BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND ANNOUNCE ‘THE RIVER’ TOUR UK DATES
Following phenomenal, same day sell-outs of several European announcements last week, Live Nation are thrilled to announce that Bruce Springsteen And The E Street band will be returning to the UK this summer to bring their ‘The River Tour’ to stadiums across the country.
Starting in Manchester on the 25th May at the Etihad Stadium the tour will then continue to Glasgow’s Hampden Park, Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and will culminate at London’s Wembley Stadium on 5th June. Tickets go on sale 9am Thursday 25th February from www.livenation.co.uk
The tour comes in the wake of the release of ‘The Ties That Bind: The River’ via Columbia Records. The 4 disc offering celebrates the 35th anniversary of Springsteen’s 1980 double-disc classic, The River and includes the 22 outtakes from the original ‘The River’ sessions, half of which had never been previously released.
Speaking on The River Tour in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen said
“We stand toe-to-toe with any version of our band that's been out there. It's a richer experience now because there is so much material to draw from. And that shared history you have with people makes the night very full, very beautiful.”
Bruce Springsteen is one of popular music’s most enduring and beloved icons. Tickets for these shows with The E Street Band are sure to fly out the door, so make sure you get your tickets when they go on sale next week.
David Armstrong, Group Chief Executive Officer of Wasps, said bringing world-class performers such as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band to the region was a major part of the plans for the future of the venue.
He said: “Since we acquired the Ricoh Arena, we have been working hard behind-the-scenes to bring high-profile concerts to the Midlands and Bruce Springsteen is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.
“The fact Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are returning to the Ricoh Arena underlines how much they enjoyed themselves in Coventry.
“This is really exciting news and we are expecting another special night when we welcome visitors to the city from across the UK and the globe to watch Bruce Springsteen and his talented band rock the night away at the Ricoh Arena.”
Andy Gibb, Managing Director of the Ricoh Arena, said The River Tour is among a series of big music events coming up at the Ricoh Arena with MTV Crashes Coventry on May 27 and 28 and Rihanna opening the UK leg of her Anti World Tour on June 25.
“Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be entertaining new and old fans alike with their string of classic hits spanning from the 1970s to their latest tracks,” he said.
“Everyone who was at the Ricoh Arena for their Wrecking Ball world tour three years ago will remember their stunning tribute to their good friend and Sopranos actor James Gandolfini when they played the Born to Run album from start to finish.
“No other artist has played for so long at the Ricoh Arena – particularly without a break – which is testament to his massive catalogue of songs.
“I would encourage fans to buy their tickets as quickly as possible because we don’t want anyone to miss out on another memorable night at the Ricoh Arena.”
Tickets for the Ricoh Arena concert, priced from £55 plus booking fee, will go on sale at 9am next Thursday (February 25) from www.livenation.co.uk and www.ricoharena.com