Bruce Springsteen will make recordings of all of his upcoming shows, including the Australian shows, available for downloads.
It took Bruce Springsteen 13 years to release an official live album (Live/1975-85) and another 15 years before the next (Live in New York City, not counting his MTV Plugged soundtrack). Starting with his new tour, he’ll release just about every show on a limited basis.
Details are not fully out but Bruce did say in an interview with NPR that USB wristbands would be sold either on-line or at his shows onto which the owner can download one show from the current tour. Shows will be available about 48 hours after the closing song.
Springsteen said in the interview “I’d like to make things more available through the Internet. The Internet has become our friend . . . I think we live more in a Grateful Dead touring idea, that everything you do is recorded now. And that’s OK with me, you know. As a matter of fact, I believe on this tour, we’re starting to do something like you can come in, you can buy a [wrist]band, you can get a copy of the night’s show. So hopefully we’re gonna do that at a really nice-quality level.”
Springsteen and the E-Street Band will play South Africa from January 26 to February 1 followed by Australia and New Zealand from February 5 to March 2. They will also be at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 3.
Watch the Bruce Springsteen High Hopes interview
Bruce Springsteen 2014 Australian dates
February 5, 7, 8, Perth, Perth Arena
February 11, 12, Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
February 15, 16, Melbourne, AAMI Park
February 19, Sydney, Allphones Arena
February 22, 23, Hunter Valley, Hope Estate
February 26, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Bruce Springsteen 2014 New Zealand dates
March 1, 2, Auckland, Mt Smart Stadium
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