Fans campaign to get Springsteen to Christchurch

Last updated 08:45 27/08/2013
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HOT SHOW: Tickets for Springsteen's March 2014 Auckland show went on sale today and sold out within an hour.

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Christchurch fans are campaigning on Facebook to get Bruce Springsteen to perform a concert for the south.

Tickets for Springsteen's March 2014 Auckland show with the E Street Band went on sale yesterday and sold out within an hour.

Speaking from Melbourne, Michael Gudinski, chairman of The Frontier Touring Company, said he was in negotiations for a second New Zealand concert.

But Mainland fans hope that, if a second concert is announced, they want to bring The Boss, 63, to Christchurch and they've taken to social media, determined to make it happen.

The Facebook page Come to Christchurch Bruce Springsteen currently has more than 10,300 likes.

Wendy Davie said she started the campaign after seeing Springsteen perform in Melbourne earlier this year.

"I went with my husband, I wasn't a fan before then but I was well and truly converted," she said.

At that concert, Davie said she was a "blubbering mess" when Springsteen performed My City in Ruins as she felt the song had special meaning for Christchurch.

When she heard Springsteen had announced a concert in Auckland she wanted him to perform the song in Christchurch as she believed it would be "uplifting" for quake-affected residents.

"I just thought I'd put something on Facebook to see if anyone else felt the same way and the response has been overwhelming," she said.

Davie, who manages support services for the Cancer Society, said that she had been told her email asking Springsteen to perform in Christchurch had been passed on to Gudinski for his consideration.

"To me it seems as if people in Christchurch are feeling tired and don't have much to look forward to. Even if this campaign doesn't work, if it gives a few people a lift then it will have been worth it," Davie said.

A spokesperson for Frontier Touring told The Press last week that there were "no plans for a South Island show at this stage".

In 2010 a similar Facebook campaign to get Metallica to perform a Christchurch show was successful.

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