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Look alive! The Boss is working overtime
When Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band return to the road, it’s a commitment. Still in the midst of the first round of 2023 dates, ● Springsteen and his loyal crew are extending their North American run with 22 shows – most of them in stadiums – to kick off Aug. 9 in Chicago. The tour – Springsteen’s first in six years – began Feb. 1 in Tam● pa, Florida. So far, he and the E Streeters have stuck to a set list of 27 or 28 songs, including classics “Born to Run,” “Prove it All Night” and some dips into Springsteen’s current covers album, “Only The Strong Survive” (“Nightshift”). Here is what you need to know about secur● ing tickets for the shows.
What new cities and dates did Bruce Springsteen add to his 2023 tour?
After the first leg of the tour wraps April 14 in New Jersey, Springsteen and the E Street Band will head overseas for a string of shows between April and July.
They’ll return to North America Aug. 9 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
The rest of the new dates are:
● Aug. 16 Bank and Park) Aug. 18 ( Philadelphia,
● Aug. 24 ( Foxboro, Massachusetts, Gillette Stadium)
● Aug. 28 ( Washington, D. C., Nationals Park)
● Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 ( East Rutherford, New Jersey, MetLife Stadium)
● Sept. 7 ( Syracuse, New York, JMA Wireless Dome)
● Sept. 9 ( Baltimore, Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
● Sept. 12 ( Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena)
● Nov. 3 ( Vancouver, Rogers Arena)
● Nov. 6 ( Edmonton, Alberta, Rogers
● Nov. 8 ( Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank
● Nov. Centre) 10 ( Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
● Nov. 14 and Nov. 16 ( Toronto, Scotiabank Arena)
● Nov. 18 ( Ottawa, Canadian Tire Centre)
● Nov. 20 ( Montreal, Centre Bell)
● Nov. 30 ( Phoenix, Footprint Center)
● Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 ( Inglewood, California, Kia Forum)
● Dec. 8 ( San Francisco, Chase Center)
When do tickets go on sale?
Online sales will take place over the next two weeks. The first is Friday for the Chicago concert. Other shows will be up Feb. 22- 24 and Feb. 28. All on sales begin at 10 a. m. local time. Visit brucespringsteen. net for specifics.
How can I get tickets?
For most cities, the tour is using Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. Pre- registration is available at verifiedfan. ticketmaster. com/ springsteen and is open through 11: 59 p. m. EST Sunday. Tickets for concerts at Wrigley Field and Citizens Bank Park will be sold directly by the stadiums.
How much are tickets?
An unusual fan backlash hit Springsteen when a small percentage of tickets to the first run of dates used Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing” – pricing adjusted in real time based on demand, much the same as airline and sporting events tickets – and some tickets topped $ 4,000. Springsteen and his management defended the pricing as fair based on the market value of other major acts, which angered some fans and led to the closure of the longtime Springsteen fan and information website Backstreets.
At the time, Ticketmaster said 11.8% of Springsteen tickets were designated platinum, and just 1.3% of tickets across all shows sold for more than $ 1,000. More than half ( 56%) of tickets sold for less than $ 200: 18% were less than $ 99, 27% between $ 100 and $ 150, and 11% between $ 150 and $ 200.
Tickets to the majority of dates on the current arena run are either sold out or going for $ 150 to $ 250 through Ticketmaster’s Verified Resale option.
Prices for the new dates haven’t been announced.
What songs has Springsteen been playing on his 2023 tour?
As usual, Springsteen and the E Street Band – some of whom have missed some dates because of COVID- 19 – are clocking in with a fulfilling nearly three- hour- long show. The band is playing songs that span Springsteen’s 50- year catalog. “Glory Days,” “Born to Run” and “Dancing in the Dark” check the hits box, while diehard fans are getting “Out in the Street,” “Kitty’s Back” and “Candy’s Room,” among other storied album cuts. So far, the opening (“No Surrender”) and closing (“I’ll See You in My Dreams”) songs haven’t changed.