Not too long ago we reported that Bruce Springsteen had some holds on the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for this upcoming June. Yesterday, we posted a rumor stating that all plans for after May 18 have been cancelled or fell through. Apparently someone within the Wells Fargo Center has said that the rumored June Wells Fargo Center shows have been cancelled. This does not mean that May 18th will be the final show in 2014 but that we will not see summer shows as early as anticipated. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I cannot see him doing a US for the first time since 2012 and not playing his strong hold markets such as Philadelphia, New York City, New Jersey, etc. I think that he just did not want to do these shows so soon but would rather wait it out and see what happens with the upcoming Spring shows which seem to be selling quite well in his non-traditional markets. Just wanted to give you a little update on what was going on with this specific rumor and that this confirms the rumor we posted a day or two ago.
Springsteen at Wells Fargo Center, March 2012
So all of those rumors that we have posted may turn into nothing but dust. Apparently E Street Radio hinted that these upcoming Spring shows may be it for the United States and/or shows in general for the High Hopes
tour. A poster on BTX then explained that Springsteen did for sure have plans to do summer shows in the United States but the plans/holds for the venues have been canceled or dropped. This means that any plans Springsteen has made for the summer have been put on the side to possibly not happen at all anymore. Interesting as he has zero New York City, New Jersey, or Philadelphia shows. These are some of his largest markets and not a single show. However, the upcoming Hershey show is pretty close to Philadelphia and there are also a few more North-East shows to accommodate these usual markets. Part of me can not see him skipping these strong markets completely and that maybe he is looking to do something at a later time frame than the summer. Only time will tell, I will of course update the site if I run across anything new.
Looks like Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will headline the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco. Below is a leaked image of the festival lineup which includes Springsteen, Tom Petty, Kanye West, and others. Looks like Springsteen will do a summer North American tour as anticipated. Stay tuned!
A new rumor surfaced today pointing to Stockholm, Sweden. Apparently Springsteen has already booked the super sized Friends Arena for May 2015 which fits the rumored European tour in 2015. Of course if true, we probably will not hear any news until the fall/winter about European tour dates. Keep it here for the latest.
Springsteen Plays Friends Arena
A poster on BTX (Springsteen Fan Forum) has stated that there will be a "big summer swing" for Europe in 2015 and that negotiations are close to being complete. Although, they did claim this would be for the Born in the U.S.A. 30th anniversary but that would mean 2014. So there is some confusion and speculation in this rumor but, I figure I'd share it as it sounds like Europe in the summer of 2015 (which we previously thought).
Thanks to a reader who brought up a good point, 2015 will be the 30 year anniversary of Bruce touring Europe (for Born in the USA album) which could explain the connection between the two.
Looks like we could hear the lineup for the rumored Salmon Festival as early as next week. Bruce was rumored to play the festival last year however, many believe that this is the year that he will make an appearance. Hopefully we will get more info next week with Springsteen in the official lineup. The festival runs from July 10-14 with the major concert happening July 12. Thanks to Atlantic Canada Rocks
for letting us know.
Hearing that US shows may start again in August after this upcoming Spring tour. It seems as if the plans for the summer tour keep changing but it looks like it will happen in the United States rather than in countries in Europe as we originally thought. Some areas mentioned were (in no particular order): New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and Los Angeles. Of course, there may be more dates that we have not heard of and we will for sure keep you updated with anything else we hear. But it looks like there will be some sort of summer shows in the US.
Who really knows what will be going on this summer? Rumors of both US and Europe shows. Ticket alerts have even been set for Bruce Springsteen recently over in Europe. This doesn't confirm anything of course. But on a Springsteen forum some new possibilities have come up:
Isle of Wight Festival: June 15, 2014
Rock in Rome: July 12, 2014
Vieilles Charrues: July 17, 2014
Super Block Festival: July 19, 2014
On a different message board, someone who has a relative that works at Wells Fargo Center said that their source still says that there are holds for the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for June dates.
If you're looking for my opinion, I still think that the US gets summer shows. Don't get me wrong, Europe may get some shows this summer and Bruce may hold off for his larger strongholds in the US until after a Europe gig. But, I look back at when an interviewer asked Bruce himself and he said basically along the lines that he doesn't want to bore his Europe fans as he has toured the past two summers there. You never know though, plans may change but I think Bruce is focused on US this trip. Keep it here for the latest.
Got some possible information that Springsteen may be announcing additional US tour dates within the coming weeks (possibly next week). Surprising, as I thought he would wait to announce summer dates until the first leg started, so I would take next week with a grain of salt. But the rumor is that he has several shows planned for the summer in July and August. The places mentioned were: Hartford CT, New York City, New Jersey, and possibly another Florida date.
Our first European tour date has possibly leaked. Before it was expected that Bruce would not play Europe at all in 2014. Things changed this morning when a German site reported that Springsteen will play Hamburg, Germany on July 6 with a pre-sale happening next week. This could mean that we could get tour dates early next week. This does line up as it is expected that Springsteen will announce the additional Texas date in early March. Stay tuned, more dates may come out as we get closer to a possible announcement.
UPDATE: Italian promoter says that no Italian shows are planned as of yet. New rumors of Gothenburg, Sweden in July as well.