The Rumours are true! Bruce Springsteen will play Croke Park in May 2016
It will be the first time the American rocker has ever played at the venue.
His last Dublin shows, at the RDS, were in the summer of 2012. Croke Park and the Aviva Stadium are the two major venues he has yet to play in the capital.
The concert, which is scheduled for Friday, May 27th, is part of Springsteen’s The River Tour. There will possibly be a second date added.
Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, February 11th from 9am.
Tickets will be listed on his site here: www.brucespringsteen.net
The concerts will likely clash with the Leinster Championship double header planned that weekend.
The games include Wexford vs Kildare (senior football) and Wexford vs Dublin (senior hurling).
Through four decades, Bruce Springsteen has served as a cultural phenomenon (twice, at least), a brittle and dark acoustic storyteller, a folk revivalist, a new Dylan, a working-class hero, “rock ‘n roll future,” a force for political and social change, an eloquent songwriter and unabashed party-rocker (often in the same song), a live performer of legendary energies, and a prodigy and preacher of the “majesty, the mystery and the ministry of rock ‘n roll.”
A 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Springsteen has sold more than 65 million albums in the U.S. and 120 million worldwide.
He’s won 20 Grammys, an Academy Award, been a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and performed at halftime at the Super Bowl.