Bruce Springsteen announces second concert in Barcelona

American musician sells out first gig in Catalan capital within minutes

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08.06.2022 - 12:32
Actualització: 13.06.2022 - 10:05

Bruce Springsteen has announced a second concert in Barcelona for 30 April 2023. The new gig was announced on Wednesday at 10:30 am, only half an hour after the tickets for his first concert, due to be held on 28 April 28 next year went on sale.

Springsteen, who will be accompanied by the E Street Band, almost sold out within minutes, before concert organizers Doctor Music said another one would be held two days later, with tickets going on sale immediately. The gig managers said the decision was made due to “a spectacular demand for tickets.”

Yet, there will be no other opportunities to see The Boss in Catalonia next year, because 30 April “is the only additional date available” and there is “no possibility to add more concerts.” “Barcelona joins the list of cities that have expanded the number of shows due to the sheer demand for tickets,” reads a statement from Doctor Music.

Both events will take place at Barcelona’s Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, located on top of Montjuïc hill, with a capacity for approximately 55,000 people. The first one will be especially emblematic since it will be the first on Springsteen’s 2023 European tour. It will be his first visit since his performance in Catalonia in May 2016, when he also chose Barcelona as the starting point for his European tour.

Close relationship with Barcelona

The last time Springsteen came to the Catalan capital, he performed at Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona football stadium. The American singer will now perform at what will be the team’s temporary field as the Camp Nou undergoes renovations.

Barcelona has always attracted many international artists. In 2015, Madonna, U2, Bjork, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé, to name but a few, chose the Catalan capital to present their latest albums and in many cases offered more than one concert.

However, Bruce Springsteen deserves a special mention. He has visited Barcelona more than 12 times since 1981 and some of the concerts have been real milestones. The Catalan capital hosted a double concert on the E Street Band reunion world tour, in 1999, and in 2002 ‘Live in Barcelona’ was the first Springsteen album to be recorded outside the United States.

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