The boss is back and he’s come to save the world
New Jersey rock icon Bruce Springsteen has announced a run of shows for summer 2023 kicking off as early as April. After a long-awaited return fans can expect to finally hear Letter To You and maybe even some of Western Stars live for the very first time. Both records were released during or just before the pandemic hit and Springsteen had a chance to take them on tour.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Bandwill 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 28th April 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 theatres last summer.
The E Street Band’s members are: Roy Bittan – piano, synthesiser; 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.
28 April 2023 – Estadi Olímpic – Barcelona, Spain
05 May 2023 – RDS Arena – Dublin, Ireland
07 May 2023 – RDS Arena – Dublin, Ireland
13 May 2023 – La Défense Arena – Paris, France
18 May 2023 – Parco Urbano G. Bassani – Ferrara, Italy
21 May 2023 – Circo Massimo – Rome, Italy
25 May 2023 – Johan Cruijff ArenA – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11 June 2023 – Megaland – Landgraaf, The Netherlands
13 June 2023 – Stadion Letzigrund – Zurich, Switzerland
21 June 2023 – Merkur Spiel Arena – Düsseldorf, Germany
24 June 2023 – Ullevi – Gothenburg, Sweden
26 June 2023 – Ullevi – Gothenburg, Sweden
30 June 2023 – Voldsløkka – Oslo, Norway
11 July 2023 – Parken – Copenhagen, Denmark
13 July 2023 – Parken – Copenhagen, Denmark
15 July 2023 – Volksparkstadion – Hamburg, Germany
18 July 2023 – Ernst Happel Stadion – Vienna, Austria
23 July 2023 – Olympiastadion – Munich, Germany
25 July 2023 – Prato della Gerascia, Autodromo di Monza – Monza, Italy