Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Announce 2023 North American Tour

Bruce Springsteen has announced the dates for his long-awaited 2023 North American tour with the E Street Band. It kicks off on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Florida, and wraps up on April 14 in Newark, New Jersey. Ticket sales begin July 20.

Springsteen last played a concert with the E Street Band when their River tour wrapped up on Feb. 25, 2017, at Mt. Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. But they haven’t played in North America since September 2016, and their sole live performance of any sort in the past five years took place in 2020 when they did two songs on Saturday Night Live to promote Letter To You. This has been their longest period of time off from the road since Springsteen reunited with the band in 1999 following an 11-year hiatus where he toured both solo and with another backing group.

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They were originally slated to hit the road in 2020 to support Letter To You, and dates were later penciled in for 2022, but the pandemic forced them to ultimately delay the tour until 2023. “I’m just aching to play,” Springsteen told SiriusXM’s E Street Radio earlier this year. “Not just play but to travel and see our fans in all those distant cities.”

In that same interview, he said the tour would be a mixture of classics and selections from his newer albums. “it will have a significant amount of some recent material, and then, of course, we’ll play a lot of the music that fans have become familiar with and love to hear,” he said. “It should be a balance… the show should feel contemporary, and it should also make you feel at home at the same time.”

That doesn’t mean he’ll attempt to play many songs from Western Stars. “I’d like to keep it a rock show,” he said. “Once you’re out in an arena or stadium, people have come to see a rock ‘n’ roll show… But you never know, something may squeak in there from that record. It’s not impossible. That one, I’m gonna have to wait and see.”

The tour heads to Europe for a run of stadium shows that run from April 28 through July 25. It then heads back to America for a late summer/early fall stadium run, though those dates have yet to be announced.

Here are Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s complete North American tour dates.

FEB 1 Tampa, FLAmalie Arena

FEB 3 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena

FEB 5  Orlando, FL Amway Center

FEB 7 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Live

FEB 10 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

FEB 14 Houston, TX Toyota Center

FEB 16 Austin, TX Moody Center

FEB 18 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center

FEB 21 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

FEB 25 Portland, OR Moda Center

FEB 27 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena

MAR 2 Denver, CO Ball Arena

MAR 5 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

MAR 7 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum

MAR 9 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

MAR 12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun

MAR 14 Albany, NY MVP Arena

MAR 16 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

MAR 18 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center

MAR 20 Boston, MA TD Garden

MAR 23 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center

MAR 25 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

MAR 27 Washington D.C. Capital One Arena

MAR 29 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena

APR 1 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

APR 3 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

APR 5 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse*

APR 7 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena

APR 9 Belmont Park, NY UBS Arena

APR 11 Belmont Park, NY UBS Arena

APR 14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

 

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