Bruce Springsteen's 'The River Tour' will roll into St. Paul Feb. 29

Springsteen and the E Street Band rocking Xcel in 2012.

Springsteen and the E Street Band rocking Xcel in 2012.

The Boss is coming back to the X. 

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced a 24-date U.S. tour Friday in support of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, the 4-CD/3-DVD comprehensive box set that arrived in stores today via Columbia Records. Springsteen will be performing The River in its entirety at each stop along the tour. 

The River Tour kicks off January 16 in Pittsburgh, and lands at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on February 29. Tickets ($57.50-$152.50) go on sale December 11 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and the Xcel Energy Center box office. Recordings of every marathon performance will be made available at

The River, Springsteen's killer 1980 double-album, is considered the 253th best of all time by Rolling Stone. The Ties That Bind: The River Collection includes The River, an unreleased 10-track 1979 album called The River: Single Album, and The River: Outtakes, a collection of studio cuts from 1979-1980. The DVDs feature previously unreleased concert footage and a documentary. 

The Boss is set to play Saturday Night Live on December 19, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (!!!) hosting. 

Springsteen, 66, last played the Twin Cities in 2012, when he performed back-to-back gigs at Xcel (Mayor Chris Coleman even named a makebelieve street in his honor). His 2014 High Hopes tour skipped Minnesota. 

Here is the complete itinerary for The River Tour. 

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