at Vernon Downs Raceway, Vernon, NY
  40. 02 Sep 2012 at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
  41. 07 Sep 2012 at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
  42. 14 Sep 2012 at Nationals Park, Washington, DC
  43. 19 Sep 2012 at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  44. 21 Oct 2012 at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Canada
  45. 23 Oct 2012 at John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
  46. 25 Oct 2012 at XL Center, Hartford, CT
  47. 27 Oct 2012 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  48. 31 Oct 2012 at Blue Cross Arena At The War Memorial, Rochester, NY
  49. 01 Nov 2012 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  50. 03 Nov 2012 at KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
  51. 12 Nov 2012 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  52. 15 Nov 2012 at Centurylink Center, Omaha, NE
  53. 17 Nov 2012 at Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
  54. 19 Nov 2012 at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  55. 26 Nov 2012 at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
  56. 28 Nov 2012 at Rose Garden, Portland, OR
  57. 30 Nov 2012 at Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
  58. 04 Dec 2012 at Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
  59. 10 Dec 2012 at Palacio De Los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico
  60. 16 Mar 2013 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
  61. 24 Mar 2013 at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
  62. 30 Apr 2013 at Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
  63. 03 May 2013 at Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden
  64. 07 May 2013 at HK Areena, Turku, Finland
  65. 16 May 2013 at Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning, Denmark
  66. 23 May 2013 at Piazza Del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy
  67. 28 May 2013 at AWD-Arena, Hannover, Germany
  68. 03 Jun 2013 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
  69. 15 Jun 2013 at Wembley Stadium, London, England
  70. 18 Jun 2013 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
  71. 22 Jun 2013 at Goffertpark, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  72. 29 Jun 2013 at Stade De France, Saint-Denis, France
  73. 03 Jul 2013 at Stade De Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland
  74. 07 Jul 2013 at Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany
  75. 11 Jul 2013 at Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy
  76. 13 Jul 2013 at Festivalpark, Werchter, Belgium
  77. 16 Jul 2013 at Thomond Park, Limerick, Ireland
  78. 18 Jul 2013 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, Ireland
  79. 24 Jul 2013 at First Direct Arena, Leeds, England
  80. 27 Jul 2013 at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, Ireland
  81. 28 Jul 2013 at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, Ireland
  82. 12 Sep 2013 at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
  83. 14 Sep 2013 at Estadio G.E.B.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina
  84. 18 Sep 2013 at Espaço Das Américas, São Paulo, Brazil
  85. 21 Sep 2013 at Cidade Do Rock, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed 16 times during the High Hopes Tour (34 dates, January to May 2014).

  1. 26 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. 01 Feb 2014 at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
  3. 08 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
  4. 15 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
  5. 16 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
  6. 19 Feb 2014 at Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
  7. 22 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
  8. 01 Mar 2014 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
  9. 06 Apr 2014 at Old Reunion Arena Site, Dallas, TX
  10. 08 Apr 2014 at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
  11. 12 Apr 2014 at Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
  12. 17 Apr 2014 at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  13. 22 Apr 2014 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  14. 24 Apr 2014 at PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  15. 29 Apr 2014 at BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
  16. 03 May 2014 at New Orleans Fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA

Live History: off-tour)/HEADER]

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed off-tour on 18 Aug 2001 at Asbury Park Waterfront in Asbury Park, NJ, during the 26th annual Clearwater Festival. This was the first-ever acoustic version of the song.

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed off-tour on 18 and 19 Oct 2001 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, during The Alliance Of Neighbors Concerts. These shows were fundraisers for the families from Monmouth County, NJ, that were affected by the 9/11 tragedy. The 19 Oct 2001 show was broadcast on cable television.

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed off-tour on 02 Dec 2004 at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA, during the "Flood Aid '04" benefit concert. The song was played solo on acoustic guitar.

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed off-tour on 09 Mar 2012 at Apollo Theater in New York City, NY, during the Sirius Satellite Radio 10-year anniversary celebration. The song was played with the E Street Band. The live 09 Mar 2012 version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was released on the Apollo Theater 03/09/12 official live download in 2014.

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed off-tour on 15 Mar 2012 at Moody Theater in Austin, TX, during the South By Southwest music festival. The song was played with the E Street Band.

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed off-tour on 02 Nov 2012 at Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY, during the NBC Telethon "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together". The song was played in a full-band, abbreviated version, and featured lines from The Impressions' PEOPLE GET READY.

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed off-tour on 12 Dec 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, during the "12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief" benefit. The song was played in a full-band arrangement and featuring lines from The Impressions' PEOPLE GET READY. The live 12 Dec 2012 version of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was released on the 12 12 12: The Concert For Sandy Relief album and home video in 2013.

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed off-tour on 06 Aug 2015 at NEP Studio 52 in New York City, NY, during a TV appearance on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The song was played in abbreviated version and featuring lines from The Impressions' PEOPLE GET READY. See the live 12 Dec 2012 version for more details.

  1. 18 Aug 2001 at Asbury Park Waterfront, Asbury Park, NJ
  2. 18 Oct 2001 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
  3. 19 Oct 2001 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
  4. 02 Dec 2004 at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
  5. 09 Mar 2012 at Apollo Theater, New York City, NY
  6. 15 Mar 2012 at Moody Theater, Austin, TX
  7. 02 Nov 2012 at Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY
  8. 12 Dec 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
  9. 06 Aug 2015 at NEP Studio 52, New York City, NY

Bruce Springsteen appeared at a total of six Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers concerts at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2010, 2011, and 2014. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed on 03 Nov 2011. The song was played solo on acoustic guitar.

  1. 03 Nov 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Since 2007 Springsteen has been playing the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit shows. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed during the fifth (2011) and sixth (2012) annual benefits. The song was played solo acoustic.

  1. 09 Nov 2011 at Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY (during the fifth annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit)
  2. 08 Nov 2012 at Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY (during the sixth annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit)

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was performed on three of the seven Barack Obama 2012 election rallies on which Springsteen appeared. The song was played in a solo acoustic arrangement.

  1. 05 Nov 2012 at Downtown Madison, Madison, WI
  2. 05 Nov 2012 at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
  3. 05 Nov 2012 at Des Moines East Village, Des Moines, IA
[HEADER]Covers

A few artists have recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS.

Jorcx -- Històries Alienes (album cover art)
Jorcx -- Històries Alienes

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Spain, 2001
Various artists -- The Next Paradigm (album cover art)
Various artists -- The Next Paradigm

CD - InterTerra New Media (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2008

This is a various artists album that accompanies the book of the same name. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS is performed by Aaron And Andrew.
Tom Brooksby -- Brooksby Does Bruce (album cover art)
Tom Brooksby -- Brooksby Does Bruce

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- For You 2: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen (album cover art)
Various artists -- For You 2: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

2-CD - Route 66 Music (DTCDA005-2) - Italy, 2010

This is a various artists Bruce Springsteen tribute album. LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS is performed by Mardi Gras. The song was also included on Mardi Gras' 2011 album Among The Streams.
The Hit Co. -- Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 3 1990-2009 (album cover art)
The Hit Co. -- Long Live The Boss: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen Vol. 3 1990-2009

Digital album - Planet Music (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2010

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album. The Hit Co.'s cover of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS was also included in 2012 on their download-only digital Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp tribute album Working Class Heroes: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, Vol. 2.
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen (album cover art)
The Boss Band -- The Ultimate Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Big Eye Music (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2011

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen, Vol. 2 (album cover art)
Déjà Vu -- Tribute To Working Class Hero Bruce Springsteen, Vol. 2

Digital album - Zulu (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen (album cover art)
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Talking Clive (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Jimmy LaFave -- Depending On The Distance (album cover art)
Jimmy LaFave -- Depending On The Distance

CD - Music Road Records (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012
Martyn Joseph -- Tires Rushing By In The Rain (album cover art)
Martyn Joseph -- Tires Rushing By In The Rain

CD - Pipe Records (PRCD023) - UK, 2013

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

Credits

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Available Versions

List of available versions of LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS on this website:

LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Album version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 01 Jul 2000 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 16 Oct 2002 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 09 Mar 2012 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 12 Dec 2012 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 11 Jul 2013 version]
LAND OF HOPE AND DREAMS [Live 06 Aug 2015 version]

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