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Tickets for Bruce Springsteen's three Dublin shows sell out within minutes

Ticket prices ranged from €96 to €156 for seated, and €131 for standing

Bruce Springsteen will return to the RDS in Dublin next year

Eugene Masterson

BRUCE Springsteen's three Dublin shows next year have now all sold out within minutes of going on sale.

Tickets went on sale this morning for his initial two shows on Friday May 5 and Sunday May 7, with a third show on Tuesday May 9 added at the last minute

Ticket prices ranged from €96 to €156 for seated, and €131 for standing (plus the usual Ticketmaster fees per ticket)..

Bruce and the E Street Band are touring the world next year, following the Covid-19 crisis.

The last time Springsteen played Ireland was in Dublin’s Croke Park in 2016.

There was criticism from many quarters at the time that sound was poor in several areas of the stands at the 80,000 capacity Croker.

Springsteen’s RDS Arena concerts will be more intimate, with a 18,500 capacity (16,500 seated and 2000 standing).

Bruce Springsteen

The Boss has played 28 shows in Ireland, beginning with his tumultuous Slane concert in 1985, which was attended by over 100,000 people and is gauged by critics and fans alike to be the best ever gig staged by any act in this country.

The 72-year-old superstar returned here in 1988 for his first RDS Arena concert and has also played at the same venue in 1999, 2003, 2008 and 2012.

Other shows have included in Dublin’s Point Depot (now the 3 Arena), as well as in Kilkenny, Cork, Limerick and Belfast.

His new tour will promote his 2020 album Letter to You.

His crew include garage-rock exponent Little Steven Van Zandt, and longtime collaborator Nils Lofgren on guitar; plus Roy Bittan - piano, synthesizer; Patti Scialfa - guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent - bass guitar; and Max Weinberg - drums; with Soozie Tyrell - violin, guitar, vocals; Jake Clemons – saxophone (nephew of the late Clarence); and Charlie Giordano - keyboards.

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