Springsteen Performs Magic

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have announced dates for a tour of the U.S., Canada and Europe in support of a new release, Magic.

The North American leg of the tour kicks off October 2 – the same day Magic is released – at the Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut, and runs through the middle of November. Stops on the schedule include Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. (October 9-10), Air Canada Centre in Toronto (October 15), United Center in Chicago (October 21), Xcel Energy Cener in St. Paul, Minn. (November 2), Verizon Arena in Washington, D.C. (November 11), and TD Banknorth Garden in Boston (November 18).

The European portion of the trek gets rolling November 25 at the Palacio De Deportes in Madrid, Spain. Other highlights on the itinerary are stops at the Datchforum in Milan, Italy (November 28), Sap Arena in Mannheim, Germany (December 2), Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden (December 10), Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland (December 15), and London’s O2 Arena (December 19).

Complete information on ticket onsale dates, which vary and begin August 30, is available through www.springsteen.net.

Magic is Springsteen’s first studio recording with The E Street Band in five years. "Radio Nowhere," the first single from the album, will be available exclusively and free on the iTunes Store for one week starting today.

The iTunes album pre-order for Magic also begins today and includes the free download of the "Radio Nowhere" single plus the song’s video and an exclusive digital booklet.