Bruce Springsteen & The E Street band are turning their tour of Down Under into a major deal with three new shows bringing the tally to 13 stops in 2014. New on the itinerary is a third show in Perth, and additional shows in both Hindmarsh and Pokolbin. As it stands now, "The Boss" and the band will hit six Australian cities before closing the tour over two nights in Auckland, New Zealand.
There's still been no word as to when any North American dates will be announced. Springsteen has been laying down tracks for his followup to 2012's Wrecking Ball collection, with some rumors indicating that the album will be released in time for the Australian dates, but there's been no confirmation from the Springsteen camp.
- Bruce Springsteen has come to understand that although down time between projects is very important for him, he knows it's only a temporary thing: "I love to be home, and I don't have any problem doing nothing -- for a while, anyway -- but I just still love to write, and play, and sing (laughs), y'know? It's something that I don't really quite know how to live without, and it's still something that thrills me like it did when I was 16, and it's just something that I need. It's really a selfish endeavor (laughs) in the end, y'know, it's just like being hungry, y'know? It just feels like that (laughs)."
- UPDATED: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band tour dates (subject to change): September 18 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Espaco das Americas September 21 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Rock In Rio - Rio De Janeiro at Rock City (with John Mayer) February 5 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena February 7, 8 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena February 11 - Hindmarsh, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre February 12 - Hindmarsh, Australia - Adelaide Entertainment Centre February 15, 16 - Melbourne, Australia - AAMI Park February 19 - Sydney, Australia - Allphones Arena February 22 - Pokolbin, Australia - Hope Estate Winery February 23 - Pokolbin, Australia - Hope Estate Winery February 26 - Boondall, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre March 1, 2 - Auckland, New Zealand - Mt Smart Stadium
- Once again Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters have been announced as the headline performers on November 6th for the seventh annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit. Since 2008, the annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit serves the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides aid to those who have sustained the "hidden injuries of war," and has helped over "one million veterans, service members, and their families since it began in 2008."
- Unlike last year's low scale production show at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre, the 2013 event has been moved downtown to the Theatre at Madison Square Garden, which is over double the size of the Beacon. Last year was the first year the event was streamed and over 130,000 people watched the show via YouTube. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart will return to host the event, which will also star Jerry Seinfeld.
CHECK IT OUT: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on November 24th, 1980 performing "Jungleland" live in Landover, Maryland:
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