Yesterday, we blogged that we had got in quick for our tickets to the All Whites' World Cup qualifier in Wellington in November. This morning, we'll be blocking out another date in our diary; the Herald reports:
The Boss is coming back.
Respected American rock veteran Bruce Springsteen will play in New Zealand for only the second time in his near 50-year career this summer with a show at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium.
Local fans might have thought they had missed out earlier this year when he played Australian shows in March but bypassed New Zealand.
But Springsteen and the E Street band have confirmed new 2014 Australasian dates on his mammoth Wrecking Ball tour which will bring him to Auckland on March 1.
The tour began in the US in March 2012 and was originally due to end in South America next month after a northern hemisphere summer spent playing festivals and stadiums across the US and Europe.
The latest issue of Rolling Stone picked the 63 year-old and band as the best live act in the world based on a poll of musicians, writers and music industry figures, describing him as "one of rock's greatest, reliably thrilling live acts".
The Boss is rock 'n' roll royalty. He's only been here once in his long career, so there is bound to be huge demand to see him perform. Forget Beyonce or the Big Day Out; The Boss will be the hottest ticket in Auckland this summer, and if we can get our mitts on a couple of tickets, we'll be absolutely delighted.
And it'll be worth getting to Mt Smart early as well; veteran Aussie Jimmy Barnes will open for The Boss; it'll be some night!