Bruce Springsteen Announces Eight Additional U.S. Stops for 'The River' Tour

Update: 5/9/16: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced eight additional dates to their massive 'The River' tour. The tour will pick up on August 23 in East Rutherford, NJ and extend until September 14, where it'll wrap up in Foxborough, Mass. at Gillette Stadium. Springsteen & Co will also hit major cities like Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Virginia Beach, and Pittsburgh. Tickets for these dates go on sale this Friday.

Updated The River Tour Dates:

Aug. 23 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
Aug. 25 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium
Aug. 28 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Sep. 1 - Washington, DC - Nationals Park
Sep. 3 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Sep. 7 - Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park
Sep. 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Center
Sep. 14 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium

Update 1/27/16: Snowy weather kept The Boss from playing his first stop at Madison Square Garden for the River Tour, but Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have rescheduled the lost MSG show and have added even more dates to the tour. The Garden show has been rescheduled for March 28 and tickets for the original January 24 show will be honored. Those new dates include a third show at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Added shows and on sale times time listed below, which also include shows in Portland, Seattle, and Columbus with dates yet to be announced. In terms of the secondary market, Springsteen tickets have an average price of $348.24 across all remaining dates.

The River Tour 2016 Additional Dates:

March 19 — Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (On Sale Jan. 29, 10am)
March 28 — New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena (Jan. 24 Rescheduled)
March 31 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center (On Sale Feb. 5, 10am)
April 3 — Oklahoma City, OK — Chesapeake Energy Arena (On Sale Jan. 30, 10am)
April 5 — Dallas, TX — American Airlines Center (On Sale Jan. 30, 10am)
April 7 — Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center (On Sale Feb. 5, 10am)
April 10 — Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Coliseum (On Sale Feb. 5, 10am)
April 14 — Auburn Hills, MI — The Palace of Auburn Hills (On Sale Feb. 5, 10am)
April 18 — University Park, PA — Bryce Jordan Arena (On Sale Feb. 6, 10am)
April 20 — Baltimore, MD — Royal Farms Arena (On Sale Feb. 5, 10am)
April 23 & 25 — Brooklyn, NY — Barclays Center (On Sale Jan. 29, 11am)
May 19 — Lisbon, Portugal — Rock in Rio Lisboa

TBD — Portland, OR — Moda Center (On Sale TBD)
TBD — Seattle, WA — KeyArena at Seattle Center (On Sale TBD)
TBD — Columbus, OH — Schottenstein Center (On Sale TBD)

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A Look At Prices For Bruce Springsteen Tickets On 'The River' Tour

(UPDATE 1/7/16) Strap on your leather jacket and strike an open chord on your Telecaster, The Boss is just days away from launching "The River" Tour.

Bruce Springsteen will kick off the celebratory tour in honor of his landmark 1980 album on January 16 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. He embarks on a two-month stretch that takes him across the U.S. and Canada through mid-March. Expect to pay big prices if planning to attend an upcoming show - with 24 dates scheduled, the average price for Bruce Springsteen tickets on the secondary market is now $407.28.

Check out Bruce's five most expensive and least expensive stops on "The River" Tour below, according to TicketIQ:

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Will ‘The River’ Be Most Expensive Bruce Tour Yet? Springsteen and the E Street Band: Touring by the Numbers

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(UPDATE 12/11/15) 

Late last week, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced a 24-date headlining tour that will kick off on January 16 in Pittsburgh and run until March 17 when it wraps up after back-to-back nights in Los Angeles.  Although it’s been roughly four years since fans of The Boss have seen a proper U.S. tour, the wait will be satisfied with what may be a once-in-a-lifetime performance from the legendary artist.

 

To celebrate the release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, which debuted on December 4, Springsteen & Co announced that they will be performing their epic 1980 release, The River, in its entirety, as well as other hits from their expansive catalogue.  Luckily for fans, cities on the map include some of Springsteen’s most routinely popular stops, including Madison Square Garden in New York City, Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, and Newark’s Prudential Center. Tickets to see Bruce Springsteen officially went on sale this morning, and chances are good that diehard fans struggled to find primary tickets, as resale tickets have already flooded the web.  If the early (and massive) demand is any indication, Bruce’s upcoming run may be on track to become his priciest tour yet.

 

Prior to the on-sale, resale tickets to see The Boss were averaging a whopping $592.   As it stands currently, Bruce Springsteen tickets have dropped slightly since then and average $437 across all scheduled dates.  Springsteen and the E Street Band will play their most expensive show in Newark, New Jersey at Prudential Center, where tickets currently average $922, with the cheapest ticket available for $338.  Not far behind that date is the January 27 stop at Madison Square Garden, where tickets average $740, with the cheapest ticket available for $233.

 

Over the last three tours, ticket demand has been consistently substantial to see Bruce Springsteen.  In 2012 on his Wrecking Ball Tour run, Springsteen played the most expensive show of the tour at Madison Square Garden on April 6, where resale tickets averaged $1,345.  He has yet to see a ticket average of that enormity, as priciest date on his brief 2014 High Hopes Tour averaged $770.20.  As it stands, the most expensive stop still has a way to go to catch up to the most expensive date on “Wrecking Ball,” but as the new year grows closer, fans should expect to see tickets continue to rise in price.

 

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Bruce Springsteen Tickets & Tour Announced, The River Tour 2016 - On Sale Dec 11

(UPDATE 12/4/15) The Boss is heading back on the road, so get ready to buy your Bruce Springsteen tickets!  With a celebration of the 1980 double album The River, which included an HBO documentary, “The Ties That Bind” and a release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” an album that includes the songs from the original release and many others, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will launch The River Tour 2016 in January.

22 cities will be hit for 24 shows for the first full Bruce Springsteen tour since 2012. A brief tour was held in 2014, but only 10 shows were played over 10 cities.

Tickets for The River Tour 2016 will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Friday, December 11. Many dates are likely to sell out quickly, especially those in the Northeast, such as a January 31 show in Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center and two shows at Madison Square Garden on January 24 and 27. Springsteen’s past two tours have also been highly demanded on the secondary market, reaching an average over $230 for both the full 2012 tour and brief 2014 run.

This will be the second incarnation of The River Tour, the original of which took place from October 190 to September 1981 around the release of the album. It was on that tour when Springsteen and the E Street Band started playing close to four-hour long concerts, a marathon reputation that has stuck with The Boss ever since.

All dates for the Bruce Springsteen tour are listed below:

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 2 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre

Feb 4 - Boston, MA - TD Garden

Feb 8 - 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 3 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center

Mar 6 - 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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Bruce Springsteen North American Tour Dates Announced

(UPDATE) Next month, the NCAA March Madness Music Festival will take place at Reunion Park in Downtown Dallas and Bruce Springsteen will headline the event. Bruce and the E Street Band will close three-day festival on April 6 that is free to the public on a first come first serve basis.  Fun., Jason Aldean, who will kick off the festival on April 4, Tim McGraw and the Killers will also perform at the three-day festival, with more performers to be announced in the coming days and weeks.

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(UPDATE) We're not sure if this is something to expect on those 15 North American dates, but Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was a special guest of Bruce's for the first two songs of his show on Saturday at at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Vedder was onstage for the first two songs of Springsteen's 32-song, 3 hour 24 minute show. With Vedder, who is currently on a solo tour in Australia, it was expected that he would make an appearance at a Bruce concert so it may be unlikely that he will be a guest of The Boss's stateside.

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(UPDATE) Bruce Springsteen "High Hopes" tour tickets went on sale to the general public yesterday for various dates and clearly they were in high demand. His two shows at the Mohegan Sun on May 17th and 18th sold out their 10,000 seats in just 20 minutes.

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(UPDATE) Here's another Bruce Springsteen "High Hopes tour" preview that we posted on Forbes.

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(UPDATE) Bruce Springsteen has now announced the first 15 dates for his upcoming North American tour:

4/8 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
4/12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
4/15 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
4/17 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
4/19 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
4/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
4/24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
4/26 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
4/29 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
5/1 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/3 – New Orleans, LA – Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/6 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/13 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
5/14 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
5/17 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
5/18 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun

Currently, we have a limited number of Bruce Springsteen tickets available for these shows, with more being added daily.

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Bruce Springsteen is currently on tour in Australia, but he could be bringing the whole E Street Band and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello with him back to North America soon. No official U.S. tour dates have been announced, but before a Kings of Leon concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena last Friday night an ad scrolled across the sign outside promoting a Springsteen show on April 17. The ad also mentioned Bruce Springsteen tickets would be available starting February 15, making many believe an official announcement for a U.S tour will come soon.

Springsteen currently has 10 dates scheduled overseas, but only one date, for the New Orleans Jazz Fest on May 3, has been confirmed for domestic shows. Springsteen released a new album, High Hopes, in January, which didn’t introduce new material as much as new takes or actual studio recordings of songs Bruce and the band have been playing live for years. High Hopes was Springsteen’s eleventh No. 1 album in the U.S, placing him third all-time behind The Beatles and Jay-Z.

His last tour, in support of his album Wrecking Ball, ended in September of 2013 and was one of the biggest tours ever for Springsteen and the E Street Band. Another piece of intrigue for an upcoming U.S. tour was the announcement in January of 2014 that professional recordings would be available of the live shows will be available for download through both a special USB wristband for concertgoers and Springsteen’s website. One thing the 64-year-old is known for is his incredible live shows and now fans will be able to take the audio home with them for any upcoming dates from the believed soon-to-be-announced U.S. tour.


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