More dates added to The River Tour
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have rescheduled their Madison Square Garden concert, postponed Sunday due to a blizzard in New York. The River Tour also will extend its U.S. run with 14 new shows, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play May 19 in Portugal to headline the first night of Rock in Rio Lisboa.
The rescheduled Madison Square Garden concert will take place March 28. Tickets for the original date will be honored on the new night.
The new U.S. dates will begin with a third and final show at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on March 19. The extended tour will take Springsteen to several West and Midwest markets, including Denver, Dallas and Detroit, wrapping with two shows at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, April 23 and 25.
During each stop on the North American leg of The River Tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band give an in-sequence performance of the 20 songs from 1980's The River. He previously had performed the album only once in its entirety, during at 2009 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden. The current tour's three-hour-plus sets also include such classics as "Rosalita," "Dancing in the Dark," "Thunder Road" and "Born to Run."
The River Tour, Springsteen's first in two years, follows the December release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a boxed set that contains the original The River album, along with outtakes, unreleased songs and a two-hour concert film from 1980. The Ties That Bind: The River Collection is available at Amazon (4CD/3DVD or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
"This was the record where I was trying to find out where I fit in," Springsteen said of The River during the tour's opening night, Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. "I wanted to make a record that was big enough that it felt like life -- or like an E Street Band show."
New 2016 The River Tour Dates:
March 19 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (On Sale Jan. 29, 10 a.m.)
TBD -- Portland, OR -- Moda Center (On Sale TBD)
TBD -- Seattle, WA -- KeyArena at Seattle Center (On Sale TBD)
March 28 -- New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena (Jan. 24 Rescheduled)
March 31 -- Denver, CO -- Pepsi Center (On Sale Feb. 5, 10 a.m.)
April 3 -- Oklahoma City, OK -- Chesapeake Energy Arena (On Sale Jan. 30, 10 a.m.)
April 5 -- Dallas, TX -- American Airlines Center (On Sale Jan. 30, 10 a.m.)
April 7 -- Kansas City, MO -- Sprint Center (On Sale Feb. 5, 10 a.m.)
April 10 -- Greensboro, NC -- Greensboro Coliseum (On Sale Feb. 5, 10 a.m.)
TBD -- Columbus, OH -- Schottenstein Center (On Sale TBD)
April 14 -- Auburn Hills, MI -- The Palace of Auburn Hills (On Sale Feb. 5, 10 a.m.)
April 18 -- University Park, PA -- Bryce Jordan Arena (On Sale Feb. 6, 10 a.m.)
April 20 -- Baltimore, MD -- Royal Farms Arena (On Sale Feb. 5, 10 a.m.)
April 23 & 25 -- Brooklyn, NY -- Barclays Center (On Sale Jan. 29, 11 a.m.)
May 19 -- Lisbon, Portugal -- Rock in Rio Lisboa