Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play three shows at Giants Stadium in New Jersey this fall before the arena is torn down, the Boss announced onstage last night (May 21) at a concert at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
The shows will take place on Sept. 30 and October 2 and 3, Springsteen announced at his concert tonight. Tickets go on sale June 1, according to a flyer distributed following the gig.
Springsteen and his band have been digging deep into their catalog this tour playing a number of rare tracks and fan favorites, as well as as selection of cover songs, each night. Thursday was no exception, with the band pulling out gems like “Rosalita,” “I’m Going Down,” “Growin’ Up” and “Jungleland” to the delight of the home-state crowd.
Springsteen’s current North American jaunt wraps up Saturday night at the Izod Center, and a European tour begins the following week. The band will return to the U.S. in June to headline the Bonnaroo festival IN Manchester, Tennessee during a break in the European trek. Further U.S. dates have been expected, but tonight’s announcement was the first confirmation of an actual venue and dates.
(Additional reporting by Jonathan Cohen)