Springsteen rocks Air Canada Centre in Toronto

The Boss came back in a big way last night at the Air Canada Centre.

Keep in mind, the last time I saw Bruce Springsteen was at the ACC two years ago when he was alone on stage doing the folk troubadour thing with an acoustic guitar and a harmonica in support of his latest solo record Devils & Dust.

Directing his ten-piece band in black leather wrist guards and blue jeans, 59-year-old Bruce Springsteen was every inch American icon last night at his sold-out stadium show in Toronto. Springsteen is a physical anomaly: there isn't an inch of fat on him, or in his high-energy, nearly three-hour stage show.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened their sole Canadian tour date tonight with a rousing performance of the 1978 hit "Badlands" at the Air Canada Centre.

The 59-year-old was backed onstage by eight players, including longtime E Street bandmates Clarence Clemons on sax, Steven Van Zandt on guitar and Max Weinberg on drums.

Setlist:

Badlands
No Surrender
Outlaw Pete
She's The One
Working On A Dream
Seeds
Johnny 99
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
Raise Your Hand
E Street Shuffle
Prove It All Night
Louie Louie
Waiting On A Sunny Day
The Promised Land
Racing In The Streets
Kingdom Of Days
Radio Nowhere
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Born To Run

Encore:

Hard Times
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Land Of Hope And Dreams
American Land
Rosalita
Glory Days