Tour news: Springsteen to play second Auckland show

By Russell Baillie

Bruce Springsteen.
Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have confirmed a second New Zealand show - but they're staying put in Auckland to play a two-night stand at Mt Smart Stadium rather than venture further afield.

There had been a hopeful petition from Christchurch fans that "The Boss" might play there in what might be the final show on his two year Wrecking Ball world tour.

But Springsteen's Australian-based promoter ruled that out.

Frontier Touring Boss Michael Gudinski said he acknowledged "the passion of Christchurch fans".

"Regrettably however on this particular tour a Christchurch show isn't logistically possible within the time frame available," he said.

"Notably a significant number of fans from the Canterbury region have already secured tickets to the first Auckland concert and I am absolutely confident that Bruce will deliver them a concert that they will remember for years to come."

The second show will be at Mt Smart on Sunday March 2, the night after the March 1 show which sold out its 35,000 tickets within an hour of going on sale.

On TradeMe, pairs of tickets to the first show were getting bids as high as $1000 or more.

Tickets for the new show go on sale on via a Frontier Touring presale from 2pm Thursday September 5.

General public sales from Ticketmaster start at 9am on Monday September 9.

Bruce Springsteen
Where: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
When: March 1 & 2

- NZ Herald

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