Bruce Springsteen to play Hanging Rock in 2013?

Bruce Springsteen will play two concerts at Hanging Rock in Victoria this Easter according to the latest rumours.

Today’s scoop comes from none other than ex-Painters and Dockers singer Paul Stewart who announced on Twitter today that Frontier boss Michael Gudinski will present the shows. That news has been backed up by a forum post on a credible and long-running Bruce Springsteen tribute page, suggesting a potential tour may also include dates in Brisbane, Melbourne and a Sydney show which has been reportedly “locked in” for March. And last month writer, ex-rugby player and bandana aficionado Peter FitzSimons told readers of his column in the Sydney Morning Herald that “The great Bruce Springsteen, is likely to tour Australia in March next year. Don’t ask me how I know, I just do.”

There have been ‘leaked dates’ Nui Te Koha tip-offs and industry murmurs for close to 12 months now; so it is with more than a little bit of excitement the dates for Bruce Springsteen’s first Australian tour in nine years finally appear to be close at hand.

While this may be an album tour in support of new-ish release Wrecking Ball, given Bruce’s long absence from our shores we have our fingers crossed that we get a retrospective gig from The Boss and his E-Street band.

Bruce Springsteen’s set in Denver last week

Get Out Of Denver (Bob Seeger cover)

I’m a Rocker

The Promised Land

Hungry Heart

We Take Care of Our Own

Wrecking Ball

Death to My Hometown

My City of Ruins

Spirit in the Night

The E Street Shuffle

Bishop Danced

Human Touch

Savin’ Up (Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers cover)

Working on the Highway

Shackled and Drawn

Waitin’ on a Sunny Day

Raise Your Hand (Eddie Floyd cover)

Lonesome Day


Land of Hope and Dreams


Across the Borderline (Ry Cooder cover)

Born to Run

Bobby Jean

Dancing in the Dark

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie cover)

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out