Bruce Springsteen pairs up with Fun. for free show in Dallas
Bruce Springsteen has shifted the kickoff date of his North American tour to work in a free concert at the former Reunion Arena site as part of the NCAA's March Madness Music Festival.
The event's organizers, Turner Live Events and the NCAA, expect to draw upwards of 30,000 people to the event, while local officials are drawing up traffic flow plans to address concerns over limited parking access and general crowd control.
Springsteen will headline the Capitol One Jamfest day of the event, which runs from 2-10 p.m., and fun. shares the bill. Other days of the multi-day NCAA festival will feature Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and The Killers as headliners.
Springsteen is taking a month off after a whirlwind tour of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand that saw him give cover-song nods to several bands along the way, including INXS, Lorde and AC/DC.
The new tour will now crank up with the April 6th Dallas show, marking two Texas stops on the tour. A May 6th Houston date is already on sale.
The blast of touring activity follows his recent release of "High Hopes,"
a collection of new material, cover songs and new treatments of Springsteen songs that have been part of his live and recorded ouvre for the past decade.
6 - Dallas, TX - March Madness Music Festival
8 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
12 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
15 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
17 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
19 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
24 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
26 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
29 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
1 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
3 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz & Heritage Festival
6 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
13 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
14 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
17 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
18 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun