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Springsteen fans turned away due to fake tickets

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Bruce Springsteen fans were reportedly turned away from a recent concert at Munich’s Olympic Stadium after purchasing counterfeit tickets online.

According to reports, fans were turned away from Springsteen & The E-Street Band’s show on July 23. Some fans had paid up to €600 (£515/$662) for the tickets but were not permitted to the venue. 

German newspaper SZ reported that another similar incident had taken place when Springsteen played in Austria on July 18. The newspaper received complaints that there were a number of fake cards and that over 100 people were unable to enter the concert. 

Katharina Wenisch, a spokesperson for the promoter Live Nation, told the German publication: “The order of magnitude was between 200 and 300 tickets. The higher the desire, the greater the risk that people will buy on the secondary market if there are no more tickets from the official providers.”

Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band’s European stint recently came to a close in Monza, Italy. 

The tour will head over to North America once more, with the shows kicking off at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 9 and 11.