FANS of US rock star Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be pleased to hear they will play a third concert in Cape Town in January.
Springsteen, also known as The Boss, and the E Street Band were initially scheduled to perform on January 28 and 29 at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town and on February 1 at the FNB Stadium in Joburg.
After about 15 000 tickets for the Cape Town performances were snapped in under 10 minutes after booking opened on Friday, organisers asked the musicians’ management to consider another show, Big Concerts managing director Justin Van Wyk said yesterday.
While details of the third Cape Town concert would be announced this morning tickets for the show on January 26 go on sale tomorrow, Van Wyk said.
“We sold every ticket we could sell for the Bellville Velodrome concerts.
“We were going to have only two shows in Cape Town. We went back to them (Springsteen and the E Street Band’s management) and asked if there was any way they could do another show. They spoke to everyone and they agreed to a show on January 26,” Van Wyk said.
As with each of the other two concerts, only 2 000 seating tickets would be available when booking opened tomorrow, he said.
Seating tickets were limited because Springsteen preferred a standing audience as he liked his fans to dance and sing, said Van Wyk.