(FILES) This file photo taken on July 11, 2016 shows US musician Bruce Springsteen with the E Street Band at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. / AFP PHOTO
(FILES) This file photo taken on July 11, 2016 shows US musician Bruce Springsteen with the E Street Band at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. / AFP PHOTO

Bruce Springsteen extends Broadway run after tickets sell out

music August 31, 2017 07:18

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NEW YORK - Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday announced he would extend a run of intimate Broadway shows into 2018 after fans quickly snatched up tickets.



"The Boss," one of the music world's top touring attractions who is famous for his marathon shows before packed arenas, will play five concerts a week at the 960-seat Walter Kerr Theatre starting on October 3.

As tickets went on sale and sold out Wednesday, Springsteen said that his residency would run through February 3 -- more than two months longer than originally planned.

The 67-year-old "Born in the USA" songwriter had hoped to root out scalpers -- who are endemic at high-profile shows -- by embracing a new fan verification program of ticket giant Ticketmaster.

Under the plan, recently embraced as well by Taylor Swift, fans need to sign up in advance for a code to buy tickets.

Nonetheless, ticket resale sites on Wednesday were already offering seats to Springsteen shows on Broadway for thousands of dollars.