Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have revealed a number of UK tour dates for their previously announced series of shows that will begin in early 2023, marking the band's first live appearances in six years.
“After six years, I’m looking forward to seeing our great and loyal fans next year,” Springsteen said. “And I’m looking forward to once again sharing the stage with the legendary E Street Band.”
The 2023 dates will be Springsteen and the E Street Band's first live performances since the end of their 14-month The River Tour in Australia in February 2017.
The group last appeared in front of an audience in December 2020 on Saturday Night Live, where they performed two songs from their most recent studio album, ‘Letter to You.’
But where exactly is The Boss and his band playing, and how can you get tickets?
Here is everything you need to know.
What are the tour dates?
The band will visit European cities including Dublin, Paris and Barcelona, as well as further venues in the UK from the end of April until July.
The European concerts will begin on 28 April in Barcelona.
The other planned European stops are Dublin, Paris, Ferrara, Rome, Amsterdam, Landgraaf, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich, and Monza.
The full list of 2023 European tour dates (UK dates in bold) is as follows:
- 28 April: Barcelona, Spain - Estadi Olímpic
- 5 May: Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena
- 7 May: Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena
- 13 May: Paris, France - La Défense Arena
- 18 May: Ferrara, Italy - Parco Urbano G. Bassani
- 21 May: Rome, Italy - Circo Massimo
- 25 May: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Johan Cruijff Arena
- 30 May: Edinburgh, Scotland - BT Murrayfield Stadium
- 11 June: Landgraaf, Netherlands - Megaland
- 13 June: Zurich, Switzerland - Stadion Letzigrund
- 16 June: Birmingham, England - Villa Park
- 21 June: Düsseldorf, Germany - Merkur Spiel Arena
- 24 June: Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi
- 26 June: Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi
- 30 June: Oslo, Norway - Voldsløkka
- 6 July: London, England - BST Hyde Park
- 8 July: London, England - BST Hyde Park
- 11 July: Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
- 13 July: Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
- 15 July: Hamburg, Germany - Volksparkstadion
- 18 July: Vienna, Austria - Ernst Happel Stadion
- 23 July: Munich, Germany - Olympiastadion
- 25 July: Monza, Italy - Prato della Gerascia, Autodromo di Monza
Springsteen, who will be 73 when the tour begins, released the group's The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts film last year, collaborated on the book ‘Renegades: Born in the USA’ with President Barack Obama, and returned to his Springsteen on Broadway show last summer to help reopen New York City's theatres.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets for all UK shows can be purchased at Livenation.com.
Tickets for the UK shows are NOW ON SALE - from 9am on Thursday 21 July.
Will Bruce Springsteen headline Glastonbury?
The announcement of the European dates has got speculation running rampant as to whether Springsteen could headling the Pyramid Stage at next year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The world famous festival always takes place on the weekend closest to the Summer Solstice, and with 2023’s dates presumably falling on 23, 24 and 25 June, we can start to get an idea of when The Boss might be free to put in a shift.
Currently, Springsteen only has a 24 June date booked in Sweden, under a two-hour flight away from the UK...
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has previously said that all three headliners for the 2023 festival have already been confirmed, so could The Boss already be on the books?