Bruce Springsteen Admits Super Bowl Gig Was Done To Spur Ticket Sales

Bruce Springsteen shed light on why after years of turning the NFL’s Super Bowl requests down flat, he broke tradition and performed with the E Street Band during the halftime spectacle.

He explained to The Los Angeles Times, "I’ve said no for about 10 years or however long they’ve been asking, but, I tell you, we played on the last tour and there were some empty seats here and there and, well, there shouldn’t be any empty seats at an E Street Band show. I hold pride that we remain one of the great wonders of the world… so sometimes you got to remind people a little bit."