Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bruce Springsteen: Instant Bootleg Series update

Last week, Bruce Springsteen confirmed plans that fans will be able to buy official live bootlegs on his upcoming tour in support of the newly-released “High Hopes”, and now fan-site Backstreets has confirmed more details about the series.

“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 last Friday. “Downloads will be available within approximately 48 hours of the show, and online orders will begin next week!”

Backstreets now reports that, in addition to the USB wristband sales model, Springsteen will also be offering direct audio downloads through his official Live Nation online store following each show on the upcoming leg, with no physical purchase required.

There will be two options for audio formats: MP3 (320 kbps) or FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). Pricing will match Pearl Jam's model, at $9.99 for MP3 or $14.99 for FLAC.

The site reports the plan is in place for at least each show on the South Africa/Australia/New Zealand leg.

An official update, with these details, on the live concert releases from the Springsteen camp has not been released.

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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