Friday, September 14, 2012

The Boss Set to Rock Nats Park

With baseball's best team (check the standings, it's true) the Washington Nationals in Atlanta for a three-game series with the Braves, Nationals Park should be getting the night off. Fat chance. Things are going to get plenty loud tonight, and there won't be a crack of the bat in sight... er sound. Bruce Springsteen, AKA "The Boss" invades the nation's capital tonight for a sold-out show beginning at 7:30.

Springsteen, who turns 63 later this month will be making his second trip to DC this year. Back in April, Bruce and the E Street Band played to a sold-out crowd at the Verizon Center; but the opportunity to play the third concert at Nats Park (Billy Joel & Elton John in '09 and Dave Matthews Band in '10) evidently was too difficult to pass up.

The Wrecking Ball Tour began on March 18th in Atlanta and (tentatively) wraps up in Glendale, Arizona on December 6th. This will be the first tour for the band since last year's passing of founding member Clarence Clemons. Next week, Springsteen returns home to New Jersey for a three-day stop at MetLife Stadium before moving north to Canada in mid-October.