Bruce performed the song 21 times:
Down the road apiece is known to have been performed at least 4 times in Bruce Springsteen's early years (pre-October 1972). Very little is known about shows from this early period, and therefore, the song must have been played on some more dates:
Bruce Springsteen Band
The Bruce Springsteen Band
The Bruce Springsteen Band
1972-09-02 - HUDDY PARK, HIGHLANDS, NJ
A twelve hour 'end of summer' outdoor show, billed as the first annual Highlands Art / Music Fair. Headlining acts include the Tinker West managed local band Odin, as well as New Jersey-based folk rock band Montana Flintlock, who were also signed by Mike Appel, trading as Laurel Canyon Ltd. Columbia were briefly interested in signing the band to their label, before changing their minds. Springsteen (who at this point had completed his first album but had still not put together a touring band) makes an unscheduled guest appearance near the end of the show after an invitation from Odin's Tom Cohen, singing and performing several songs with the band. First song appears to be a Springsteen composition, perhaps titled "This Is My Confession". Cohen and Springsteen exchange guitar solos on this track. Next up is "Down The Road Apiece". After a few moments the power goes out, and they restart the song once power returns. A Springsteen original, called "Water Station", is next up, with the music and lyrics made up on the spot. Four minutes in the power goes out again, followed by an amusing interchange between Tinker and the band. Power is restored, and the band perform Big Joe Williams' "Baby, Please Don't Go". Apparently Springsteen only knows lyrics for the first verse, so fills in with lyrics from "It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City". Other bands on the bill are Crazy Lester And The Blue Water Rangers, Taylors Mills Road, Lee Reiser (erroneously spelt Reisner in a newspaper article), and Charlotte.
With Wolfgang Niedecken And His Leopardefellband. One of the numerous "Hungry Heart" takes recorded during this performance was officially released on the Hungry Heart CD EP as "Hungry Heart [Berlin '95]" later the same year, although this just featured Bruce's live vocals from the Eckstein show laid over the original 1980 E Street Band instrumental tracks! First ever Springsteen performance of "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and first performances in Europe of "Down The Road Apiece", "Highway 61 Revisited", and "Honky Tonk Women", and first ever Springsteen performance in Germany of "Jumpin' Jack Flash".
1995-10-18 - TRAMPS, NEW YORK CITY
1995-10-19 - ELECTRIC FACTORY, PHILADELPHIA
1995-10-20 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
1995-10-21 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
1995-10-24 - PARK WEST, CHICAGO
1998-03-02 - NICK'S FAT CITY, PITTSBURGH
1998-11-06 - CLUB 251, WEST PALM BEACH
2000-11-03 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
Light of Day
2004-07-17 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK
2010-11-04 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
2011-11-03 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
2014-05-23 - SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL & MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH
2018-06-18 - ASBURY LANES, ASBURY PARK
Bruce Springsteen joins the Danny Clinch-led Tangiers Blues Band, sharing the bill with the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. the Man, in his hometown of Asbury Park, New Jersey for the reopening of concert venue Asbury Lanes. He joins the band midway through their performance for a four-song miniset of blues standards. The event celebrates the multimillion-dollar renovation of Asbury's beloved shuttered bowling alley, newly outfitted as a music venue. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County. Ticket are distributed by lottery and are available primarily to Asbury Park residents as part of the venue's commitment to honor the local community.
Bruce Springsteen, along with Ben Jaffe
, guests with Danny Clinch's Tangiers Blues Band
at the Kristen Ann Carr Fund gala benefit called "A Night to Remember".