Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced a 2016 North American tour in support of a newly-issued 7-disc box set marking the 35th anniversary of the 1980 double-album.
“The Ties That Bind: The River Collection” presents the original record alongside “The River: Single Album” – originally named “The Ties That Bind” – a 10-track album that Springsteen recorded in 1979 as a follow up to 1978’s “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” but never released.
The 4CD/3DVD package also includes 22 outtakes from the studio sessions alongside an hour-long documentary/interview with Springsteen and a legendary 1980 concert filmed at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.
“The River” earned Springsteen his first No. 1 US album on the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 5 million copies in the States alone.
A nine-week series of shows promoting the box set will begin January 16 in Pittsburgh, PA and wrap up with two Los Angeles dates in mid-March.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs, with recordings available within days of each performance.
Tickets for the trek will go on sale Friday, December 11.
The New Jersey rocker will launch the package with a December 19 performance on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live.
2016 The River Tour
Jan 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
Jan 19 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jan 24 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Jan 27 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Jan 29 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Jan 31 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Feb 02 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Feb 04 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Feb 08 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
Feb 10 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
Feb 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Feb 16 - Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
Feb 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Feb 21 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Feb 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Feb 25 - Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
Feb 27 - Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
Feb 29 - St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Mar 03 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
Mar 06 - St Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
Mar 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Mar 13 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Mar 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Mar 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
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