More Springsteen shows added
Ticket sales haven’t officially gone on sale to the general public yet, but Frontier have confirmed a second round of shows for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.
Due to “massive demand” from yesterday’s pre-sales, The Boss will now play extra shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, as well as a second special show at Hanging Rock in Victoria. But there will be no joy for fans in Perth and Adelaide, with Springsteen having to skip those cities due to production costs and time constraints.
Promoter Michael Gudinski: “The ticket sales for the tour have been outstanding and it was clear within the first couple of minutes that demand was far going to outweigh the number of tickets we had available. I jumped straight on the phone to Bruce’s people and they have happily agreed to add these additional shows for the general public … It’s fantastic that even more fans will have the chance to secure tickets on Friday, however I do have to stress that shows are strictly limited.”
Springsteen was last in Australia way back in March 2003 when he played just four shows – stadium concerts in Sydney and Melbourne, and a pair of arena gigs in Brisbane. Since then he’s released five albums and played nearly 500 gigs without setting foot in Australia. While this may be an album tour in support of new-ish release Wrecking Ball, given Springsteen’s long absence from our shores, perhaps we’ll get a retrospective gig from The Boss and his E-Street band (Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg, Steven Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren).
Springsteen had only hours ago performed at the 12.12.12 benefit concert in New York for victims of Hurricane Sandy. He performed ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’, ‘Wrecking Ball’, ‘My City of Ruins’ and ‘Born To Run’ with Jon Bon Jovi.
Tickets for all shows will go on sale to the general public tomorrow (December 14) at 9am local time.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band tour:
Thursday, March 14 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Saturday, March 16 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Monday, March 18 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Wednesday, March 20 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Sunday, March 24 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tuesday, March 26 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Wednesday, Merch 27 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, March 30 – Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges
Sunday, March 31 – Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges
General public tickets on sale from 9am local time, Friday December 14
Springsteen’s most recent setlist:
Out in the Street
We Take Care of Our Own
Death to My Hometown
My City of Ruins
Spirit in the Night
The E Street Shuffle
The Promised Land
Because the Night
She’s the One
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
Land of Hope and Dreams
Born in the U.S.A.
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie cover)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City – December 10