Bruce Springsteen’s homecoming has broken a record.
Fans of the musician snapped up tickets to seven July shows in Giants Stadium, the first time in Ticketmaster history that a performer had sold tickets for seven stadium dates in a single day.
Ticket demand for three announced shows on July 15, 17 and 18 was so extraordinary that two more dates were added on July 21 and 24. When the press for tickets continued, two more shows – July 26 and 27 – were tacked on, said officials at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
More than 300,000 tickets were expected to eventually trade hands for the Springsteen extravaganza. The tour again features Springsteen with the E Street Band.
Springsteen, who won three Grammy Awards last week for his Sept. 11-inspired “The Rising,” also extended his record as the top-selling concert attraction at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.