Eddie Floyd - RAISE YOUR HAND

First performance: 28/03/1976


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 216 times since 1976, always played as part of the encores.
 
In preparation for the Chicken Scratch Tour, Raise your hand is known to have been performed on 21 Mar 1976 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, during an invitation-only warm-up rehearsal show.

One of the characteristics of the Working On A Dream Tour shows was the "request signs" segment, during which Springsteen collected request signs from the pit audience while an extended introduction to Raise your hand was played. Once that song is completed, Springsteen selected two or three numbers to play from the requests.
 
  • Chicken Scratch Tour 
1976-03-28 - CAMERON INDOOR STADIUM, DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM, NC
1976-04-02 - MACAULEY THEATRE, LOUISVILLE, KY
1976-04-04 - MSU AUDITORIUM, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST LANSING, MI
1976-04-05 - OHIO THEATRE, COLUMBUS, OH
1976-04-09 - REID ATHLETIC CENTER, COLGATE UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, NY
1976-04-10 - PAUL MELLON ARTS CENTER, CHOATE ROSEMARY HALL, WALLINGFORD
1976-04-13 - REC HALL, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
1976-04-15 - SYRIA MOSQUE, PITTSBURGH, PA
1976-04-17 - LOUIS A. ALEXANDER PALESTRA, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, ROCHESTER, NY
1976-04-20 - FREEDOM HALL CIVIC CENTER, JOHNSON CITY, TN
1976-04-22 - BURRUSS AUDITORIUM, VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY, BLACKSBURG, VA
1976-04-26 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, CHATTANOOGA, TN
1976-04-29 - ELLIS AUDITORIUM, MEMPHIS, TN
1976-05-10 - MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM THEATER, MOBILE, AL
1976-05-13 - MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, NEW ORLEANS, LA
1976-05-27 - EISENHOWER HALL AUDITORIUM, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT, NY
1976-05-28 - HALSEY FIELD HOUSE, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, ANNAPOLIS, MD
 
  • Lawsuit Tour
Raise your hand is known to have been performed at least 29 times during what is known as The Lawsuit Tour . Some of that period's setlists are incomplete or unknown, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates during the Lawsuit Tour.

1976-08-01 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ
1976-08-02 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ
1976-08-03 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ
1976-08-05 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ
1976-08-06 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ
1976-08-07 - MONMOUTH ARTS CENTER, RED BANK, NJ
1976-08-21 - PALACE THEATER, WATERBURY, CT
1976-08-22 - SPRINGFIELD CIVIC CENTER, SPRINGFIELD, MA
1976-09-26 - ARIZONA VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, PHOENIX, AZ
1976-09-29 - SANTA MONICA CIVIC AUDITORIUM, SANTA MONICA, CA
1976-09-30 - SANTA MONICA CIVIC AUDITORIUM, SANTA MONICA, CA
1976-10-05 - SANTA BARBARA COUNTY BOWL, SANTA BARBARA, CA
1976-10-09 - ATHLETIC & CONVOCATION CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, SOUTH BEND, IN
1976-10-10 - MILLETT HALL, MIAMI UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, OH
1976-10-12 - RUTGERS GYM, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
1976-10-13 - WILKINS THEATRE, KEAN COLLEGE, UNION, NJ
1976-10-16 - WILLIAM & MARY HALL, THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, WILLIAMSBURG. VA
1976-10-17 - McDONOUGH ARENA, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, DC
1976-10-18 - McDONOUGH ARENA, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, DC
1976-10-25 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1976-10-27 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1976-10-28 - PALLADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1976-10-30 - PALLADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1976-11-02 - PALLADIUM, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1977-02-08 - AUDITORIUM THEATRE, ROCHESTER, NY
1977-02-13 - MAPLE LEAF GARDENS, TORONTO, ON
1977-02-15 - MASONIC TEMPLE THEATRE, DETROIT, MI
 
  • Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour 
Raise your hand is known to have been performed at least 8 times during the Darkness On The Edge Of Town Tour. The live 07 Jul 1978 version of Raise your hand was released on the Live/1975-85 box set in 1986.
 
 
 
1978-07-07 - THE ROXY THEATRE, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
1978-07-08 - ARIZONA VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, PHOENIX, AZ
1978-08-09 - THE AGORA, CLEVELAND, OH
1978-08-12 - AUGUSTA CIVIC CENTER, AUGUSTA, ME
1978-09-19 - CAPITOL THEATRE, PASSAIC, NJ
1978-09-30 - FOX THEATRE, ATLANTA, GA
1978-12-09 - DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER ARENA, DALLAS, TX
1978-12-15 - WINTERLAND BALLROOM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
 
  • The River Tour
Raise your hand is known to have been performed at least 8 times during The River Tour . Most of them in the first few months of the tour. A few setlists from that period are incomplete, and therefore, the song may have been played on some more dates during The River Tour.
 
1980-10-10 - UPTOWN THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL
1980-10-11 - UPTOWN THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL
1980-10-24 - SEATTLE CENTER COLISEUM, SEATTLE, WA
1980-12-04 - BUFFALO MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM, BUFFALO, NY
1980-12-06 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1980-12-19 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1980-12-31 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY
1981-01-21 - MAPLE LEAF GARDENS, TORONTO, ON
 
  • Tunnel Of Love Express Tour
Raise your hand was performed 57 times during the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour

1988-03-09 - SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1988-03-14 - RICHFIELD COLISEUM, RICHFIELD, OH
1988-03-17 - ROSEMONT HORIZON, ROSEMONT, IL
1988-03-20 - CIVIC ARENA, PITTSBURGH, PA
1988-03-23 - THE OMNI, ATLANTA, GA
1988-03-26 - RUPP ARENA, LEXINGTON, KY
1988-03-28 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
1988-03-29 - JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
1988-04-01 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY
1988-04-02 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY
1988-04-04 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1988-04-05 - CAPITAL CENTRE, LARGO, MD
1988-04-12 - THE SUMMIT, HOUSTON, TX
1988-04-13 - THE SUMMIT, HOUSTON, TX
1988-04-15 - FRANK ERWIN CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX
1988-04-17 - ST LOUIS ARENA, ST LOUIS, MO
1988-04-20 - McNICHOLS SPORTS ARENA, DENVER, CO
1988-04-22 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1988-04-23 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1988-04-25 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1988-04-27 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1988-04-28 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
1988-05-02 - SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
1988-05-03 - SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
1988-05-05 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA
1988-05-06 - TACOMA DOME, TACOMA, WA
1988-05-09 - METROPOLITAN SPORTS CENTER, BLOOMINGTON, MN
1988-05-10 - METROPOLITAN SPORTS CENTER, BLOOMINGTON, MN
1988-05-13 - MARKET SQUARE ARENA, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
1988-05-16 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1988-05-18 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1988-05-19 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1988-05-22 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1988-05-23 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
1988-06-11 - STADIO COMUNALE, TURIN, ITALY
1988-06-15 - STADIO FLAMINIO, ROME, ITALY
1988-06-16 - STADIO FLAMINIO, ROME, ITALY
1988-06-19 - HIPPODROME DE VINCENNES, PARIS, FRANCE
1988-06-21 - VILLA PARK, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
1988-06-22 - VILLA PARK, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
1988-06-25 - WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, ENGLAND
1988-06-28 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
1988-06-29 - STADION FEYENOORD, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
1988-07-02 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
1988-07-03 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
1988-07-07 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
1988-07-09 - BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
1988-07-10 - BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
1988-07-12 - WALDSTADION, FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY
1988-07-14 - ST. JAKOB STADION, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
1988-07-17 - OLYMPIA REITSTADION RIEM, MUNICH, WEST GERMANY
1988-07-22 - WALDBUHNE, WEST BERLIN, WEST GERMANY
1988-07-25 - IDRAETSPARKEN, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
1988-07-27 - VALLE HOVIN STADION, OSLO, NORWAY
1988-07-30 - WESERSTADION, BREMEN, WEST GERMANY
1988-08-02 - ESTADIO VICENTE CALDERON, MADRID, SPAIN
1988-08-03 - CAMP NOU, BARCELONA, SPAIN
 
  • Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour
Raise your hand was performed 13 times during the 20-date-long Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour. The setlist for the 14 Oct 1988 show in Mendoza, Argentina, is unknown, and therefore the song may have been played on one additional date.

1988-09-04 - PALAIS OMNISPORTS DE PARIS-BERCY, PARIS, FRANCE
1988-09-05 - PALAIS OMNISPORTS DE PARIS-BERCY, PARIS, FRANCE
1988-09-06 - NEPSTADION, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
1988-09-08 - STADIO COMUNALE, TURIN, ITALY
1988-09-10 - CAMP NOU, BARCELONA, SPAIN
1988-09-13 - NATIONAL STADIUM, SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
1988-09-15 - MAPLE LEAF GARDENS, TORONTO, ON
1988-09-19 - JOHN F. KENNEDY STADIUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
1988-09-21 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM, LOS ANGELES, CA
1988-09-23 - OAKLAND-ALAMEDA COUNTY COLISEUM, OAKLAND, CA
1988-09-27 - TOKYO DOME, TOKYO, JAPAN
1988-09-30 - JAWAHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM, NEW DELHI, INDIA
1988-10-15 - RIVER PLATE STADIUM, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (at 17:24)

  • The Reunion Tour 
Raise your hand was performed 2 times during The Reunion Tour.
 
1999-08-27 - FLEET CENTER, BOSTON, MA 
Featured a guest appearance by Peter Wolf and the second featured Abby Weinberg played on keyboards 
 
1999-09-25 - FIRST UNION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA

  • The Rising Tour
Featured a guest appearance by Philadelphia-based band Marah. 
 
  • Working On A Dream Tour
Raise your hand was performed 60 times during the Working On A Dream Tour . 20 of these performances were instrumental only. On 16 Sep 2009 in Greenville, SC, while the band was playing Raise your hand, Springsteen picked a sign that said "You Sexy Thing". He then sang lines from You sexy thing and the crowd sang back before eventually segueing into Raise your hand but bringing You sexy thing back again at the end. The inclusion of the lines from You sexy thing into Raise your hand was repeated on 30 Sep 2009 in East Rutherford, NJ, and 19 Oct 2009 in Philadelphia, PA. A live instrumental version of Raise your hand from an unknown 2009 performance was released on the London Calling: Live In Hyde Park home video in 2010 ;  it plays under the end credit sequence.


2009-04-15 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
2009-04-16 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA, LOS ANGELES, CA
2009-04-21 - TD BANKNORTH GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
2009-04-22 - TD BANKNORTH GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
2009-04-24 - XL CENTER, HARTFORD, CT
2009-04-26 - PHILIPS ARENA, ATLANTA, GA
2009-04-28 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
2009-04-29 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
2009-05-02 - GREENSBORO COLISEUM, GREENSBORO, NC
2009-05-04 - NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM, UNIONDALE, NY
2009-05-05 - JOHN PAUL JONES ARENA, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
2009-05-07 - AIR CANADA CENTRE, TORONTO, ON
2009-05-08 - BRYCE JORDAN CENTER, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
2009-05-11 - XCEL ENERGY CENTER, ST. PAUL, MN
2009-05-12 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL
2009-05-14 - TIMES UNION CENTER, ALBANY, NY
2009-05-15 - HERSHEYPARK STADIUM, HERSHEY, PA
2009-05-18 - VERIZON CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC
2009-05-21 - IZOD CENTER, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2009-05-30 - MEGALAND, LANDGRAAF, THE NETHERLANDS (Pinkpop Festival)
2009-06-02 - RATINAN STADION, TAMPERE, FINLAND
2009-06-04 - STOCKHOLMS STADION, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
2009-06-09 - KOENGEN, BERGEN, NORWAY
2009-06-10 - KOENGEN, BERGEN, NORWAY
2009-06-13 - BONNAROO, GREAT STAGE PARK, MANCHESTER, TN
2009-06-27 - GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, WORTHY FARM, PILTON, ENGLAND
2009-06-30 - STADE DE SUISSE, BERN, SWITZERLAND
2009-07-02 - OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH, GERMANY
2009-07-03 - COMMERZBANK-ARENA, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
2009-07-05 - ERNST-HAPPEL-STADION, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2009-07-08 - MCH ARENA HERNING, HERNING, DENMARK
2009-07-11 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
2009-07-12 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
2009-07-14 - HAMPDEN PARK, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
2009-07-16 - FESTIVAL DES VIEILLES CHARRUES, CARHAIX, FRANCE
2009-07-19 - STADIO OLIMPICO, ROME, ITALY
2009-07-21 - STADIO OLIMPICO DI TORINO, TURIN, ITALY
2009-07-23 - STADIO FRIULI, UDINE, ITALY
2009-07-26 - ESTADIO SAN MAMÉS, BILBAO, SPAIN
2009-07-28 - ESTADIO OLIMPICO DE LA CARTUJA, SEVILLE, SPAIN
2009-07-30 - ESTADIO MUNICIPAL DE FOIETES, BENIDORM, SPAIN
2009-08-01 - ESTADIO JOSÉ ZORRILLA, VALLADOLID, SPAIN
2009-08-02 - AUDITORIO MONTE DO GOZO, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN
2009-08-19 - COMCAST THEATRE, HARTFORD, CT
2009-08-22 - COMCAST CENTER, MANSFIELD, MA
2009-08-25 - SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
2009-09-12 - FORD AMPHITHEATRE, TAMPA, FL
2009-09-13 - BANKATLANTIC CENTER, SUNRISE, FL
2009-09-16 - BI-LO CENTER, GREENVILLE, SC
2009-09-20 - UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL
2009-09-30 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2009-10-02 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2009-10-03 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2009-10-08 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2009-10-09 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
2009-10-19 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
2009-11-07 - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
2009-11-10 - QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND, OH
2009-11-13 - THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS, AUBURN HILLS, MI
 
  • Wrecking Ball Tour 

Raise your han was performed 17 times during the Wrecking Ball Tour

2012-03-26 - TD GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
2012-03-28 - WELLS FARGO CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA
2012-07-12 - ERNST-HAPPEL-STADION, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
2012-07-14 - HYDE PARK, LONDON, ENGLAND (Hard Rock Calling Festival)
2012-07-17 - RDS ARENA, DUBLIN, IRELAND
2012-07-21 - VALLE HOVIN STADION, OSLO, NORWAY
2012-11-01 - BRYCE JORDAN CENTER, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
2012-11-15 - CENTURYLINK CENTER, OMAHA, NE
2012-11-17 - SPRINT CENTER, KANSAS CITY, MO
2012-11-19 - PEPSI CENTER, DENVER, CO
2012-11-26 - ROGERS ARENA, VANCOUVER, BC (With Peter Wolf)
2012-11-30 - ORACLE ARENA, OAKLAND, CA
2012-12-04 - HONDA CENTER, ANAHEIM, CA
2013-05-11 - FRIENDS ARENA, SOLNA, SWEDEN
2013-05-14 - PARKEN STADIUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
2013-06-20 - RICOH ARENA, COVENTRY, ENGLAND
2013-06-22 - GOFFERTPARK, NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS
 
  • High Hopes Tour
2014-02-12 - ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
2014-05-17 - MOHEGAN SUN ARENA, UNCASVILLE, CT

  • Off-Tour
2001-09-01 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
during a guest appearance with Clarence Clemons. The live 01 Sep 2001 versionof Raise your hand was released on Clarence Clemons' live album Live In Asbury Park Vol. II in 2004.

2002-01-12 at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
during a guest appearance with Clarence Clemons.

2006-12-02 at Starland Ballroom, Sayeville, NJ
during the seventh annual Light Of Day benefit

2008-05-07 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
during a benefit show for the historic theatre. The song was played in a full-band arrangement featuring a horns section.

2011-07-17 at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ
during a guest appearance with JT Bowen & The Sensational Soul Cruisers who were playing a tribute concert to Clarence Clemons.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Raise Your Hand" is a song written by Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, and Alvertis Isbell (Al Bell). It was recorded by Floyd and appeared on his 1967 debut album Knock on Wood. It was released as a single that year.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

 
 
Bruce on Eddie Floyd 21 Mar 1976 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park

Springsteen called Eddie Floyd that day and introduced himself to him.

"Him and Southside Johnny were just regular guys I hadn't met before and I basically hadn't heard of him back then," Floyd told Boss Tracks in 2009. "When [Springsteen] called there were people in the studio who did realize who was calling". Later that night Floyd joined Springsteen onstage sharing vocals with the upcoming star on two of his own compositions, "Knock on wood" and "Raise your hand". Springsteen introduced Floyd saying:

"I'm honoured enough to have in the audience tonight a man that I have admired and listened to his music for many, many years. A man who, without his music, I wouldn't be here because he's the guy that turned me on to the whole Sax sound and the R&B sound and we're lucky enough he's gonna come out and do... He's written so many great songs I can't even imagine. He's gonna come out and do a few numbers with us. Please give a warm round of applause for Mr. Eddie Floyd!"
 

Lyrics

If there's something you need
That you never had
Then don't just sit there
Feeling bad
You better get up
'Cause understand
Just raise your hand
Oh yeah

Baby here I am (baby here I am)
You know I'm standing in line (you know I'm standing in line)
I wanna give you my love (I wanna give you my love)
Please let me try (please let me try)
I wanna be good
Can't you understand
Just raise your hand
(Raise your hand)
Oh yeah!
(Raise your hand)
(Just raise your hand)
(Raise your hand)
Raise it up high, god
(Raise your hand)

Just raise your hand
'Cause I'll understand
Holy, holy, holy

Baby here I am
You know I'm standing in line
I wanna give you my love, hmm
Please let me try
You better get up
'Cause I understand
(Just raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand) oh yeah
(Just raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand) raise it up high, god
(Just raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand) oh yeah
(Just raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand) raise it up high
(Just raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand) oh yeah
(Just raise your hand)
(Raise your hand, raise your hand) raise it up high, baby