|Amazon.com and Columbia Records Offer Exclusive Opportunity to See Bruce Springsteen Perform Live in Europe; Visitors to Amazon.com Can Enter to Win a Trip to See Springsteen Perform in Paris on the ``Devils & Dust'' Tour|
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2005--Amazon Services, Inc., an Amazon.com company (www.amazon.com), and Columbia Records today announced they will be sending one person and a guest to Paris to see Bruce Springsteen perform live in concert on his "Devils & Dust" solo tour. Starting today through May 20, 2005, visitors to Amazon.com can enter the exclusive "Bruce Springsteen in Europe" sweepstakes to win a prize package including roundtrip airfare for two, two nights' hotel accommodations, and two tickets to Springsteen's June 20 concert at The Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy, an architectural marvel among concert and sporting venues. More information can be found at www.amazon.com/brucesweepstakes.
"Devils & Dust," which releases April 26, 2005, is Springsteen's first studio album since 2002's "The Rising." Amazon is offering customers who order the album immediate access to a three-song audio stream of the title track, "Devils & Dust," as well as "All I'm Thinkin' About" and "The Hitter" through June 1, 2005. "Devils & Dust" has been one of the top-selling CDs on Amazon.com since becoming available for advance order in late February, and is currently ranked No. 1 on Amazon.com's Music Top Sellers list. The album is offered at Amazon.com for $13.49, a savings of more than 25 percent.
"Bruce Springsteen is one of the top-selling artists of all time at Amazon.com, and we're thrilled to team with Columbia Records to offer our customers the chance to see him perform in concert in such an amazing city and venue," said Jeff Somers, group merchandising manager for Amazon.com's Music Store. "Bruce hasn't done a solo tour in nearly 10 years, so this is a rare opportunity to enjoy his talents in a more intimate setting."
The acoustic "Devils & Dust" tour, which kicks off tonight in Detroit, Michigan, is only Springsteen's second-ever solo outing. The tour's international leg starts May 24 in Dublin, Ireland.
"Devils & Dust" is being released in the new Dual Disc format, where a double-sided CD allows the listener to hear the album and then flip the disc over to play DVD content. The DVD side includes rare, never-before-seen acoustic performances of "Devils & Dust," "Long Time Comin'," "Reno," "All I'm Thinkin' About" and "Matamoras Banks," as well as Springsteen's personal introductions to the songs.
The "Bruce Springsteen in Europe" sweepstakes is open to United States residents who are legal adults in their state of residence and hold a valid U.S. passport at time of entry. No purchase is necessary to enter. Entry forms must be received by May 20, 2005. Only one entry per person is permitted. The winner will be selected at random. The full rules and entry form can be found at www.amazon.com/brucesweepstakes. Void where prohibited.
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