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Bruce Springsteen to become first ever international Fellow of The Ivors Academy

The Boss will be inducted at the 2024 Ivors ceremony in London in May.

By Will Richards

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Bruce Springsteen (Picture: Press)

Bruce Springsteen will become the first non-British songwriter to be honoured as a Fellow of The Ivors Academy this year.

It is the first time an international songwriter has been inducted into the prestigious class, which includes Kate Bush and Paul McCartney, in the organisation’s 80 year history.

“I’m proud to be the first international songwriter to be recognised by The Ivors Academy,” Springsteen said. “In addition to recognising my songwriting, the award stands as a tribute to the fans and friends who have supported me and my work for the last fifty years.

“This entire country has made me feel welcome every step of the way, and for this, I will always remain deeply appreciative.”

Tom Gray, Chair of The Ivors Academy, added: “There is no one more fitting than Bruce Springsteen to be the first international songwriter inducted into our Fellowship. Songwriters are powerful storytellers, who capture our lives, loves and hardships. Bruce has always told the greatest stories. The Fellowship marks the esteem in which he is held by all those who share his craft.”

The 2024 Ivors will take place on Thursday, May 23 as Grosvenor House in London, with nominations announced on April 23.

The Ivors honour will come mid-way through Springsteen’s 2024 UK and European tour with the E Street Band.

The gigs follow a 2023 run that marked the band’s first UK gigs in six years and begin in Cardiff on May 5 and include two shows at London’s Wembley Stadium.

See the full list of new gigs below and find ticket details here.

MAY 2024
5 – Cardiff, Principality Stadium
9 – Belfast, Boucher Road
12 – Kilkenny, Nowlan Park
16 – Cork, Páirc Uí Chaoimh
19 – Dublin, Croke Park
22 – Sunderland, Stadium of Light
25 – Marseille, Orange Vélodrome
28 – Prague, Airport Letnany

JUNE 2024
1 – Milan, San Siro
3 – Milan, San Siro
12 – Madrid, Cívitas Metropolitano
14 – Madrid, Cívitas Metropolitano
20 – Barcelona, Estadi Olímpic
27 – Nijmegen, Goffertpark

JULY 2024
2 – Werchter, Werchter Park
5 – Hannover, Heinz von Heiden Arena
9 – Odense, Dyrskuepladsen
12 – Helsinki, Olympic Stadium
15 – Stockholm, Friends Arena
18 – Stockholm, Friends Arena
21 – Bergen, Dokken
25 – London, Wembley Stadium