[pullquote quote=”I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.” credit=”Bruce Springsteen”]The Boss is heading to Wrigley Field, and we don’t mean Cubs baseball operations president Theo Epstein. It’s official — Bruce Springsteen is bringing the Wrecking Ball to the ballpark. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s 2012 ‘Wrecking Ball’ World Tour comes to Chicago on Friday night, September 7 at Wrigley Field.
With a legacy of almost forty years, Springsteen is a man who’s been filling our lives with inspired music and lofty ideals since first emerging from Asbury Park in 1973. WXRT has literally been supporting his music (in vinyl form) since day one, and considering his recent creative output, we plan to continue to do so for quite some time.
Tickets are on sale Saturday, April 21 at 10am with reserved tickets ($103 to $45) and a limited number of general admission field tickets ($103, limit of 4 per purchase) can be purchased online at Tickets.com or by phone at 800-THE-CUBS.
Roger Waters will bring his tour of the classic Pink Floyd opus “The Wall” on June 8. Waters decided to stage “The Wall” as an outdoor show for the first time in 2010, and decided to launch a baseball stadium tour for this year. This past summer, thousands crowded the stands and bleachers at Wrigley Field – and the sidewalks surrounding the ballpark – for two concerts by Paul McCartney.
The Cubs ballpark hosted its first concert, by Jimmy Buffett, in 2005. It was followed in subsequent years by the Police, Elton John and Billy Joel, Rascal Flatts, and the Dave Matthews Band.
Jason Thomas had friends emailing me yesterday asking if I’d heard Bruce Springsteen‘s speech from South By Southwest in Austin, TX. “Dude, you gotta hear it, man!” OK, I’ve tracked it down and it’s posted here. All 50 minutes of it. Bruce is really putting on a show down in TX.
Springsteen & the E Street Band are currently barnstorming across the United States and are earning accolades for their stellar performances. Rolling Stone called the show “epic,” the New York Times said “explosive” and the Boston Globe wrote of the concert’s “energy that bordered on superhuman.” The “Wrecking Ball” World Tour heads to Europe between May 13th and July 31st before the new dates begin.
August 18 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium (on sale 4.28, ticketmaster.com)
August 24 – Toronto, ON , Canada- Rogers Centre (on sale 4.20, ticketmaster.com)
August 26 – Moncton, NB, Canada – Magnetic Hill (on sale 4.21, tickets.moncton.ca)
August 29 – Vernon, NY – Vernon Downs Raceway (on sale 4.28, ticketmaster.com)
September 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park (on sale 4.21, comcasttix.com)
September 7 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (on sale 4.21, tickets.com)
September 14 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park (on sale 4.27, tickets.com)
September 19 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (on sale 4.20, ticketmaster.com)
September 21 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (on sale 4.20, ticketmaster.com)
September 22 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (on sale 4.20, ticketmaster.com)