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Springsteen announces Wrigley show, Sept. 7

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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band finally announced a Chicago tour stop today -- Sept. 7 at Wrigley Field.

As reported here back in January, the Springsteen Wrigley date has been in the works for that weekend after Labor Day.

Tickets for the Wrigley show are $45-$103 (limit of four per purchase of general admission in the field), on sale at 10 a.m. April 21 via or by calling 800-THE-CUBS.

Today's announcement is part of eight new stadium dates for August and September, including a couple of other ballparks. The band's Wrecking Ball Tour, supporting Springsteen's latest solo album, "Wrecking Ball," kicked of March 18 (following Springsteen's rousing keynote at the South by Southwest music conference) and wraps up next month in the United States before heading to Europe for the summer.

"We'll be featuring our soul music roots more on this tour," E Street guitarist Steve Van Zandt told me last month at SXSW in Austin, Texas. "It just never ceases to amaze me how Bruce continues to write in a way that is vital and very much of the moment. It always keeps us from even thinking about becoming a nostalgia band, because every tour is a whole new everything."

This time out the band features a five-man horn section that replaces late saxophone legend Clarence Clemons, who died last summer.

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WOO-HOO!!!! "Glory Days" in Wrigley Field! Perfect!!

Should be quite a special night as The Boss gets paid handsomely singing about the plight of the working man for 3 hours to 40,000 yuppies in the world's largest beer garden.

So Big Man -- what would you like the guy to do? Wear sackcloth and ashes? Sing about the desperation of the rich?

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