Big Concerts bringing Bruce Springsteen to SA

2013-10-28 08:00
Cape Town - Big Concerts announced on Monday that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be coming to South Africa for the very first time to perform three concerts.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will perform live on Tuesday 28 January 2014 and Wednesday 29 January 2014 at the Bellville Velodrome Cape Town and at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 1 February 2014.

Tickets go on sale for Johannesburg on Wednesday 30 October and Cape Town on Friday 1 November available from www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket.

Having sold 65 million albums in the USA and over 120 million albums worldwide, Bruce Springsteen has won numerous awards including 20 Grammy Awards, 2 Golden Globes and an Academy Award.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999 and Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Born To Run and Thunder Road in its Top 500 Greatest songs of all time.

One of the biggest touring artists in the world, Bruce Springsteen's recording career spans more than 30 years.  Fans will have the chance to hear all the hits with a two and half hour live music show.

CEO of Big Concerts, Attie Van Wyk, commented: "After 24 years it’s a dream come true to promote Bruce Springsteen in South Africa. It’s definitely a personal highlight to confirm The Boss".

Comments

  • Scott Young - 2013-10-28 08:25

    Legendary. a must......

      frankvankaapstad - 2013-10-28 08:41

      I saw him live in Hyde Park, he really is amazing. Pity it's in the Velodrome, this man should be in a sold out Green Point.

  • Peter David Oosthuizen - 2013-10-28 08:38

    WoW. Only 26/27 years after I started listening to him. Sorry won't be the same Boss or me for that matter.

  • Corlene Koen - 2013-10-28 08:50

    one hasn't seen a concert until you've seen a Springsteen concert.... saw him in Holland this year ... 4 hours of pure magic

      Theunis Botha - 2013-10-28 14:51

      Saw him in Vancouver 2005 at the Pontiac Theatre with his 'Devils & Dust' solo acoustic performance.After the show the press still hailed him as "the boss".His show did not dissapoint,and I was glad that I could make the experiance.

  • Colin Traumatizer Zungu - 2013-10-28 08:52

    Now we gona rock! When is Angus Young and his ACDC coming this side?

      Charmaine Louw - 2013-10-28 09:11

      Bruce has been on my bucket list for years right along side ACDC. I was just really shocked to hear it is not at the stadiums?? Why do we have them then? - But stoked none the less.

      Helen Stephens - 2013-10-28 09:30

      They're still too popular in other real countries.The have to be passe and desperate to come here.

      Abigail Fourie - 2013-10-28 10:10

      Since when is SA not a real country?

  • KB MaFive-zero Mosimanyana - 2013-10-28 09:08

    This is the one to attend....... The Boss will b in Africa wooooo!!!!

  • Oupa Lamza Molamu - 2013-10-28 09:17

    WOW!..THE BOSS INDEED...

  • Rene Fourie - 2013-10-28 09:21

    At the Veldrome? This is not an April Fool joke is it? Because that is not funny.

  • Helen Stephens - 2013-10-28 09:26

    Another "Has Been" for us. Pickings everywhere else must be very slim.

      Arno Welgemoed - 2013-10-28 09:58

      Bruce (64) is a legend. He Rockes out for 3 hours, crowd surfing and more... Love to see you do that at 64

      Eckard Potgieter - 2013-10-28 10:11

      what a stupid idiotic comment to make!

      Jaco De Villiers - 2013-10-28 14:04

      Good music still stays good music. I feel sad for you Helen. Last time I checked this guy had over 27 albums out. Not allot of people who can say that. Add to that, that he is still one of the most requested live acts in the world. Society has been corrupted by the nonsense we listen to on the radio day in day out... You may not like his music, but one can still respect him for his music legacy he will leave behind.

      John Anthony Downton - 2013-10-28 15:22

      He's actually doing OZ and New Zealand as well. He has just completed the 'Wrecking Ball" tour which took him to Oz, Europe and the UK, and South America. So slim pickings, I think not.

      Corlene Koen - 2013-10-30 12:25

      A has been? Show me an artist performing for 4 hours non stop at the age of 64 (he looks more like 34). I was there to witness.

  • Mark Miller - 2013-10-28 09:53

    Why the heck at the Velodrome , which has the worst acoustics in the world ( along with the Coca Cola Dome )???? The Cape Town Stadium is the only venue suited to an artist of his stature . Shocking !!!!

  • Elsebe Parsons - 2013-10-28 10:36

    Saw him in Prague last year. He is absolutely aamazing. Gave a 4 hour show with no break. A must to see! Go Bruce!!

  • Maria Marenda Nel - 2013-10-28 10:40

    Finaly its happening. There's just no greater rocker than the BOSS. Can't wait. Wish I can go to sleep and its the 1st of Feb.

  • Beverley Uys - 2013-10-28 12:54

    Wouldn't go even if the tickets were free or I was paid to go

      Dianne Meredith - 2013-11-04 15:16

      So glad you aren't going.

  • Elizabeth Du Cap - 2013-10-28 12:56

    the very best news! waited all of 30 years to see and hear The Boss live! but couldn't the venue be changed to the Green Point Stadium?

  • Samuel Slyme - 2013-10-28 13:05

    South Africa, the land of the unfree and the destination of the hasbeen. And a hasbeen racketeer at that -- maker of pointless and senseless noise, generally known as a racket. Oh well, the witless and the unwashed will spend their unearned money and perhaps some of the earnings will end up in South Africa.

      Harold Pennington - 2013-10-28 14:01

      Another one who thinks insulting people makes him look clever. Tedious Samuel, tedious.

      Hamish Hayes - 2013-10-28 18:48

      Negativity and criticism does not encompass any form of intelligence or witticism. Springsteen has written music which relates to a vast spectrum of people, and has always stayed true to composing music which has an incredible representation and emotion of the working class. Many of his songs are classic and timeless and can inspire a variety of people at various stages of their lives. I am 28, and may not have grown up in the exact circumstances Springsteen wrote about, but I find many of his lyrics to be relevant, particularly with the current social disparities South Africa has. I simply cannot wait to be counted as one of the "unwashed" at, which will invariably be, one of the greatest live performances South Africa has ever experienced.

  • Gillian Frances White - 2013-10-28 13:31

    Why the Velodrome? Surely Green Point (Cape Town) stadium would be a better venue!

  • Johan Harlaar - 2013-10-28 14:21

    I saw him in Paris in 1983 and still remeber the concert as one of the best I ever attended.

  • Hamish Hayes - 2013-10-28 18:58

    For those musically uneducated individuals who believe Springsteen to be a has-been, I will repeat myself in terms of my commentary on Samuel's idiocy. Springsteen has written music which relates to a vast spectrum of people, and has always stayed true to composing music which has an incredible representation and emotion of the working class. Many of his songs are classic and timeless and can inspire a variety of people at various stages of their lives. I am 28, and may not have grown up in the exact circumstances Springsteen wrote about, but I find many of his lyrics to be relevant, particularly with the current social disparities South Africa has. I simply cannot wait to be counted as one of the "unwashed" at, which will invariably be, one of the greatest live performances South Africa has ever experienced.

  • Rita Himschoot - 2013-10-28 22:22

    The velodrome ? Really! Shocking. ........

  • Craig Trevis - 2013-10-28 23:45

    I have been a fan for 33 years and saw him in 1988 again in 2009 and twice last year. He and the band are better than ever before. He has the energy of a 20 year old and plays every show as if its his last. He is sensational in every way. He is been on a 2 year world wide tour playing more concerts and is the second highest earning act of the last 2 years by a tiny margin. He is playing Australia and New Zealand after and then again in the States.

      Gabriel Maritz - 2013-10-29 08:50

      Tell these naysayers, Craig. People who dare call Springsteen a has-been. There are many has-beens in Rock n Roll, but Springsteen is NOT one of them

  • Cat Hallack - 2013-10-31 13:04

    THE BOSS STILL ROCKS ........last saw him in Zim with Sting, Tracey Chapman and Peter Gabriel ........a concert of note and it looks like the Boss still has more stamina than most, he gets out there for his fans and gives a full 2 and a half hours, bands half his age CANT do it for ever reasons, so i sat again LONG MAY THE BOSS REIGN ......welcometo Cape Town Bruce and the boys,, i will miss Clarence as we all do but hey we join you in singing loud and proud for the Big Man xxxxxxxxxx

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