Thanks to the wretched pandemic, London hasn’t seen Bruce Springsteen and his long-term sidemen (and women) the E Street Band since 2016. Before that The Boss had been a regular fixture on London’s biggest stages, but his return to headline British Summer Time in Hyde Park 2023 is a big one, both because it’s been so long and because – as his joyous but mortality-flecked 2020 album ‘Letter to You’ reminds us – we’re presumably getting somewhere near the natural end of the E Street Band’s touring life. Sure they’re tough old geezers and there has been some new blood over the years, but their epic three-hour-plus sets take it out of a guy. By modern rockstar standards, the 72-year-old Springsteen has a good few tours left in him yet, but it’s certainly never too soon to get on board with America’s greatest rock band. Usually the band play without support, but mini-festival British Summer Time is naturally an exception – details of further support is TBA, though typically there’s a big name or two directly under the headliner and then more obscure acts elsewhere.
The location for thousands of classic rock concerts, London is one of the world’s great rock music cities. The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Libertines: many of the greatest rock bands have called our city home, and you can hear their legacy every night of the week at music venues across town. Whether you’re after hard rock shows or indie concerts, here’s where to rock – London style.
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