As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will hit the road again in early 2023, kicking off a series of US arena dates to be announced in February, followed by European stadium shows kicking off April 28 in Barcelona, with a second leg of the North American tour starting in August.
Says Springsteen: “After six years, I can’t wait to see our big and loyal fans next year. And I can’t wait to share the stage again with the legendary E Street Band. See you there, next year – and beyond.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band announce their 2023 international tour! More information on tickets at https://t.co/YahXTJXE7l pic.twitter.com/wUax9aiZ8V
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) May 24, 2022
Planned European stops are Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Ferrara, Rome, Amsterdam, Landgraaf, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich and Monza. Further cities and shows in the UK and Belgium will be announced at a later date.
The 2023 dates will mark Springsteen and the E Street Band’s first gigs since ending their 14-month “The River” world tour in Australia in February 2017. The band last performed live on “Saturday Night Live.” in December 2020, where they performed two songs from their latest studio album, “Letter to You”.
Last year, Springsteen, who will be 73 when the tour kicks off, released the band’s film ‘The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’, collaborated with President Barack Obama on the book ‘Renegades: Born in the USA’ and reprized his “Springsteen on Broadway” show to help reopen New York theaters last summer.
The members of the E Street Band are: Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa – guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent – bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt – guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg – drums; with Soozie Tyrell – violin, guitar, vocals; Jake Clemons – saxophone; and Charlie Giordano – keyboards.