The Boss Announces Tour

It’s a great week for Springsteen fans. The new album drops today, the Boss rocks the Super Bowl this weekend and, to top it off, there’s a brand new tour schedule for North America and Europe.

Although some dates have already been announced by individual venues and promoters, Springsteen announced his entire tour through his Web site today.

Starting April 1 in San Jose, Calif., at the HP Pavilion, the North America leg also includes Glendale, Ariz., April 3; Austin, Texas, April 5; and Tulsa, Okla., April 7.

Other towns in the routing include Los Angeles at the Sports Arena April 15; Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden April 21-22; and Philly’s Wachovia Spectrum April 28-29. The Boss and the band wind down the North American leg on home turf, at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., May 21 and 23.

Other stops include Tulsa, Houston, Denver, Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh.

Euro dates include the June 2 starter in Tampere, Finland, at Ratinan Stadium; the previously announced three nights at Stockholm Stadium; Vienna at Ernst Nappel Stadion July 5; Udine, Italy, July 23; and the big finish in Santiago, Spain at Monte Del Gozo Aug. 2.

A much-rumored Glastonbury appearance is not on the schedule at this time, but the routing released today does not include any dates for Merry Olde England.

Springsteen’s new CD, Working On A Dream, hits stores today. There’s a tour, and life is good.