The Boss and his E Street Band open their first tour in four years on October 2 at the Hartford Civic Center. They’re promoting their new album, Magic.

Rell issued a proclamation honoring the multiple Grammy winner for his contributions to American music and declared Oct. 2 as “Bruce Springsteen Day in Connecticut.”

Aside from the atmospheric title track, Magic returns Springsteen, 58, to rock ‘n’ roll, and all 11 songs are new. He released a solo acoustic effort, Devils & Dust, in 2005 and the folk-inspired “The Seeger Sessions” last year.

Magic is the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s first album with his longtime bandmates since the Sept. 11-inspired “The Rising” in 2002.