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More Springsteen shows added

Ticket sales haven’t officially gone on sale to the general public yet, but Frontier have confirmed a second round of shows for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.

Due to “massive demand” from yesterday’s pre-sales, The Boss will now play extra shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, as well as a second special show at Hanging Rock in Victoria. But there will be no joy for fans in Perth and Adelaide, with Springsteen having to skip those cities due to production costs and time constraints.

Promoter Michael Gudinski: “The ticket sales for the tour have been outstanding and it was clear within the first couple of minutes that demand was far going to outweigh the number of tickets we had available. I jumped straight on the phone to Bruce’s people and they have happily agreed to add these additional shows for the general public … It’s fantastic that even more fans will have the chance to secure tickets on Friday, however I do have to stress that shows are strictly limited.”

Springsteen was last in Australia way back in March 2003 when he played just four shows – stadium concerts in Sydney and Melbourne, and a pair of arena gigs in Brisbane. Since then he’s released five albums and played nearly 500 gigs without setting foot in Australia. While this may be an album tour in support of new-ish release Wrecking Ball, given Springsteen’s long absence from our shores, perhaps we’ll get a retrospective gig from The Boss and his E-Street band (Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg, Steven Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren).

Springsteen had only hours ago performed at the 12.12.12 benefit concert in New York for victims of Hurricane Sandy. He performed ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’, ‘Wrecking Ball’, ‘My City of Ruins’ and ‘Born To Run’ with Jon Bon Jovi.

Tickets for all shows will go on sale to the general public tomorrow (December 14) at 9am local time.

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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band tour:

Thursday, March 14 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Saturday, March 16 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Monday, March 18 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Wednesday, March 20 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Sunday, March 24 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tuesday, March 26 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Wednesday, Merch 27 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, March 30 – Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges
Sunday, March 31 – Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges

General public tickets on sale from 9am local time, Friday December 14

Springsteen’s most recent setlist:

Badlands
Out in the Street
Hungry Heart
We Take Care of Our Own
Wrecking Ball
Death to My Hometown
My City of Ruins
Spirit in the Night
The E Street Shuffle
The Promised Land
The River
Because the Night
She’s the One
Darlington County
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
Apollo Medley
The Rising
Land of Hope and Dreams
Thunder Road

Encore:

Born in the U.S.A.
Born to Run
Glory Days
Dancing in the Dark
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie cover)
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City – December 10

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spintheblackcircle

spintheblackcircle said on the 13th Dec, 2012

Those tickets didn't last long.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 13th Dec, 2012

Saw ppl lined up outside Ticketek this morning, and thought LOLLRN2INTERNET

Then I remembered that Ticketek crashes often enough on the big gigs, they're probably better off lined up.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 13th Dec, 2012

The people at ticketek are logging into the same webpage that someone at home is.

spintheblackcircle

spintheblackcircle said on the 13th Dec, 2012

Lining up overnight at ticketing agency = serious disappointment when you are second in line and end up with seats in the upper level.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 14th Dec, 2012

Obtained some prime B Reserve tickets for Springsteen's Saturday show in Brisbane. Soooooooooooo unbelievably stoked right now.

Jistaken

Jistaken said on the 14th Dec, 2012

this morning i managed to get two tix for the 2nd rod laver show. a reserve too - still not the best seats, but not the worst either and i was there from just before 9am. i missed out in the pre-sale. but i'm pretty happy i managed to get ones that weren't up the back or behind the stage.

being a show with such a huge demand makes it an incredibly slow and frustrating process. it takes forever to get from one step to the next - and you're only given 10 mins or so to do it in. so by the time you're allocated any seats at all there's a great risk your time will run out and you have to start from scratch when there's only crap left. this is with ticketek of course. might've been better, worse or just as bad (i don't know) if it was with ticketmaster, but then we would've had to deal with those stupid captcha things which are barely legible most of the time. are they supposed to stop scalpers?

so only a couple of hours later i looked on ebay to see what was there and there were quite a few tickets for sale from what seemed to be regular ticket sellers and of course, at hugely inflated prices. but prices aside, to me the more important question is how do the scalpers manage to get their hands on so many great tickets in the first place, when it's so hard for one person to get even one or two half decent ones? what is there secret? and why isn't more being done to stop it? one of the ticket sellers on ebay calls themseves "insider_trading22". is that it? do you have to have some kind of insider knowledge or privileged access that the rest of us don't have? how do they do it?? i think there should be a serious investigation into it but i suppose the only people who really care are us regular unimportant gig going people.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 14th Dec, 2012


so only a couple of hours later i looked on ebay to see what was there and there were quite a few tickets for sale from what seemed to be regular ticket sellers and of course, at hugely inflated prices. but prices aside, to me the more important question is how do the scalpers manage to get their hands on so many great tickets in the first place, when it's so hard for one person to get even one or two half decent ones? what is there secret? and why isn't more being done to stop it? one of the ticket sellers on ebay calls themseves "insider_trading22". is that it? do you have to have some kind of insider knowledge or privileged access that the rest of us don't have? how do they do it?? i think there should be a serious investigation into it but i suppose the only people who really care are us regular unimportant gig going people.

Don't believe for a second that the scalper has a ticket in their hand and ready to post for every auction item there is on eBay.

Jistaken

Jistaken said on the 14th Dec, 2012

i guess they don't and can't post them out until they receive the tickets themselves but most of them have a seller rating of 100% so people must receive their tickets and be reasonably happy with them.

where did all my capital letters go in my first post?

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 14th Dec, 2012

You need to make 50 posts before capital letters work. It is some sort of anti-spam mechanism. Please don't ask me to explain how that is meant to deter spammers.

I am sure they fulfil their orders but it's not like they need to be ready to fulfil those orders the instant the ad appears on eBay.

People who are serious scalpers will be on internet forums and elsewhere trying to find people with spare tickets that are trying to get rid of them at close to cost and then sell them at a profit.

There is not some secret Ticketek application for scalpers that lets them buy 50 tickets at once before everyone else.

I am sure they do buy multiple sets of tickets when they go on sale though through using multiple accounts/credit cards etc.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 14th Dec, 2012

it's also worth pointing out that if the site is slow, it's because it's servicing ALL of the people who are buying tickets, including yourself, and only a small percentage of those are bonafide scalpers.

Maballes Aiken

Maballes Aiken said on the 14th Dec, 2012

for the low investment cost of us$570 scalpers can invest in the ticketek bot which says "allows you to reserve multiple tickets simultaneously with just a click of a mouse from multiple events with your criteria and then allow you to buy the best ones with one more click" , this becomes very obvious when you see the same scalper with front row seats to multiple events. the ticket limit of 10 for springsteen only helped the scalpers today.

Maballes Aiken

Maballes Aiken said on the 14th Dec, 2012

check out this guy, he's one of the most prolific scalpers on ebay http://goo.gl/4vaaz (change last two letters to caps) , now of the 101 listings he currently has, how many of them are front row ?
now either this dirty scalper has the golden touch of midas or he is using other more devious means, my assumption would be a ticket bot and considering the prices and volume of tickets being sold, the bot would pay for itself in a very short time.

Gnarkid

Gnarkid said on the 14th Dec, 2012

$570 seems reasonable after being robbed of the same amount for a late night public urination by melbourne's finest.

shazie

shazie said on the 14th Dec, 2012



Jistaken:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8DXE5Sx5m8

Also the answer you're probably looking for is m.ticketek.com.au.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 30th Jan, 2013

[URL="http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=BRUCESPR13&v=SSD#.UQhkySdlIfV"]Third shows added in Sydney and Melbourne!