Nats to host Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concert

Nats to host Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concert

WASHINGTON -- Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band announced Friday that they will perform at Nationals Park on Sept. 14 as an extension of the 2012 "Wrecking Ball" World Tour. The show, promoted by Live Nation, will be held rain or shine.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, April 27, at tickets.com.

"We are excited to welcome Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band to Nationals Park for what will no doubt be an unforgettable performance," said Andrew Feffer, the Nationals' chief operating officer. "There's nothing more American than baseball and Rock 'n Roll in the nation's capital, and bringing such an iconic show to Nationals Park is just an another example of our commitment to creating the ultimate fan experience."

The concert will be the third show in Nationals Park history, following Elton John and Billy Joel's sold-out show in July 2009 and the sold-out Dave Matthews Band concert featuring the Zac Brown Band in July 2010.

Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" (Columbia) was released last month and debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and 14 other countries. While The Boss is in their ballpark, the Nationals will be trying to make like a wrecking ball in Atlanta, where they'll be playing the Braves on Sept. 14.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.