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Bruce Springsteen Tour Dates Announced for 2016

January 27, 2016 by Alyssa

Bruce Springsteen 2016

“The Boss” is back: Bruce Springsteen has finally announced his 2016 tour dates. On Dec. 4, Springsteen confirmed his first set of live shows in two years as part of the upcoming The River Tour. Beginning on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh, the Bruce Springsteen 2016 tour will visit more than 20 cities across North America.

The 2016 tour will mark the first time in over three years that Springsteen and the E Street Band have performed in cities like Chicago, Toronto, Cleveland, and Phoenix. The iconic band will also be headlining Milwaukee’s Bradley Center for the first time in more than six years.



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The River Tour to Celebrate Release of New Archival Box Set

The same day that Springsteen announced The River Tour, the singer released a new box set, titled “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection.” The collection includes more than 50 tracks from the recording sessions behind his 1980 album, “The River.” Released 35 years ago, the album became Springsteen’s first to top the Billboard 200 albums chart, thanks to the success of its lead single--and his first top 10 hit--“Hungry Heart.”


The original The River Tour kicked off just after the album’s release in the fall of 1980, spanning nearly a year and covering more than 50 North American cities. During the rebooted Bruce Springsteen tour in 2016, the veteran rock star will return to two venues he visited during the original tour: New York’s Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. He’ll play multi-night runs at each of these coastal landmarks.

UPDATE 12/9: On his official website, Springsteen confirmed that every stop on his 2016 tour will feature a performance of his album "The River" in its entirety. Clocking in at just under an hour and 24 minutes, "The River" will make up the bulk of each live show. However, the singer and his E Street band are known for their lengthy sets, with many shows running over the two-hour mark. Springsteen will fill in the extra time on each stop of The River Tour with a selection of his greatest career hits.

UPDATE 1/27: Additional Bruce Springsteen tour dates were added to his 2016 trek. The new dates are featured at the bottom of this page.

2015 also marked the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's iconic "Born to Run" album. For more on the making of that landmark rock release, read our 30 Facts about Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run".

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