Official announcement from bs.net:
Bruce and the E Street Band have announced they are headed back to Australia and New Zealand in 2014 for their most extensive tour of the area to date. The 2014 tour includes the first New Zealand show in more than a decade and their first-ever visit to Perth and Adelaide, kicking off at Perth Arena on February 7.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band brought the Wrecking Ball tour to Australia earlier this year on their first tour Down Under in more than a decade, performing three hour plus shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and at Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock.
Said Springsteen’s long-time manager and producer, Jon Landau, “Our shows in Australia earlier this year were among the very best and most satisfying of our whole 128 show tour. The crowds were tremendous, the fans as warm, friendly, and welcoming as we could ever hope for, and the quality of the performances, as virtually every reviewer commented, were spectacularly high».
“From the moment we finished the second show at Hanging Rock on March 31, we have been working on a plan to return next year. Among other things, we wanted to expand the number of places we play to include the Hunter Valley, Perth and Adelaide, with a trip to Auckland, as well. Those venues are in addition to the new dates in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. In other words, this will be our most far reaching tour of Australasia ever – and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are planning to make it their finest.”
Frontier Touring is also thrilled to announce that Australian music legends, Hunters & Collectors will be reforming to be special guests at Springsteen and the E Street Band at the Melbourne AAMI Stadium concert.
Additional special guest at the Melbourne and Hunter Valley shows will be Australia’s favorite rock & roll soul man Dan Sultan. Continuing the musical tour de force that they established on this year’s Wrecking Ball tour, Jimmy Barnes will be special guest for the Auckland Mt Smart Show.
Tickets to the 2014 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour go on sale Monday, August 26 at the local times listed below:
Feb. 7 – Perth, AU – Perth Arena – on sale Aug. 26 at 9 am –ticketek.com.au
Feb. 11 – Adelaide, AU – Entertainment Center – on sale Aug. 26 at 9 am – ticketek.com.au
Feb. 15 – Melbourne, AU – AAMI Park – on sale Aug. 26 at 9 am – ticketek.com.au
Feb. 19 – Sydney, AU – Allphones Arena – on sale Aug. 26 at 10 am – ticketek.com.au
Feb. 22 – Hunter Valley, AU – Hope Estate – on sale Aug. 26 at 10 am –ticketmaster.com.au
Feb. 26 – Brisbane, AU – Entertainment Centre – on sale Aug. 26 at 12pm – ticketek.com.au
Mar. 1 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium – on sale Aug. 26 at 9 am – ticketmaster.co.nz