The Boss IS coming to Helsinki

Bruce Springsteen has only been in Finland once before. In 2003 he played two sold out gigs at the same stadium in the capital in front of a record combined audience of 89,856, breaking the Finnish record of 87,000 set by Michael Jackson in 1997.

Bruce Springsteen is only one of the international mega stars that have recently been confirmed to play in Finland next year. Other recently announced big names include Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue, the Smashing Pumpkins and Angie Stone.

Also popular Swedish rock band Kent will return to Finland, this time for a mini-tour of four gigs. After their sold-out concert at Kulttuuritalo in Helsinki last September, the group will now only perform outside the Finnish capital region at the end of January and the beginning of February: in Lahti (30.1), Tampere (31.1), Vaasa (1.2) and Oulu (2.2). Warming up for Kent will be Swedish electro band Familjen.

For more details on these and other concerts by foreign artists in Finland, check FREE!’s Coming to Finland list >>

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Bruce Springsteen: official site | MySpace

Kent: official site | MySpace
Familjen: official site | MySpace