Bruce Springsteen Spends Fall on the Road
Bruce Springsteen might be 62-years-old, he might play at least three hours every night he’s performing, and he might have already been on the road for a good portion of this year, but that doesn’t mean he’s done just yet.
No, the Boss with the killer work ethic has just announced that after finishing up a massive 11-week tour of Europe this summer, he’ll extend the tour with a slew of new North American dates this fall.
The first new date will take place on October 19 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ont., and the new leg is expected to run through December 6 when Springsteen brings his E Street Band to the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz. In between those dates, the band will play arenas in cities including Charlottesville, Va.; Pittsburgh; State College, Penn.; Omaha; Kansas City, Mo.; Denver; Vancouver and Anaheim, Calif.
The dates are in addition to some previously scheduled U.S. shows scheduled for later this year, including two-night stands at both Boston’s Fenway Park and Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Springsteen and the E Street Band are still on the road supporting Wrecking Ball, the 17th album of Springsteen’s career that was released in March. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Albums chart earlier this year.
Springsteen most recently made headlines on this tour when he was headlining a festival in London’s Hyde Park earlier this month. After inviting former Beatle Paul McCartney onstage to jam with the band (and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello), the concert ran over curfew and officials cut the sound from the rock legends.
This didn’t exactly please the more than 76,000 people that had gathered in the park for the concert, nor did it please E Street Band guitarist and “Sopranos” actor Steven Van Zandt.
“When I’m jamming with McCartney, don’t bug me!” he tweeted, though he later issued an apology for the statement.