Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten setlists and his favorite guitar are among the headline items that will travel across the country for a museum exhibit this fall.
The Grammy Museum announced Wednesday that Bruce Springsteen Live! will open at the Grammy Museum LA Live in downtown Los Angeles on October 15. The interactive exhibit – which runs until April 2 – will feature live performance footage, instruments, stage costumes and exclusive interviews from Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Springsteen’s exhibit ended its stay in New Jersey earlier this year.
“We’re also thrilled to offer a special, expanded exhibit with the help of Springsteen fans for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience,” said Jasen Emmons, Grammy Museum’s Chief Curator and Vice President. He will invite fans to submit videos of their concert experiences from previous Springsteen shows on September 23 – the legendary singer’s 73rd birthday.
Springsteen’s modified Fender guitar that featured on several album covers such as “Human Torch” and “Born to Run” will be on display. Other items will include stage wear from Springsteen and members of E Street as well as a signed itinerary from his Human Rights Tour, a six-week benefit tour in 1988. A box office stage prop from the Tunnel of Love tour will also be highlighted at the exhibition.
A saxophone played by the late Clarence Clemons – who played alongside Springsteen for 40 years – will be on display. The saxophone was passed down to Clemons’ nephew, Jake Clemons, who continues to use the instrument as a new member of the E Street Band since 2012.
Through an interactive kiosk, visitors will be able to view Springsteen’s handwritten lists and create their own reminders to compare with the legendary performer’s original.
The Grammy Museum has partnered with the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.
“From his first West Coast show as a touring musician at Troubadour in 1973 to the present day, Bruce has performed over 100 shows in the Los Angeles area and thrilled millions of fans with his electrifying performances” , said co-curator Eileen Chapman. , director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and the Center for American Music. “This expansive exhibit offers a glimpse behind the curtain and a moving journey into the past.”