Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have added a third show to the Los Angeles stop on the group’s “The River” tour that not only will be the final performance in L.A. on this round of concerts, but also will be the swan song for the venerable L.A. Sports Arena.
The Sports Arena has long been Springsteen’s venue of choice for arena-level shows in L.A., going back to his band’s first shows there in 1980. Over the years, Springsteen has played 36 dates at the Sports Arena, or at the adjacent Memorial Coliseum, to some 846,000 fans in total.
The tour comes in conjunction with the recent release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a box set that explores both the recording sessions that yielded the double album and tour that followed.
The Sports Arena is slated to be demolished to make way for a new soccer stadium, a process that’s estimated to take two years.