While New Jersey rock icon Bruce Springsteen is on The River tour, celebrating the 1980 release of his impressive double album, now’s a good time to let you know that the Holmdel farmhouse where he wrote and rehearsed much of it, along with album “Darkness on the Edge of Town” (and lived in for five years) is for sale for just under $3.3 million. That’s a far cry from the $700 a month Springsteen paid in rent back in the day, according to The Ties That Bind, the recent documentary on the making of The River. The listing for the six-bedroom, six-bathroom house includes a swimming pool, 4-car heated garage, and, of special interest to music buffs, the barn The Boss used as a rehearsal space.
The River tour returns to New Jersey in August at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
For more Jersey locations that shaped Springsteen’s life, check out this musical tour of his history with the Garden State at The Hudson Reporter.
Hopefully we’ll hear more about what working on those albums, and his many others, was like when Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run hits bookstores on September 27.