Looks like a new album is coming out, which means half the show will be it. Yeaaaaah unless some hot chicks want to go, Im going to sit this one out.
Bruce Springsteen fans, your most burning questions have been answered.
The E Street Band will be at the Izod Center on April 3 and 4, Madison Square Garden on April 6 and 9, and the Prudential Center on May 2. The band will play those dates without a replacement for the late saxophonist Clarence Clemons.
For those who just can't wait, the E Street Band will play at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on March 28 and 29.
As reported in the Star-Ledger last week, this marks the first time Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play Newark and East Rutherford on the same tour. The Prudential Center concert will be Springsteen's first at the arena.
These dates are part of the 19 concert initial leg of the tour to support "Wrecking Ball," Bruce Springsteen's upcoming album. The "Wrecking Ball" tour kicks off in Atlanta on March 18 -- three days after the Boss is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the South By Southwest Festival.
After Atlanta, the tour stops at the Greensboro Colosseum in Greensboro, North Carolina on March 19, Tampa on March 23, and the TD Center in Boston on March 26. In between the Philly and East Rutherford concerts, there's a date in Washington, DC -- April Fool's Day at Verizon Center. After the Garden, it's Detroit, Buffalo, Albany, Cleveland, San Jose, Los Angeles, and New Orleans (which gets a shout out in the new single) before returning home to the Garden State for the Newark concert.
The Prudential Center show will be the final date of the E Street Band's spring swing through America. After Prudential Center, the E Street Band will play festivals and stadiums in Europe until the end of July. No word yet about the Boss' return to the States, but it's virtually certain that he and the band will do more shows in the U.S.A. after they're through with the far side of the Atlantic.
Since the death of Clarence Clemons, Springsteen fans have speculated about how the E Street Band would replace its iconic saxophonist. The answer, it seems, is that Springsteen isn't going to try. The announced lineup of the E Street Band features Roy Bittan on piano and synthesizer, Nils Lofgren, Stevie Van Zandt and Patti Scialfa on guitar and backing vocals, Garry Tallent on bass, and Max Weinberg on drums. Violinist Soozie Tyrell and organist Charlie Giordano will play with the group, but aren't listed as official members.
"We Take Care of Our Own," the first single from "Wrecking Ball," was released last week.
Tickets for the Izod Center shows go on sale on Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m.; tickets to Prudential Center show at 11 a.m. that same day; and tickets to MSG an hour later. Tickets for the MSG show range from $73 to $103.
Last Bruce concert I went to was at Shea. Got a ticket for open container in the lot, the show was nothing special, and then after the first song in the encore, he asked everyone to donate $10 to one of his charities. Was like WTF he is asking for more $$$.... Got up and left with more songs to come...