Confirming long-held rumors, the world tour of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will stop at Wrigley Field on Friday September 7, as announced on the artist’s website today.
“For 3-plus hours, fans of the rock legend will feel the searing anger, visceral pain and utter despair that his songs elicit—just like every other day at the ballpark, actually,” said a spokesman familiar with the negotiations.
“They were looking at United Center and Soldier Field, but in the end the Boss really liked the idea of playing at a place that has become a broken down symbol of utter failure for more than a century,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I mean, it’s perfect symmetry, right? His new album is called Wrecking Ball, for God’s sake.”
Not all Cubs fans were pleased with the news.
“This sounds like another publicity stunt to distract from the lousy baseball we’ve been subjected to every season,” said Timmy Terwilliger outside the ballpark. “I wish we had some glory days to look back on. I wish we had one player who was actually born to run. I wish we had a Big Man join the team. Sometimes I just think it’s a team full of losers. Well I’m pulling out of here to win.”