ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)

Album version


Spread out now, Rosie, doctor come cut loose her mama's reins
You know playin' blind man's bluff is a little baby's game
You pick up Little Dynamite, I'm gonna pick up Little Gun
And together we're gonna go out tonight and make that highway run
You don't have to call me lieutenant, Rosie, and I don't want to be your son
The only lover I'm ever gonna need's your soft sweet little girl's tongue
Ah, Rosie, you're the one

Dynamite's in the belfry, baby, playin' with the bats
Little Gun's downtown in front of Woolworth's, tryin' out his attitude on all the cats
Papa's on the corner, waitin' for the bus
Mama, she's home in the window, waitin' up for us
She'll be there in that chair when they wrestle her upstairs, 'cause you know we ain't gonna come
Ah, I ain't here on business, baby, I'm only here for fun
And Rosie, you're the one

Rosalita, jump a little lighter
Senorita, come sit by my fire
I just want to be your lover, ain't no liar
Rosalita, you're my stone desire

Jack the Rabbit and Weak Knees Willie, don't you know they're gonna be there
Ah, Sloppy Sue and Big Bones Billy, they'll be comin' up for air
We're gonna play some pool, skip some school, act real cool
Stay out all night, it's gonna feel all right
So Rosie, come out tonight, oh, baby, come out tonight
Windows are for cheaters, chimneys for the poor
Oh, closets are for hangers, winners use the door
So use it Rosie, that's what it's there for

And Rosalita, jump a little lighter
Senorita, come sit by my fire
I just want to be your lover, ain't no liar
Rosalita, you're my stone desire
All right

Now, I know your mama, she don't like me 'cause I play in a rock and roll band
And I know your daddy, he don't dig me, but he never did understand
Your papa lowered the boom, he locked you in your room
I'm coming to lend a hand
I'm coming to liberate you, confiscate you, I want to be your man
Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny
But now you're sad, your mama's mad
And your papa says he knows that I don't (have any money)
Whoa, your papa says he knows (that I don't have any money)
Whoa, so your daddy says he knows I don't have (Papa says he knows that I don't have any money)

Well, tell him this is his last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance
Because the record company, Rosie, just gave me a big advance
And my tires were slashed and I almost crashed, but the Lord had mercy
And my machine, she's a dud, out stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Well, hold on tight, stay up all night, 'cause Rosie, I'm comin' on strong
By the time we meet the morning light, I will hold you in my arms
I know a pretty little place in Southern California down San Diego way
There's a little café where they play guitars all night and all day
You can hear 'em in the back room strummin'
So hold tight, baby, 'cause don't you know daddy's comin'
Oh, everybody, so!

Rosalita, jump a little lighter
Senorita, come sit by my fire
I just want to be your love, ain't no lie
Rosalita, you're my stone desire
Oh, yeah
(Oh, yeah, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!)


Info

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1973 album The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) as released in 1973.

The album version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was included on The Essential Bruce Springsteen (both 2003 and 2015 editions) compilation album, the Greatest Hits (2009 editions) compilation album, and the Collection: 1973-2012 compilation album.

Composition and Recording

Bruce Springsteen's autobiographical song ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was inspired by his relationship with Diane Lozito, his girlfriend between summer 1971 and early 1975. See below section for more details. According to Brucebase, the song was written in late 1972. In an interview for Mojo magazine published in January 1999, Springsteen told Mark Hagen that he wrote ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) as a live showstopper, and it was probably the best song he ever wrote for that particular job.

In his 1998 book Songs, Springsteen wrote: "'Rosalita' was my musical autobiography. it was my 'getting out of town' preview for Born To Run, with more humor. I wrote it as a kiss-off to everybody who counted you out, put you down, or decided you weren't good enough. The lyrics also took a peek into the future – 'Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny.' Not that it would BE funny, but that it would all SEEM funny. Probably one of the most useful lines I've ever written."

The recording officially released on The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle was cut during the second phase of the album's recording sessions. The band line-up on this track is Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, and Garry Tallent. The track, as well as the whole album, was recorded at Sound Studios in Blauvelt, NY and produced by Mike Appel and Jimmy Cretecos.

Diane Lozito

Diane Lozito, a fresh high school graduate, met Bruce Springsteen in summer 1971 at a show on the Jersey Shore. Her boyfriend, a law student named Bill, took her to the club; he knew the guitar player, Springsteen. He told her he plays live van Morrison and Bob Dylan, two musicians she adored. As Peter Knobler wrote in Crawdaddy magazine, Lozito apparently made an impression on the 21-year-old Springsteen. They became friends and she kept running into him throughout the summer. "Billy and his friends were major party boys," Lozito recalled. "But Bruce didn't drink or get high. One night at the beach, when Billy and the others were drinking, Bruce and I tucked around a rock and started kissing. Then I said, 'It's time to go' – because I was so scared of getting busted by Billy. That was a nice night. Light coming off the ocean, nothing like it." Springsteen carried a notebook and was always jotting things down. "The next day he showed me the line 'She kissed me just right/Like only a lonely angel can.'" That was SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT.

As Knobler wrote, soon Billy was out of the picture, Lozito and Springsteen talked about moving in together, and she took him to meet her mother. "Bruce charmed her to death," Lozito told Knobler. "When we left the house, he said, 'Oh, she loved me. She's gonna say yes!'" The next day he dropped by. "Did she say we could move in?" Springsteen asked. "Well, no," Lozito replied. "Why?" "Because my father was a musician, and you're a musician." Her parents' divorce hadn't gone well. Lozito watched as Springsteen wrote in his book: "I know your mama, she don't like me 'cause I play in a rock and roll band." "OK, your dad," Springsteen said, "he's a musician. He's gotta love me. Ask him." But Lozito's father told her, "All musicians are bums."

Springsteen and Lozito moved in together a year later over her parents' objections and he wrote the classics that turned up on his first three albums, along with performance legends that weren't released for years. "I'd ask, 'Why isn't my name in those songs?" Lozito says. "He'd tell me, 'It's boring having a whole album about the same girl. And nothing rhymes with Diane.'" Eventually Springsteen met the rest of Lozito's family, including her grandmother, Rose Lozito. In that part of Jersey, it's pronounced Lazita. Rose Lazita. "He wrote 'Rosalita' in bits and pieces and didn't have a title for it," she says. "My mom is Rita Lozito. Then he met my grandma. So I assume that's where he put it together."

In early 1975, when Springsteen was finishing Born To Run, she packed up and left. She told him, "I'm sorry, I'm so tired of being introduced as 'Bruce's girlfriend.'" Years later, she visited Springsteen at his hotel after a concert. He saw her and opened his arms. As they embraced, Lozito whispered, "That man behind me is my husband." "Bruce went 'Eeewww!'" she says with a laugh. There were more hugs and kisses from band members she hadn't seen in years. One of the new musicians – "new to me," Lozito says – asked, "Why are you guys hugging her? Who is she?" Then someone – she can't remember who – informed him. "You know who that is? That's Rosalita!"

Diane Lozito is the real "Sandy" in 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY), she's "Rosalita" in ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT), she's the girl in THUNDERCRACK, she's the "Crazy Janey" in SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT, and she's the "Terry" in BACKSTREETS. Diane says that BOBBY JEAN is also about her. When she left him, he went to ask her mother where she were – he sent her no more letters, but talked to her through his songs. "When he was with me he wrote all the time," she said, and his songs were about girls and relationships, but when they separated it was no more about women because he lived alone. He started writing "car songs, and fictional songs," as she put it.

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle is Bruce Springsteen's second studio album. It was recorded between mid-May 1973 and mid-September 1973 at 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, NY. Studio time was slotted in during various itinerary breaks in the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Tour, but recording sessions dragged on much longer than originally anticipated and this eventually caused some gig rescheduling and cancellations during the period from July to September 1973.

The album's recording sessions can be split into distinct phases:

  • The first phase of sessions took place on 15-22 May and 17-20 June, and featured the then-touring line-up of Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, and Vini Lopez. Neither David Sancious nor any other musicians were involved in these initial sessions.
  • The second phase of sessions took place on 26 June-02 July, 11-16 July, 04-12 August, and 10-25 September, and included all of the above-mentioned musicians, plus new E Street Band member David Sancious (who joined in on 22 June), as well as niche session contributions by Suki Lahav on vocals, Richard Blackwell on congas and percussion, and Albee Tellone on baritone sax.

Most of the basic ensemble recording of The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle emanates from the first phase of sessions, prior to the arrival of David Sancious to the sessions on 22 Jun 1973. Sancious verified in a late seventies interview with Thunder Road magazine that most of the session songs had already been recorded (as basic tracks) by the time he joined. He then overdubbed his parts onto these recordings. THE E STREET SHUFFLE is an exception, which was written after Sancious became a member of the band. The latter phase of the sessions involved embellishing additional "frills" instrumentation, vocals, and experimenting with different mixes. No audio evidence has yet emerged that any of the basic recordings of were re-recorded from scratch with Sancious. Indeed, one of the most noteworthy aspects to the audio evidence that has emerged from the The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle recording sessions is that there is not one genuine alternate take to be found – all song recording variations are merely alternate mixes of the same basic recording.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
Bruce Springsteen -- The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle was produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos and engineered by Louis Lahav. It features 7 new Springsteen compositions and clocks at 46:47. It was commercially released on 05 Nov 1973.

Bootleg Releases

The instrumental backing track for ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) has been circulating on several bootlegs, including Born In The Studio (Archive Productions) [track 01] and The Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 5 (Yellow Dog Records) [track 05].

Bruce Springsteen -- Born In The Studio (Archive Productions)
Bruce Springsteen -- Born In The Studio (Archive Productions)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 5 (Yellow Dog Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Unsurpassed Springsteen Volume 5 (Yellow Dog Records)

The Essential Bruce Springsteen

The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a compilation album released as part of Sony BMG'S (previously Sony Music Entertainment) series of "Essential" sets. According to Springsteen's liner notes comments, the collection was intended as an introduction to his music for new fans who attended shows on The Rising Tour.

The collection is fundamentally a 2-disc set (clocking at 153:37) compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Live In New York City release. A 3-disc limited edition (clocking at 201:04) was also released. It includes a bonus third disc comprising of a selection of rarities and previously unreleased recordings.

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was released on 11 Nov 2003 on Columbia Records. It debuted and peaked at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart where it spent 13 weeks. It also reached #28 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was awarded certified gold and platinum records by the RIAA on 16 Dec 2003.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was reissued on 16 Oct 2015, this time as a 2-disc set (clocking at 156:25) with an updated track list, compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Greatest Hits (1995 edition) collection. This 2015 reissue features remastered tracks not found in that form on other Springsteen releases.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)

Greatest Hits 2009 Edition

Greatest Hits (2009 edition) is a compilation album released by Columbia Records on 13 Jan 2009 in the United State where it was sold exclusively through Wal-Mart retailers. The album was also released (but non-exclusively) in Canada. Unlike the 1995 Greatest Hits release and The Essential Bruce Springsteen in 2003, this compilation was billed to "Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band" instead of just "Bruce Springsteen". The album contains 12 previously released studio tracks and clocks at 53:08.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Greatest Hits (2009 USA edition cover art)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Greatest Hits (2009 USA edition cover art)

On 01 Jun 2009, Columbia Records released a European edition of the compilation album with an alternative track listing to promote Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's European leg of the Working On A Dream Tour. The European edition was also released in Israel and Mexico, and in Australia in August 2009. The album comes in a standard jewel case, but a limited digipack edition was also released in Europe. Greatest Hits (2009 European edition) contains 16 previously released studio tracks and 2 live bonus tracks taken from the Live/1975-85 box set. It clocks at 79:03.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Greatest Hits (2009 Europe edition cover art)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Greatest Hits (2009 Europe edition cover art)

The album charted in several countries, but only made it to # 1 in Sweden. In general, the album did much better in Europe than in North America.

Collection: 1973-2012

Collection: 1973-2012 is a Bruce Springsteen compilation album released on Columbia Records in 2013. It was released on 08 Mar 2013 in Australia and 15 Apr 2013 in Europe. The compilation was not released commercially in the United States. Instead, a promotional version was given out exclusively to $1,500 ticket holders at the "MusiCares Person Of The Year" tribute event held in Los Angeles, CA, on 08 Feb 2013. The event honoured Springsteen for both his artistic achievements and philanthropic efforts. The compilation consists of 18 previously released studio tracks.

Bruce Springsteen -- Collection: 1973-2012
Bruce Springsteen -- Collection: 1973-2012

Other Official Releases

The album version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was also included on several singles and EPs.

Bruce Springsteen -- "Spirit In The Night / Growin' Up / Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"
Bruce Springsteen -- "Spirit In The Night / Growin' Up / Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"

7" EP - Columbia (AE7 1088) - USA, 1974

US-only white label promotional EP, runs at 33 1/3 rpm speed. Comes in a Columbia company sleeve.

A1- SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
A2- GROWIN' UP
B1- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
Various artists -- "Stone County - Transatlantic Westbound Jet / Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"
Various artists -- "Stone County - Transatlantic Westbound Jet / Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"

7" EP - Columbia/Epic (AS 66) - USA, 1974

Issued exclusively to members of Columbia/Epic Records' "Play:Back" subscription club for test purposes. Plays at 33 1/3 rpm.

A1- Johnny Winter: STONE COUNTY
A2- The Hollies: TRANSATLANTIC WESTBOUND JET
B1- Bruce Springsteen: ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
Bruce Springsteen -- Rosalita
Bruce Springsteen -- Rosalita

7" single - CBS (7753) - Holland, 1979

This single was available in Holland for a very limited time and has now become extremely rare.

A1- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
B1- NIGHT
Bruce Springsteen -- Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Bruce Springsteen -- Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

12" EP - CBS (12.7753) - Holland, 1979

This was the very first commercial Bruce Springsteen 12-inch.

A1- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
B1- RACING IN THE STREET
B2- NIGHT
Bruce Springsteen -- The River / Born To Run / Rosalita
Bruce Springsteen -- The River / Born To Run / Rosalita

12" EP - CBS (A13-1179) - UK, 1981

This EP was issued to commemorate Springsteen's first full-scale tour of the UK.

A1- THE RIVER
A2- BORN TO RUN
B1- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
Bruce Springsteen -- I'm On Fire
Bruce Springsteen -- I'm On Fire

12" EP - CBS (TA6342) - UK, 1985

A1- I'M ON FIRE
A2- ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
B1- BORN IN THE U.S.A. [Freedom Mix]
B2- JOHNNY BYE-BYE

The album version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) can also be found on nine Bruce Springsteen promo-only samplers and at least one various artists album.

Bruce Springsteen -- Last American Hero From Asbury Park, N.J. (sampler cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- Last American Hero From Asbury Park, N.J.

LP – CBS/Sony (YAPC 95) – Japan, 1978

Japan-only promotional LP sampler issued to promote Springsteen's fourth album Darkness On The Edge Of Town, though strangely including tracks from his first three albums only. This is one of the rarest Springsteen records ever.
Bruce Springsteen -- Bruce Springsteen Sampler (side 1 label)
Bruce Springsteen -- Bruce Springsteen Sampler

LP – Columbia (CDN-57) – Canada, 1980

Canada-only red label promotional LP sampler compiling 10 tracks from Springsteen's first five albums. Issued in a white die-cut cardboard sleeve.
Bruce Springsteen -- As Requested Around The World (sampler cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- As Requested Around The World

LP – Columbia (AS 978) – USA, 1981

US-only promotional LP sampler issued to celebrate the conclusion of The River Tour.
Bruce Springsteen -- Storia E Musica Rock: Bruce Springsteen (sampler cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- Storia E Musica Rock: Bruce Springsteen

Cassette – CBS (ROCK 05) – Italy, 1982

Italy-only cassette tape sampler issued exclusively with domestic magazine Storia E Musica Rock and compiling 7 tracks from Springsteen's first four albums.
Bruce Springsteen -- A Whole Bunch Of Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen -- A Whole Bunch Of Bruce Springsteen

Cassette – Sony (XCTS 92005) – Japan, 1992

Japan-only promotional cassette tape sampler compiling 12 tracks from Springsteen's studio albums up to 1992.
Bruce Springsteen -- Tougher Than The Rest (sampler cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- Tougher Than The Rest

CD – Columbia (BOSS1) – Sweden, 1992

Sweden-only promotional CD sampler used for both radio promotion and as a VIP giveaway item at the opening shows of Springsteen's 1992 tour in Stockholm. It contains 14 tracks from the first nine albums only. Two different pressings exist: the first comes in a standard jewel case with title front inlay and back insert (cover art on the left), and the second comes in a plain slimline case with no inlays.
Bruce Springsteen -- Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen -- Bruce Springsteen

CD – Sony (XDDP 93084) – Japan, 1992

Japan-only promotional CD sampler compiling 16 tracks from Springsteen's studio albums up to 1992.
Bruce Springsteen -- Rocks Vol. 1 (1973 - 1982)
Bruce Springsteen -- Rocks Vol. 1 (1973 - 1982)

CD-R - Sony (no catalog number) - Japan, 2005

Japan-only promotional "Digest" CD-R advance sampler tying in with the release of the first six Japanese 2005 "mini-LP"-style Springsteen CD album reissues. This disc comes in a plain slimline jewel case with no artwork.
Bruce Springsteen -- The Albums Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984 - Radio Sampler (Sampler cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Albums Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984 - Radio Sampler

CD-R – Columbia / Legacy (no catalogue number) – USA, 2014

US-only promotional CD-R radio sampler tying with the release of Springsteen's box set of his first seven albums in remastered form.
Various artists -- Nice Price Sampler
Various artists -- Nice Price Sampler

LP - CBS/EPIC (XPR 1262) - UK, 1984

UK-only various artists promotional LP sampler issued by CBS and Epic to promote their "Nice Price" line of records.

Other versions of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Hammersmith Odeon, London '75
The live 18 Nov 1975 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 album and home video in 2005.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Tower Theater, Philadelphia 1875
The live 31 Dec 1975 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Tower Theater, Philadelphia 1975 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live/1975-85
The live 07 Jul 1978 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Live/1975-85 box set in 1986.
Bruce Springsteen -- Video Anthology / 1978-88
The live 08 Jul 1978 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Video Anthology / 1978-88 home video in 1989.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- The Agora, Cleveland 1978
The live 09 Aug 1978 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on The Agora, Cleveland 1978 official live download in 2014.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band -- Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut
The live 08 Dec 1978 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut home video in 2010.
Bruce Springsteen -- The Ties That Bind: The River Collection
The live 05 Nov 1980 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on The Ties That Bind: The River Collection box set in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Nassau Coliseum, New York 1980
The live 31 Dec 1980 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Nassau Coliseum, New York 1980 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984
The live 05 Aug 1984 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- LA Sports Arena, California 1988
The live 23 Apr 1988 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the LA Sports Arena, California 1988 official live download in 2015.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- London Calling: Live In Hyde Park
The live 28 Jun 2009 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park home video in 2010.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013
The live 11 Jul 2013 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013 official live download in 2015.
live.brucespringsteen.net
Audio recordings for most High Hopes Tour shows were officially released on live.brucespringsteen.net. These include 7 versions of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT).

  1. 29 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. 07 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
  3. 15 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
  4. 23 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
  5. 26 Feb 2014 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
  6. 01 Mar 2014 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
  7. 06 May 2014 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX

Live History: on-tour

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is known to have been performed at least 4 times during what is considered the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Tour (October 1972 to September 1973). Many of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates during the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Tour. On this tour, the song was played in a full-band arrangement and featured early lyrics ("chiffon reins" and "samurai tongue") that can be found on Springsteen's 1972 handwritten lyrics for ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT). The first known version (see the live 14 Feb 1973 version) featured The Beach Boys' FUN FUN FUN in the midsection. No audio recording of the second known version is in circulation, but as reported in the reviews of the 24 Mar 1973 show in Lewiston, NY, the song also featured The Beach Boys' FUN FUN FUN. No audio recording of the third known version is in circulation. The fourth version (see the live 06 Jun 1973 version) did not feature The Beach Boys' song. Following the 17 Mar 1973 show at Oliver's in Boston, MA, Springsteen was interviewed backstage and he mentioned incorporating new material into the shows and specifically mentions RING OF FIRE, APACHE, and ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT). The setlist for the 17 Mar 1973 show in particular is unknown.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is known to have been performed at least 62 times during what is considered The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle Tour (September 1973 to March 1975). Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates during The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle Tour. On this tour, the song was played in a full-band arrangement, featuring band introductions and sometimes a snippet of Junior Walker & The All Stars' SHOTGUN or Isaac Hayes' THEME FROM SHAFT in the midsection. The first 10 known versions, from December 1973 through February 1974, featured Vini Lopez on drums and David Sancious on keyboards, all included a snippet of SHOTGUN in the midsection, and featured early lyrics ("chiffon reins" and "samurai tongue") that can be found on Springsteen's 1972 handwritten lyrics for ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) (see the live 06 Jan 1974 version). The next 24 known versions, from February through August 1974, featured Boom Carter on drums and David Sancious on keyboards, and some again featured an instrumental snippet of SHOTGUN and/or early lyrics (see the live 03 Mar 1974 (late show) version). The next 3 known versions, from September 1974, featured Max Weinberg on drums and Roy Bittan on piano (no audio of these versions is in circulation). The last 25 known versions, from October 1974 through March 1975, featured Max Weinberg on drums, Roy Bittan on piano, and Suki Lahav on backup vocals, and many of them featured an instrumental snippet of THEME FROM SHAFT in the midsection (see the live 05 Feb 1975 version).

  1. 15 Dec 1973 at Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
  2. 20 Dec 1973 at Bristol Motor Inn, Bristol, RI
  3. 06 Jan 1974 at Joe's Place, Cambridge, MA
  4. 19 Jan 1974 at Kent State University, Kent, OH
  5. 25 Jan 1974 at The Mosque, Richmond, VA
  6. 26 Jan 1974 at Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
  7. 29 Jan 1974 at Muther's Music Emporium, Nashville, TN
  8. 01 Feb 1974 at Allen Theatre, Cleveland, OH
  9. 02 Feb 1974 at Springfield College, Springfield, MA
  10. 12 Feb 1974 at University Of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  11. 23 Feb 1974 at Satellite Lounge, Cookstown, NJ
  12. 25 Feb 1974 at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA
  13. 03 Mar 1974 (early show) at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  14. 03 Mar 1974 (late show) at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  15. 09 Mar 1974 (late show) at Liberty Hall, Houston, TX
  16. 10 Mar 1974 (late show) at Liberty Hall, Houston, TX
  17. 15 Mar 1974 at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX
  18. 16 Mar 1974 at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX
  19. 24 Mar 1974 at Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
  20. 05 Apr 1974 at Widener College, Chester, PA
  21. 06 Apr 1974 at Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ
  22. 09 Apr 1974 (early show) at Charlie's Place, Cambridge, MA
  23. 10 Apr 1974 (early show) at Charlie's Place, Cambridge, MA
  24. 26 Apr 1974 at Brown University, Providence, RI
  25. 29 Apr 1974 at Roxy Theater, Northampton, PA
  26. 04 May 1974 at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  27. 09 May 1974 (early show) at Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA
  28. 09 May 1974 (late show) at Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA
  29. 03 Jun 1974 at The Agora, Cleveland, OH
  30. 13 Jul 1974 at The Bottom Line, New York City, NY
  31. 25 Jul 1974 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
  32. 30 Jul 1974 at The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
  33. 03 Aug 1974 at Central Park, New York City, NY
  34. 14 Aug 1974 (late show) at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  35. 19 Sep 1974 (early show) at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA
  36. 20 Sep 1974 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
  37. 22 Sep 1974 at Kean College, Union, NJ
  38. 04 Oct 1974 at Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, NY
  39. 05 Oct 1974 at Albright College, Reading, PA
  40. 06 Oct 1974 at Clark University, Worcester, MA
  41. 12 Oct 1974 at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  42. 18 Oct 1974 at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
  43. 19 Oct 1974 at Union College, Schenectady, NY
  44. 20 Oct 1974 at Dickinson College , Carlisle, PA
  45. 26 Oct 1974 at Julia Sanderson Theater, Springfield, MA
  46. 29 Oct 1974 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
  47. 01 Nov 1974 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
  48. 02 Nov 1974 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
  49. 16 Nov 1974 at American University, Washington, DC
  50. 17 Nov 1974 at University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  51. 23 Nov 1974 at Salem State College, Salem, MA
  52. 29 Nov 1974 at War Memorial Theatre, Trenton, NJ
  53. 06 Dec 1974 at State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ
  54. 07 Dec 1974 at Geneva Theatre, Geneva, NY
  55. 08 Dec 1974 at Burlington Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, VT
  56. 05 Feb 1975 at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA
  57. 06 Feb 1975 at Widener College, Chester, PA
  58. 19 Feb 1975 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  59. 23 Feb 1975 at Westbury Music Fair, Westbury, NY
  60. 07 Mar 1975 at Painters Mill Music Fair, Owings Mills, MD
  61. 08 Mar 1975 at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC
  62. 09 Mar 1975 at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is known to have been performed at least 64 times during the Born To Run Tour (73 know dates / 81 known shows, July to December 1975). Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates during the Born To Run Tour; it may have been a stable number during the tour. On this tour, the song was played in a full-band arrangement, featuring band introductions, normally with an instrumental snippet of Isaac Hayes' THEME FROM SHAFT in the midsection. It also often featured a snippet of Jay And The Americans' COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER as an intro. The live 18 Nov 1975 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 album and home video in 2005. The live 31 Dec 1975 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Tower Theater, Philadelphia 1975 official live download in 2015.

  1. 20 Jul 1975 at Palace Concert Theatre, Providence, RI
  2. 22 Jul 1975 at Geneva Theatre, Geneva, NY
  3. 23 Jul 1975 at Music Inn, Lenox, MA
  4. 25 Jul 1975 at Kutztown State College, Kutztown, PA
  5. 26 Jul 1975 at Kutztown State College, Kutztown, PA
  6. 28 Jul 1975 at Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Washington, DC
  7. 30 Jul 1975 at Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Washington, DC
  8. 01 Aug 1975 at Mosque Theatre, Richmond, VA
  9. 08 Aug 1975 at Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
  10. 13 Aug 1975 (late show) at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
  11. 14 Aug 1975 (early show) at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
  12. 15 Aug 1975 (early show) at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
  13. 15 Aug 1975 (late show) at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
  14. 16 Aug 1975 (early show) at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
  15. 17 Aug 1975 (early show) at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
  16. 17 Aug 1975 (late show) at Bottom Line, New York City, NY
  17. 23 Aug 1975 at Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA
  18. 06 Sep 1975 at Theatre Of The Performing Arts, New Orleans, LA
  19. 12 Sep 1975 at Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX
  20. 13 Sep 1975 at Music Hall, Houston, TX
  21. 14 Sep 1975 at Music Hall, Houston, TX
  22. 16 Sep 1975 at Dallas Convention Center Theater, Dallas, TX
  23. 20 Sep 1975 at Grinnell College, Iowa City, IA
    [LI]21 Sep 1975 at Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN
  24. 23 Sep 1975 at University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  25. 25 Sep 1975 at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
  26. 26 Sep 1975 at University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  27. 27 Sep 1975 at Ambassador Theatre, St. Louis, MO
  28. 28 Sep 1975 at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
  29. 02 Oct 1975 at Uptown Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
  30. 04 Oct 1975 at Michigan Palace, Detroit, MI
  31. 11 Oct 1975 (early show) at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  32. 11 Oct 1975 (late show) at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  33. 16 Oct 1975 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
  34. 17 Oct 1975 (early show) at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
  35. 17 Oct 1975 (late show) at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
  36. 18 Oct 1975 (early show) at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
  37. 18 Oct 1975 (late show) at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
  38. 19 Oct 1975 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
  39. 26 Oct 1975 at Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, WA
  40. 31 Oct 1975 at Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
  41. 01 Nov 1975 at University Of California, Santa Barbara, CA
  42. 06 Nov 1975 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  43. 10 Nov 1975 at Jai Alai Fronton, Tampa, FL
  44. 11 Nov 1975 at Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
  45. 18 Nov 1975 at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
  46. 21 Nov 1975 at Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
  47. 23 Nov 1975 at RAI Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  48. 24 Nov 1975 at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
  49. 02 Dec 1975 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
  50. 03 Dec 1975 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
  51. 05 Dec 1975 at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  52. 10 Dec 1975 at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
  53. 11 Dec 1975 at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
  54. 12 Dec 1975 at C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY
  55. 16 Dec 1975 at State University Of New York, Oswego, NY
  56. 17 Dec 1975 at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
  57. 19 Dec 1975 at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal, Canada
  58. 20 Dec 1975 at National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada
  59. 21 Dec 1975 at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada
  60. 27 Dec 1975 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
  61. 28 Dec 1975 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
  62. 30 Dec 1975 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
  63. 31 Dec 1975 at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is known to have been performed at least 23 times during the so-called Chicken Scratch Tour (35 know dates, March to May 1976). Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates during the Chicken Scratch Tour; it may have been a stable number during the tour. On this tour, the song was played in a full-band arrangement, featuring band introductions, normally with an instrumental snippet of Isaac Hayes' THEME FROM SHAFT in the midsection. It also often featured an extended mariachi-style musical introduction. Springsteen replaced the "This is his last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance / The record company, Rosie, gave me a big advance" lines with "This is his last chance, tell him, Rosie, I ain't no freak / 'Cause I got my picture on the cover of Time and Newsweek!" – this is a reference to his appearance on the covers of both Time and Newsweek magazines in the same week, on 27 Oct 1975.

  1. 25 Mar 1976 at Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
  2. 26 Mar 1976 at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
  3. 28 Mar 1976 at Duke University, Durham, NC
  4. 01 Apr 1976 at Ohio University, Athens OH
  5. 04 Apr 1976 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  6. 05 Apr 1976 at Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
  7. 07 Apr 1976 at Allen Theatre, Cleveland, OH
  8. 09 Apr 1976 at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
  9. 10 Apr 1976 at Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT
  10. 13 Apr 1976 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  11. 15 Apr 1976 at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA
  12. 17 Apr 1976 at University Of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  13. 20 Apr 1976 at Freedom Hall, Johnson City, TN
  14. 22 Apr 1976 at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
  15. 24 Apr 1976 at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  16. 26 Apr 1976 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN
  17. 29 Apr 1976 at Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, TN
  18. 03 May 1976 at Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, AR
  19. 10 May 1976 at Municipal Auditorium Theater, Mobile, AL
  20. 11 May 1976 at Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  21. 13 May 1976 at Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA
  22. 27 May 1976 at Eisenhower Hall Auditorium, West Point, NY
  23. 28 May 1976 at Halsey Field House, Annapolis, MD

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is known to have been performed at least 56 times during what is known as The Lawsuit Tour (62 know dates, August 1976 to March 1977). Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates during the Lawsuit Tour; it may have been a stable number during the tour. On this tour, the song was played in a full-band arrangement, featuring band introductions, normally with an instrumental snippet of Isaac Hayes' THEME FROM SHAFT in the midsection, and sometimes with other songs thrown in as well (see individual versions below). The first 8 of these performances, from August 1976, did not feature any horns, although the first Miami Horns line-up was touring with the band at the time. The rest of the versions featured The Miami Horns Quartet line-up #2, which consisted of Ed De Palma on sax, John Binkley on trumpet, Steve Paraczky on trumpet, and Dennis Orlock on trombone. This Philadelphia-based foursome had no association with Southside Johnny. On this tour, Springsteen replaced the "This is his last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance / The record company, Rosie, gave me a big advance" lines with "This is his last chance, tell him, Rosie, I ain't no freak / 'Cause I got my picture on the cover of Time and Newsweek!"

  1. 01 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  2. 02 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  3. 03 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  4. 05 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  5. 06 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  6. 07 Aug 1976 at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
  7. 21 Aug 1976 at Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT
  8. 22 Aug 1976 at Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA
  9. 26 Sep 1976 at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
  10. 29 Sep 1976 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
  11. 30 Sep 1976 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
  12. 02 Oct 1976 at Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
  13. 05 Oct 1976 at Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
  14. 09 Oct 1976 at University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  15. 10 Oct 1976 at Miami University, Oxford, OH
  16. 12 Oct 1976 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  17. 13 Oct 1976 at Kean College, Union, NJ
  18. 16 Oct 1976 at The College Of William And Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  19. 17 Oct 1976 at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  20. 18 Oct 1976 at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  21. 25 Oct 1976 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  22. 27 Oct 1976 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  23. 28 Oct 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  24. 29 Oct 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  25. 30 Oct 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  26. 02 Nov 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  27. 03 Nov 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  28. 04 Nov 1976 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  29. 07 Feb 1977 at Palace Theatre, Albany, NY
  30. 08 Feb 1977 at Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
  31. 10 Feb 1977 at Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY
  32. 13 Feb 1977 at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
  33. 15 Feb 1977 at Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI
  34. 17 Feb 1977 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  35. 19 Feb 1977 at St. Paul Civic Center Theatre, Saint Paul, MN
  36. 22 Feb 1977 at Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI
  37. 23 Feb 1977 at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
  38. 25 Feb 1977 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  39. 26 Feb 1977 at Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
  40. 27 Feb 1977 at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
  41. 28 Feb 1977 at Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
  42. 04 Mar 1977 at Civic Auditorium, Jacksonville, FL
  43. 05 Mar 1977 at Jai Alai Fronton, Orlando, FL
  44. 06 Mar 1977 at Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
  45. 10 Mar 1977 at Sports Arena, Toledo, OH
  46. 11 Mar 1977 at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
  47. 13 Mar 1977 at Towson State University, Towson, MD
  48. 14 Mar 1977 at Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
  49. 15 Mar 1977 at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY
  50. 18 Mar 1977 at New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT
  51. 19 Mar 1977 at Central Maine Youth Center, Lewiston, ME
  52. 20 Mar 1977 at Providence College, Providence, RI
  53. 22 Mar 1977 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
  54. 23 Mar 1977 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
  55. 24 Mar 1977 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
  56. 25 Mar 1977 at Music Hall, Boston, MA

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is known to have been performed at least 105 times during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour (111 dates, May 1978 to January 1979). A few setlists from that period are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour; it may have only missed the 03 Dec 1978 show in Carbondale, IL. On this tour, the song was played in a full-band arrangement and featured band introductions in the midsection occasionally with a snippet of The Miracles' MICKEY'S MONKEY or Village People's MACHO MAN thrown in, an extended mariachi-style instrumental introduction, and/or some or another lyric variant. In the first couple of months of the tour and in late August, Springsteen replaced the "This is his last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance / The record company, Rosie, gave me a big advance" lines with "This is his last chance, tell him, Rosie, I ain't no freak / 'Cause I got my picture on the cover of Time and Newsweek!" – this is a reference to his appearance on the covers of both Time and Newsweek magazines in the same week, on 27 Oct 1975. The live 07 Jul 1978 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Live/1975-85 box set in 1986. Video for the live 08 Jul 1978 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was distributed promotionally and was later included on the Video Anthology / 1978-88 home video in 1989. The live 09 Aug 1978 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on The Agora, Cleveland 1978 official live download in 2014. Video for the live 08 Dec 1978 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut DVD in 2010.

  1. 23 May 1978 at Shea's Buffalo Theatre, Buffalo, NY
  2. 24 May 1978 at Palace Theatre, Albany, NY
  3. 26 May 1978 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  4. 27 May 1978 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  5. 29 May 1978 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
  6. 30 May 1978 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
  7. 31 May 1978 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
  8. 02 Jun 1978 at Halsey Field House, Annapolis, MD
  9. 03 Jun 1978 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  10. 05 Jun 1978 at Sports Arena, Toledo, OH
  11. 06 Jun 1978 at Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
  12. 08 Jun 1978 at Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI
  13. 09 Jun 1978 at MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, WI
  14. 10 Jun 1978 at Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, MN
  15. 13 Jun 1978 at University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  16. 14 Jun 1978 at Civic Auditorium Music Hall, Omaha, NE
  17. 16 Jun 1978 at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
  18. 20 Jun 1978 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
  19. 24 Jun 1978 at Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR
  20. 25 Jun 1978 at Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, WA
  21. 26 Jun 1978 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
  22. 29 Jun 1978 at San Jose Center For The Performing Arts, San Jose, CA
  23. 30 Jun 1978 at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
  24. 05 Jul 1978 at The Forum, Inglewood, CA
  25. 07 Jul 1978 at The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
  26. 08 Jul 1978 at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ
  27. 09 Jul 1978 at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  28. 12 Jul 1978 at Dallas Convention Center Theater, Dallas, TX
  29. 14 Jul 1978 at San Antonio Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX
  30. 15 Jul 1978 at Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX
  31. 16 Jul 1978 at Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA
  32. 18 Jul 1978 at Jackson Municipal Auditorium, Jackson, MS
  33. 28 Jul 1978 at Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL
  34. 29 Jul 1978 at Bayfront Center Arena, St. Petersburg, FL
  35. 31 Jul 1978 at Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
  36. 01 Aug 1978 at Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, SC
  37. 02 Aug 1978 at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
  38. 04 Aug 1978 at Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV
  39. 05 Aug 1978 at Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY
  40. 07 Aug 1978 at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
  41. 09 Aug 1978 at The Agora, Cleveland, OH
  42. 10 Aug 1978 at Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY
  43. 12 Aug 1978 at Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
  44. 14 Aug 1978 at Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA
  45. 15 Aug 1978 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  46. 18 Aug 1978 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  47. 19 Aug 1978 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  48. 21 Aug 1978 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  49. 22 Aug 1978 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  50. 23 Aug 1978 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  51. 25 Aug 1978 at New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT
  52. 26 Aug 1978 at Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
  53. 28 Aug 1978 at Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

  54. 29 Aug 1978 at Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
  55. 30 Aug 1978 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  56. 01 Sep 1978 at Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit, MI
  57. 03 Sep 1978 at Saginaw Civic Center, Saginaw, MI
  58. 05 Sep 1978 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
  59. 06 Sep 1978 at Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
  60. 09 Sep 1978 at University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  61. 10 Sep 1978 at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
  62. 12 Sep 1978 at Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY
  63. 13 Sep 1978 at Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA
  64. 15 Sep 1978 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  65. 16 Sep 1978 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  66. 17 Sep 1978 at Palladium, New York City, NY
  67. 19 Sep 1978 at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
  68. 20 Sep 1978 at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
  69. 21 Sep 1978 at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
  70. 25 Sep 1978 at Boston Garden, Boston, MA
  71. 29 Sep 1978 at Boutwell Memorial Auditorium, Birmingham, AL
  72. 30 Sep 1978 at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
  73. 01 Oct 1978 at Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
  74. 01 Nov 1978 at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  75. 02 Nov 1978 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  76. 04 Nov 1978 at University Of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  77. 05 Nov 1978 at University Of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  78. 07 Nov 1978 at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  79. 08 Nov 1978 at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada
  80. 10 Nov 1978 at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
  81. 12 Nov 1978 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  82. 14 Nov 1978 at Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY
  83. 16 Nov 1978 at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
  84. 17 Nov 1978 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  85. 18 Nov 1978 at Miami University, Oxford, OH
  86. 20 Nov 1978 at University Of Illinois, Champaign, IL
  87. 21 Nov 1978 at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  88. 25 Nov 1978 at Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO
  89. 27 Nov 1978 at MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, WI
  90. 29 Nov 1978 at St. Paul Civic Center Arena, Saint Paul, MN
  91. 01 Dec 1978 at University Of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  92. 05 Dec 1978 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LO
  93. 07 Dec 1978 at University Of Texas, Austin, TX
  94. 08 Dec 1978 at The Summit, Houston, TX
  95. 09 Dec 1978 at Dallas Convention Center Arena, Dallas, TX
  96. 13 Dec 1978 at Tucson Community Center Arena, Tucson, AZ
  97. 15 Dec 1978 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
  98. 16 Dec 1978 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
  99. 19 Dec 1978 at Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR
  100. 20 Dec 1978 at Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
  101. 27 Dec 1978 at Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
  102. 28 Dec 1978 at Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
  103. 30 Dec 1978 at Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
  104. 31 Dec 1978 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  105. 01 Jan 1979 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is known to have been performed at least 136 times during The River Tour (138 dates, October 1980 to September 1981). A few setlists from that period are incomplete, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates during The River Tour (31 Oct 1980 in Los Angeles, CA and 04 Mar 1981 in Lexington, KY); it may have been a stable number during that tour. On this tour, the song was played in a full-band arrangement, featuring band introductions, occasionally with an instrumental snippet of the traditional song THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS in the introduction (see the live 09 Nov 1980 version), a snippet of the traditional song STAGGER LEE sung by Springsteen or Clarence Clemons as an introduction (see the live 01 Nov 1980 version), an instrumental snippet of the United States presidential anthem HAIL TO THE CHIEF during the band introductions (see the live 01 Nov 1980 version), a snippet of Arthur Conley's SWEET SOUL MUSIC during the band introductions (see the live 20 Aug 1981 version), and/or some or another lyric variant. The live 05 Nov 1980 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on The Ties That Bind: The River Collection box set in 2015. The live 31 Dec 1980 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Nassau Coliseum, New York 1980 official live download in 2015.

  1. 03 Oct 1980 at University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  2. 04 Oct 1980 at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
  3. 06 Oct 1980 at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
  4. 07 Oct 1980 at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
  5. 09 Oct 1980 at Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI
  6. 10 Oct 1980 at Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
  7. 11 Oct 1980 at Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL
  8. 13 Oct 1980 at St. Paul Civic Center Arena, Saint Paul, MN
  9. 14 Oct 1980 at MECCA Arena, Milwaukee, WI
  10. 17 Oct 1980 at Kiel Opera House, St Louis, MO
  11. 18 Oct 1980 at Kiel Opera House, St Louis, MO
  12. 20 Oct 1980 at McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
  13. 24 Oct 1980 at Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA
  14. 25 Oct 1980 at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
  15. 27 Oct 1980 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
  16. 28 Oct 1980 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
  17. 30 Oct 1980 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  18. 01 Nov 1980 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  19. 03 Nov 1980 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  20. 05 Nov 1980 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  21. 08 Nov 1980 at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
  22. 09 Nov 1980 at University Of Texas, Austin, TX
  23. 11 Nov 1980 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  24. 14 Nov 1980 at The Summit, Houston, TX
  25. 15 Nov 1980 at The Summit, Houston, TX
  26. 20 Nov 1980 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  27. 23 Nov 1980 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  28. 24 Nov 1980 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  29. 27 Nov 1980 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  30. 28 Nov 1980 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  31. 30 Nov 1980 at Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  32. 01 Dec 1980 at Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  33. 02 Dec 1980 at Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY
  34. 04 Dec 1980 at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY
  35. 06 Dec 1980 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  36. 08 Dec 1980 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  37. 09 Dec 1980 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  38. 11 Dec 1980 at Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI
  39. 12 Dec 1980 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  40. 15 Dec 1980 at Boston Garden, Boston, MA
  41. 16 Dec 1980 at Boston Garden, Boston, MA
  42. 18 Dec 1980 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  43. 19 Dec 1980 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  44. 28 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  45. 29 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  46. 31 Dec 1980 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  47. 20 Jan 1981 at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
  48. 21 Jan 1981 at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
  49. 23 Jan 1981 at The Forum, Montreal, Canada
  50. 24 Jan 1981 at Ottawa Civic Centre, Ottawa, Canada
  51. 26 Jan 1981 at University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  52. 28 Jan 1981 at Checkerdome, St. Louis, MO
  53. 29 Jan 1981 at Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  54. 01 Feb 1981 at St. Paul Civic Center Arena, Saint Paul, MN
  55. 02 Feb 1981 at Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI
  56. 04 Feb 1981 at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  57. 05 Feb 1981 at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
  58. 07 Feb 1981 at University Of Illinois, Champaign, IL
  59. 12 Feb 1981 at Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, AL
  60. 13 Feb 1981 at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  61. 15 Feb 1981 at Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
  62. 16 Feb 1981 at Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
  63. 18 Feb 1981 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, FL
  64. 20 Feb 1981 at Hollywood Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL
  65. 22 Feb 1981 at Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, SC
  66. 23 Feb 1981 at The Omni, Atlanta, GA
  67. 25 Feb 1981 at Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN
  68. 26 Feb 1981 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
  69. 28 Feb 1981 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  70. 02 Mar 1981 at Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, VA
  71. 05 Mar 1981 at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
  72. 07 Apr 1981 at Congress Centrum Hamburg, Hamburg, West Germany
  73. 09 Apr 1981 at ICC Berlin, West Berlin, West Germany
  74. 11 Apr 1981 at Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
  75. 14 Apr 1981 at Festhalle, Frankfurt, West Germany
  76. 16 Apr 1981 at Olympiahalle, Munich, West Germany
  77. 18 Apr 1981 at Palais Des Sports De Saint-Ouen, Paris, France
  78. 19 Apr 1981 at Palais Des Sports De Saint-Ouen, Paris, France
  79. 21 Apr 1981 at Palau Municipal D'esports, Barcelona, Spain
  80. 24 Apr 1981 at Palais Des Sports, Lyon, France
  81. 26 Apr 1981 at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
  82. 28 Apr 1981 at Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  83. 29 Apr 1981 at Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  84. 02 May 1981 at Brondby-Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  85. 03 May 1981 at Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden
  86. 05 May 1981 at Drammenshallen, Drammen, Norway
  87. 07 May 1981 at Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  88. 08 May 1981 at Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  89. 11 May 1981 at City Hall, Newcastle, England
  90. 13 May 1981 at Apollo Theatre, Manchester, England
  91. 14 May 1981 at Apollo Theatre, Manchester, England
  92. 16 May 1981 at Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
  93. 17 May 1981 at Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
  94. 20 May 1981 at New Bingley Hall, Stafford, England
  95. 26 May 1981 at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, England
  96. 27 May 1981 at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, England
  97. 29 May 1981 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  98. 30 May 1981 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  99. 01 Jun 1981 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  100. 02 Jun 1981 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  101. 04 Jun 1981 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  102. 05 Jun 1981 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  103. 07 Jun 1981 at Birmingham International Arena, Birmingham, England
  104. 08 Jun 1981 at Birmingham International Arena, Birmingham, England
  105. 02 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  106. 03 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  107. 05 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  108. 06 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  109. 08 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  110. 09 Jul 1981 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  111. 13 Jul 1981 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  112. 15 Jul 1981 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  113. 16 Jul 1981 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  114. 18 Jul 1981 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  115. 19 Jul 1981 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  116. 29 Jul 1981 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  117. 30 Jul 1981 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  118. 04 Aug 1981 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  119. 05 Aug 1981 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  120. 07 Aug 1981 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  121. 11 Aug 1981 at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
  122. 12 Aug 1981 at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
  123. 16 Aug 1981 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
  124. 17 Aug 1981 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
  125. 20 Aug 1981 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  126. 21 Aug 1981 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  127. 23 Aug 1981 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  128. 24 Aug 1981 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  129. 27 Aug 1981 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  130. 28 Aug 1981 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  131. 02 Sep 1981 at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  132. 08 Sep 1981 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  133. 10 Sep 1981 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  134. 11 Sep 1981 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  135. 13 Sep 1981 at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
  136. 14 Sep 1981 at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed 81 times during the Born In The U.S.A. Tour (156 dates, June 1984 to October 1985), including the first 49 consecutive dates and all European dates. On this tour, the song was played in a traditional full-band arrangement with band introductions, sometimes featuring a snippet of Jay And The Americans' COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER as an introduction. See the live 12 Jul 1984 version. The live 05 Aug 1984 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Brendan Byrne Arena, New Jersey 1984 official live download in 2015.

  1. 29 Jun 1984 at St. Paul Civic Center Arena, Saint Paul, MN
  2. 01 Jul 1984 at St. Paul Civic Center Arena, Saint Paul, MN
  3. 02 Jul 1984 at St. Paul Civic Center Arena, Saint Paul, MN
  4. 05 Jul 1984 at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
  5. 06 Jul 1984 at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, OH
  6. 08 Jul 1984 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  7. 09 Jul 1984 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  8. 12 Jul 1984 at Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI
  9. 13 Jul 1984 at Alpine Valley Music Theater, East Troy, WI
  10. 15 Jul 1984 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  11. 17 Jul 1984 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  12. 18 Jul 1984 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  13. 21 Jul 1984 at The Forum, Montreal, Canada
  14. 23 Jul 1984 at CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada
  15. 24 Jul 1984 at CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada
  16. 26 Jul 1984 at CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada
  17. 27 Jul 1984 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
  18. 30 Jul 1984 at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
  19. 31 Jul 1984 at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
  20. 05 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  21. 06 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  22. 08 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  23. 09 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  24. 11 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  25. 12 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  26. 16 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  27. 17 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  28. 19 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  29. 20 Aug 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  30. 25 Aug 1984 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  31. 26 Aug 1984 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  32. 28 Aug 1984 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  33. 29 Aug 1984 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  34. 04 Sep 1984 at Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
  35. 05 Sep 1984 at Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
  36. 07 Sep 1984 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  37. 08 Sep 1984 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  38. 11 Sep 1984 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  39. 12 Sep 1984 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  40. 14 Sep 1984 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  41. 15 Sep 1984 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  42. 17 Sep 1984 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  43. 18 Sep 1984 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  44. 21 Sep 1984 at Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  45. 22 Sep 1984 at Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  46. 24 Sep 1984 at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY
  47. 25 Sep 1984 at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY
  48. 15 Oct 1984 at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
  49. 17 Oct 1984 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  50. 21 Oct 1984 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
  51. 22 Oct 1984 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
  52. 25 Oct 1984 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  53. 26 Oct 1984 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  54. 28 Oct 1984 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  55. 23 Mar 1985 at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
  56. 24 Mar 1985 at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
  57. 13 Apr 1985 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
  58. 15 Apr 1985 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
  59. 16 Apr 1985 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
  60. 18 Apr 1985 at Kyoto Furitsu Taiikukan, Kyoto, Japan
  61. 22 Apr 1985 at Osaka-Jō Hall, Osaka, Japan
  62. 23 Apr 1985 at Osaka-Jō Hall, Osaka, Japan
  63. 01 Jun 1985 at Slane Castle, Slane, Ireland
  64. 04 Jun 1985 at St James' Park, Newcastle, England
  65. 05 Jun 1985 at St James' Park, Newcastle, England
  66. 08 Jun 1985 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
  67. 09 Jun 1985 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
  68. 12 Jun 1985 at Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  69. 13 Jun 1985 at Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  70. 15 Jun 1985 at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany
  71. 18 Jun 1985 at Olympiastadion, Munich, West Germany
  72. 21 Jun 1985 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
  73. 23 Jun 1985 at Stade Richter, Montpellier, France
  74. 25 Jun 1985 at Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France
  75. 29 Jun 1985 at Parc De La Courneuve, Paris, France
  76. 30 Jun 1985 at Parc De La Courneuve, Paris, France
  77. 03 Jul 1985 at Wembley Stadium, London, England
  78. 04 Jul 1985 at Wembley Stadium, London, England
  79. 06 Jul 1985 at Wembley Stadium, London, England
  80. 07 Jul 1985 at Roundhay Park, Leeds, England
  81. 02 Oct 1985 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed 38 times during the 67-date-long Tunnel Of Love Express Tour; these were the first 38 consecutive dates. On this tour, the song was played in a traditional full-band arrangement. This was the first tour where ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed without serving as the band introduction song. The live 23 Apr 1988 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the LA Sports Arena, California 1988 official live download in 2015.

  1. 25 Feb 1988 at Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
  2. 28 Feb 1988 at Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
  3. 29 Feb 1988 at Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
  4. 03 Mar 1988 at Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  5. 04 Mar 1988 at Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  6. 08 Mar 1988 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  7. 09 Mar 1988 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  8. 13 Mar 1988 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  9. 14 Mar 1988 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  10. 16 Mar 1988 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  11. 17 Mar 1988 at Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL
  12. 20 Mar 1988 at Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  13. 22 Mar 1988 at The Omni, Atlanta, GA
  14. 23 Mar 1988 at The Omni, Atlanta, GA
  15. 26 Mar 1988 at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
  16. 28 Mar 1988 at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
  17. 29 Mar 1988 at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
  18. 01 Apr 1988 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  19. 02 Apr 1988 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  20. 04 Apr 1988 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  21. 05 Apr 1988 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  22. 12 Apr 1988 at The Summit, Houston, TX
  23. 13 Apr 1988 at The Summit, Houston, TX
  24. 15 Apr 1988 at Frank Erwin Center, University Of Texas, Austin, TX
  25. 17 Apr 1988 at St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO
  26. 20 Apr 1988 at McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
  27. 22 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  28. 23 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  29. 25 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  30. 27 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  31. 28 Apr 1988 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  32. 02 May 1988 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  33. 03 May 1988 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  34. 05 May 1988 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  35. 06 May 1988 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  36. 09 May 1988 at Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, MN
  37. 10 May 1988 at Metropolitan Sports Center, Bloomington, MN
  38. 13 May 1988 at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed once during World Tour 1992-1993 (104 dates, June 1992 to June 1993), on 10 Aug 1992 in East Rutherford, NJ. The song was played in a full-band arrangement. See the live 10 Aug 1992 version.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed 3 times during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour (128 dates, November 1995 to May 1997), on the three November 1996 Asbury Park shows. The song was played in an acoustic arrangement with Springsteen on guitar and a different combination of guest musicians on each of the three nights. See the live 24 Nov 1996 version, the live 25 Nov 1996 version, and the live 26 Nov 1996 version for more details.

In preparation for The Reunion Tour, ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is 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.

  1. 08 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed once during what is known as The Reunion Tour (132 dates, April 1999 to July 2000), on 12 Aug 1999 in East Rutherford, NJ. The song was played in a traditional full-band version and featuring band introductions. Springsteen replaced the "This is his last chance to get his daughter in a fine romance / The record company, Rosie, gave me a big advance" lines with "Well, this is his last chance to get his daughter in a... not to be brokenhearted / 'Cause it ain't over, it's okay, kiss me, we're just getting started!". See the live 12 Aug 1999 version for more details.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed 35 times during The Rising Tour (120 dates, August 2002 to October 2003), on 22 Mar 2003 in Sydney, Australia, plus the tour's last 34 consecutive shows. The song was played in a traditional full band version, sometimes featuring a snippet of Jay And The Americans' COME A LITTLE BIT CLOSER as an introduction (see the live 06 Aug 2003 version), a snippet of Sam Cooke's ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT as an introduction (see the live 09 Aug 2003 version), or a snippet of the traditional song STAGGER LEE as an introduction (see the live 03 Oct 2003 version).

  1. 22 Mar 2003 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
  2. 28 Jun 2003 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
  3. 15 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  4. 17 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  5. 18 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  6. 21 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  7. 24 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  8. 26 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  9. 27 Jul 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  10. 01 Aug 2003 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
  11. 02 Aug 2003 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
  12. 06 Aug 2003 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
  13. 08 Aug 2003 at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
  14. 09 Aug 2003 at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
  15. 11 Aug 2003 at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
  16. 13 Aug 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
  17. 16 Aug 2003 at Pacific Bell Park, San Francisco, CA
  18. 17 Aug 2003 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
  19. 28 Aug 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  20. 30 Aug 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  21. 31 Aug 2003 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  22. 06 Sep 2003 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
  23. 07 Sep 2003 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
  24. 10 Sep 2003 at SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
  25. 13 Sep 2003 at FedEx Field, Landover, DC
  26. 14 Sep 2003 at Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC
  27. 16 Sep 2003 at Rentschler Field, Hartford, CT
  28. 18 Sep 2003 at Rentschler Field, Hartford, CT
  29. 20 Sep 2003 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
  30. 21 Sep 2003 at Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
  31. 25 Sep 2003 at Invesco Field At Mile High, Denver, CO
  32. 27 Sep 2003 at Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
  33. 01 Oct 2003 at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
  34. 03 Oct 2003 at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY
  35. 04 Oct 2003 at Shea Stadium, New York City, NY

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed 29 times during the Magic Tour (100 dates, October 2007 to August 2008), all in 2008. The song was played in its traditional full band arrangement, and all versions were with Charles Giordano on organ.

  1. 06 Mar 2008 at Blue Cross Arena At The War Memorial, Rochester, NY
  2. 24 Mar 2008 at Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
  3. 29 Mar 2008 at Keyarena At Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
  4. 31 Mar 2008 at GM Place, Vancouver, BC
  5. 04 Apr 2008 at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA
  6. 07 Apr 2008 at Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
  7. 14 Apr 2008 at Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  8. 22 Apr 2008 at St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
  9. 25 Apr 2008 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  10. 02 May 2008 at Bankatlantic Center, Sunrise, FL
  11. 25 May 2008 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  12. 28 May 2008 at Old Trafford, Manchester, England
  13. 30 May 2008 at Emirates Stadium, London, England
  14. 14 Jun 2008 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
  15. 21 Jun 2008 at HSH Nordbank Arena, Hamburg, Germany
  16. 25 Jun 2008 at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
  17. 04 Jul 2008 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
  18. 11 Jul 2008 at Olympiastadion, Helsinki, Finland
  19. 20 Jul 2008 at Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
  20. 27 Jul 2008 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  21. 31 Jul 2008 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  22. 02 Aug 2008 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
  23. 15 Aug 2008 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
  24. 16 Aug 2008 at North Charleston Coliseum, Charleston, SC
  25. 18 Aug 2008 at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
  26. 19 Aug 2008 at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA
  27. 21 Aug 2008 at Sommet Center, Nashville, TN
  28. 24 Aug 2008 at Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
  29. 30 Aug 2008 at The Roadhouse At The Lakefront, Milwaukee, WI

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed 44 times during the Working On A Dream Tour (83 dates, April to November 2009), mostly in the United States. The song was played in a traditional full-band arrangement. Jay Weinberg replaced his father on drums on five of these performances, and 12 performances towards the end of the tour featured Curt Ramm on trumpet. The live 18 May 2009 performance of the song in Washington, DC, featured a snippet of the United States presidential anthem HAIL TO THE CHIEF as in introduction (see the live 18 May 2009 version). The live 14, 19, and 20 Oct 2009 performances of the song in Philadelphia, PA, featured a snippet of Bill Conti's GONNA FLY NOW (THEME FROM ROCKY) as an introduction, played by Curt Ramm on trumpet (see the live 20 Oct 2009 version). The live 25 Oct 2009 performance of the song in St. Louis, MO, featured an apparently original trumpet intro by Curt Ramm. The complete 28 Jun 2009 show was released on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park DVD in 2010. See the live 28 Jun 2009 version for more details.

  1. 03 Apr 2009 at Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, AZ
  2. 07 Apr 2009 at BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
  3. 08 Apr 2009 at Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  4. 15 Apr 2009 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  5. 21 Apr 2009 at TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA
  6. 24 Apr 2009 at XL Center, Hartford, CT
  7. 28 Apr 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  8. 04 May 2009 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  9. 07 May 2009 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
  10. 11 May 2009 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  11. 12 May 2009 at United Center, Chicago, IL (with Jay Weinberg on drums)
  12. 15 May 2009 at Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA (with Jay Weinberg on drums)
  13. 18 May 2009 at Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  14. 21 May 2009 at Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ (with Jay Weinberg on drums)
  15. 10 Jun 2009 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway (with Jay Weinberg on drums)
  16. 13 Jun 2009 at Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN
  17. 28 Jun 2009 at Hyde Park, London, England
  18. 08 Jul 2009 at MCH Arena Herning, Herning, Denmark
  19. 12 Jul 2009 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  20. 26 Jul 2009 at Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao, Spain
  21. 30 Jul 2009 at Estadio Municipal De Foietes, Benidorm, Spain
  22. 19 Aug 2009 at Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
  23. 22 Aug 2009 at Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
  24. 25 Aug 2009 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (with Jay Weinberg on drums)
  25. 12 Sep 2009 at Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
  26. 20 Sep 2009 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  27. 21 Sep 2009 at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
  28. 30 Sep 2009 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  29. 02 Oct 2009 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  30. 08 Oct 2009 at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  31. 13 Oct 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  32. 14 Oct 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  33. 19 Oct 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  34. 20 Oct 2009 at Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  35. 25 Oct 2009 at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  36. 02 Nov 2009 at Verizon Center, Washington, DC (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  37. 03 Nov 2009 at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  38. 07 Nov 2009 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (complete The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle album performed)
  39. 10 Nov 2009 at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  40. 13 Nov 2009 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  41. 15 Nov 2009 at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  42. 18 Nov 2009 at Sommet Center, Nashville, TN (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  43. 20 Nov 2009 at 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)
  44. 22 Nov 2009 at HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY (with Curt Ramm on trumpet)

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed 32 times during the Wrecking Ball Tour (133 dates, March 2012 to September 2013). The song was played in a full-band arrangement. The live 11 Jul 2013 version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was released on the Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome 2013 official live download in 2015.

  1. 19 Mar 2012 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  2. 09 Apr 2012 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  3. 24 Apr 2012 at HP Pavilion At San Jose, San Jose, CA
  4. 02 May 2012 at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
  5. 11 Jun 2012 at Stadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste, Italy
  6. 17 Jul 2012 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  7. 24 Jul 2012 at Koengen, Bergen, Norway
  8. 27 Jul 2012 at Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
  9. 14 Aug 2012 at Fenway Park, Boston, MA
  10. 24 Aug 2012 at Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada
  11. 29 Aug 2012 at Vernon Downs Raceway, Vernon, NY
  12. 02 Sep 2012 at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
  13. 08 Sep 2012 at Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
  14. 19 Sep 2012 at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  15. 21 Sep 2012 at Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  16. 21 Oct 2012 at Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Canada
  17. 01 Nov 2012 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  18. 03 Nov 2012 at KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
  19. 11 Nov 2012 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  20. 28 Nov 2012 at Rose Garden, Portland, OR
  21. 22 Mar 2013 at Allphones Arena, Sydney, Australia
  22. 26 Mar 2013 at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
  23. 31 Mar 2013 at Hanging Rock, Macedon, Australia
  24. 11 May 2013 at Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden
  25. 23 May 2013 at Piazza Del Plebiscito, Naples, Italy
  26. 26 May 2013 at Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
  27. 15 Jun 2013 at Wembley Stadium, London, England
  28. 18 Jun 2013 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
  29. 26 Jun 2013 at Estadio Municipal El Molinon, Gijon, Spain
  30. 05 Jul 2013 at Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany
  31. 11 Jul 2013 at Ippodromo Delle Capannelle, Rome, Italy
  32. 12 Sep 2013 at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed 7 times during the High Hopes Tour (34 dates, January to May 2014). The song was played in a full-band arrangement. Audio recordings for most High Hopes Tour shows are officially available for purchase. See the live 01 Mar 2014 version for more details.

  1. 29 Jan 2014 at Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. 07 Feb 2014 at Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
  3. 15 Feb 2014 at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia
  4. 23 Feb 2014 at Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia
  5. 26 Feb 2014 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia (complete The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle album performed)
  6. 01 Mar 2014 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
  7. 06 May 2014 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX



Live History: off-tour

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was reportedly performed off-tour on 22 Jan 1977 at The Jail in Hillsdale, NJ, where Bruce Springsteen made a guest appearance with local band Pegasus, playing a two-song set. No audio recording of this show is known to exist.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 25 Aug 1978 at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT, during a guest appearance with Beaver Brown.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 15 Apr 1979 at The Fast Lane in Asbury Park, NJ. Springsteen, along with four members of the Asbury Jukes (Kevin Kavanaugh on piano, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg on trombone, Eddie Manion on baritone saxophone, and Joel Gramolini on guitar) made a guest appearance with Beaver Brown, playing a four-song set.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 21 and 22 Sep 1979 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY, during the MUSE Concerts For A Non-Nuclear Future. See the live 21 Sep 1979 version and live 22 Sep 1979 version for more details.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 05 Oct 1979 at The Fast Lane in Asbury Park, NJ. Springsteen made a guest appearance with Beaver Brown, playing a three-song set. See the live 05 Oct 1979 version for more details.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 21 Jun 1984 at The Village in Lancaster, PA, during a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band surprise appearance at the nightclub. See the live 21 Jun 1984 version for more details.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 03 Sep 2001 at Donovan's Reef in Sea Bright, NJ. Springsteen and Patti Scialfa joined local house band Brian Kirk & The Jirks, playing a four-song set. The song was played in a full-band version. See the live 03 Sep 2001 version for more details.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 29 Apr 2003 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, during "The Hope Concert" benefit. The song was played in a full-band arrangement, backed by the Max Weinberg 7, including horns, and featuring Jon Bon Jovi and Bobby Bandiera on shared lead vocals and guitar. See the live 29 Apr 2003 version for more details. The song was also practiced the previous day at Count Basie Theatre during the concert's rehearsals.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 05 Apr 2007 at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY, during "The Music of Bruce Springsteen" benefit/tribute concert. Springsteen performed the song twice that night, once solo acoustic, and once with the house band and sharing lead vocals with several of the event's artists. See the live 05 Apr 2007 version for more details.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 07 May 2008 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, during a benefit show for the historic theatre. The song was played in a full-band arrangement featuring a horns section. See the live 07 May 2008 version for more details.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed off-tour on 25 Feb 2012 at The Press Room in Asbury Park, NJ, during a surprise appearance at a gig with Boccigalupe and the Badboys. The song was played in a full-band version. See the live 25 May 2012 version for more details.

In 1974, Bruce Springsteen performed ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) on one radio performance. The song was played in a unique full-band acoustic arrangement featuring band introductions. See the live 09 Apr 1974 version for more details.

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed during both 2000 Asbury Park holiday shows and all five 2003 Asbury Park holiday shows. These concerts were billed as "Bruce
Springsteen with The Max Weinberg 7 and Friends", with The Max Weinberg 7 serving as the house band, and Springsteen bringing guests on and off the stage throughout the shows. On these shows the song was played in a traditional full-band version, with Springsteen backed by the full E Street Band (minus Steve Van Zandt and Roy Bittan in 2001), plus Bobby Bandiera on guitar and the Max Weinberg 7 (including horns).

  1. 17 Dec 2000 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  2. 18 Dec 2000 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  3. 03 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  4. 04 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  5. 06 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  6. 07 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  7. 08 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

Since 2002, Springsteen has been playing private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) was performed at 3 of these fundraisers, always at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band plus Max Weinberg on drums.

  1. 11 Sep 2010 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Boston College)
  2. 29 Jan 2011 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Ranney School)
  3. 22 Oct 2011 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Boston College)

Appearance in Movies

Bruce Springsteen's album version of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) appears in one movie.

Promotional poster for the film "The Heartbreak Kid"
It was used in the 2007 film The Heartbreak Kid, directed by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly and starring Ben Stiller. The song was not included in the film's soundtrack album.

Covers

A few artists have recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT).

John Bayless -- Greetings From John Bayless
John Bayless -- Greetings From John Bayless

CD – Megaforte Digital / Atlantic Records (81906-2) - USA, 1988

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The Voices On Tour -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen
The Voices On Tour -- The Music Of Bruce Springsteen

CD - Promo Sound (PS 1723 CD) - Germany, 2006

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- About A Girl
Various artists -- About A Girl

CD - Face Down Records (FDR 031) - USA, 2007

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is performed by The Rigbees.
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

2-CD - Where It's At Is Where You Are (WIACD20) - UK, 2009

This is a various artists Bruce Springsteen tribute album. ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) is performed by Darren Hayman.
George Mileson -- Leap of Faith: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
George Mileson -- Leap of Faith: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

CD - Growin' Up Records (8471812289631) - Spain, 2012

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Ian Prowse / Dan Donnelly -- "Rosalita / Cecilia"
Ian Prowse / Dan Donnelly -- "Rosalita / Cecilia"

7" single - Eighties Vinyl Records (EVR012) - UK, 2013

A1- Ian Prowse feat. Steve White: ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT)
B1- Dan Donnelly: CECILIA

Credits / References

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for all the help. Thanks Atsushi Sakamoto for the "Spirit In The Night / Growin' Up / Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" EP label scan. Thanks Carlo Bondi for the Storia E Musica Rock: Bruce Springsteen cassette tape scan.

Some of the above info about the studio recording and the live performances is taken from Brucebase.

Available Versions

List of available versions of ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) on this website:

ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Album version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 14 Feb 1973 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 06 Jun 1973 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 06 Jan 1974 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 03 Mar 1974 (late show) version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 09 Apr 1974 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 02 Oct 1975 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 18 Nov 1975 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 04 Apr 1976 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 22 Aug 1976 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 30 Oct 1976 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 03 Nov 1976 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 04 Nov 1976 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 13 Feb 1977 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 06 Mar 1977 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 19 Mar 1977 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 25 Mar 1977 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 03 Jun 1978 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 08 Jul 1978 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 09 Aug 1978 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 21 Aug 1978 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 08 Dec 1978 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 21 Sep 1979 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 22 Sep 1979 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 05 Oct 1979 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 01 Nov 1980 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 09 Nov 1980 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 31 Dec 1980 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 20 Aug 1981 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 21 Jun 1984 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 12 Jul 1984 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 10 May 1988 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 10 Aug 1992 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 24 Nov 1996 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 25 Nov 1996 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 26 Nov 1996 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 12 Aug 1999 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 18 Dec 2000 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 03 Sep 2001 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 08 Dec 2001 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 29 Apr 2003 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 06 Aug 2003 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 09 Aug 2003 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 25 Sep 2003 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 03 Oct 2003 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 05 Apr 2007 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 22 Apr 2008 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 07 May 2008 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 21 Aug 2008 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 18 May 2009 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 28 Jun 2009 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 25 Aug 2009 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 20 Oct 2009 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 07 Nov 2009 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 13 Nov 2009 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 25 Feb 2012 version]
ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) [Live 01 Mar 2014 version]

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