Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen has added a third show in Perth after the first two concerts sold out in minutes last month.
The evergreen musician and his E Street Band will kick off next year’s Australian tour at Perth Arena on February 5.
The Wednesday night concert will be the Boss’ first ever gig in Perth, with the previously announced shows falling on February 7 and 8.
Promoter Michael Gudinski said that the Born to Run rocker was “knocked out” by the demand for tickets in Perth and agreed to fly into town a few days earlier to accommodate the extra gig.
Springsteen, who turns 64 next week, has a personal rule of not playing more than two consecutive nights and having as many nights off as on stage, the promoter said.
“Personally, I believe we could do four shows (at Perth Arena) but this is definitely the final show and I’ve done my best here,” Mr Gudinski said yesterday.
Springsteen also added concerts in Adelaide and the Hunter Valley yesterday, boosting next year’s Australian visit to 13 shows – his longest ever tour of this country.
“I wish I could keep him here for another month because I reckon we could do it (sell out more concerts),” Mr Gudinski said.
Springsteen is currently on the road in South America, where he wraps up the 133-date Wrecking Ball tour this week with two shows in Brazil.
Tickets to the February 5 Perth Arena gig go on sale September 26, with a pre-sale for Frontier Touring members starting from 2pm on September 23.
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