The Boss to Close Giants Stadium
In what seems like a most fitting selection, Bruce Springsteen announced on stage last night that he and the E-Street Band will perform the final three concerts at Giants Stadium next fall. The stadium is set to be torn down and replaced after the next football season, with a new building well on its way to being completed next door. While primarily a football stadium, the 75,000+ capacity bowl has hosted some of the area's largest music events over the last 30 years. Along with being a regular destination for the likes of U2, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews and other mega acts, it has represented the area in International events like Live Earth in 2007. But despite all this, Bruce is the ideal choice for its curtain call. The local hero will have sold out nearly 60 concerts at the Meadowlands complex. And God help us all if Bon Jovi is in any way involved in this send-off. The whole state might just break off and float away.

Madison Square Park Music Series Announced
In case you were worried that there'd be a square foot of grass left in the city without a summer concert series, Madison Square Park released their schedule for music over the next couple months. Highlighting the lineup is the Wainwright Family concert, featuring Louden, Sloan and Suzzy Roche, to kick off the series June 17th, as well as a performance by the John Scofield Trio August 5. While not officially part of the series, Madison Square will also host, as always, the Big Apple BBQ fest in June, featuring two full day lineups of Americana/Roots music, headlined by Lucero and Junior Brown.

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