Posted in music | tour dates | venues on May 22, 2009

Giants Stadium

"Bruce Springsteen announced from the stage last night at his Izod Center concert in East Rutherford, NJ that he and the "legendary" E Street Band will return as the final major musical act to play Giants Stadium on September 30, October 2, and October 3. Tickets go on sale June 1 at 10am Eastern. Springsteen holds the record as the number one selling artist at the Meadowlands (which includes Giants Stadium) in New Jersey, having sold out 56 concerts to date with the E Street Band.
Bruce plays the Izod Center again this Saturday night (5/23). This week's two NJ shows caused a lot of headaches, at least partially due to the way Ticketmaster was handling the sale.

Giants Stadium isn't just stopping having concerts. They are stopping having anything...

This season will be the last season the Jets and Giants play at the East Rutherford, N.J., field. The teams are building a new park adjacent to the current one.

The Giants have played in the stadium since 1976, the Jets, who used to call Shea Stadium home, have played there since 1984. While the teams have shared the park, the Giants, who also train in the area around the stadium, have always had more of a claim to the stadium than the Jets. [USA Today]

More Bruce dates HERE.

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Comments (32)

MEHdowlands.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 10:34 AM

BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Mort | May 22, 2009 10:37 AM

After the show, maybe Bruce will tear down the stadium with his bare hands.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 11:03 AM

He is going to add more shows - guaranteed. These will sell out immediately...

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 11:06 AM

sold out - listings on stub hub already

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 11:07 AM

These shows will be lame compared to the monster U2 shows that will be there a few days before.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 11:11 AM

nah, 11:06. he'll slide across the stage, right into the very foundation of the stadium, causing it to crumble dramatically atop him as the band plays "My City of Ruins" from the safety of the parking lot. When the dust has finally settled, his fist shall defiantly punch though the rubble heap, the crowd will roar with might, and the band launches into "The Rising."

And then he'll play Lucky Town and Human Touch back-to-back, in their entirety.

Posted by dave | May 22, 2009 11:19 AM

sold out 56 times...? I know that's split between the arena & the stadium but either way that's nuts!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 11:22 AM

Snooze alert

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 11:27 AM

Bruce who?

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | May 22, 2009 11:38 AM

fuck U2

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 11:41 AM

dave for the win!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 11:44 AM

i f'd up, should've been directed to 11:03. Ah well.

Posted by dave | May 22, 2009 11:46 AM

Teh MEHdowlands.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 12:53 PM

dave @ 11:19, that was the best show I've ever been to, in my head. I saw him slide across the stage right into the camera like he did at the Super Bowl, then cut to the battle scene at the end of Akira. Fucking epic.

Also, damn, is every team in NY getting a new stadium now? Where do the Rangers play? Cuz wherever it is, it's about to have a new stadium built right next to it.

Posted by Aaron | May 22, 2009 1:52 PM

"He is going to add more shows - guaranteed. These will sell out immediately..."

Well, he'd better not add any after October 3 because some people who buy tickets for that show may do so expecting it to be the last show at Giants Stadium. (Billy Joel, I'm looking at YOU.)

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2009 2:35 PM

Gets pretty chilly in that place come October - I doubt anyone will try and book a concert there following the Bruuuuuuuuce dates. That said, show last night was pretty solid, looking forward to the stadium's send-off.

Posted by Funderburgh | May 22, 2009 2:56 PM

Only saw one show at the Meadowlands: Cure/Pixies/Love & Rockets around 1992. Was there primarily to see the Pixies, but they were lost in the daylight and the (mostly) apathetic crowd. The Cure were well past their prime, but they had spectacular lights and "A Forest" was a highlight.

Saw some good MetroStars games there too.

Posted by drewo | May 22, 2009 3:55 PM

Aaron @ 1:52 I'm sure you're joking but the Rangers play at the Garden, but more importantly it is getting a 500 million dollar interior renovation.

http://msg.com/renovation/

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | May 22, 2009 4:39 PM

Springsteen>God

Posted by da troof | May 22, 2009 5:47 PM

1:52 you don't know where the Rangers play? God I hope you don't live in NY.

Posted by Venkman | May 23, 2009 1:01 AM

Simmer down, folks. Hipsters don't know nuthin' 'bout sports.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2009 3:07 AM

I wasn't joking. I grew up in Queens, yet I don't know where the Rangers play. Is it really that astonishing that I don't give a fuck about hockey?

Posted by Aaron | May 23, 2009 11:26 AM

Bruce Springsteen, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2009 1:42 AM

Aaron: No offense. But it is pretty fucking astonishing that you don't know they pay at MSG. I don't like Jane Austen books, but I know where to buy them.

Posted by Adam | June 1, 2009 8:00 PM

He is going to add more shows - guaranteed. These will sell out immediately...

Posted by credit card buying guide | September 25, 2009 1:41 AM

When the dust has finally settled, his fist shall defiantly punch though the rubble heap, the crowd will roar with might, and the band launches into "The Rising."

And then he'll play Lucky Town and Human Touch back-to-back, in their entirety.

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Posted by San Diego Dentists | November 15, 2009 8:39 AM

f'd up, should've been directed to 11:03. Ah well.

Posted by www.drugstore.com | December 6, 2009 6:24 AM

Simmer down, folks. Hipsters don't know nuthin' 'bout sports.

Posted by www.cymbalta.com | December 6, 2009 6:43 AM

Concerts have also been a part of the Giants Stadium experience.Most of all, Giants Stadium as a concert venue is associated with Bruce Springsteen, who played there six nights in the summer of 1985 during his Born in the U.S.A. Tour and an even greater ten nights on his The Rising Tour during the summer of 2003.

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