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 Live.BruceSpringsteen.net.
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