It's starting to look like a huge summer for Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach. In addition to previously unveiled shows by Elton John, Jimmy Buffett and Dave Matthews, promoters announced Monday that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play the shed for the first time April 12.
Jake Clemons, nephew of the late, great Clarence Clemons, has been touring as part of a special E Street Band horn section. In an interview late last year, Jake mentioned to me that he might be playing an area gig, but I did not guess that he would be bringing his famous friends with him.
Jake Clemons is a Virginia Beach resident and he has maintained many close ties to musicians in the region.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, from Ticketmaster. Prices have not been announced yet.
Here's a new release about the upcoming Springsteen gig.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND ANNOUNCE 15 NEW US TOUR DATES
FARM BUREAU LIVE AT VIRGINIA BEACH
SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced 15 new tour dates in the US starting with April 8 in Cincinnati, OH. The dates come on the heels of concerts in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band made their 2014 live debut on January 26th in South Africa with "a sweat-drenched rock 'n roll spectacle" (Mail & Guardian). They're currently earning similar raves on the road in Australia - where parts of Springsteen's new album 'High Hopes' were recorded - including a 5-star live review from the Sydney Morning Herald, who said, "If you only see two shows this year, see this one. Twice. (And then see it again.)"
Springsteen's latest studio album, 'High Hopes' (Columbia Records), debuted at #1 in 20 countries last month.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2014 US Tour Dates:
4/8 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena - On-sale 10am February 21 Ticketmaster.com
4/24 – Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena - On-sale 10am February 21Ticketmaster.com
4/26 – Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood - On-sale 10am February 15 Ticketmaster.com
4/29 – Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center - On-sale 10am February 15 Ticketmaster.com
5/1 – Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre - On-sale 10am February 15 Ticketmaster.com
5/3 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz & Heritage Festival *Previously announced www.nojazzfest.com
5/6 – Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - On-sale 10am February 28 Ticketmaster.com
5/13 – Albany, NY - Times Union Center - On-sale 10am February 14 Ticketmaster.com
5/17 – Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun - On-sale 10am February 14 Ticketmaster.com
5/18 – Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun - On-sale 10am February 14 Ticketmaster.com
For live photos of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band click here: