Bruce Springsteen Cancels Croke Park Show In Solidarity With Luas Drivers


ROCK legend Bruce Springsteen has sensationally pulled out of this weekend’s sold-out shows in Croke Park, claiming that he cannot possibly play in a country that refuses to pay its tram drivers whatever they ask for.

Luas drivers, who remain locked in talks aimed at securing substantial raises in pay and working conditions, cheered loudly when they heard about the cancellation of the 27th and 29th May gigs.

However, the move will come as a crushing blow to the thousands of Boss fans who were to attend the River Tour gigs, as Springsteen has not played in Ireland for at least six months, and probably won’t be back until October at the earliest.

Springsteen, 66, has cancelled gigs earlier this year in protest against anti-LBGT laws in North Carolina, making his stance for the put-upon Luas drivers not really that surprising.

“Bruce is proud to use his celebrity to stand up for those who need it most,” said a spokesperson for the singer.

“So when he heard that there were tram drivers in Ireland that were making less money than people who held university degrees, he pulled the gigs immediately. In fact, Bruce said that they next time he comes to Ireland, those tram drivers had better be on 70k a year or else”.

Meanwhile, Luas drivers have taken to singing an altered version of the Springsteen hit “Born To Run”, titled “Born To Walk On The Tracks Cos The Luas Didn’t Go”.