Friday, January 17, 2014

Bruce Springsteen confirms official bootleg plans for new tour

Bruce Springsteen has confirmed plans that fans will be able to buy official live bootlegs on his upcoming tour in support of the newly-released album, “High Hopes.”

“Coming soon: fans will be able to purchase special USB wristbands online and at tour venues, and use to redeem one live show download, starting with the January 26th concert in Cape Town,” posted Springsteen on Friday. “Downloads will be available within approximately 48 hours of the show, and online orders will begin next week!”

Springsteen originally revealed his plans during a recent interview with NPR.

“I think we live more in a touring idea that everything you do is recorded now,” he explained. “And that's OK with me, you know. As a matter of fact, I believe on this tour, we're starting to do something like you can come in, you can buy a [wrist]band, you can get a copy of the night's show. So hopefully we're gonna do that at a really nice-quality level.” (read more of Bruce’s comments here).

Springsteen begins his world tour in support of the record on January 26 in Cape Town, the first of four shows in South Africa where he is performing for the very first time; a month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand starts in Perth on February 5.

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