Bruce Springsteen will release The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts in HD on physical formats on November 19th, including on two CDs with DVD, two CDs with Blu-Ray, and double-LP formats. The film will be available globally in HD for digital download on November 16th and digital rental on November 23rd.
Back in 2019, as part of his ongoing bootleg series, Springsteen released No Nukes '79 – Madison Square Garden, NYC, featuring both his September 21st and 22nd, 1979 shows at Madison Square Garden. The new edit will be an amalgam of the two shows.
Springsteen, who had been in the midst of the sessions for 1980's The River when he and the E Street Band played the two benefit shows, spoke to Rolling Stone and shed light on his early phobia about being filmed in concert: “I had some voodoo thing about that. Film and television were relatively cool mediums, and we were a hot band. I said, 'If you want to feel that heat, you need to be at that show.' (With No Nukes) they were filming it. They said, 'You'll have a choice of whether you’re in the movie or not.' That meant I didn’t have to think about the cameras since I knew I could throw it away if I wanted to.”