Scott Bernstein

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band brought their tour in support of Darkness On The Edge Of Town to The Summit in Houston on December 8, 1978. The concert was professionally shot and the footage was released as part of The Promise: Darkness On The Edge Of Town box set in 2010. Now, Springsteen has started to upload individual songs from the show to his YouTube channel.

Springsteen, keyboardist Roy Bittan, saxophonist Clarence Clemons, organist Danny Federici, bassist Garry Tallent, guitarist Stevie Van Zandt and drummer Max Weinberg opened the concert in Houston the same way Darkness On The Edge Of Town starts — with “Badlands.” The Boss and his band debuted “Badlands” on May 23, 1978 and it’s been a staple of their live sets ever since. Bruce has performed “Badlands” more than any other song besides “Born To Run” as per Wikipedia.

Watch “Badlands” from Live In Houston, 1978 below: