Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s first New Zealand show in more than a decade will take place at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday 1st March 2014.
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.”
Springsteen and the E Street Band’s marathon performances, infectious energy and ability to captivate audiences did not go unnoticed with the Wrecking Ball tour being awarded the 2013 Helpmann Award for ‘Best International Contemporary Concert’ and both fans and critics heralding it as the tour of the year:
‘Sometimes a show takes the breath out of your lungs and leaves you speechless. In awe. Unsure how to articulate what you just witnessed. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is one such show.’ – Sydney Morning Herald
‘It is going to be tough for anyone to beat Bruce Springsteen for the tour of the year.’ – The Daily Telegraph
‘This is the legendary E Street Band and nobody can keep up with them. Nobody can come close. Mark my words – they’re the best there is… Bruce Springsteen is the greatest performer I’ve ever seen and if you pass up a chance to see him live; your life will be poorer for it.’ – Brisbane Times
‘After a ten-year hiatus Bruce Springsteen has returned to Australia to deliver the latest instalment in what really is the greatest rock and roll show on earth… An important artist of his or any generation, Springsteen remains possibly the most vital front man of the modern era. Long may he run.’ – The Australian
Jimmy Barnes will support the Auckland show
Frontier Members pre-sale via www.frontiertouring.com/brucespringsteen
1pm Wednesday 21 August to 1pm Thursday 22 August (or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted).
Visit the website for more details
General public on sale from 9am Monday 26 August
Sat 1 Mar
Mt Smart Stadium
with special guest Jimmy Barnes
Ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999