Bruce hits Belfast

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BRUCE SPRING­STEEN & THE E STREET BAND Odyssey Arena, Belfast Sat 8pm £60/£49 (sold out) 048-90739074 The seem­ingly un­stop­pable force that is the Bruce Spring­steen con­cert shows fews signs of abat­ing. Be­cause there is no suit­able venue down south at this time of the year (hey – what about Vicar Street for a week’s res­i­dency?), Spring­steen lands in the North, play­ing yet an­other sold-out gig. Con­structed on the back of the im­pres­sive new album, Magic – surely Spring­steen’s most pop-ori­ented record – the show fea­tures more than a few fol­lows his ev­ery move. Lucky you if you have a ticket. For the rest of us, it’s next year’s three sold-out gigs at the RDS. TONY CLAY­TON-LEA tracks from it, as well as delv­ing into his high-qual­ity back cat­a­logue. One of the few artists his age who re­fuses to rest on his lau­rels – why should he when his more re­cent ma­te­rial is just as good,

Can’T see ThaT? if not bet­ter than the old? – Spring­steen is clearly at the

CaTch This top of his game and is as­sisted PJ Har­vey, Olympia Theatre by a band that in­tu­itively Dublin (Wed­nes­day)

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