Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Xcel Energy Center
175 Kellogg Blvd. W
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 265-4800


On sale Friday, December 11, 2015, 10:00 AM


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today's release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 The River album that Rolling Stone calls "Springsteen's best archival release yet." Springsteen precedes the tour with a Dec. 19 performance on Saturday Night Live, his third appearance on the NBC show. The River Tour (#TheRiverTour) is the first for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since the 2014 High Hopes Tour. Each show on the upcoming The River Tour 2016 will feature a full performance of The River album with additional songs every night. Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance. The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen's fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers. The Ties That Bind: The River Collection includes 52 tracks on four CDs with a wealth of unreleased material and four hours of never-before-seen video on three DVDs. It contains the original "The River" double album; the first official release of "The River: Single Album"; a CD of 1979/80 studio outtakes; a brand-new documentary about "The River"; and a coffee-table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia, with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore. The set also includes a two-DVD film of never-released, newly edited multi-camera footage from a Nov. 1980 show in Tempe, AZ, described by NPR as a "holy grail." The E Street Band's members are: Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa – guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent – bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt – guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg – drums; with Soozie Tyrell – violin, guitar, vocals; Jake Clemons – saxophone; and Charlie Giordano – keyboards. Tickets to The River Tour go on sale Dec. 11. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2016 US Tour Dates: Jan. 16 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center Jan. 19 Chicago, IL United Center Jan. 24 & 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Jan. 29 Washington, DC Verizon Center Jan. 31 Newark, NJ Prudential Center Feb. 2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Feb. 4 Boston, MA TD Garden Feb. 8 Albany, NY Times Union Center Feb. 10 Hartford, CT XL Center Feb. 12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Feb. 16 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center Feb. 18 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena Feb. 21 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center Feb. 23 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena Feb. 25 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center Feb. 27 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena Feb. 29 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center March 3 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center March 6 St Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena March 10 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena March 13 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena March 15 & 17 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena