The Press Release:
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.
The Tour Dates:
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
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Obviously as a New York based site we aren’t trekking out to any international events but hey if you’re one of our readers with philathropy on their agenda I’d gladly take some airfare and VIP tickets ;p So being serious, its great to find our artists heading to the other side of the pond while those artists head here. Sure we are at a spike again but we are slowly and surely moving in a better direction. What do you readers who travel to such dates think about this news? Chime in down below in the comments section if you’ve got something topical to add to the mix. I will see you next time, please stay safe out there and maybe consider wearing a mask in larger gatherings for the time being and carry some hand sanitizer. Ciao.