Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band On Tour

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band return to the road beginning in mid-January. The Boss is touring in support of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection” released today.

Photo: AP Photo / Gerald Herbert
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fairgrounds Racecourse, New Orleans, La.

It almost seems like 1980 all over again but with a few new millennia upgrades.  That was the year Springsteen released his fifth album, The River, and toured well into 1981 supporting it.

The 52-track three-CD/four DVD The Ties That Bind: The River Collection includes the original, album along with the first release of The River: Single Album.  The package also contains unreleased material, studio outtakes and four hours of video. Included are two DVDs containing the never released, newly edited multi-camera film of Springsteen and E Street’s Nov. 1980 performance in Tempe, Ariz.

But wait!  There’s more!  You also get a brand new documentary about The River, a coffee-table book of 200 “rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia” plus a new essay by Mikal Gilmore.

The tour will give fans more opportunities to add live Bruce tracks to their collections.  Each night’s performance will be mixed for release via as high quality downloads and CDs.  The recordings will be released within days of each performance.

Coming up a bit sooner than the tour is Springsteen’s Dec. 19 performance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

Here are your Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band 2016 dates:

Jan. 16 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Jan. 19 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
Jan. 24 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Jan. 27 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Jan. 29 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Jan. 31 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
Feb. 1 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 2 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Feb. 4 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Feb. 8 – Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center
Feb. 10 – Hartford, Conn., XL Center
Feb. 12 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Feb. 16 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center
Feb. 18 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
Feb. 21 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 23 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 25 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
Feb. 27 – Rochester, N.Y., Blue Cross Arena
March 3 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 6 – St. Louis, Mo., Chaifetz Arena
March 10 – Phoenix, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 13 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
March 15 – Los Angeles, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
March 17 – Los Angeles, Calif., Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 

Tickets go on sale Dec. 11. Visit for more details.