Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen brings the E Street Band to Buffalo in 2023 | Concert corner

BUFFALO – The Boss arrives in Buffalo.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band hit the road in 2023 for their first tour since 2016. Tickets go on sale next week.

The tour kicks off Feb. 1 at Amalie Arena in Tampa and is scheduled in Buffalo on March 23 for a date at KeyBank Center. The 31-show tour concludes with a homecoming in Newark, NJ on April 14 before heading to Europe.

This is expected to be one of the hottest concert tours of the year.

The tour uses Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform for tickets sold via verificationfan.ticketmaster.com/springsteen. This is a program to reduce third-party ticket sales, as it verifies ticket buyers and then sends them a unique code to purchase a certain number of tickets.

Fans can register now through 11:59 p.m. July 17 for a chance to purchase tickets when they go on sale at 10 a.m. July 27 on ticketmaster.com. If there are tickets left for a show after the Verified Fan Sale ends, they will be released to fans with no code required.

Signing up doesn’t guarantee you’ll receive a code or the ability to purchase tickets, but does make “ticket purchase safe and fair for all fans,” the box office says on its website.

“By keeping bots and other suspicious activity out of the ticket purchase process, more fans who want to attend the show will have the opportunity to find and buy tickets,” the statement said.

“While this doesn’t guarantee everyone will get a ticket, it evens the playing field so that one fan only competes against another fan – without racing against bots – for the same ticket,” says -he.

The tour also includes a show on March 14 at MVP Arena in Albany.

Springsteen and the band are known for their exhilarating gigs that are furious affairs that last for hours and rarely go the same way twice.

In 2021, the blue-collar bard, now 72, released the band’s film ‘The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’, collaborated with President Barack Obama on the book ‘Renegades: Born in the USA’ and last summer reprized his “Springsteen on Broadway” show to help reopen New York theaters. Springsteen and The E Street Band’s latest studio album, 2020’s “Letter To You,” marked his first live recording. live together for decades and debuted at No. 1 in 11 countries.

The members of the E Street Band are Roy Bittan, piano and synthesizer; Nils Lofgren, guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa, guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent, bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt, guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg, drums; with Soozie Tyrell, violin, guitar, vocals; Jake Clemons, saxophone; and Charlie Giordano, keyboards.

“After six years, I can’t wait to see our big and loyal fans next year,” Springsteen said in a statement for the tour announcement. “And I can’t wait to share the stage with the legendary E Street Band again. See you there, next year – and beyond.

Meanwhile, another Buffalo concert has put additional tickets on sale.

Garth Brooks, who will perform at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, went on sale July 23 for show production seats this week via ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or the Ticketmaster app on your mobile device. Prices are $98.95 all-inclusive, with an 8-ticket limit.

Tickets went on sale last month and sold out quickly; the only current option to find two side-by-side seats is in the level 300 sections of Buffalo Bills Stadium.

The concert is one of three booked at Highmark Stadium this summer. Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett will perform at Highmark Stadium on August 10, and Metallica will rock the house on August 11.

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