Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band Set 'The River' Tour for 2016

Celebration of 1980 album ignites 24-date trek kicking off next month in Pittsburgh

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will hit the road early next year on The River Tour to celebrate the arrival of 'The Tie That Binds' Credit: Buda Mendes/Getty

To celebrate the arrival of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will hit the road early next year for The River Tour. The jaunt, which will likely draw heavily from Springsteen's 1980 album and its new outtakes-packed reissue, kicks off January 16th at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center and spreads 24 dates across North America before concluding with a pair of March shows at Los Angeles' Memorial Sports Arena.

While Springsteen has made a few sporadic low-key onstage appearances in 2015, the River Tour is the first for the rocker and the E Street Band since their High Hopes trek wrapped up in May 2014. Tickets for The River Tour go on sale December 11th. Each concert from the tour will be mixed for release as high-quality downloads or CDs through within days of the performance.

In addition to The River tour, Springsteen will serve as musical guest on the December 19th episode of Saturday Night Live, his third appearance on the venerable sketch comedy show.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's The River Tour Dates

January 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
January 19 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
January 24 & 27 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
January 29 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
January 31 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
February 2 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
February 4 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
February 8 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
February 10 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center
February 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
February 16 - Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
February 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
February 21 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
February 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
February 25 - Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
February 27 - Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
February 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