Friday 21 October 2016

'Don't go there' - Bruce Springsteen organiser admits third Croker gig would have sold out

Amy Mulvaney

Published 24/05/2016 | 15:05

Bruce Springsteen. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Bruce Springsteen. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Insp Tony Gallagher, Alan Gallagher, Jim Clarke of Aiken Promotions, and Supt Daniel Flavin at Croke Park ahead of the Bruce Springsteen concerts
Commuters walk on the Luas tracks during the ongoing strike
Ireland striker Shane Long. SPORTSFILE

A third Bruce Springsteen concert this weekend could have easily sold out, the head of Aiken Promotions has said. 

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When asked if the American rocker could have played a third night, Peter Aiken said: “Yes, but don’t go there. We could’ve done a third Ed Sheeran but what can you do about it.”

Following the Garth Brooks fiasco two years ago, whereby all five of his concerts were cancelled due to lack of license, only three concerts are now allowed at Croke Park per year. 

Due to one of these three places being taken by Beyonce in July, that leaves just two nights for The Boss. 

Bruce will be taking to a sold-out Croker this Friday and Sunday night, where 160,000 fans are expected to attend.  

Aiken said he expects it to be “the best gig of the summer.” 

“He’s probably the best live act I have ever seen and I’ve seen them all,” he said.  

Fans are advised to give plenty of time for getting to the concert as the gig will kick off at 7pm sharp and is expected to last three hours. 

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