Bruce Springsteen Takes Wrecking Ball Tour to Europe

It seems Bruce Springsteen has been on the road constantly since releasing Wrecking Ball earlier this year, and with the announcement of a slew of stadium dates in Europe next summer, it looks like he plans to stay on tour even longer.

The E Street Band will join Springsteen for the trek, which will kick off May 26 in Munich, Germany, and is currently scheduled to continue through a Belfast show on July 20. In between, the group will hit many major cities throughout the continent, including Naples, Italy; London; Glasgow; Paris; Rome and Limerick, Ireland.

Just last night (November 28), Springsteen finished up a North American leg of the “Wrecking Ball Tour” with a show at The Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. He also will appear at a benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts on December 12 in New York City along with Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Roger Waters, among others.

“To date the Wrecking Ball World Tour has stopped in 17 countries for over 80 shows including several of the longest performances of Springsteen’s career, earning him and the band universal acclaim,” reads a statement on Springsteen’s official website, “so don’t miss your chance to see Bruce & The E Street Band in 2013!”

In additional Springsteen tour news (or rumors), the Sydney Morning Herald reports that there is speculation that Springsteen will tour Australia in March of next year. If the rumors prove true, the trek will mark the first time Springsteen has been to the continent since 2003, and only his fourth tour their throughout his entire career.

It should probably be noted that Springsteen’s London show is at Wembley Stadium, and not in Hyde Park. The “Born in the U.S.A.” artist played the Hard Rock Calling event at the latter space this summer and his set was cut short by promoters after he overran his allotted time. This is despite the fact that Paul McCartney also was onstage at the time. Needless to say, the incident caused something of an uproar amongst fans (and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt’s twitter account).