Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band announce 2023 world tour

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have announced the first details for a 2023 world tour.

The group will return to the road after next February with a string of to-be-announced US arena dates, followed by European stadium shows that will kick off on April 28 in Barcelona, Spain and a second North American tour leg starting in August.

The 2023 dates will mark the first live shows for Springsteen and the band since the conclusion of their 14-month, worldwide The River Tour in Australia in February, 2017; they last reconnected to perform on Saturday Night Live in December 2020.

“After six years, I’m looking forward to seeing our great and loyal fans next year,” says Springsteen. “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.”

Alongside the announcement, the 72-year-old singer has revealed a series of European stadium dates for next spring, with additional cities and shows in the UK and Belgium still to be announced.

Last fall, Springsteen reportedly sold his masters to Sony Music and his music publishing to Sony Music Publishing in a combined deal that sources told Billboard was in the area of $500 million.

The New Jersey rocker has recorded for Sony’s Columbia Records imprint for his entire 50-year career and, Billboard notes, like other top-selling 1970s and ’80s stars, was granted ownership of his earlier albums as incentive to re-sign with the label in the late ’80s and ’90s as sales boomed during the CD explosion.

The Springsteen album catalog has racked up 65.5 million sales in the United States according to the RIAA website, led by the 15-times platinum 1984 set, “Born In The U.S.A.” Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2023 European tour

Apr 28 – Barcelona, Spain @ Estadi Olímpic
May 05 – Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena
May 07 – Dublin, Ireland @ RDS Arena
May 13 – Paris, France @ La Défense Arena
May 18 – Ferrara, Italy @ Parco Urbano G. Bassani
May 21 – Rome, Italy @ Circo Massimo
May 25 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Johan Cruijff Arena
Jun 11 – Landgraaf, The Netherlands @ Megaland
Jun 13 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Stadion Letzigrund
Jun 21 – Düsseldorf, Germany @ Merkur Spiel Arena
Jun 24 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium
Jun 26 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium
Jun 30 – Oslo, Norway @ Voldsløkka Stadion
Jul 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium
Jul 13 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Parken Stadium
Jul 15 – Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion
Jul 18 – Vienna, Austria @ Ernst Happel Stadion
Jul 23 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
Jul 25 – Monza, Italy @ Prato della Gerascia, Autodromo di Monza

See also:

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Search Bruce Springsteen at hennemusic