Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will play two shows in New Zealand in February, 2017. On tour in Australia for a month-long stay the two NZ shows will see Springsteen and band perform in Christchurch at the AMI Stadium on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, Feb 21 and then Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium on February 25. The Christchurch earthquake date is significant given Springsteen’s song My City of Ruins became an unofficial anthem and during his last New Zealand shows in 2014 The Boss dedicated his classic My Hometown to Christchurch.
Marlon Williams will open both the New Zealand shows. But it’s not all good news – Australian one-hit-wonders Jet have reformed and will also be on the bill.
Tickets are available from next Tuesday, September 20, for Frontier Members – check the website www.frontiertouring.com/brucespringsteen as pre-sale times are staggered per show.
Tickets for the general public go on sale from next Friday, September 23.
The news of the Springsteen tour was announced early this morning – read Stuff’s article here for more details – due to some bizarre blacklisting by Frontier I don’t receive their press-releases but on the off-chance you haven’t yet heard the news I wanted to share the announcement. Springsteen is the last of the great stadium acts and as recently as last month played his longest show to date at over four hours.
It’s likely his New Zealand shows will be the biggest highlight of the summer’s gig-going calendar.