It’s go time.
Tickets for six Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2023 US arena tour concerts go on sale the morning of Wednesday, July 20. Fans are waiting to receive their codes as provided by the Ticketmaster Verified Fan system, which will be sent on the evening of Tuesday, July 19. Registering, which ended Sunday, July 17, did not guarantee you will receive a code or have the ability to initially purchase tickets.
A big question remains: How much will tickets cost? The topic has caused conternation among fans, with speculation that they will be more in line with “Springsteen on Broadway” run, which saw pricing in the hundreds of dollars, instead of the “River Tour,” where prices were $68 to $150 for the 2016 show at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Prices for the upcoming European stadium shows ranged from approximately $65 to $165, when the European currency is converted to US dollars.
“We’re going to know on Wednesday ― that’s it,” said Pete Maimone of Howell. Maimone, aka “Outlaw Pete,” is known among Boss fans for his ticket expertise.
Another big question, the floor plan, has seemingly been answered in the last few hours. The Amalie Arena in Tampa released the floor plan for the Feb. 1 tour opener, and it’s a smaller General Admission pit surrounded by seats instead of GA for the whole floor.
A Bruce Springsteen Verified Fan FAQ shared by Ticketmaster last week did not include floor plans or ticket prices, but it was helpful nevertheless, Maimone said. It’s the industry norm not to reveal prices before the onsale. As for the upcoming E Street tour, this time there’s a five show option for fans.
“You may use multiple tabs on the same device when shopping for more than one show (if you received an invitation to multiple shows),” said Ticketmaster in the FAQ.
“Be close to your WiFi router or direct connect,” Maimone said. “You can use public WiFi but it’s not going to be as fast as you need it to be to get the tickets you want. My advice is recruit the kids.”
Tickets for the Tampa, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Hard Rock Live at Hollywood, Fla., Tulsa, Okla.; Denver and Boston shows go on sale July 20. If tickets remain to a show after a Verified Fan onsale, they’ll go on sale to fans with no code required.
Shows at the Toyota Center in Houston, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland are not being sold on a later date through Ticketmaster, and no Verified Fan code is required.
Area shows also include Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 1; two at the new USB Arena in Belmont Park, New York, on April 9 and 11; and the Prudential Center in Newark on April 14 to close the run.
A second North American tour leg will start in August 2023 after stadium shows in Europe. So far, more than 1.2 million tickets to the European shows have been sold.
The last time the E Street Band performed together on a concert stage was Feb. 25, 2017, for the final night of “The River Tour” in New Zealand. The band, minus Garry Tallent and Suzie Tyrell due to COVID protocols, played the new songs “Ghosts” and “I’ll See You In My Dreams” in December 2020 on “Saturday Night Live.”
The new songs were from the Springsteen and E Street Band hit album, “Letter to You,” released in 2020.
The E Street Band is Roy Bittan, piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren, guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa, guitar, vocals; Garry Talent, bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt, guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg, drums; with Soozie Tyrell, violin, guitar vocals; Jake Clemons, saxophone; and Charlie Giordano, keyboards.
2023 US arena tour
Feb 1, Tampa, FL at Amalie Arena (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 20)
Feb. 3, Atlanta, GA at State Farm Arena (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 27)
Feb. 5, Orlando, FL at Amway Center (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 20)
Feb. 7, Hollywood, FL at Hard Rock Live (Tickets on sale 10 am July 20)
Feb. 10, Dallas at American Airlines Center (Tickets on sale 10 am July 22)
Feb 14, Houston at Toyota Center* (Tickets on sale 10 am July 22)
Feb. 16, Austin, TX at Moody Center (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 22)
Feb. 18, Kansas City, MO at T-Mobile Center (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 27)
Feb. 21, Tulsa, OK at BOK Center (Tickets on sale 10 am July 20)
Feb. 25, Portland, OR at Moda Center (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 22)
Feb. 27, Seattle, WA at Climate Pledge Arena (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 27)
March 2, Denver, CO at Ball Arena (Tickets on sale 10 am July 20)
March 5, St. Paul, MN at Xcel Energy Center (Tickets on sale 10 am July 21)
March 7 Milwaukee, WI at Fiserv Forum (Tickets on sale 10 am July 27)
March 9, Columbus, OH at Nationwide Arena (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 27)
March 12, Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 22)
March 14, Albany, NY at MVP Arena (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 22)
March 16, Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center* (Tickets on sale 10 am July 26)
March 18, State College, PA at Bryce Jordan Center (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 26)
March 20, Boston at TD Garden (Tickets on sale 10 am July 20)
March 23, Buffalo, NY at KeyBank Center (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 27)
March 25, Greensboro, NC at Greensboro Coliseum (Tickets on sale 10 am July 22)
March 27, Washington DC at Capital One Arena (Tickets on sale 10 am July 26)
March 29, Detroit at Little Caesars Arena (Tickets on sale 10 am July 27)
April 1, New York City at Madison Square Garden (Tickets on sale 10 am July 29)
April 3, Brooklyn at Barclays Center* (Tickets on sale 10 am July 29)
April 5, Cleveland at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse* (Tickets on sale 10 am July 27)
April 7, Baltimore at Baltimore Arena (Tickets on sale 10 am July 26)
April 9, 11, Belmont Park, NY at USB Arena (Tickets on sale 10 a.m. July 29)
April 14, Newark at Prudential Center (Tickets on sale 10 am July 29)
*General onsale: no Ticketmaster Verified Fan access code required
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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]