By: Amber Harvey
Tour trucks for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were ticketed for parking violations Wednesday as the rock troupe prepared for an opening-night performance at the UK’s brand-new Leeds Arena, confirms BBC News.
“When you prepare a city to open and host a huge, state-of-the-art new venue, you’re bound to get the odd teething trouble,” said a Leeds City Council spokesman (via BBC).
“We accept this is a little embarrassing but the attendant was doing his job - if a little too efficiently,” the council spokesman said, after announcing that the parking citations were quickly withdrawn due to the night’s unusual circumstances, reports BBC.
The New Jersey rockers’ July 24 performance in Leeds came at the personal request of Springsteen, who wanted to give the new arena a whirl amidst their ongoing world Wrecking Ball tour.
As confirmed by the band’s website, the night kicked off with Springsteen’s 1987 hit “Roulette” and ended with the fan-favored “Thunder Road,” in a 9-song encore.
According to UK’s The Independent, despite Bruce and his E Street band rocking the stage, the 13,500-seat, £60 million venue will not officially open until September, when the stage is graced by none other than Sir Elton John.
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