Fresh off the hugely successful River Tour 2016–2017 of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (where the group played eighty-nine concerts of nearly four hours long each night in fifteen countries and amassing 300 million in ticket sales), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Max Weinberg announced a new touring concept for the small venue: Max Weinberg’s Jukebox.
A truly interactive experience, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox invites the audience to create in real time the set list Weinberg and his crack four-piece group will play that night. Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll, the audience gets to choose from a video menu of over two hundred songs—everything from the Beatles to the Rolling Stones to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s biggest hits—and hear the group play them the way they want to hear them played.
That’s right—the crowd gets to yell out their choices and Weinberg plays them! This unique approach is fun and satisfying. How many times have you attended a show where you yearned to hear your favorite performer play your favorite song? With Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, your dream will be realized.
Weinberg, the driving rhythmic force propelling the E Street Band for forty-three years, is also known to millions of fans for his seventeen-year stint as the bandleader and comedic foil to talk show host Conan O’Brien and is the only musician in history to make the leap from a starring role in one of the world’s iconic rock groups to leading his eponymous band on O’Brien’s television shows on NBC: Late Night and The Tonight Show. And if that wasn’t enough, Weinberg managed to do both gigs simultaneously from 1999 to 2009.
Throughout his fifty-year professional career, Weinberg has played with some of the biggest and most diverse names in music: James Brown, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, John Fogerty, Stevie Winwood, Sheryl Crow, and even Isaac Hayes, performing his legendary “Shaft” with a thirty-piece orchestra Weinberg conducted on the Late Night broadcast.
In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed the halftime show at Super Bowl 43 for over 100 million people, the largest audience ever recorded for that event. Weinberg also has the distinction of being the drummer on the two biggest selling rock albums in history: Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA and Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell.