As Katy Perry worked through a few rounds of presales late last week, ticket sales prompted the addition of several shows to her already lengthy schedule, while Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera and Foster the People all dipped their respective toes into U.S. tour activity with Jazz Fest ticket onsales.
A casual interview mention of the possibility of releasing instant live recordings of Bruce Springsteen shows has blossomed into a swarm of initial pushback on the pricing structure floated by the Springsteen camp in the past week.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Mary J. Blige and Jon Bon Jovi were among the performers appearing in the "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" fundraising telethon Friday (11/2), an effort that organizers claim generated a record number of donations by phone, text and online.
There's a saying that goes "all gave some and some gave all." But on Thursday (10/25), several thousand faithful and newcomers who turned out to see Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at Hartford's XL Center got to see every single member of this massive ensemble -- from their venerable Boss to the backup singers -- pour on enough energy and soul to propel this stop on his lengthy "Wrecking Ball Tour" into the record books, if such record books existed.