Bruce Springsteen is a man who needs no introduction. Well known are his poetic lyrics, working-class roots, and love of his native New Jersey — as are his 120 million album sales, 20 Grammys, and legendary three-hour-plus concerts. But things weren’t always this way for the 64-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who is closing in on 50 years in the music business. The son of a bus driver and legal secretary born in Long Branch, New Jersey, Springsteen’s mother had to take out a loan to buy her young teenage son a guitar. Taking up the guitar at age 17 after being inspired by Elvis, Springsteen’s early gigs included playing at a trailer park on New Jersey Route 34 and a local Elks Lodge. The man who later became known as The Boss toiled in obscurity with a number of bands including The Castiles, Steel Mill, Dr. Zoom & the Sonic Boom, and Sundance Blues Band before eventually finding success with The E Street Band.
In January 2014, Springsteen released his 18th studio album High Hopes, his 11th album to chart at number one in the U.S. He is currently in the midst of the 34-date High Hopes Tour, his first tour that will feature professional recordings of each live performance available after each show. Springsteen is also celebrating The E Street Band’s 2014 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while gearing up for the release of the new HBO documentary on the recording of the album, Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes.
Below we break down a series of key upcoming dates on the current Bruce Springsteen tour.
On April 19, The Boss makes his way to Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Bruce Springsteen Charlotte tickets
average $361, with a get-in price of $90. That is 38.85% above the tour average of $260, yet prices have come down a significant 7% in the past week.
On April 22, Bruce will play the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburg. Bruce Springsteen Pittsburg tickets average $232, with a get-in price of $48. Already 10.77% below the tour average, ticket prices are also down 1% over the past week.
On April 24, Springsteen travels back to North Carolina to play Raleigh’s PNC Arena. Bruce Springsteen Raleigh tickets are on the very expensive side, averaging $422 with a get-in price of $89. The good news is that at 62.31% above the tour average, ticket prices are down 5% over the past week.
On April 26, Bruce performs at Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta. Bruce Springsteen Atlanta tickets are on the cheaper side, average $205 with a get-in price of just $48. However, at 21.15% below the tour average, ticket prices have ticked up slightly as of late, up 4% over the past week.
The most expensive date on the tour is May 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, where Bruce Springsteen Connecticut tickets average a whopping $481, with a get-in rate of $165. And at 85% above the tour average, the high ticket prices show no signs of abating, with prices up 3% over the past week
Closing out the tour is Bruce Springsteen’s May 18 gig at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. For this show, Bruce Springsteen Connecticut tickets average a somewhat reduced rate of $399 with a get-in rate of $142. At 53.46% above the tour average, prices for this show are down a slight 4% over the past week.
By Jay Gentile