Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will mark their return to the road in early February, 2023 with a string of to-be-announced US arena dates, followed by European stadium shows kicking off on April 28th in Barcelona and a second North American tour leg starting in August.
Said Springsteen: “After six years, I’m looking forward to seeing our great and loyal fans next year. And I’m looking forward to once again sharing the stage with the legendary E Street Band. See you out there, next year — and beyond.”
The planned European stops are Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Ferrara, Rome, Amsterdam, Landgraaf, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich and Monza. Additional cities and shows in the UK and Belgium will be announced at a later date.
These 2023 dates will mark the first live shows for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band since the conclusion of their 14-month, worldwide The River Tour in Australia in February, 2017. The River Tour was named 2016’s top global tour by both Billboard and Pollstar.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band last reconnected to perform on Saturday Night Live in December 2020, where they launched live versions of two songs from their most recent studio album ‘Letter To You’ (Columbia Records), which reached #1 in eleven countries and marked the band’s first time recording live together in decades. Last year, Springsteen unveiled his never-before-released “The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts” film, collaborated with President Barack Obama on the book ‘Renegades: Born In The USA’ and reprised his record setting show ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ to help reopen New York City theaters last summer.
The E Street Band’s members are: Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa – guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent – bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt – guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg – drums; with Soozie Tyrell – violin, guitar, vocals; Jake Clemons – saxophone; and Charlie Giordano – keyboards.
For more info and tickets, visit brucespringsteen.net/shows.
|April 28, 2023||Barcelona, Spain||Estadi Olímpic|
|May 5, 2023||Dublin, Ireland||RDS Arena|
|May 7, 2023||Dublin, Ireland||RDS Arena|
|May 13, 2023||Paris, France||La Défense Arena|
|May 18, 2023||Ferrara, Italy||Parco Urbano G. Bassani|
|May 21, 2023||Rome, Italy||Circo Massimo|
|May 25, 2023||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||Johan Cruijff ArenA|
|June 11, 2023||Landgraaf, The Netherlands||Megaland|
|June 13, 2023||Zurich, Switzerland||Stadion Letzigrund|
|June 21, 2023||Düsseldorf, Germany||Merkur Spiel Arena|
|June 24, 2023||Gothenburg, Sweden||Ullevi|
|June 26, 2023||Gothenburg, Sweden||Ullevi|
|June 30, 2023||Oslo, Norway||Voldsløkka|
|July 11, 2023||Copenhagen, Denmark||Parken|
|July 13, 2023||Copenhagen, Denmark||Parken|
|July 15, 2023||Hamburg, Germany||Volksparkstadion|
|July 18, 2023||Vienna, Austria||Ernst Happel Stadion|
|July 23, 2023||Munich, Germany||Olympiastadion|
|July 25, 2023||Monza, Italy||Prato della Gerascia,|
Autodromo di Monza
The final stand of the 1988 US tour opens at Madison Square Garden with a tremendous 33-song set. Bruce and the band stay true to the Tunnel of Love Express Tour vision, playing nine songs from the album (including “Walk Like A Man”), newly added “Boom Boom,” plus ’88 standouts “Be True,” “Adam Raised a Cain,” “Seeds,” “War,” “Born in the U.S.A.” and “Light Of Day.” Springsteen’s first appearance at MSG in eight years is also marked by a special, set-closing instrumental “New York, New York” and a rare cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying.” Better still, this release adds Orbison’s “In Dreams,” recorded in soundcheck and never performed on tour.
Springsteen and his new band bring Human Touch and Lucky Town to Europe with a set that’s markedly evolved from the 1992 US shows. Berlin 5/14/93 opens with four acoustic songs: “Darkness On The Edge Of Town,” “Adam Raised A Cain,” the debut performance of the Louvin Brothers’ “Satan’s Jeweled Crown” and “This Hard Land,” still unreleased at the time. The main set appealingly blends nine from HT/LT, classics like “Atlantic City,” “Downbound Train” and “Brilliant Disguise,” plus inspired covers of “Many Rivers To Cross” and “Across The Borderline” that display the roots and gospel chops of the 1992-93 line-up.
Two days after performing The River at MSG, Bruce returns to longtime hotbed Cleveland, Ohio and makes a full-album performance of Born To Run the centerpiece of this fine Working On A Dream tour stop. In addition to all eight songs from his 1975 breakthrough, Springsteen and the E Street Band deliver “Prove It All Night,” a radically rearranged “Red Headed Woman,” “Radio Nowhere,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and what is arguably the sweetest version to date of “Back In Your Arms.” Trumpet player Curt Ramm guests on several songs, including an encore-closing double-shot of “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” and “Rosalita.” 2nu.gs/BruceCleveland2009
Springsteen supported The Ghost of Tom Joad with a first-ever solo tour from 1995 to 1997. Being only the tenth show, Upper Darby 12/9/95 captures a seminal Joad performance in unadulterated form, showcasing his acoustic-guitar playing and evocative storytelling. Ten songs from Upper Darby were later serviced to radio stations by Columbia Records – this marks the first release of the complete 12/9/95 set which features all 12 songs from Joad, plus Bruce-as-troubadour readings of “Adam Raised a Cain” “Darkness On The Edge Of Town,” “Murder Incorporated,” “Blinded By The Light” and “Streets Of Philadelphia”.