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Bruce Springsteen coming to Syracuse this year

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will return to Central New York for the first time in over a decade. The legendary rock star will perform at the JMA Dome in Syracuse on Thursday, September 7th, 2023, as part of his extended 2023 tour dates. Tickets for the concert will go on sale through Ticketmaster on February 24th, with registration for the Verified Fan platform open until February 19th. The platform will offer all verified registrants an equal opportunity to receive an access code, although it will not guarantee them tickets.

The Syracuse University stadium, which was renamed the JMA Wireless Dome last year, has made significant changes, including a new roof, air conditioning, and a renewed emphasis on concerts. The upcoming shows include the Red Hot Chili Peppers on April 14th and Motley Crue/Def Leppard on August 5th, among others.

Springsteen’s last performance in Syracuse was in 2012, at Vernon Downs, where he played to over 19,000 fans. E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg most recently played the 2022 New York State Fair with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox. The Boss has performed in several other venues around the city, including the Carrier Dome, War Memorial, and the Landmark Theatre.

With 20 Grammy Awards, an Oscar, a Special Tony Award, and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Bruce Springsteen is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician. He also received Kennedy Center Honors in 2009 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Springsteen’s most recent release, 2022′s “Only the Strong Survive,” featured covers of R&B and soul songs.

Although he has faced criticism over high ticket prices and Ticketmaster-Live Nation’s “dynamic pricing” model, reviews of the first shows in the E Street Band’s 2023 performances have been positive, praising the band’s energetic three-hour performances. The rock legend has expressed his desire to sell tickets below market value for years, but he recently shifted his view, stating that he wants to do what his peers are doing.