Springsteen On Broadway Adds 40 Dates
The intimate Springsteen On Broadway show featuring The Boss solo at The Walter Kerr Theatre in New York has been expanded, with 40 new dates taking the show into February.
The initial run sold out after going on sale this morning.
The new shows are Dec. 5-9, Dec. 12-16, Dec. 19-23 Dec. 23-27, Dec. 30-31 and Feb. 1-3.
The added concerts give Bruce Springsteen fans more chances to get tickets. Although using Ticketmaster’s VerifiedFan and requiring registration and a lottery system, fans attempting to buy tickets at the Aug. 30 onsale complained about glitches while ordering, cheaper seats already being gone and tickets still appearing on secondary sites like StubHub at (of course) exorbitant prices.
StubHub was listing about 20 Springsteen On Broadway shows with tickets well beyond the $1,000 mark.
Retail ranged from $75 to $850.
Springsteen has long complained of scalpers and the secondary market but it’s not easy having the hottest ticket around.
Fans who registered for tickets already don’t need to register again for the new batch, according to Springsteen’s announcement.
The new tickets go on sale, again exclusively through Ticketmaster VerifiedFan, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. ET.
Springsteen described the show when it was announced earlier this month: “I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible,” Springsteen said. “I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind.”
Springsteen added that the 960-seat Walter Kerr Theater (on 219 West 48th Street) is “with one or two exceptions” the smallest venue he’s played in the last 40 years.