Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Ultimate Merch: $600 for Instantly Recorded 31 First New Shows from 2023 Tour


Here’s a novel idea:

Bruce Springsteen is going to record each of his first 31 new shows starting in February. At the conclusion of each show, you can get recording of the latest show.

But it’s a subscription. You get all 31 shows on the first leg of the tour. A set of CDs costs $600, CDs plus MP3 is $700.

There are other options, too, like regular MP3 only, $300.

The concerts will be be official multi-track audio recordings. They won’t sound like bootlegs. Some of the shows will be three to four hours long. Five of the shows toward the end of this leg will be in the New York area, so you know that will heighten the drama.

This seems to be created as a merch deal, so Sony Music/Columbia Records won’t be participating. And you know these sets will become overnight collectables. Also you have to put your money down now for pre-orders. Prices go up on January 1st.

This whole idea of offering recorded concerts at the end of the night is not exactly new. Back in 2008, Michael Lippman and his son Nick of Lippman Entertainment tried it at the end matchbox twenty shows. The concerts came on rubber bracelets with the old fashioned USB ports. It was a great idea, just a little ahead of its time.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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