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Look alive! The Boss is working overtime

- Melissa Ruggieri

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.

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PHOTOS PROVIDED BY ROB DEMARTIN Bruce Springstee­n will continue the North American run of tour dates through the end of 2023.
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Springstee­n launched the tour Feb. 1.

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