If you're a Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band fan, keep Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 2023, free on your calendar.
Tickets for a Springsteen and the E Street Band concert, with backstage passes, for one of those two dates were auctioned off Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Visiting Nurse Association Beach Ball at the Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright.
A MetLife show has not been announced, but it is anticipated as a second North American tour leg was cited as starting in August 2023 after arena shows in the United States and stadium shows in Europe.
“Honestly, I expected those dates to be out by now, but obviously they're narrowing it down,” said Audrey Hunn of the Calling All Bruce Springsteen Fans! Facebook page. Hunn posted the auction link on the Calling page. The MetLife tickets auction was in person only on Saturday.
The ticket package was donated by “The Springsteen Family.” A “Dinner by Bruce Springsteen's Private Chef,” Jacob Varela, was also auctioned off.
The onsale for the band’s U.S. arena tour drew headlines as some fans were upset that a portion of tickets were sold in the $5,000 range due to dynamic pricing, which adjusts prices according to supply and demand.
“In the big picture I'm really over this already because let's move on,” Hunn said. “I wasn't thrilled, but I decided I wasn't going to as many as I thought and they were becoming more in line with the bigger name shows. He has been keeping the prices down for a really long time, so I resigned myself to that.”
Springsteen, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, publicly thanked the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey when the group announced that it would provide health services for uninsured or underinsured Jersey Shore musicians and artists during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2021.
The Visiting Nurse Association Central Jersey Community Health Centers provides primary healthcare for individuals and families at its four centers in Asbury Park, Freehold, Keyport and Red Bank, serving “without discrimination and regardless of the patient’s ability to pay,” according to the group.
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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers music and entertainment for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; email@example.com.
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Bruce Springsteen tour MetLife tickets auctioned for charity