Bruce Springsteen Returns to Ireland for All-Ireland Tour

Bruce Springsteen is set to embark on an all-Ireland tour in 2024, performing in four cities: Belfast, Kilkenny, Cork, and Dublin. The highly anticipated tour includes a concert at UPMC Nowlan Park in Kilkenny on May 12, with an extensive garda operation planned to ensure safety and smooth running.

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Bruce Springsteen Returns to Ireland for All-Ireland Tour

Bruce Springsteen Returns to Ireland for All-Ireland Tour

Bruce Springsteen, the legendary American musician, is set to embark on anall-Ireland tourin 2024, marking a new chapter in his special relationship with Ireland. The Boss will perform in four Irish cities: Belfast, Kilkenny, Cork, and Dublin. The tour is a highly anticipated event for Springsteen's Irish fans, who have been eagerly awaiting his return since his iconic 1985 Slane Castle concert.

The tour's highlight will be Springsteen's concert at UPMC Nowlan Park in Kilkenny on Sunday, May 12. The event is expected to draw a massive crowd, with gates opening at 5pm and the show starting at 7pm sharp. No support act has been confirmed for the Kilkenny date or any of the other Irish concerts.

To ensure the safety and smooth running of the Kilkenny concert, an extensive garda operation is planned. Inspector Paul Donohue has advised attendees to use local legal parking facilities and to arrive early, starting from 5pm. He also warned fans to beware of bogus ticket sellers and to only purchase tickets from the official source, Ticketmaster.

Ticketmaster is the sole legitimate ticket seller for the event. Tickets should be downloaded from the Ticketmaster account to the attendee's iPhone or Google Pay wallet in advance. Screenshots or printouts of digital tickets will not be accepted at the venue. Bag sizes larger than A4 will not be permitted, and attendees are advised not to bring bags unless absolutely necessary.

Color-coded access routes will be in place to ensure smooth entry into UPMC Nowlan Park. The Blue Route (Hebron Road), Red Route (O'Loughlin Road), and Yellow Route (Hebron Road) for wheelchairs will be available. As the concert is an outdoor event, attendees are advised to dress accordingly, considering Ireland's unpredictable weather.

Under 14s will not be allowed entry to the standing pitch area and will only be permitted in seating areas. All under 16s must be accompanied by a person 18 or older. While the exact setlist for the Irish dates is unknown, Springsteen's recent 30-track setlist from his concert at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, may provide some clues. The setlist included hits like "Dancing In The Dark," Born To Run, and "Born In The U.S.A."

Bruce Springsteen's return to Ireland is a testament to his enduring popularity and the special bond he shares with his Irish fans. The all-Ireland tour promises to be an unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to secure tickets. As the anticipation builds, fans can visit for the full live dates and information on how to purchase tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see The Boss live in action.

Key Takeaways

  • Bruce Springsteen to tour 4 Irish cities: Belfast, Kilkenny, Cork, and Dublin in 2024.
  • Kilkenny concert on May 12 at UPMC Nowlan Park, gates open 5pm, show starts 7pm sharp.
  • Tickets only available through Ticketmaster, download to iPhone or Google Pay wallet.
  • Color-coded access routes, no bags larger than A4, and under 14s not allowed in standing pitch.
  • Full tour dates and ticket info available at