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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced a set of UK tour dates for their previously announced series of shows, set to begin in early 2023, marking the band’s first live performances in six years.
The world-famous rocker looks forward to meeting his “amazing and loyal fans” on the tour, which will also cross the US and Europe.
“After six years, I look forward to seeing our amazing and loyal fans again next year,” said Springsteen. “And I look forward to once again sharing the stage with the legendary E Street Band.”
The 2023 dates mark the first live performances by Springsteen and the E Street Band since the end of their 14-month The River Tour in Australia in February 2017.
The group last performed in front of an audience on Saturday Night Live in December 2020, where they performed two songs from their latest studio album, Letter to You.
But where exactly is The Boss playing with his band and how do you get tickets?
Here’s everything you need to know.
What are the tour dates?
The band will be visiting European cities such as Dublin, Paris and Barcelona as well as other UK venues from late April to July.
The European concerts begin on April 28th in Barcelona.
The other planned European stations are Dublin, Paris, Ferrara, Rome, Amsterdam, Landgraaf, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich and Monza.
The full list of 2023 tour dates in Europe (UK dates in bold) are as follows:
- April 28: Barcelona, Spain – Estadi Olímpic
- May 5: Dublin, Ireland – RDS Arena
- May 7: 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, Netherlands – Johan Cruijff Arena
- May 30: Edinburgh, Scotland – BT Murrayfield Stadium
- June 11: Landgraaf, Netherlands – Megaland
- June 13: Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund Stadium
- June 16: Birmingham, England – Villa Park
- June 21: Düsseldorf, Germany – Merkur Spiel Arena
- June 24: Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi
- June 26: Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi
- June 30: Oslo, Norway – Voldsløkka
- July 6: London, England – BST Hyde Park
- July 8: London, England – BST Hyde Park
- July 11: Copenhagen, Denmark – Park
- July 13: Copenhagen, Denmark – Park
- July 15: Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion
- July 18: Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadium
- July 23: Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion
- July 25: Monza, Italy – Prato della Gerascia, Autodromo di Monza
Springsteen, who will be 73 when the tour begins, released the group’s film The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts last year, collaborated with President Barack Obama on the book Renegades: Born in the USA, and most recently returned to his Springsteen on Broadway show back summer to help reopen New York theaters.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets for the UK shows are ON SALE NOW – from 9am on Thursday 21 July.
Will Bruce Springsteen lead Glastonbury?
The announcement of the European dates has sparked speculation as to whether Springsteen could headline 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 dates for 2023 expected to fall on the 23rd, 24th and 25th June, we’re starting to get a feel for when The Boss will be free might be to put in a shift.
Currently, Springsteen has only one appointment booked for June 24th in Sweden, less than a two-hour flight from the UK…
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has previously said with all three headliners already confirmed for the 2023 festival, could The Boss already be in the books?