“Springsteen on Broadway” extended through February 3rd, 2018

Today’s ticket sale was frentic. If you had a code, buying was very easy. Many fans, however, never got a code and were left on “standby”. Despite Ticketmaster’s VerifiedTickets system, quite an amount of tickets showed up on the secondary market, with scalpers asking up to $9,900 for a single ticket.

The surprise has come when Ticketmaster has announced the Springsteen of Broadway series is expanding through February 8th, 2018, so many more fans will now have a chance to see Bruce in an intimate setting.

Ticketmaster is expected to announce the new dates later today. Check out their website or Twittter account.

Bruce Springsteen added to Invictus Games Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony of the Invictus Games will include special performances by Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Bachman & Turner, Kelly Clarkson and Coeur de Pirate.

The September 30th concert will be held at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, and tickets are available now on Ticketmaster. Springsteen’s performance will honor the achievements of the 550-plus wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from 17 nations during the third edition of the Invictus Games.

“At the Invictus Games, it’s not just about the hurdles that competitors experienced during competition, but about overcoming the obstacles that life has presented them,” said Springsteen. “The Games are a remarkable opportunity for brothers and sisters in arms to join forces and demonstrate the true strength of their spirit. It is an absolute honor and privilege to perform for them at the Closing Ceremony as a send-off to a week of competition in Toronto.”

 

We’re gonna boogaloo down Broadway… Springsteen confirms acoustic concert series

“Springsteen on Broadway” is the name for a series of concerts that will take place at New York’s Walter Kerr Theatre from October 3rd to November 26th (official opening is Oct.12th, with preview shows since Oct. 3rd). The two-hour acoustic show will feature Bruce alone with his guitar and piano.

“I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible. I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I’ve played in the last 40 years. My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value,” says Springsteen.

Show dates are:

OCTOBER
3-7, 10-11 (preview shows)
12 (Official opening)
13-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31

NOVEMBER
1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-22 & 24-26

Tickets for “Springsteen on Broadway” will go on sale August 30 at 10am ET exclusively through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. This unique fan-first technology levels the playing field to combat bots and get real tickets into the hands of fans who intend to go to the event.

Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration begins today and will close August 27. Verified fans will be notified August 29 for the August 30 onsale.

HOW DO ARTIST ONSALES POWERED BY TICKETMASTER VERIFIED FAN WORK?

1. Login to Verified Fan with your Ticketmaster account HERE. (Don’t have a Ticketmaster account? Set that up HERE.)
2. Once your information has been submitted – you’ll receive an email to confirm you registered successfully. Registration closes on Sunday, August 27 at 10PM ET.
3. If verified and randomly selected to receive an offer code, you’ll receive a text on Wednesday, August 30 prior to the onsale at 10AM ET. Your text will include your link to purchase and your unique offer code to unlock access to tickets. Keep your phone handy – notifications will arrive 2-4 hours before tickets go onsale.

For additional details, click HERE.

For complete information please check Springsteen’s official website.

Bruce Springsteen unearths unreleased 1977 concerts

Two unreleased concerts from Springsteen’s 1977 tour were released last Friday thru Nugs.net.

Both shows are now available for download (or CD order) thru http://live.brucespringsteen.net. According to Brad Serling, head at Nugs, there’ll be a new show published every month’s first Friday. 25 shows have already been selected for release.

The 1977 shows were the first two of that short tour: Albany Febr.7th and Rochester Febr.8th. No recordings of the Albany show had ever circulated, and this also marks the first time the unreleased “Action in the Streets” is officially published.

Both shows, among many others, were recorded by Springsteen’s sound engineer Chas Gerber, who worked for Bruce between 1975 and 1977. Mr.Gerber recenlty found a stash of cassettes he recorded from the mixing desk back in the day, and sent the whole bunch to Springsteen’s archivist Toby Scott.

The recordings received the Plangent Processes treatment to improve the sound quality, and are the first of Berger’s bunch to see the light of day. Read Erik Flannigan’s essay at Nugs for more detail about the tour and these formidable shows.

And from now on watch out every first Friday of each month for more gems to be published.