There has never been an artist who personified the essence and soul of working-class America like Bruce Springsteen. His larger-than-life/common man image can best be portrayed by another bona fide native of Springsteen’s hometown of Freehold, New Jersey. Josh Tanner is a Jersey-grown reincarnation of “The Boss” himself. Along with his explosive band, Josh delivers an authentic re-enactment of a Bruce Springsteen concert that only relatively few hard-core fans have ever seen… and will never be seen from the man himself again. The cast has the look and sound of the Jersey Shore, as most of them originate from Freehold, Somerville and Asbury Park, NJ, as well as New York City. A Springsteen show is a near-religious ritual, a marathon affair that leaves both audience and performers exhausted and elated. The same powerful, exuberant spirit that Bruce exudes is portrayed to perfection in fellow Freehold native son, Josh Tanner- he's keeping that fire burning.
THE SPRINGSTEEN PREMIER TRIBUTE will take you back in time to 1975, just after the release of Bruce’s breakthrough album, “Born To Run”. The theatrically romantic lyrics of songs like “Jungleland” and “Thunder Road” could reach into your soul and make you believe that all of your hopes and dreams could come true on that one hot summer night. It was easy to just leave reality behind and get lost in the eloquence of the poetic imagery and the poignant voice of the piano. The evocative musical backdrop was completed by the rock 'n' roll rhythms and arrangements of the E Street Band in songs like "BORN TO RUN & BACKSTREETS”, Or the heart-felt “JUNGLELAND” and the perennial concert favorite, “Rosalita”. The chronological journey continues on, recreating the most memorable moments and stage interactions throughout E STREET concert history into the height of Bruce’s Fame in the 80’s and beyond, with songs like “Glory Days”, “Hungry Heart”, Dancing in the Dark”, Trapped”, Born In The USA”, and more. This theatrical production accurately replicates the near circus-like appeal of an authentic Springsteen concert; using vintage equipment and stage sets, multiple costume changes, and note-perfect renditions of Bruce’s most popular hits and lyrical gems, performed by a cast of exceptional lookalike talent. The addition of the four-piece MIAMI HORN sectionmakes THESPRINGSTEEN PREMIER TRIBUTE a non-stop adrenaline rush… a theatrical concert event like no other production in the replica-rock genre today. THE SPRINGSTEEN PREMIER TRIBUTE is a show for all ages and with something for everyone; an event to come back for again and again.
Close your eyes and you will swear you hear Bruce; open them and you’re immediately lost in the illusion. There is only one Bruce Springsteen; but even die-hard fans will be convinced that they've seen another.