Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Announce North American Tour
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have rolled out their first post-pandemic North American tour dates for early-2023. As of now, the 31-city run has mostly only single-night stops at most venues with several key strongholds for the band — such as Los Angles and San Francisco not yet on the itinerary.
As it stands now, the North American run will take place before the already-announced European spring leg, launching on February 1st in Tampa, Florida at Amalie Arena and wrapping on April 14th at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center.
All told, the North American tour will hit five New York City-area stops — Newark, New Jersey along with Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Belmont Park, New York on Long Island.
According to the tour announcement:
Tickets for the 2023 U.S. arena shows will go on sale over the course of the next two weeks, with the first on-sale beginning Wednesday July 20th at 10 a.m. local time. See full on-sale details at BruceSpringsteen.net.
The tour will be using Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform for tickets sold via Ticketmaster. Fans can register for Ticketmaster Verified Fan starting now through Sunday, July 17th for the chance to buy tickets. All registrants who are verified will be equally eligible to receive a unique access code for the Verified Fan On-sale. Registering does not guarantee you will receive a code, or have the ability to purchase tickets.
Bruce Springsteen continues to create new work in the hopes of further connecting with his core base of fans — with the new shows providing his first outlet to perform songs from his recent Letter To You album live: “It deepens your relationship with your audience, y’know, that’s been my pursuit since I’ve started and continues to be so today. Y’know, I’m trying to deepen my conversation about life in general. Things that hopefully matter to me and hopefully matter to them and Martin Scorsese once said, ‘The job of the artist is to get the audience to care about your obsessions, and to meet you in the middle, and to see what you have in common.'”
Drummer Max Weinberg has always maintained that playing in and a group like Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band was exactly what he fantasized about doing when he was 13-years-old: “Well, he’s very inspirational to all of us. I’m sure we play better with him than we do with anybody. You wanna play great. You wanna play the best you can. And it’s not hard; you get up there and hitch yourself to Bruce’s energy, and it pulls you along and you create your own energy.”
Steve Van Zandt says that unlike other acts, it’s a pleasure for the E Street Band to be able to take risks night-after-night, rather than having to be chained to a set group of greatest hits that need to be performed at every show: “It’s nice not having to rely on early hits, we’ve never really been a pop band, so we’ve never depended on our hit singles. Y’know, we might have had 10, 12 hit singles — really half the time we don’t even play them in the show, y’know? That helps you, kind of keeps it fresh, keeps it new, ’cause we’re playing new stuff, y’know? So mentally, we’re still in the same frame of mind we were when we started, really.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 2023 North American tour dates (subject to change):
February 1 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
February 3 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
February 5 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
February 7 – Hollywood, FL- Hard Rock Live
February 10 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
February 14 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
February 16 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
February 18 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
February 21 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
February 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
February 27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
March 2 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
March 5 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
March 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
March 9 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
March 12 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
March 14 – Albany, NY – MVP Arena
March 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
March 18 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
March 20 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
March 23 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
March 25 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
March 27 – Washington D.C. – Capital One Arena
March 29 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
April 1 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
April 5 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
April 7 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Arena
April 9, 11 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
April 14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center