Feb 9 2009

Neuer Konzerttermin: 30. Juni ’09 – Bruce Springsteen in der Schweiz

Bruce Springsteen wird am Dienstag, den 30. Juni 2009 im “Stade de Suisse” in Bern auftreten. Der Kartenvorverkauf beginnt am 13. Februar 2009 auf http://www.ticketcorner.ch

Offizielle Presseinformation:
Er ist der Boss der Rockmusik – und er kommt in unsere Hauptstadt: BLICK und Goodnews präsentieren Bruce Springsteen (59) live im Stade de Suisse!

WER: Bruce Springsteen
WO: Stade de Suisse, Bern
WANN Di, 30. Juni 2009, 19 Uhr
TICKETS  95/140 Fr. (Stehplatz), 140/160 Fr. (Sitzplatz), exkl. Gebühren; VVK ab Fr., 13. Februar, 8 Uhr;

Bruce Springsteen regiert: Von null auf 1 ist sein neues Album «Working On A Dream» dieses Weekend in die Schweizer Hitparade eingestiegen. Seinen Übernamen «The Boss» erhielt der unermüdliche Rocker und Songschreiber schon Ende der 60er-Jahre: Damals liess er sich jeweils das Geld in den kleinen Clubs bar auf die Hand auszahlen und verteilte es fair unter allen Bandmitgliedern. Die Band hat er längst gewechselt, der Name ist – obwohl Bruce selbst keine Freude an Bossen hat – geblieben.

Am 30. Juni kommt Bruce mit seiner legendären «E Street Band» ins Berner Stade de Suisse für ein Open Air, auf das seine riesige Schweizer Fan-Gemeinde lange gewartet hat. Im Gepäck: Hits aus vier Jahrzehnten – Evergreens wie «Born in the USA», Balladen wie «The River», «Streets of Philadelphia» und natürlich viel neuem, grossartigem Material. Bruce in Bern: Auf keinen Fall verpassen!

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Feb 9 2009

Update: Grammy für Bruce Springsteen!

Gestern Abend fand im Staples Center von Los Angeles, CA die “51st Annual Grammy Award Verleihung” statt. Bruce Springsteen wurde in der Kategorie “Best Rock Song” mit einer goldenen Trophäe ausgezeichnet:

Best Rock Song

Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
Track from: Magic

House Of Cards
Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
Track from: In Rainbows

I Will Possess Your Heart
Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason McGerr & Christopher Walla, songwriters (Death Cab For Cutie)
Track from: Narrow Stairs

Sex On Fire
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill

Violet Hill
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Ferner war er in der Kategorie “Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance” nominiert. Der Preis ging jedoch an John Mayer:

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:

John Mayer
Track from: Where The Light Is — Live In Los Angeles

Girls In Their Summer Clothes
Bruce Springsteen
Track from: Magic

I Saw Her Standing There
Paul McCartney
Track from: Amoeba’s Secret

Eddie Vedder

No Hidden Path
Neil Young
Track from: Chrome Dreams II

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Feb 6 2009

“The Hold Steady” covern Atlantic City

Die aus Brooklyn, New York stammende Rockband “The Hold Steady” haben den Bruce Springsteen Song “Atlantic City” gecovert. Der Song wird am 24. Februar 2009 auf dem Benefitalbum “War Child Heroes” erscheinen.

Tracklist des Albums:

1.    Beck (Bob Dylan – “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”)
2.    The Kooks (The Kinks – “Victoria”)
3.    The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen – “Atlantic City”)
4.    Hot Chip (Joy Division – “Transmission”)
5.    Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones (The Clash – “Straight To Hell”)
6.    Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones – “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”)
7.    Franz Ferdinand (Blondie – “Call Me”)
8.    Duffy (Paul McCartney – “Live And Let Die”)
9.    Estelle (Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”)
10.  Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson –“ Wonderful & Song For Children”)
11.  Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music – “Do The Strand”)
12.  Peaches (Iggy Pop – “Search And Destroy”)
13.  Adam Cohen (Leonard Cohen – “Take This Waltz”)
14.  Elbow (U2 – “Running To Stand Still”)
15.  The Like (Elvis Costello – “You Belong To Me”)
16.  TV On The Radio (David Bowie – “Heroes”)

Atlantic City kann man sich auf der Homepage von SPIN.com kostenlos anhören.

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Feb 6 2009

War Springsteen Superbowl Auftritt Playback?

Die Chicago Tribune berichtet gestern auf ihrer Internetpräsenz, dass die auftretenden Künstler beim SuperBowl Finale in Tampa, FL nicht Live gespielt hätten. Der Musikbeitrag der E Street Band soll während der Generalprobe am Tag vor dem Finale aufgezeichnet worden sein.

… Neuberger said not only Hudson and Hill recorded their performances in advance, but so did halftime performers Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Only Springsteen’s vocals were live, he said.
“There is no way you can set up a full band in five minutes with microphones, get all the settings right, and expect to get quality sound,” Neuberger said. “The Super Bowl has been doing that for years with virtually all the bands.” …

In der Los Angeles Times war ausserdem folgendes zu lesen:

… But what about the Boss? A legendarily exciting live performer, should he have made it clear ahead of time that his band wasn’t actually performing live at a mammoth media event like the Super Bowl, where everything is bound to go under the microscope? It wasn’t like everyone was just miming to a record — the band rehearsed and then recorded the new versions of the songs Springsteen performed on Sunday … weiterlesen

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Feb 5 2009

Zwei offizielle Pressemeldungen

Bruce Springsteen zum Ticketverkauf:

We know there was much confusion regarding Ticketmaster and TicketsNow during last Monday’s on-sale dates. We were as confused as you were, as we were given no advance notice of the major changes in the Ticketmaster-TicketsNow world. (Bear in mind that we are not clients of any ticketing company, and that all those arrangements are between venues and ticketing companies.)

Last Monday, we were informed that Ticketmaster was redirecting your log-in requests for tickets at face value, to their secondary site TicketsNow, which specializes in up-selling tickets at above face value. They did this even when other seats remained available at face value. We condemn this practice.

We perceive this as a pure conflict of interest. Ticketmaster is there to ensure that we have a good, fair sale of our tickets at their face value plus normal ticketing charges. TicketsNow is supposed to be a secondary site where people who already have tickets may exchange, trade, and, unfortunately, speculate with them. We have asked this redirection from Ticketmaster to TicketsNow cease and desist immediately and Ticketmaster has agreed to do so in the future and has removed its unwanted material from their and our site.

We know the many cynical arguments some make in favor of the Ticketmaster system: There are rumors that some artists or managers participate in Ticketmaster charges–we do not. There are rumors that some artists or managers are receiving a percentage of the amount above face value at secondary outlets like TicketsNow–we do not. Some artists or managers may not perceive there to be a conflict between having the distributor of their tickets in effect “scalping” those same tickets through a secondary company like TicketsNow–we do.

While many of you have sent notes to us and your local promoters, you may also send accurate informational letters to Albert Lopez of Ticketmaster and he will try to address your questions.

A final point for now: the one thing that would make the current ticket situation even worse for the fan than it is now would be Ticketmaster and Live Nation coming up with a single system, thereby returning us to a near monopoly situation in music ticketing. Several newspapers are reporting on this story right now. If you, like us, oppose that idea, you should make it known to your representatives.

The abuse of our fans and our trust by Ticketmaster has made us as furious as it has made many of you. We will continue to do our utmost now and in the future to make sure that these practices are permanently curtailed on our tours.

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and the entire Springsteen Tour Team
(Veröffentlicht am 05. Februar 2009 auf BruceSpringsteen.net)

Offizielle ShorefireMedia Pressemeldung vom 04. Februar 2009:

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Working On A Dream’ (Columbia Records) Debuts At #1 In 16 Countries Including U.S.

Album Certified Platinum In Four Countries And Gold In Nine

Bruce Springsteen’s new album ‘Working on a Dream’ has debuted at #1 in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and New Zealand. ‘Working on a Dream’ will also debut at #1 on the Pan European Billboard Chart.

The album has been certified Platinum in Ireland, Italy, Norway, and Sweden and has been certified Gold in U.K., Canada, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Holland, Germany, and Switzerland.

In Ireland, five Springsteen albums are on the Top 100 chart, the others being ‘Greatest Hits,’ ‘The Rising,’ ‘Magic,’ and ‘The Essential Bruce Springsteen.’

For Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s tour itinerary, please click here: http://www.brucespringsteen.net/live/index.html

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