Springsteen Returns Downunder, Again

After making their first stop downunder in 10 years in March, Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band are back for a lengthier run in February.

The act’s Wrecking Ball tour returns to Melbourne (, Feb. 15), Sydney (, Feb. 19) and Brisbane (, Feb. 26). Springsteen will also play Perth and Adelaide for the first time in his career – at  (Feb. 7) and  (Feb. 11) as well as a winery show in Hope Estate in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley (Feb. 22).

The band also returns to New Zealand for its first show in a decade, stopping at Auckland’s  March 1 with  opening.

The dates are through Frontier Touring Company, which worked with Springsteen for the first time this year.

The Boss previously toured for Jacobsen Entertainment.

Frontier managing director Michael Gudinski admitted, “I got exhausted just watching him do those three-hour shows, and was determined to get him back. But I expected it’d take five to six years.”

He believed Springsteen decided to return and include more cities when he heard 5,000 fans from Perth journeyed to East Coast shows for the March 2013 run.

Springsteen manager Jon Landau said, “Our shows in Australia earlier this year were among the very best and most satisfying of our whole 128 show tour.

“The crowds were tremendous, the fans as warm, friendly, and welcoming as we could ever hope for, and the quality of the performances, as virtually every reviewer commented, were spectacularly high.”