Update 7 February: Doctor Music, the organizers of Bruce Springsteen’s Spanish tour, announced today that the concert is now confirmed in the Estadio de Gran Canaria on 15 May. Doors will open at 6pm, with the Boss himself scheduled to come on stage at 9pm.
Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, 9 February, from 9am, priced at €70 for a reserved seat or €60 for the general area. A maximum of six per person can be acquired from www.doctormusic.com, www.ticketmaster.es, www.entradas.com (general area only), or in Fnac, Carrefour, Halcón Viajes and other Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone to 902 150 025.
Update 1 February: This concert is still not finally confirmed, and it’s not encouraging that the date when tickets will be available has now been postponed …
The promoters are still insisting the concert will go ahead, and attribute the delay to “logistical problems”, but if past history is anything to go by, this could be a PR exercise rather than a real plan – and the concert list has been scheduled on Springsteen’s own site for some time without Gran Canaria figuring in it.
It might still happen, but I’ll believe it when I see it now. I’ll post again if and when the tickets go on sale, but if this turns out to have been a PR exercise, then those responsible need to learn that this sort of publicity is actually harmful, rather than beneficial, to the islands.
Update 20 January: The organizers are saying that from early interest expressed they expect the tickets to sell out within half an hour. If anyone wants a ticket they’ll need to be quick.
Update 19 January: Tickets will go on sale 1 February priced at €60 or €70. There will be 46,000 seats available in the venue, which is confirmed as the Estadio de Gran Canaria.
Original post 18 January: Well it’s not in Tenerife, but it is in Gran Canaria, which is a short hop from here really …
LM Producciones has reached an agreement in principle for Bruce Springsteen to perform in Gran Canaria on 15 May.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have confirmed five concerts for Spain between May and June this year: 13 May in Seville; 15 May in Gran Canaria; 17 & 18 May in Barcelona; 2 June in San Sebastián; and 17 June in Madrid.
Contracts will be signed in the near future and tickets will go on sale at that point. For the moment, the video above is of Bruce Springsteen’s latest single, We Take Care Of Our Own, to be released in March 2012.