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Human Touch/Lucky Town Band

Springsteen had dissolved his long-time backing E Street Band in 1989, and had not used them on Human Touch and Lucky Town. This tour was his first time out with another group. Looking for a somewhat different sound, he assembled an outfit that gave him both more guitar-based arrangements and a more R&B-based feel with more backup singers; in contrast, gone were the organ and saxophone keys to the traditional E Street sound.

Roy Bittan was the only E Streeter retained. Most of the rest of the touring band were experienced session musicians who were not well-known to the general music audience. Better-known ace session drummer Jeff Porcaro, who had played on Human Touch, was supposedly offered $1 million to join the tour, but instead stayed with his band Toto.[2]

Springsteen's new wife and previous E Street backup singer Patti Scialfa was not a regular member of this band, but made guest appearances at many shows to duet with Springsteen on "Brilliant Disguise" and "Human Touch".

Members

  • Bruce Springsteen - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Shane Fontayne guitar
  • Tommy Sims bass
  • Zachary Alford drums
  • Roy Bittan keyboards
  • Crystal Taliefero guitar, percussion & background vocals, saxophone on Born to Run
  • Bobby King background vocals
  • Gia Ciambotti background vocals
  • Carol Dennis background vocals
  • Cleopatra Kennedy background vocals
  • Angel Rogers background vocals
  • Patti Scialfa guest appearances for guitar & harmony vocals on "Brilliant Disguise" and "Human Touch"
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