Before Giants Stadium is torn down to make way for the New York Giants’ new $1.3 billion home, New Jersey’s Bruce Springsteen will say goodbye with a series of gigs. Springsteen told fans at his May 21 gig at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, that he’ll be returning to the Meadowlands one last time, for a three-concert stint planned for September 30, October 2 and October 3.
Springsteen and the E Street Band will be the last musical act to rock Giants Stadium, and tickets for the final shows the venue will ever see will go on sale June 1, at 10 a.m. EST.
Springsteen’s current North American tour concludes this Saturday, again at the Izod Center, before heading overseas for a European trek. Springsteen and the band will be back on U.S. soil in June, when they’ll headline the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which invades Manchester, Tennessee, starting June 11.
More U.S. dates will be announced shortly, but the Giants Stadium gigs are the first to be confirmed. Springsteen is expected to roll out the tour’s complete routing within the next few weeks.
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