By Sam McDonald
3:17 PM EDT, August 2, 2012
As yet, nobody's succeeded in bring Bruce Springsteen back to Hampton Coliseum. (It's been a few decades since he last rocked there.) On the positive side, Springsteen will return to Charlottesville on Oct. 23, promoters have announced.
Tickets go on sale Sept. 14 from Ticketmaster.
The show, part of Sprinsteen's "Wrecking Ball World Tour," features Virginia Beach's Jake Clemons on sax. The young musician is the nephew of the late, great Clarence Clemons.
Earlier this year in Norfolk, Jake participated in a pair of wild-and-woolly tribute concerts honoring Clarence.
My colleague Mike Holtzclaw (a devoted follower of The Boss) posted about Jake Clemons' role with The E Street Band. His post includes an excerpt from a recent New Yorker profile that covered the subject.
Here's the press release about the Springsteen tour issued late last week.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announce sixteen additional dates in the U.S. and Canada for the fall leg of the 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour, which will kick off August 14 at Boston's Fenway Park.
The tour closes out an 11-week European run this week that has included three of the longest shows of Springsteen's career and garnered universal acclaim, being called "gigantic" (Rolling Stone), "thrilling" (The Atlantic) and "the stuff of legend" (Irish Independent). Tickets are currently available for previously announced shows in Moncton, NB (Aug 26); Vernon Downs, NY (Aug 29); Philadelphia, PA (Sept 3); and East Rutherford, NJ (Sept 19).
Springsteen is the subject of a 19-page profile in this week's New Yorker by editor David Remnick. Remnick sheds light on Springsteen's approach to recording and touring in 2012, link here:http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/07/30/120730fa_fact_remnick.
Read more reviews from Europe here:
---"Springsteen has the gift to conjure powerful, intimate moments on a grand scale" The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jul/15/hard-rock-calling-review)
---"The E Street Band reclaim their title as the greatest live act in the world." - Evening Herald (http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/brilliant-boss-was-born-to-run-on-3172780.html)
New 2012 'Wrecking Ball' Dates:
October 19 – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place (on sale 8/17, www.capitaltickets.ca)
October 21 – Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum (on sale 8/17, www.ticketmaster.ca)
October 23 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena (on sale 9/14, www.ticketmaster.com)
October 25 – Hartford, CT – XL Center (on sale 8/10, www.ticketmaster.com)
October 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center (on sale 8/17, www.ticketmaster.com)
November 1 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center (on sale 8/04, www.ticketmaster.com)
November 3 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center (on sale 8/17, www.ticketmaster.com)
November 11 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center (on sale 8/04, www.ticketmaster.com)
November 15 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Arena (on sale 8/18, www.ticketmaster.com)
November 17 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center (on sale 8/3, www.axs.com)
November 19 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (on sale 8/13, www.tickethorse.com)
November 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena (on sale 9/28, www.ticketmaster.ca)
November 28 – Portland, OR – The Rose Garden (on sale TBD, www.rosequarter.com)
November 30 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena (on sale 9/21 www.ticketmaster.com)
December 4 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center (on sale TBD, www.ticketmaster.com)
December 6 – Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena (on sale 9/15, www.ticketmaster.com)
Previously Announced 2012 'Wrecking Ball' Dates:
August 14 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (on sale now, www.etix.com)
August 15 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (on sale now, www.etix.com)
August 18 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium (on sale now, www.ticketmaster.com)
August 24 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (on sale now, www.ticketmaster.com)
August 26 – Moncton, NB – Magnetic Hill (on sale now, www.tickets.moncton.ca)
August 29 – Vernon, NY – Vernon Downs Raceway (on sale now, www.ticketmaster.com)
September 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park (on sale now, www.comcasttix.com)
September 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park (on sale now, www.comcasttix.com)
September 7 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (on sale now, www.tickets.com)
September 8 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (on sale now, www.tickets.com)
September 14 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park (on sale now, www.tickets.com)
September 19 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (on sale now, www.ticketmaster.com)
September 21 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (on sale now, www.ticketmaster.com)
September 22 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (on sale now, www.ticketmaster.com)
Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' (Columbia) was released in March 2012 and debuted at #1 in the U.S. and 15 other countries.
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