Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band To Thunder Back In 2023’s ‘International Tour’

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band return to the road in 2023 for their first tour since “The River Tour” that concluded in February 2017. They’ll launch in February with a string of to-be-announced U.S. arena dates, followed by European stadium shows kicking off on April 28 in Barcelona and a second North American tour leg starting in August.

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“After six years, I’m looking forward to seeing our great and loyal fans next year. And I’m looking forward to once again sharing the stage with the legendary E Street Band. See you out there, next year – and beyond,” Springsteen said in announcing the long-awaited return to touring.

The planned European stops are Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Ferrara, Rome, Amsterdam, Landgraaf, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich and Monza. Additional cities and shows in the UK and Belgium will be announced at a later date.

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These 2023 dates will mark the first live shows for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band since the conclusion of their 14-month, worldwide “The River Tour” in Australia in February, 2017. “The River Tour” was Pollstar’s top global tour for 2016.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band also landed at No. 9 among Pollstar’s Top Tours of the Decade, spanning the 2010s, with a 10-year gross of $729,789,815 – and that doesn’t even include the massive box office generated with his historic “Springsteen On Broadway” one-man shows starting in 2017.

Among the tours tallied before the COVID pandemic threw a massive monkey wrench into the Boss’s plans were the “Wrecking Ball World Tour” (2012-13), “High Hopes Tour” (2014) and “The River Tour” (2016-17).

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band last reconnected to perform on “Saturday Night Live” in December 2020, where they launched live versions of two songs from their most recent studio album Letter To You, which reached No.1 in 11 countries and marked the band’s first time recording live together in decades.

Last year, Springsteen unveiled his never-before-released “The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts” film, collaborated with President Barack Obama on the book “Renegades: Born In The USA” and reprised his record-setting show “Springsteen On Broadway” to help reopen New York City theaters last summer when it reopened at the St. James Theatre in NYC.

The initial “Springsteen On Broadway” production launched Oct. 3, 2017 at Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City, and proved a smash, grossing more than $120 million in 2017 and 2018 alone.

Longtime manager Jon Landau broke down Springsteen’s success in a 2019 interview for Pollstar: “Bruce on tour is the beneficiary of a longstanding team. All of the tours of the last 40 years were managed by Jon Landau Management (Jon Landau, Barbara Carr). George Travis is our unrivaled tour director, winner of every award the profession has to offer, and a man with the people skills, technical knowledge, ability to hire the very best and to deliver the highest quality production while still preserving the artist’s capital. Bruce’s independent agent (going back to the early Seventies) Barry Bell (who worked with our great friend, the never to be forgotten Frank Barsalona) has worked with modern master Rob Light and CAA for the last 20 years to make sure we are fully covered on the booking and financial level.

“And then there is our captain, quarterback and the greatest artist of his generation, Bruce. With the legendary E Street Band standing at his side, he makes us all ten times better than we would ever be without him,” Landau said.

April 28, 2023Barcelona, SpainEstadi Olímpic
May 5, 2023Dublin, IrelandRDS Arena
May 7, 2023Dublin, IrelandRDS Arena
May 13, 2023Paris, FranceLa Défense Arena
May 18, 2023Ferrara, ItalyParco Urbano G. Bassani
May 21, 2023Rome, ItalyCirco Massimo
May 25, 2023Amsterdam, The NetherlandsJohan Cruijff ArenA
June 11, 2023Landgraaf, The NetherlandsMegaland
June 13, 2023Zurich, SwitzerlandStadion Letzigrund
June 21, 2023Düsseldorf, GermanyMerkur Spiel Arena
June 24, 2023Gothenburg, SwedenUllevi
June 26, 2023Gothenburg, SwedenUllevi
June 30, 2023Oslo, NorwayVoldsløkka 
July 11, 2023Copenhagen, DenmarkParken
July 13, 2023Copenhagen, DenmarkParken
July 15, 2023Hamburg, GermanyVolksparkstadion
July 18, 2023Vienna, AustriaErnst Happel Stadion