Springsteen Adds 2 More Dates to N.J. Gig

By | March 7, 2003 at 12:00 AM

It’s another record for The Boss.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added two more dates at Giants Stadium after tickets for the original seven shows in July sold out Saturday.

That marked the first time in Ticketmaster history that a performer sold tickets for seven stadium dates in a single day. The nine-show run at a single stadium is a first for any performer worldwide.

Tickets for the new shows, Aug. 28 and 30, go on sale at 9 a.m. EST Saturday through Ticketmaster. Giants Stadium holds about 60,000.

Springsteen, who won three Grammys this month for his Sept. 11-inspired “The Rising,” is the top-selling concert attraction at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

He’s played 50 sold-out shows in his home state, including 44 in the Continental Airlines Arena and a six-show run at Giants Stadium in 1985. The band’s last appearance in East Rutherford was in August, when they opened “The Rising” tour.