Bruce Springsteen gigs confirmed in Rome and Milan
The Local · 3 Feb 2016, 16:15
Published: 03 Feb 2016 14:32 GMT+01:00
Updated: 03 Feb 2016 16:15 GMT+01:00
The Milan concert will take place at the San Siro stadium on July 3rd, before the singer heads up to Rome for a July 16th gig at Circus Maximus.
It had previously been reported that the concert at the ancient chariot racing stadium would take place on May 14th.
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But the privilege of performing at Circus Maximus will likely set organizers back €200,000.
The last band to be granted permission to perform among the ancient ruins was The Rolling Stones, who attracted more than 60,000 fans to their gig in June 2014.
But the concert sparked controversy after it was revealed that the rockers paid just €8,000 to use the venue.
Security staff stand outside the barrier erected around the Rolling Stones concert in July 2014. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP
The decision to charge such a low price was defended by ex-Mayor Ignazio Marino, who argued that the event brought €25 million to the city’s coffers in just one day.
Still, as a result the city’s authorities upped fees for “occupying public land”, bringing the cost of hiring Circus Maximus to €200,000.