Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, March 15, 17, 19.
He’s played 36 concerts in the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena or the neighboring coliseum and affectionately called the former “the dump that jumps.” Now, the Boss is set to bring down the house once more, this time in more ways than one: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s shows at the sports arena are the last to rock the 57-year-old venue before it closes its doors for good. The concerts support the release of the box set The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (“Springsteen’s best archival release yet,” according to Rolling Stone), a comprehensive fleshing-out of the pivotal 1980 album The River. Audiences will hear an in-sequence, complete performance of the original album, which includes Springsteen’s first top-10 single, “Hungry Heart,” plus other Springsteen favorites. Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St., downtown, 213.747.7111. lacoliseum.com