Boston has had its share of hits and misses with Bruce Springsteen over the past few years.
Back in 2012, the Boss played Fenway Park as part of the stadium’s 100th anniversary celebrations and brought some New Jersey flair that one-time Red Sox prospect Anthony Ranaudo could never deliver. Then last year, Springsteen hit the road for several dates across the country, but ignored Boston entirely while playing wild-card cities like Cincinnati and Tampa.
Today, it looks like we’re kissing and making up: The Boss announced a 24-date tour with the E Street Band this morning that hits the TD Garden on February 4.
The River Tour 2016 is a nine-week US trek that kicks off January 16 in Pittsburgh and wraps March 17 in Los Angeles. The tour announcement coincides with today’s release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a comprehensive 52-song box set album that examines classic 1980 album The River.
Springsteen’s official website reports that each night of the tour will be recorded and mixed as a high-quality download or CD via Live.BruceSpringsteen.net, to be made available a few days after each show. Tickets to The River Tour go on sale next Friday, December 11, via the usual suspects.
Watch Springsteen’s 2012 performance at Fenway Park below, and scan the full list of dates after the jump. Also take note: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform on Saturday Night Live come December 19.
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
Mar 3 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
Mar 6 St Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
Mar 10 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Mar 13 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Mar 15 & 17 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena