Springsteen sending off Giants Stadium

05.22.09 9 years ago

Danny Clinch

Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band will be helping send the old Giants Stadium into oblivion. The veteran rocker announced last night at his concert at the Meadowlands in his homestate New Jersey that he will be the last major act to perform at the aging stadium complex before it is demolished to make way for the new stadium, to open in 2010.

The Boss, who has sold out the Meadowlands 56 times, will perform Sept. 30 and Oct. 2-3 upon his return to the U.S. after touring overseas. Tickets go up on June 1. He is currently supporting his latest release, January’s “Working on a Dream.”

The new Giants Stadium will be erected right next to the old one, costing an estimated $998 million to construct.

It was July last year that another iconic New York stadium was retired in a similar fashion, as Billy Joel and Paul McCartney played the last concert at the old Shea Stadium.

Here’s last night’s honey of a setlist:

Adam Raised a Cain
Outlaw Pete
Radio Nowhere
She’s the One
Working on a Dream
Johnny 99
The Ghost of Tom Joad
Raise Your Hand
Growin’ Up
I’m Goin’ Down
Prove It All Night
Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
The Promised Land
The Wrestler
Kingdom of Days
Lonesome Day
The Rising
Born to Run


Hard Times
Thunder Road
Land of Hope and Dreams
American Land

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