Bruce Springsteen Allays Fan Concerns About Live Downloads

You can't say The Boss doesn't listen to his fans. After Bruce Springsteen's fanbase decried the method the New Jersey native had announced to share official recordings of live shows, The Boss has confirmed fans will be able to purchase shows without involving the dreaded wristbands.

As per fan site Backstreets, "in addition to the USB wristband sales model, Springsteen will also be offering direct audio downloads through his official Live Nation online store following each show on the upcoming leg, with no physical purchase required. There will be two options for audio formats: MP3 (320 kbps) or FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). Pricing will match Pearl Jam's, at $9.99 for MP3 or $14.99 for FLAC."

We're happy to see that both of the big concerns have been addressed: FLAC downloads will be available and the pricing is reasonable and in line with other acts. Springsteen kicks off a South African/Australian/New Zealand tour on Sunday night in Cape Town, South Africa. It is expected that official recordings from all shows on the tour will be available for purchase and download.

[via Backstreets]

[Published on: 1/22/14]

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