Bruce Springsteen announces 2016 tour celebrating his 1980 opus The River

24-date outing kicks off in January

Bruce Springsteen

Photo by Joel Bernstein

Bruce Springsteen doesn’t really need an excuse to hit the road, but with today’s release of a box set celebrating his 1980 LP The River, he’s found one. In January, Springsteen and the E Street Band will embark on “The River Tour.” The band’s first US jaunt since 2014, the itinerary currently stretches 24 dates and includes high-profiles gigs at New York’s Madison Square Garden and the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.

Update – Monday, December 7th, 3:25 p.m.: All dates will “include an in-sequence, complete performance of The River album in addition to other Springsteen favorites,” according to Springsteen’s website.

According to a press release, each night of the tour will be mixed for release on as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.

Available today, The Ties That Bind: The River Collection includes a single-CD version of The River that Springsteen initially intended to release in 1979, 11 rare and unreleased tracks from The River sessions, 10 previously released non-album cuts from the era, a documentary, and a concert film. Order your copy here, and find the full tour schedule below.

Ahead of the tour, Springsteen and the E Street Band will serve as the musical guest for the Saturday Night Live Christmas episode on December 19th.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2016 Tour Dates:
01/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center
01/19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
01/24 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
01/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
01/29 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
01/31 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
02/02 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
02/04 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
02/08 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
02/10 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
02/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
02/16 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
02/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
02/21 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
02/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
02/25 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
02/27 – Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
02/29 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
03/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
03/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
03/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
03/13 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
03/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
03/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena