The Boss Of Us: Bruce Springsteen Announces “The River” Tour
This post originally appeared on Vanyaland.
Boston has had its share of hits and misses with Bruce Springsteen over the past few years.
Back in 2012, the Boss played Fenway Park as part of the stadium’s 100th anniversary celebrations and brought some New Jersey flair that one-time Red Sox prospect Anthony Ranaudo could never deliver. Then last year, Springsteen hit the road for several dates across the country, but ignored Boston entirely while playing wild-card cities like Cincinnati and Tampa.
Today, it looks like we’re kissing and making up: The Boss announced a 24-date tour with the E Street Band this morning that hits the TD Garden on February 4.
The River Tour 2016 is a nine-week US trek that kicks off January 16 in Pittsburgh and wraps March 17 in Los Angeles. The tour announcement coincides with today’s release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a comprehensive 52-song box set album that examines classic 1980 album The River.
Springsteen’s official website reports that each night of the tour will be recorded and mixed as a high-quality download or CD via Live.BruceSpringsteen.net, to be made available a few days after each show. Tickets to The River Tour go on sale next Friday, December 11, via the usual suspects.
Watch Springsteen’s 2012 performance at Fenway Park below, and scan the full list of dates after the jump. Also take note: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform on Saturday Night Live come December 19.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2016 US Tour Dates:
January 16: Pittsburgh, PA | Consol Energy Center
January 19: Chicago, IL | United Center
January 24 & 27: New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
January 29: Washington, DC | Verizon Center
January 31: Newark, NJ | Prudential Center
February 2: Toronto, ON | Air Canada Centre
February 4: Boston, MA | TD Garden
February 8: Albany, NY | Times Union Center
February 10: Hartford, CT | XL Center
February 12: Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center
February 16: Sunrise, FL | BB&T Center
February 18: Atlanta, GA | Philips Arena
February 21: Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center
February 23: Cleveland, OH | Quicken Loans Arena
February 25: Buffalo, NY | First Niagara Center
February 27: Rochester, NY | Blue Cross Arena
February 29: St Paul, MN | Xcel Energy Center
March 3: Milwaukee, WI | BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 6: St Louis, MO | Chaifetz Arena
March 10: Phoenix, AZ | Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 13: Oakland, CA | Oracle Arena
March 15 & 17: Los Angeles, CA | Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena