Bruce Springsteen adds shows in Oct.

Tickets go on sale July 30th
July 27, 2009 1:31:51 PM PDT
Springsteen will add 2 shows in October to help close out the SpectrumDue to overwhelmingly popular demand, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, one of the most popular acts to ever perform at the Spectrum, have added two additional concerts to help close the Spectrum on Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20. Tickets to these newly added shows will go on sale on Thursday, July 30 at 10 a.m. exclusively through ComcastTIX.com.

Tickets to see Springsteen on Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14, both at the Spectrum, went on sale on Monday, July 27. These four performances are part of the final farewell series of concerts to say "goodbye" to America's Showplace, the Spectrum.

Comcast-Spectacor and Live Nation will soon continue to add shows until Pearl Jam performs the final shows ever at the Spectrum at the end of October.

Springsteen first performed at the Spectrum as an opening act for Chicago on June 6, 1973. He performed a very emotional show on December 9, 1980, a night after John Lennon was shot. He opened his performance that evening with a speech to the crowd: "It's a hard world that asks you live with a lot of things that are unlivable. And it's hard to come out here and play tonight, but there's nothing else to do."

Springsteen also graced the Spectrum stage on September 24, 1999, the night after his 50th birthday. It was a rare return to the Spectrum during a six-night stand in which he performed five of the other shows at the neighboring Wachovia Center. The following night (September 25, 1999), Springsteen performed across the parking lot at the Wachovia Center. Comcast-Spectacor, owners of the Wachovia Center and Spectrum, submitted to Guinness Book of World Records "The Shortest Distance Ever Traveled by a Rock Show" - 758-feet, nine and a half inches. Guinness turned down the attempt.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tickets will go on sale exclusively through ComcastTIX on Thursday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at ComcastTIX.com, by calling 1-800-298-4200, in person at the Wachovia Complex box office or select Acme Markets. Tickets are also on sale at LiveNation.com.

Springsteen's latest album 'Working on a Dream' (Columbia Records) debuted at #1 in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and New Zealand and received exemplary reviews in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, People, and elsewhere. Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band have recently added 25 new US concert dates to their 2009 'Workin' On a Dream' tour and have now sold over 1.5 million concert tickets in 2009 alone, with the new dates expected to push that number over the two million mark.

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