Bruce Springsteen 2023 ‘Tougher Than The Rest’ tour: Ticket demand through the roof in Philadelphia

“At one point we had over 90,000 in line trying to buy tickets,” said concert promoter Larry Magid.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Ticket sales for next year’s Bruce Springsteen show in Philadelphia have gone through the roof.

The Wells Fargo Center says tens of thousands of fans flocked to its website Tuesday to snap up tickets to Boss’s March 16 show “Tougher Than The Rest.”

“We are delighted to once again welcome Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band here at the Wells Fargo Center, Philly’s premier sports and entertainment venue. Some of Bruce’s most iconic shows took place right here on South Broad Street when tickets went on sale This morning, tens of thousands of people lined up to buy tickets,” the arena said in a statement to Action News.

Waiting fans were greeted with a yellow message that read: “Thank you for your patience. We’re experiencing the highest demand for tickets in Philadelphia music history, so the queue is longer than expected. A limited number of tickets are still available.”

Fans took to social media to share their excitement and anger at the wait and the news of a sellout.

At one point, 90,000 fans appeared to be standing in line trying to buy tickets.

“This is the most exciting day in Philadelphia music history,” said concert promoter Larry Magid. “After 18,000 shows in 54 years, I’ve never seen such a demand for tickets before. At one point there were over 90,000 in line trying to buy tickets. There’s only one artist who can create that kind of excitement, and that’s Bruce Springsteen. As does everyone, I look forward to seeing Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band return to Philadelphia for the first time in 7 years.”

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In other cities across the country, ticket prices have soared to as much as $5,000 due to Ticketmaster’s “dynamic pricing.”

Those who weren’t able to snag a ticket on the Wells Fargo Center’s website are out of luck. You can still find tickets from third-party providers like StubHub — but it will cost you.

Springsteen and The E Street Band’s latest studio album, 2020’s Letter To You, marked their first live recording together in decades and debuted at No. 1 in eleven countries.

The tour kicks off February 1, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.

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