Watch: Springsteen, E Street Band shine on epic "Kitty's Back" in Perth
As if to seal the deal with American ticket buyers, the Bruce Springsteen camp has released a pro-shot video of the band's performance of "Kitty's Back" from a recent Perth show on the E Street Band's Australian tour.
The video, clocking in at an impressive 16 minutes, takes the jazzy track that first appeared on 1973's "The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle" and throws the full weight of the current E Street Band lineup behind it.
The end result features noteworthy solos from virtually the entire frontline of the band, though Springsteen keeps all the guitar solo action for himself. Despite all the instrumental fireworks, the song remains surprisingly true the the original--or at least true to the mid-70's performances of the song long collected by Springsteen fans.
Tickets for a relatively small (by Springsteen standards) round of North American dates began going on sale over the weekend (with some on sale next weekend), weighted toward the eastern and southern portions of the U.S., but reaching northward for what is currently a two-night cap of the tour at the Mohegan Sun Arena in CT.
8 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena (On-sale 10am February 21)
12 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (On-sale 10am February 21)
15 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena (On-sale 10am February 21)
17 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena (On-sale now)
19 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena (On-sale 10am February 21)
22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center (On-sale now)
24 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena (On-sale 10am February 21)
26 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron\'s Amphitheatre at Lakewood (On-sale now)
29 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center (On-sale 1now)
1 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (On-sale now)
3 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz & Heritage Festival (On-sale now)
6 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (On-sale 10am February 28)
13 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center (On-sale now)
14 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium (On-sale now)
17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun (On-sale now)
18 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun (On-sale now)