Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

No ticket? Don't worry, The Boss will be back again next summer

Disappointed Bruce Springsteen fans shouldn't get too despondent about the ticket famine for his one-night visit to Ulster in December.

For the Belfast Telegraph can reveal that The Boss will be back next summer.

He will play an open air gig in mid-2008 at a venue yet to be decided.

Negotiations for the return of Springsteen and the E-Street Band to Ireland are already at an advanced stage and several promoters are chasing the deal, although it is odds-on the show will be staged again by Aiken Promotions.

Interest in December's Belfast gig is so intense that Aiken have been fielding calls for tickets from as far away as Australia.

So a return to Ireland at the earliest is a natural draw, with the most likely venues being Slane Castle or Dublin's Croke Park. However Stormont - the natural bowl in the shadow of Carson's Statute which Pavarotti, who has just died, graced with such elegance in 1999 - should not be ruled out.

Springsteen himself is believed to be keen on a gig north of the border if possible - aware that many of his Ulster faithful will have been unable to secure tickets for the gig in December.

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