BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND ANNOUNCED AS THE FIRST HEADLINER FOR 10th Anniversary of American Express presents BST Hyde Park
Announced as first headliner for10th anniversary of:
American Express presents BST Hyde Park
Two huge shows in London’s iconic Hyde Park:
Thursday 6th July
Saturday 8th July
Tickets on sale: Thursday 21st July
With three incredible weekends of legendary music at BST Hyde Park this year just behind us, American Express presents BST Hyde Park are delighted to reveal that the first headliner to be announced for 2023 is none other than Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band.
They will be gracing London’s iconic venue for the festival’s 10th anniversary for two immense shows on Thursday 6th July and Saturday 8th July 2023. These London shows will form part of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s much anticipated 2023 international tour (also featuring Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium on Tuesday 30th May 2023 and Villa Park on Friday 16th June 2023), already selling more than 1.2 For these shows, Springsteen will be joined by The E Street Band’s members: Roy Bittan – piano, synthesiser; Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa – guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent – bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt – guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg – drums; with Soozie Tyrell – violin, guitar, vocals; Jake Clemons – saxophone; and Charlie Giordano – keyboards.
Bruce Springsteen has released 20 studio albums in his career spanning over six decades and has become one of the million tickets across the continent. This tour is the first time Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will perform live together since 2016’s 14 month long ‘The River Tour’, which finished in Australia in 2017.
American Express Cardmembers can take advantage of the first presale from 9am, Friday 15th July. Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Thursday 21st July.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He’s been awarded 20 Grammys, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Special Tony Award, in addition to being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
His live tours have consistently been placed amongst the highest grossing of each of the last five decades. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s last tour, ‘The River Tour’, was 2016’s highest grossing tour worldwide. In May 2021, he became the eighth recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize, a prize that honours an artist who speaks out for social justice and carries on the spirit of the folk singer.
He is an honorary Brit in the eyes of the UK, a true great welcomed by the people every time. Just last month, he famously made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury, joining Paul McCartney on stage for a rendition of his Born In The USA hit ‘Glory Days’ and The Beatles’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’. Naturally, after the surprise performance, many were left wondering when Bruce Springsteen might be returning to the UK. American Express presents BST Hyde Park is answering those calls, and giving fans the first chance to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee live in the UK next year.
American Express presents BST Hyde Park is a special opportunity to see Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band live. BST Hyde Park 2022 saw three monumental weekends of music, which began with Rocketman himself Elton John performing as a part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. The Rolling Stones were reunited with Hyde Park for two incredible sell out nights, with an emotional and triumphant tribute to the late Charlie Watts. Tottenham’s global star Adele brought it home for “a career best comeback” (The i) at BST Hyde Park for two shows with an incredible all female line up. The Sunday vibes were offered up by Americana legends Eagles and Pearl Jam provided two packed nights of rock n roll. Finally, Britain’s best loved groups Duran Duran closed the final night with a day of singalong smash hits. This year’s festival had been a long time coming and will go down in BST Hyde Park history forever.
Jim King, CEO of European Festivals at AEG Presents, says, “As we wave goodbye to BST Hyde Park 2022, the most successful Hyde Park series ever, there is no bigger and better way to welcome in our 2023 edition than with another of the world’s greatest artists. The excitement of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band coming to play two shows at American Express presents BST Hyde Park is why we love live music as much as we do.”
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About American Express presents BST Hyde Park:
Set in London’s beautiful Royal Park, the event kicked off in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, plus Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and many more packing out the park for memorable summer nights.
The event has featured many now famous shows from Carole King, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Robbie Williams, Black Sabbath, Take That, Kylie Minogue, The Who, Blur, Kendrick Lamar, The Strokes and so many more.
Every year, each headliner is joined by a full supporting line-up across multiple stages, from major superstars to handpicked developing acts performing for fans from across the UK and the world.
And the midweek programme allows free access to the site with outdoor cinema, street food markets, children’s theatre, fitness classes, summer sports screenings, evening events, live music and much more.
About American Express Experiences:
American Express connects Cardmembers to the kinds of rewarding experiences and opportunities that matter to them and their businesses. Through American Express Experiences, Cardmembers have access to presale tickets, and exclusive offers at some of the UK’s most sought-after entertainment events via partnerships with a range of entertainment institutions, including AEG, Live Nation, Somerset House, The British Film Institute and the National Theatre. American Express Experiences is just one example of the powerful backing that American Express provides its Cardmembers.
About AEG Presents:
AEG Presents is AEG’s live-entertainment division, a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. AEG Presents is behind festivals such as California’s famed Coachella, Los Angeles’ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, London’s BST Hyde Park and All Points East, Paris’ Rock en Seine and a myriad of tours, live shows and venues around the world including the world’s most popular venue The O2 in London, LA’s Staples Center and many more.
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About Hyde Park:
Every year millions of visitors from London, the UK and across the globe enjoy the iconic Hyde Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. Spanning 350 acres of green space in central London, Hyde Park has hosted world-renowned music artists since the 1960s. The summer concerts are an essential part of income generation for The Royal Parks, providing necessary funds to maintain and develop the parks for future generations to enjoy. They also help support the diverse culture of London and introduce new audiences to the parks.
About The Royal Parks:
The Royal Parks is the charity which manages, protects and improves the parks in an exemplary and sustainable manner so that everyone, now and in the future, has the opportunity to enjoy their natural and historic environments.
The charity looks after eight of London’s finest open spaces: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, The Green Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. It also manages other important open spaces in the capital, including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens.
It costs around £45m a year to manage the parks. The charity raises around 80 percent of this money itself, with the remaining 20 percent coming from the Government.
For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk and follow The Royal Parks on Twitter @theroyalparks, Facebook.com/TheRoyalParksLondon and Instagram.com/TheRoyalParks.