Tour news: Springsteen's Auckland show sells out

By Russell Baillie

Bruce Springsteen will perform in New Zealand on March 1. Photo / AP
Bruce Springsteen will perform in New Zealand on March 1. Photo / AP

Bruce Springsteen's Mt Smart Stadium has sold out.

The 35,000 tickets to the March 1 show by the American rock veteran were snapped up in less than an hour after going on sale at 9am this morning.

But fans who missed out may have a second chance with Frontier Touring boss Michael Gudinski saying he was in negotiations "for a second New Zealand concert" - though that may mean Springsteen and the E Street band could be heading south.

There has been local speculation that the star could be next year's headliner at the Mission Estate concert in the Hawkes Bay which have a capacity of 25,000.

The band's tour schedule has no dates after the Auckland show which comes at the end of a run of Australian concerts, one of them at the 19,000-capacity Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: BY THE NUMBERS

63 his age. Born September 23, 1949
17 The number of albums released since his 1973 debut, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. Last year's Wrecking Ball was his 17th
120 million albums sold worldwide
133 dates so far on his Wrecking Ball Tour, which started in Atlanta on March 18 last year and arrives in Auckland on March 1 201
3 or more - the number of hours that is standard running time for a Springsteen show, although in Helsinki last month he played for more than four
30 The number of songs he currently plays each night on the current tour
18.4 percentage of songs off Wrecking Ball that have constituted his sets on the tour so far. Songs from Born in the USA and Born to Run stand at 12.9 per cent and 12.3 per cent respectively according to setlist.fm. And a regular 8.1 per cent of his show are covers
25,000 The number who saw him at Western Springs Stadium in 2003.

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