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600k tickets sold in 60 mins for Ed Sheeran tour

Ed Sheeran has added extra tour dates to his 2025 European +–=÷× (Mathematics) Tour after selling more than 600,000 tickets in an hour.

Due to demand, promoter FKP Scorpio has announced second nights in Germany at Stuttgart’s MHP Arena (28 June), Volksparkstadion in Hamburg (7 July) and Merkur Spiel-Arena, Dusseldorf (6 September), as well as in Norway at Oslo’s Ullevaal Stadion (27 July), in Belgium at Antwerp’s Middenvijver Park (7 August) and in Sweden at Strawberry Arena, Stockholm.

Sheeran will set a new concert attendance record with his Norway gigs, with 36,000 fans set to flock to the stadium per night. It has previously hosted up to 31,000 fans. FKP Scorpio Norway’s Tim Salvesen says that organisers have been “overwhelmed” by the response since come since last Friday’s announcement.

“In collaboration with Ed Sheeran’s team and with good help from Ullevaal Stadium, we are really happy to be able to put on another concert next summer,” Salvesen tells VartOslo.

Sheeran will also perform a second show in Zurich at Stadion Letzigrund on 3 August in cooperation with All Blues/TAKK, and a third date at Copenhagen’s Øresundsparken in Denmark on 31 August with Smash!Bang!Pow!

The Mathematics Tour was the seventh highest-grossing tour of 2023, according to Pollstar

Held in support of the singer-songwriter’s = (2021) and  (2023) albums, the 131-date tour launched in Ireland at Croke Park, Dublin in April 2022. The trek was the seventh highest-grossing tour of 2023, according to Pollstar, garnering $268 million from 2.5 million attendees.

“In 2025, Mathematics Tour comes to an end,” said Sheeran in an Instagram post last week. “Gonna be hitting most of the other places we haven’t been to yet, but the first dates to go up will be the rest of Europe, more to follow.”

Local independent promoters recently spoke to IQ about how they are breaking ground in their markets with record ticket sales for Sheeran’s 2024 European dates.

Sheeran is represented by agents Marty Diamond and Ash Lewis at Wasserman for US and Canada, and Jon Ollier at One Finiix Live for the rest of the world.

 


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Ed Sheeran confirms 2025 European stadium tour

Ed Sheeran’s +–=÷× (Mathematics) Tour will officially extend to a fourth year after the star confirmed a final slate of 2025 European stadium dates.

The singer-songwriter, who is represented by Jon Ollier of One Fiinix Live outside North America, will play shows in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland and Denmark next year.

The run is currently due to start at Civitas Metropolitano in Madrid on 30 May and conclude in Dusseldorf’s Merkur Spiel-Arena on 5 September, with further announcements to follow. Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday (10 July).

Sheeran also has upcoming 2024 concerts at Polsat Plus Arena in Gdansk, Poland (12-13 July), Puskás Aréna in Budapest, Hungary (20 July), Park 360 in Hradec Kralove, Czechia (27-28 July), Darius and Girėnas Stadium in Kaunas, Lithuania (3-4 August) and the Hipodrom in Zagreb, Croatia (10 August).

“In 2025, Mathematics Tour comes to an end. Gonna be hitting most of the other places we haven’t been to yet”

In addition, he will perform at Austria’s Frequency Festival (14 August), Ušće Park in Belgrade, Serbia (17 August), Romania’s National Arena in Bucharest (24 August), Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria (31 August) and Land of Tomorrow in Larnaca Bay, Cyprus (7-8 September), as well as headlining Brazil’s Rock in Rio on 19 September.

“In 2025, Mathematics Tour comes to an end,” says Sheeran in an Instagram post. “Gonna be hitting most of the other places we haven’t been to yet, but the first dates to go up will be the rest of Europe, more to follow.”

Held in support of Sheeran’s = (2021) and (2023) albums, the 131-date Mathematics Tour launched in Ireland at Croke Park, Dublin in April 2022. The trek was seventh highest-grossing tour of 2023, according to Pollstar, garnering $268 million from 2.5 million attendees.

Last month, the 33-year-old set a new record in Malta for the largest-ever paid-for concert, with 35,000 fans flocking to Ta’ Qali National Park in Attard – his first-ever performance in the country. Local independent promoters in Bulgaria and Latvia also spoke to IQ about how the tour is breaking ground in their markets.

The full list of 2025 tour dates is as follows:

30 May: Cívitas Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
6 June: Orange Vélodrome Stadium, Marseille, France
14 June: TBA, Italy, Rome
20 June: Decathlon Arena – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France
29 June: MHPArena, Stuttgart, Germany
5 July: Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany
26 July: Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway
2 August: Stadion Letzigrund, Zürich, Switzerland
8 August: Middenvijver Park, Antwerp, Belgium
16 August: Tarczyński Arena, Wroclaw, Poland
23 August: Strawberry Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
29-30 August: Øresundsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark
5 September: Merkur Spiel-Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany

 


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London Grammar announce biggest headline tour yet

Days after closing the Park Stage at Glastonbury, London Grammar have unveiled their biggest tour to date.

The British trio will headline UK arenas for this first time this autumn, visiting the OVO Hydro in Glasgow (11 November), AO Arena in Manchester (12 November) and concluding at The O2 in London on 14 November.

The concerts will immediately follow a run of recently announced EU shows, featuring stops at venues in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. The band are also set to headline Latitude Festival on 27 July.

London Grammar recently performed their first live show back as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The latest announcement comes on the heels of the group topping the bill on Glastonbury’s Park Stage on Sunday (30 June), where they reportedly attracted one of the biggest crowds the stage has ever seen.

The group, who release their fourth studio album The Greatest Love in September, are represented by Wasserman Music’s Marty Diamond, Ash Mowry, Alex Hardee and Michael Harvey-Bray.

Their full list of tour dates is as follows:

31 October: Zenith Paris, France
1 November: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
3 November: Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands
5 November: Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
7 November: UFO Velodrome, Berlin, Germany
11 November: OVO Hydro, Glasgow, UK
12 November: AO Arena, Manchester, UK
14 November: The O2, London, UK

 


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Karol G scores largest Latin music European tour

After shattering attendance and revenue records in the US and Latin America, Karol G has continued to make history – this time in Europe.

The Colombian singer’s Mañana Será Bonito Europe Summer Tour has become the largest Latin music European tour ever, according to promoter Live Nation.

The trek includes sold out days in 10 cities, and sees her play two nights respectively at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome in the Netherlands, London’s The O2 in the UK, Paris’s Accor Arena in France, Milan’s Mediolanum Forum in Italy and Lisbon’s MEO Arena in Portugal.

“We haven’t seen a Latin artist sell tickets of this magnitude in both speed and number of tickets,” Hans Schafer, Live Nation’s SVP of global touring, tells Pollstar. “The trend is that the landscape has shifted. You’re seeing [Latin] culture sort of infuse itself in the cities at all different levels, and all those things are that canary we’re following and looking for that opportunity where we can try some things out.”

She closes the run with four stadium performances at Madrid’s Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (85,000) from 20-23 July. G is the first artist to fully sell out four consecutive nights at the Spanish stadium.

Among other milestones, the 33-year-old is now the first Latin artist to perform twice as part of the same tour at the Ziggo Dome, the Latin artist who sold the most tickets and the fastest sell-out in London, the first Latin artist to perform twice at the Accor Arena and the top-selling Latin female artist at the Meo Arena. She will also be the first female artist to hold four consecutive stadium concerts in Spain.

“People are coming to the party of Karol G who may not even speak a lick of Spanish. They’re inspired by who she is and what she’s about”

G is represented worldwide by UTA’s Jbeau Lewis and Ryan Soroka and managed by Noah Assad of Rimas Entertainment.

“Karol is an indisputable global superstar,” adds Lewis. “One of hers and our goals is to use this platform she has to take Latin music around the world. People are coming to the party of Karol G who may not even speak a lick of Spanish. They’re inspired by who she is and what she’s about.”

The reggaeton star sold more than one million tickets during the Latin American leg of her Mañana Será Bonito Tour, smashing several records across numerous LatAm countries.

Beginning the tour in Mexico in February, the Grammy Award winner became the first female Latin artist to sell out three nights at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium (cap. 87,523). She went on to do two nights in Guatemala, where she sold the most tickets for any international artist in the country, and broke Coldplay’s record by selling 104,686 tickets over two nights at Costa Rica’s national stadium.

G also became the first female artist to sell out two nights at the Dominican Republic’s Olympic Stadium (60,000) and three shows at Chile’s national stadium (60,000). She’s the only artist to sell out two nights at Venezuela’s Estadio Monumental (84,567) and became the fastest Latin female artist to sell out two stadium shows in Argentina with her two Estadio Vélez Sarsfield (49,540) performances.

 


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Bruce Springsteen postpones European shows

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have cancelled four dates on their European stadium outing due to “vocal issues”.

The Boss was scheduled to perform at Orange Vélodrome in Marseille on Saturday (25 May), but the gig was postponed at the last minute because of the vocal issues, citing “doctor’s direction”.

“Further examination and consulting has led doctors to determine that Bruce should not perform for the next ten days,” Springsteen’s official social media accounts said in a statement Sunday.

“Bruce is recuperating comfortably, and he and the E Street Band look forward to resuming their European stadium tour”

In addition to the Marseille gig, the impacted concerts include a 28 May show in Prague and a pair of dates, 1 and 3 June, at Milan’s San Siro Stadium.

Following the Milan concerts, Springsteen and the E Street Band had a prescheduled week-long break between shows, which will hopefully provide enough time for the singer to recuperate until the tour resumes on 12 June in Madrid.

“New dates for these shows will be announced shortly,” the statement continued. “Those wishing a refund will be able to obtain it at their original point of purchase. Bruce is recuperating comfortably, and he and the E Street Band look forward to resuming their hugely successful European stadium tour on June 12 in Madrid at the magnificent Civitas Metropolitan.”

Springsteen’s 20-plus date European stadium run with The E Street Band kicked off in the UK at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on 5 May, and will finish at London’s Wembley Stadium on 25 & 27 July. It will also take in France, Czechia, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

 


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Travis Scott extends European tour after sellouts

Travis Scott has extended his 2024 European tour after the first batch of arena and stadium concerts sold out after going on sale last Friday (10 May).

The Texan rapper, who is represented by WME’s James Rubin, has sold out German venues such as the 43,661-capacity Rhein Energie Stadion in Cologne (20 July) and the 48,300-capacity Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt (27 July) as part of the Live Nation-promoted run, which initially ran to 12 shows.

The European leg of the UTOPIA – Circus Maximus World Tour will also feature his largest-ever UK headline show – a 48,256-cap date at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

New dates include stops at WiZink Arena in Madrid, Spain (30 July) and MEO Arena in Lisbon, Portugal (2 August), as well as second shows at Arnhem’s GelreDome in the Netherlands (30 June) and in Frankfurt on 26 July. Tickets for the additional concerts go on sale this Friday 17 May.

From every ticket sold, €1/£1 will go to Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation, which aims to uplift Houston youth through toy drives, scholarship programmes to HBCU college students, and fulfilling expenses for education and creative endeavours.

The 33-year-old’s 2023 North American UTOPIA – Circus Maximus Tour drew 525,255 fans to gross US$71,228,692 at the box office.

Last week, it was announced that nine of the 10 wrongful death lawsuits filed against Scott and other parties over the 2021 Astroworld disaster have been settled.

The revised list of 2024 tour dates is as follows:

Friday, 28 June: Netherlands, Arnhem – GelreDome
Sunday, 30 June: Arnhem, Netherlands – GelreDome – NEW DATE
Tuesday, 2 July: Poland, Krakow – TAURON Arena
Thursday, 5 July: Switzerland, Zurich – Hallenstadion
Saturday, 6 July: France, Nice – Allianz Riviera
Monday, 8 July: Belgium, Antwerp – Sportpaleis
Thursday, 11 July: UK, London – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Saturday, 13 July: UK, Manchester – Co-op Live
Tuesday, 16 July: Germany, Hamburg – Barclays Arena
Thursday, 18 July: Czech Republic, Prague – O2 Arena
Saturday, 20 July: Germany, Cologne – RheinEnergieSTADION
Tuesday, 23 July: Italy, Milan – Ippodromo SNAI La Maura
Friday, 26 July: Frankfurt, Germany – Deutsche Bank Park – NEW DATE
Saturday, 27 July: Germany, Frankfurt – Deutsche Bank Park
Tuesday, 30 July: Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center – NEW DATE
Friday, 2 August: Lisbon, Portugal – MEO Arena – NEW DATE

 


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Travis Scott unveils 2024 European tour

Travis Scott has unveiled the European leg of his UTOPIA – Circus Maximus Tour, including his biggest UK headline show to date.

The Houston rapper will play 12 arena and stadium dates across Europe, starting in the Netherlands at Arnhem’s GelreDome on 28 June and concluding in Germany at Frankfurt’s Deutsche Bank Park on 27 July.

The month-long stint includes two dates in the UK – an 11 July show in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (cap. 62,850) and a 13 July gig at Manchester’s new Co-op Live (23,500). It will also make stops in Poland, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Italy and the Czechia. Tickets go on sale on Friday 10 May.

From every ticket sold, €1/£1 will go to Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation, which aims to uplift Houston youth through toy drives, scholarship programs to HBCU college students, and fulfilling expenses for education and creative endeavours.

The 33-year-old’s 2023 North American UTOPIA – Circus Maximus Tour was attended by 525,255 fans, generating US$71,228,692.

The first civil trial for Scott, Live Nation and others over their role in the 2021 disaster at the Astroworld music festival was delayed last week. A trial had been set to start yesterday (May 6) but proceedings have now been pushed back indefinitely due to an unresolved battle over whether Apple Inc., which filmed Scott’s Astroworld performance for an exclusive livestream, should be involved in the case.

Scott’s full list of 2024 tour dates is as follows:
Friday, 28 June: Netherlands, Arnhem GelreDome
Tuesday, 2 July: Poland, Krakow TAURON Arena
Thursday, 4 July: Switzerland, Zurich Hallenstadion
Saturday, 6 July: France, Nice Allianz Riviera
Monday, 8 July: Belgium, Antwerp Sportpaleis
Thursday, 11 July: UK, London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Saturday, 13 July: UK, Manchester Co-op Live
Tuesday, 16 July: Germany, Hamburg Barclays Arena
Thursday, 18 July: Czech Republic, Prague O2 Arena
Saturday, 20 July: Germany, Cologne RheinEnergieSTADION
Tuesday, 23 July: Italy, Milan Ippodromo SNAI La Maura
Saturday, 27 July: Germany, Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Park

 


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Jonas Brothers postpone European tour

Jonas Brothers have postponed the upcoming European leg of their world tour, citing unforeseen scheduling conflicts.

The leg was originally due to commence in May but has now been pushed back to 9 September where it’ll kick off at the SSE Arena in Belfast and wrap on 16 October at Tauron Arena in Krakow.

The trio, comprising Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas, were the first act to be confirmed for the opening season at Manchester’s Co-op Live. The 17 June date has now been rescheduled for 12 September.

In a joint statement, Jonas Brothers did not provide any details about the reason for the cancellation but hinted that some upcoming projects led to the rescheduled dates.

“We have shifted the European dates to later this year and that is only because we have some exciting projects that we are excited to share with you at a later point,” they said in a statement posted on social media.

“Our European fans, we love you and can’t wait to see you. It’s been long overdue and we are so excited to play these shows later this year in the fall. So make sure to hold on to your tickets. We will have more information to come, but we cannot wait to see you. Thank you for all your support over all these years.”

According to the band, all previously purchased tickets will remain valid for the new dates.

The new dates are:

Mon Sept 9 – Belfast – SSE Arena
Tue Sept 10 – Dublin – 2Arena
Thurs Sept 12 – Manchester – CO-OP Live
Fri Sept 13 – Glasgow – OVO Hydro
Sun Sept 15 – Birmingham – Utilita Arena
Mon Sept 16 – London – The O2 Arena
Tue Sept 17 – London – The O2 Arena
Fri Sept 20 – Munich – Olymphiahalle
Sun Sept 22 – Vienna – Stadthalle
Tue Sept 24 – Milan – Forum
Thurs Sept 26 – Barcelona – Paulu Sant Jordi
Sat Sept 28 – Lyon – LDLC Arena
Sun Sept 29 – Zurich – Hallenstadion
Tue Oct 1 – Antwerp – Sportpaleis
Wed Oct 2 – Cologne – Lanxess Arena
Thurs Oct 3 – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome
Sun Oct 6 – Oslo – Spektrum
Tue Oct 8 – Copenhagen – Royal Arena
Wed Oct 9 – Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
Sun Oct 13 – Paris – Accor Arena
Tue Oct 15 – Prague – O2 Arena
Wed Oct 16 – Krakow – Tauron Arena

 


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Bruce Springsteen announces 2024 European tour

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are returning to Europe for a slate of stadium dates next year.

The group have announced a 22-show stadium run, kicking off on 5 May at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, and finishing back in the UK at London’s Wembley Stadium on 25 July.

It will also take in Northern Ireland, Ireland, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

More than 1.6 million tickets were sold for the 2023 European leg, which concluded in late July with a sold-out show at the 70,000-cap Monza Circuit in Italy. The run visited 14 countries in Europe, including multi-night stands in Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Gothenburg, Oslo, London and Copenhagen.

Springsteen postponed the remainder of his 2023 North American tour with the E Street Band last month on doctor’s advice as he continues his recovery from peptic ulcer disease. The tour, which grossed $142.6m in the first half of 2023, is due to resume at Phoenix’s Footprint Center in the US on 19 March next year.

“I am deeply sorry but this belly thing, despite my ability to laugh at it, has been a monster and is still unfortunately rocking my internal world”

The 74-year-old thanked his fans for their support during a recent episode of his SiriusXM E Street Radio show.

“Let me take a moment and thank my fans affected by our postponed shows for their understanding,” said Springsteen. “I am deeply sorry but this belly thing, despite my ability to laugh at it, has been a monster and is still unfortunately rocking my internal world.”

Meanwhile, Springsteen has paid tribute to the E Street Band’s longtime Japanese concert promoter Seijiro Udo, who died earlier this month aged 92 following a long illness.

“He was known to all of us as ‘Mr Udo,’ and he was simply one of a kind,” said Springsteen. “A perfect host and gracious guide to his beloved Japan, he was always dressed in his signature perfectly tailored suit and tie no matter the occasion. He was also a brilliant and driven concert promoter who took extraordinary care with even the tiniest details, an absolute master of his profession.

“Along with tour leaders Jon Landau and George Travis, I extend our deepest condolences to his family and dedicated team. He will be missed.”

The full list of Springteen’s tour dates for 2024 is as follows:

North America:

March 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center

March 25 – San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena

March 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center

March 31 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center

April 4 – Inglewood, CA @ Kia Forum

April 7 – Inglewood, CA @ Kia Forum

April 12 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

April 15 – Albany, NY @ MVP Arena

April 18 – Syracuse, NY @ JMA Wireless Dome

April 21 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

Aug. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena

Aug. 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena

Aug. 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park

Aug. 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park

Sept. 7 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park

Sept. 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Oct. 31 – Montreal, Quebec @ Centre Bell

Nov. 3 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena

Nov. 6 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena

Nov. 9 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Canadian Tire Centre

Nov. 13 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Canada Life Centre

Nov. 16 – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome

Nov. 19 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place

Nov. 22 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena

Europe:

May 5 – Cardiff, Wales @ Principality Stadium

May 9 – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Boucher Road

May 12 – Kilkenny, Ireland @ Nowlan Park

May 16 – Cork, Ireland @ Páirc Uí Chaoimh

May 19 – Dublin, Ireland @ Croke Park

May 22 – Sunderland, England @ Stadium of Light

May 25 – Marseille, France @ Orange Vélodrome

May 28 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Airport Letnany

June 1 – Milan, Italy @ San Siro Stadium

June 3 – Milan, Italy @ San Siro Stadium

June 12 – Madrid, Spain @ Cívitas Metropolitano

June 14 – Madrid, Spain @ Cívitas Metropolitano

June 20 – Barcelona, Spain @ Estadi Olímpic

June 27 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Goffertpark

July 2 – Werchter, Belgium @ Werchter Park

July 5 – Hannover, Germany @ Heinz von Heiden Arena

July 9 – Odense, Denmark @ Dyrskuepladsen

July 12 – Helsinki, Finland @ Olympic Stadium

July 15 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena

July 18 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Friends Arena

July 21 – Bergen, Norway @ Dokken

July 25 – London, England @ Wembley Stadium connected by EE

 


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Springsteen European tour sells over 1.6m tickets

The European leg of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 2023 tour has wrapped up with more than 1.6 million tickets sold.

The 31-date run climaxed last week with a sold-out show at the 70,000-cap Monza Circuit in Italy on 25 July.

The tour visited 14 countries in Europe, including multi-night stands in Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Gothenburg, Oslo and Copenhagen, as well as two 65,000-cap headline dates at AEG Presents’ BST Hyde Park series in London.

“Springsteen blew my mind,” AEG’s European festivals CEO Jim King tells IQ. “The first show seemed like an impossible feat to beat, but I think he did it on the second show. It was just one of those great music moments.”

Speaking to IQ last year, Spanish promoter Neo Sala of Doctor Music revealed that demand for the shows helped set a new sales record in the country.

“We went on sale on [8 June] with one Estadi Olímpic, but it sold so fast that in less than an hour we had to add a second show which continued selling equally well,” he told IQ. “By noon… we had sold more than 100,000 tickets which is an absolute record in Spain. No other act in the history of Spanish concerts has sold so many tickets that fast.”

The 2023 Tour, which started in the US in February, now heads back to North America for a further 31 dates

Hundreds of fans were left disappointed after the tickets they bought on secondary platforms for Springsteen’s show in Munich, Germany turned out to be fake. T-Online reports that around 300 fans were caught out by the scam for The Boss’ 69,000-cap Olympic Stadium concert on 23 July. Some people had paid up to €600 for the counterfeit tickets.

According to SZ, similar reports were received in Austria regarding Springsteen’s 18 July show at Vienna’s Ernst Happel Stadium.

Booked by CAA, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s world tour was No.2 in Pollstar‘s mid-year rankings, behind only Taylor Swift, after grossing US$142.6 million (€129m) from 673,277 ticket sales in the first six months of this year. The average ticket price was $211.80.

The 2023 Tour, which started on 1 February at the 21,500-cap Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, US, now heads back to North America for a further 31 dates, starting with the first of two nights at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on 9 August. It is set to conclude with a pair of shows at San Francisco’s Chase Center on 10 & 12 December, with multi-night runs also scheduled for Philadelphia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Los Angeles.

Springsteen’s 2016/17’s The River Tour was the highest grossing worldwide tour of 2016, earning $268.3m over 76 shows.

 


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