Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced dates for their spring 2014 U.S. tour. It kicks off April 8th at Cincinnati, Ohio's U.S. Bank Arena and wraps up May 18th with a two-night stand at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Tickets go on sale beginning February 14th at 10:00 a.m. EST.
The tour focuses largely on markets that Springsteen skipped on his 2012 North American tour in support of Wrecking Ball. "As much as we played, we didn't get to Texas, where I love to play," Springsteen told Rolling Stone late last year. "We didn't get to Florida. There were some other places we didn't get on that entire tour. It might be fun to get back to some of those places."
Springsteen is currently in the middle of an Australian tour with the E Street Band and special guest Tom Morello. The most recent show, at Perth Arena in Perth, opened with a cover of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" and mixed in new tracks from High Hopes with deep cuts like "The Promise" and "Terry's Song." The tour wraps up March 2nd with a two-night stand at Mt. Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. For the first time ever, fans can officially download these shows roughly two days after they end.
E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt is on the road with the group in Australia, but it's unclear he'll be able to make this upcoming American tour due to his commitments to his TV show Lilyhammer. "I told [Bruce] I was going to miss five weeks of work to go to South Africa and Australia," he told Rolling Stone in December. "But then I'll have to go back to Norway and work through June. If there are other E Street shows, I may have to miss a few and catch up with them in July." That said, the E Street Band are getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th (two days after the tour begins) at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and Van Zandt has pledged to be in the states for the ceremony.
Here are Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's 2014 U.S. tour dates:
4/8 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
4/12 – Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
4/15 – Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
4/17 – Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
4/19 – Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
4/22 – Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
4/24 – Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
4/26 – Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
4/29 – Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
5/1 – Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/3 - New Orleans, LA - Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/6 – Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/13 – Albany, NY - Times Union Center
5/14 – Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
5/17 – Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
5/18 – Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun