Feb 5 2009

Zwei offizielle Pressemeldungen

Bruce Springsteen zum Ticketverkauf:

A LETTER TO OUR FANS:
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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Feb 3 2009

Neue Tourtermine – Bruce auf dem Bonnaroo Festival

Das Bruce Springsteen Management veröffentlichte neue Tourtermine.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band werden in diesem Jahr als Headliner auf dem “Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival” in Manchester, Tennessee auftreten.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung:
Springsteen, Phish head lineup for Bonnaroo

Bruce Springsteen, fresh off his Super Bowl halftime performance, has been announced as a headliner at this year’s Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, along with the recently reunited Phish.
It is scheduled to be the only performance by Springsteen and his E Street Band at a festival in North America this year.
Other performers scheduled to perform from June 11-14 include Snoop Dogg, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, Elvis Costello, TV on the Radio, Al Green, Merle Haggard, David Byrne, Erykah Badu, Animal Collective, the Decemberists and Lucinda Williams.
The annual event, which is held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn., 60 miles south of Nashville, draws about 80,000 fans each year.
Springsteen, who released the CD “Working on a Dream” last week, is making the Bonnaroo pit stop during a nationwide tour; Phish is also launching a tour later this year, and Bonnaroo is also slated to be its only festival performance in North America.
More acts will be announced later. More than 120 bands and 20 comedians are expected to perform on 13 stages.
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Ferner ist am 16. April 2009 ein zweiter Auftritt in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena) geplant.

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Jan 31 2009

Update: Europatour 2009 – zweites Konzert in Dublin

Im Mai 2009 wird Bruce Springsteen wieder nach Europa kommen:

“Working on a Dream Tour 2009” – die Europatermine

  • 30.05.2009
    Pinkpop Festival – Landgraaf, Niederlande – Tickets
  • 02.06.2009
    Ratina – Tampere, Finnland – (AUSVERKAUFT)
  • 04.06.2009
    Stockholm Stadium – Stockholm, Schweden – (AUSVERKAUFT)
  • 05.06.2009
    Stockholm Stadium – Stockholm, Schweden – (AUSVERKAUFT)
  • 07.06.2009
    Stockholm Stadium – Stockholm, Schweden – (AUSVERKAUFT)
  • 09.06.2009
    Bergenhus Festning  – Koengen, Bergen, Norwegen – (AUSVERKAUFT)
  • 10.06.2009
    Bergenhus Festning – Koengen, Bergen, Norwegen – (AUSVERKAUFT)
  • 02.07.2009
    Olympiastadion – München, Deutschland – Tickets
  • 03.07.2009
    Commerzbank Arena – Frankfurt, Deutschland – Tickets
  • 05.07.2009
    Ernst Happel Stadion – Wien, Österreich – Tickets
  • 08.07.2009
    MCH Outdoor Arena – Herning, Dänemark – Tickets
  • 11.07.2009
    RDS Arena – Dublin, Irland – (AUSVERKAUFT)
  • 12.07.2009 (NEU)
    RDS Arena – Dublin, Irland – Tickets
  • 16.07.2009
    Vieilles Charrues – Carhaix, Frankreich – Tickets
  • 19.07.2009
    Stadio Olympico – Rom, Italien – Tickets
  • 21.07.2009
    Stadio Olympico – Turin, Italien – Tickets
  • 23.07.2009
    Stadio Friuli –  Udine, Italien – Tickets
  • 26.07.,2009
    San Mames Stadium – Bilbao, Spanien – Tickets
  • 28.07.,2009
    Estadio Municipal de Foietes – Benidorm, Spanien – Tickets
  • 30.07.,2009
    La Cartuja Stadium – Sevilla, Spanien – Tickets
  • 01.08.,2009
    Estadio Jose Zorrilla – Valladolid, Spanien – Tickets
  • 02.08.,2009
    Monte de Gozo – Santiago de Compostela, Spanien – Tickets
  • … weitere Termine folgen

Nicht bestätigte Termine:

  • 20.06.2009 – Newcastle
  • 22.06.2009 – Berlin
  • 25.06.2009 – Sheffield
  • 27.06.2009 – Glastonbury Festival
  • 28.06.2009 – London, Hyde Park
  • 13.07.2009 – Dublin
  • 14.07.2009 – Dublin oder Nizza

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Jan 27 2009

Offizielle Pressemeldung: “Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band To Launch 2009 US And European Tour”

Tickets für die Deutschlandkonzerte
gibts seit dem 26. Januar ’09 auf

Tickets bei eventim.de

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Shorefiremedia meldet:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2009

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band To Launch 2009 US And European Tour
5-Star (Rolling Stone) New Album ‘Working On A Dream’ (Columbia Records) Out Today
Response To First Ticket Sales In Scandinavia Causes System Crash With Unprecedented Sales In Stockholm, Sweden And Bergen, Norway

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced a forthcoming world tour.

DATE    CITY                VENUE                     ON-SALE DATE
Feb 1   Tampa, FL           Super Bowl XLIII
Apr 1   San Jose, CA        HP Pavilion at San Jose   Feb 2
Apr 3   Glendale, AZ        Jobing.com Arena          Feb 2
Apr 5   Austin, TX          Frank Erwin Center        Feb 7
Apr 7   Tulsa, OK           BOK Center                Feb 7
Apr 8   Houston, TX         Toyota Center             Feb 7
Apr 10  Denver, CO          Pepsi Center              Feb 2
Apr 15  Los Angeles, CA     LA Memorial Sports Arena  Feb 2
Apr 21  Boston, MA          TD Banknorth Garden       Feb 2
Apr 22  Boston, MA          TD Banknorth Garden       Feb 2
Apr 24  Hartford, CT        XL Center                 Feb 2
Apr 26  Atlanta, GA         Philips Arena             Feb 2
Apr 28  Philadelphia, PA    Wachovia Spectrum         Feb 2
Apr 29  Philadelphia, PA    Wachovia Spectrum         Feb 2
May 2   Greensboro, NC      Greensboro Coliseum       Feb 6
May 4   Hempstead, NY       Nassau Veterans Mem. Col. Feb 2
May 5   Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena     Feb 2
May 7   Toronto, ONT        Air Canada Centre         Feb 6
May 8   University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center       Feb 2
May 11  St. Paul, MN        Xcel Energy Center        Feb 2
May 12  Chicago, IL         United Center             Feb 2
May 14  Albany, NY          Times Union Center        Feb 2
May 15  Hershey, PA         Hersheypark Stadium       Feb 2
May 18  Washington, DC      Verizon Center            Feb 2
May 19  Pittsburgh, PA      Mellon Arena              Feb 2
May 21  E. Rutherford, NJ   Izod Center               Feb 2
May 23  E. Rutherford, NJ   Izod Center               Feb 2
May 30  Landgraaf, Holland  Pink Pop Festival         March 7
June 2  Tampere, Finland    Ratinan Stadion           ON SALE
June 4  Stockholm, Sweden   Stockholm Stadium         SOLD OUT
June 5  Stockholm, Sweden   Stockholm Stadium         SOLD OUT
June 7  Stockholm, Sweden   Stockholm Stadium         SOLD OUT
June 9  Bergen, Norway      Koengen                   SOLD OUT
June 10 Bergen, Norway      Koengen                   SOLD OUT
July 2  Munich, Germany     Olympiastadion            ON SALE NOW
July 3  Frankfurt, Germany  Commerzbank Arena         ON SALE NOW
July 5  Vienna, Austria     Ernst Happel Stadion      ON SALE NOW
July 8  Herning, Denmark    Herning MCH               ON SALE NOW
July 11 Dublin, Ireland     RDS                       Jan 30
July 16 Carhaix, France     Festival Vielles Charrues Jan 30
July 19 Rome, Italy         Stadio Olimpico           ON SALE SOON
July 21 Turino, Italy       Olimpico di Torino        ON SALE SOON
July 23 Udine, Italy        Stadio Friuli             ON SALE SOON
July 26 Bilbao, Spain       San Mames Stadium         ON SALE SOON
July 28 Benidorm, Spain     Estadio Municipal Foiets  ON SALE SOON
July 30 Sevilla, Spain      La Cartuja Stadium        ON SALE SOON
Aug 1   Valladolid, Spain   Estadio Jose Zorrilla     ON SALE SOON
Aug 2   Santiago, Spain     Monte Del Gozo            ON SALE SOON

Springsteen recently performed at the Presidential Inauguration and is set to perform at Super Bowl XLIII. His new album ‘Working on a Dream’ is earning exemplary reviews. In Brian Hiatt’s 5-star Rolling Stone review of ‘Working on a Dream,’ he raves about its “romantic sweep and swaggering musical ambition.” For the full review, please go to:
http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/25463406/review/25523370/working_o%20n_a_dream

People Magazine wrote, “With many of these songs itching to be taken on the road, ‘Dream’ continues the classic-Springsteen revival of ‘Magic.'”

Meanwhile, Entertainment Weekly’s Simon Vozick-Levinson’s gave the album an “A” grade: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20253916,00.html

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Dez 22 2008

Update: Bruce Springsteen World Tour 2009 & Glastonbury Festival

Die Bruce Springsteen Wordtour 2009 wird nicht wie ursprünglich geplant in Europa beginnen. Angeblich wird Bruce Springsteen im Februar / März ’09 einige Gigs in den USA spielen und erst im Sommer ’09 zu uns kommen.

Die genauen Konzerttermine sollen im kommenden Jahr veröffentlicht werden. Selbstverständlich wird Bruce Springsteen auch in Deutschland Station machen. Im Gespräch sind Berlin (Max Schmeling Halle oder O2 World Arena) und Frankfurt (Festhalle).

Ausserdem sind einige Festivalauftritte geplant. Wenn man den englischen Presseberichten Glauben schenken kann, wird Bruce Springsteen Ende Juni ’09 auf dem “Glastonbury Festival” auftreten. Ausserdem soll der Boss mit seiner E Street Band auch auf dem “Bonnaroo Festival” performen:

Glastonbury Festival – 24. bis 28. Juni 2009:
GLASTONBURY boss MICHAEL EAVIS has gone back to basics in a bid to banish the bad memories of this year’s event. The choice of rapper JAY-Z as festival headliner back in June angered thousands. And donating the cherished Friday night headline slot to relative youngsters KINGS OF LEON raised a few eyebrows. So, in order to avoid any more ill-feeling, the dairy farmer is taking a step back in time to wheel out some big guns. YOUNG and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN will join ageing Brit-poppers BLUR as bill-toppers at next year’s event.
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Bonnaroo Festival – 11. bis 14. Juni 2009:
Bonnaroo, the East Coast’s premiere multi-day, multi-stage gathering of the vibes (held in Manchester, Tennessee from June 11th to 14th) usually doesn’t release its lineup until early February — but RollingStone.com hears from reliable sources close to Phish that the band will top the bill for two nights, restoring the fest to its jam-friendly roots. …Also being buzzed about with some legitimacy: Bruce Springsteen as Sunday night’s closer.
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