Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Will Be Opening Night Act at STAPLES CenterJun 23, 1999
Los Angeles - June 23, 1999
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will headline STAPLES Center's first-ever-public event on Sunday, October 17, 1999. Tickets for Springsteen's only Los Angeles appearance will be available on September 18. Additional ticket information for this engagement will be released September 13.
Springsteen's 1999 world tour with The E Street Band began April 9 in Barcelona, Spain, with a 25-song set that lasted nearly three hours with no intermission, and will continue to traverse Europe through June 27th. Springsteen and the E Street Band will return to New Jersey for the U.S. kickoff of their tour which will now be extended to allow them the opportunity to appear as the inaugural act at Los Angeles' new showcase, STAPLES Center.
"There is growing anticipation for the opening of our building and having Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band confirmed as the first act will make the night historic," said STAPLES Center senior vice president and general manager Bobby Goldwater. "We are honored that Bruce and his management team felt that being the inaugural event at STAPLES Center was significant enough to contribute to their decision to extend the tour. We also appreciate the efforts of Brian Murphy of Avalon Attractions, the local promoter of the concert."
STAPLES Center, the $375 million sports and entertainment arena located in downtown Los Angeles, will be the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Avengers beginning this October. STAPLES Center will also be the home of nationally prominent concerts, sports and special events and touring shows beginning with Springsteen's first Southern California appearance with the E Street Band since 1985.
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