Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will embark on a nine-week U.S tour in early 2016.
The River Tour, as it’s billed, will make 24 stops across the country, including five nights in New York. The Boss will play two nights at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 24 and 27. Albany will see a visit on Feb. 8 at the Times Union Center. Buffalo’s First Niagara Center and Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena will host the Boss on Feb. 25 and 27, respectively.
Each night of The River Tour will be released on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net. The shows will be available for download or as CD. Each recording should be available within a few days.
From the press release:
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
The announcement of The River Tour coincides with the release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection. The four-CD/three-DVD (or two Blu-ray) box set looks back at Springsteen’s The River era in 1979-80. Rolling Stone calls this new release, “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The four CDs include the entire 1980 The River double album, a disc of studio outtakes and the unreleased The River: Single Album, recorded in 1979 as a follow-up to 1978’s Darkness at the Edge of Town. The DVDs and Blu-ray discs include The Ties That Bind documentary and 24 songs from Springsteen’s concert at Arizona State University on Nov. 5, 1980.
The E Street Band consists of Roy Bittan on piano and synthesizer, Nils Lofgren on guitar and vocals, Patti Scialfa on guitar and vocals, Garry Tallent on bass guitar, “Little Stevie” Van Zandt on guitar and vocals and Max Weinberg on drums. They will be joined by Soozie Tyrell on violin, guitar, and vocals; Jake Clemons, nephew of long-time E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, on saxophone; and Charlie Giordano on keyboards.
Tickets for The River Tour go on sale on Friday, Dec. 11.
Jan. 16 – Console Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Jan. 19 – United Center, Chicago, IL
Jan. 24 & 27 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Jan. 29 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Jan. 31 – Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Feb. 2 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Feb. 4 – TD Garden, Boston, MA
Feb. 8 – Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Feb. 10 – XL Center, Hartford, CT
Feb. 12 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 16 – BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL
Feb. 18 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
Feb. 21 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville KY
Feb. 23 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
Feb. 25 – First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
Feb. 27 – Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY
Feb. 29 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
March 3 – BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
March 6 – Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO
March 10 – Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ
March 13 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
March 15 & 17 – Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA