Updating yesterday's (July 10) report about Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming tour, in support of his Columbia album "The Rising," tickets for six of the trek's 39 North American shows will go on sale S
Updating yesterday's (July 10) report about Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming tour in support of his Columbia album "The Rising," tickets for six of the trek's 39 North American shows will go on sale Saturday via Ticketmaster. Shows in East Rutherford, N.J. (Aug. 7), Washington, D.C. (Aug. 10), New York (Aug. 12), Cleveland (Aug. 14), Auburn Hills, Mich. (Aug. 15), and San Jose, Calif. (Aug. 27), will all go on sale between 9 a.m. and noon (local times) via Ticketmaster.
Tickets for the Aug. 24 Los Angeles show will go on sale Sunday; the Las Vegas (Aug. 18) and Tacoma (Aug. 21) shows will go on sale July 20. A Nov. 9 stop in Columbus, Ohio, on the tour's second leg will go on sale Aug. 17.
The Ticketmaster Web site lists $75 as the price for tickets in New York and Cleveland, and at deadline, prices were unavailable for the other posted tour stops. Tickets for the New York and New Jersey shows will only be available through Ticketmaster's online and phone outlets.
An interesting change from Springsteen's past arena tours will find fans in a general admission setting (no seats) on the floor of each venue "to add looseness and excitement" to the show, according to Springsteen's manager, Jon Landau.
Additionally, fans in major cities will have to wait until 2003 for the Boss to play multiple-night stands at their local venue. "Our approach is to bring the music out to as wide a cross section of the country as we could [during the tour's first leg]," Landau said. "So we're taking this barnstorming approach - one city, one show."
"The Rising" tour will kick off Aug. 7 in New Jersey, a little more than a week after the album of the same name is released. Springsteen and the E Street Band will play North American shows through Oct. 7, then hit Europe between Oct. 14-27. The second leg of the North American run will kick off Nov. 3 in Dallas and last through mid-December.
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y. & AP
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