Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bruce Springsteen expands The River tour

Bruce Springsteen has expanded The River Tour in support of a recently-issued 7-disc box set marking the 35th anniversary of the 1980 double-album.

The New Jersey rocker has added 14 US dates to the end of the current North American run that began January 16 in Pittsburgh, PA and confirmed a May 19 appearance in Portugal to headline the first night of Rock In Rio festival in Lisboa.

The new US shows will begin with a third and final date at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on March 19 and finish April 25 at New York’s Barclays Center.

The run also includes a rescheduled Madison Square Garden concert, postponed Sunday due to a blizzard in New York; Springsteen returns to the venue for the make-up performance on March 28.

Last month, Springsteen issued “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection”, which 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 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.

Springsteen and the E Street Band are performing the double-album in its entirety during the 2016 shows.

Bruce Springsteen
2016 The River Tour

Newly-announced dates:

Mar 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (On Sale Jan 29, 10am)
Mar TBD - Portland, OR - Mode Center (On Sale TBD)
Mar TBD - Seattle, WA - KeyArena at Seattle Center (On Sale TBD)
Mar 28 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena (Jan 24 Rescheduled)
Mar 31 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (On Sale Feb 5, 10am)
Apr 03 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena (On Sale Jan 30, 10am)
Apr 05 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (On Sale Jan 30, 10am)
Apr 07 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (On Sale Feb 5, 10am)
Apr 10 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum (On Sale Feb 5, 10am)
Apr TBD - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center (On Sale TBD)
Apr 14 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills (On Sale Feb 5, 10am)
Apr 18 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Arena (On Sale Feb 6, 10am)
Apr 20 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena (On Sale Feb 5, 10am)
Apr 23 - New York, NY - Barclays Center (On Sale Jan 29, 11am)
Apr 25 - New York, NY - Barclays Center (On Sale Jan 29, 11am)
May 19 - Lisbon, Portugal - Rock in Rio Lisboa

See also:

Bruce Springsteen offers free downloads from 1980 concert tour
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen performs on Saturday Night Live
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen guests on The Tonight Show
Bruce Springsteen to appear on The Tonight Show
Search Bruce Springsteen at hennemusic