Bruce Springsteen Announces New Dates for Fall North American Tour

Kicks off October 19th in Ottawa and runs through December 6th in Arizona

July 27, 2012 11:15 AM ET
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band haven't even begun their U.S. summer stadium tour, but they've already announced another run through North American kicking off October 19th in Ottawa and wrapping up December 6th in Glendale, Arizona. 

The band have been touring behind Wrecking Ball since March. They are currently wrapping up a European tour that has featured the longest shows of Springsteen's entire career, almost reaching the four-hour mark. "We're not looking at the clock," Steve Van Zandt recently told Rolling Stone.  "We've been transported by that point to another time zone entirely, which I think is part of the idea. I think what's effective for the audience is being transported for that time, whatever it may be."

The European tour wraps up on July 31st in Helsinki, Finland. After a two-week break, they start up again at Boston's Fenway Park on August 14th. 

Here are the new dates:

10/19 Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place
10/21 Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
10/23 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
10/25 Hartford, CT – XL Center
10/27 ­ Pittsburgh, PA ­ – CONSOL Energy Center
11/1 State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
11/3 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
11/11 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
11/15 Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Arena
11/17 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
11/19 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
11/26 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
11/28 Portland, OR – The Rose Garden
11/30 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
12/4 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
12/6 Glendale, AZ – Jobing.com Arena 

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