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Could be only a few days away from an announcement about the European leg of this tour! Italian promoter Claudio Trotta put out a tweet saying that the "time has come (tues)day" (see his Facebook post below). Trotta has been hinting at Bruce shows for some time now and has fueled the European tour rumors for a couple months now. Not to mention, Trotta is also a huge Springsteen fan so it makes sense for him dropping this hint about a Bruce tour announcement. We'll find out Tuesday if this pans out! Thanks to @GreasyLake on Twitter for the heads up.
The website (Song Mango) released the long rumored extended US tour dates. They are listed below and should be announced this week according to the site. The website also does put a disclaimer that these are just tentative and may change. The article also talks about European dates to be added soon thereafter along with the possibility of US stadium shows after Europe. Which happens to be the exact rumor that we posted last week. So get ready, more dates are inbound!
03/19: Los Angeles, CA
03/22: Portland, OR
03/24: Seattle, WA
03/29: San Jose, CA
03/31: Denver, CO
??/??: Oklahoma City, OK
??/??: Auburn Hills, MI
??/??: Dallas, TX
??/??: Kansas City, MO
04/10: Greensboro, NC
??/??: Columbus, OH
04/18: University Park, PA (Penn State)
04/20: Baltimore, MD
04/22: Brooklyn, NY
04/24: Brooklyn, NY
Photo From: NBC Chicago
We said it before in the European rumor tour post that the band may extend their current North American tour into the months of April and possibly May. We just heard a little rumor that they will be hitting the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY in April. We have also heard that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will return to play stadiums in North America after the European leg of the tour. I myself was a little shocked to hear this one! No word on where the tour will be heading but I would look towards the East Coast since ticket sales for the first leg were absolutely phenomenal and it would make sense to have stadium shows in strong holds such as New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, etc. If so, it would be hard to imagine that they would play the entire River album again from start to finish so it will be interesting to see how those shows pan out if this rumor is true. It will be interesting to also see if the stadium rumor turns true if there are a good amount of East coast shows in the spring. Just something to keep an eye on if their stadium plans change. Hey, what to those solo plans that were planned for the fall later in the year? Good question. At least at this moment in time, it appears that the band will be coming back state side for now to close out this tour.
Photo From: Rolling Stone Magazine
Be on the lookout for the current North American tour to extend on over to Europe. No word on exactly when it will happen or what cities it will hit but this rumored tour is happening. The following thoughts are just opinions and are not based on anything concrete. I would think that this tour would start "shortly" sometime after the North American dates conclude (March 17), so possibly the middle or end of April start would be my time frame guess. However, there are rumors floating around that additional North American dates will be added that could take the North American tour through April and possibly early May. Additionally, I doubt this will be a "prolonged" European tour. Just a quick run of dates, maybe somewhere between 10-20 shows. Either way, European fans can relax because a tour is on the way.
Update (01/05/16): @PointBlankSpain tweeted out today: "From 3 diff. sources: Eurotour for River 2016 in the works. Pending confirmation." Sounds like the rumblings are getting louder and louder. However, if this does happen I would not expect a prolonged European tour. Probably just hit the major markets but that is just my opinion.
Now that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have announced they are touring the United States, what is next for Europe? I will say that I have heard rumblings coming out of Italy that something is in the works for the band, I specifically heard the city of Imola for Italy. Interestingly enough, a promoter called "Barley Arts" has changed their Facebook profile picture to Bruce and their Twitter cover photo to Bruce as well (picture of Facebook below). They have also been posting videos of The Boss in the past few days. Now is this wishful thinking/hoping? Possibly. But, I wanted to post this for our European fans since this has been the number one asked question the past few weeks.
And...Claudio Trotta, an Italy promoter, posted this message on Facebook: "Maybe I've been working on a hypothetical tour for some time and both as a fan and as a touring manager, as much as I'm allowed in my role which requires some confidentiality, I like to share with you my work in progress...doing that seems to me a legitimate, nice and funny thing. Our man has announced an American tour and it seems obvious to imagine that he is considering whether to make one in Europe, it is equally obvious to think that his promoters in Europe are working on that and they hope to have confirmations as soon as possible...that's all." Sounds like things may be heating up for some sort of possible European shows.
UPDATE (01/10): There are some folks saying that this show is now not happening, although it was planned at one point. Rumors floating around that tickets were going to be charged at a premium price due to the intimate venue/HBO airing and Springsteen objected.
The latest rumor comes from Song Mango. The rumor states that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will play Las Vegas on March 19. Interestingly enough it is said to be performed in a 4,000 seat arena called "The Joint," which is pictured at the bottom of this post. To make the rumor even juicier is the fact that Song Mango says that the show will be aired on HBO either live or at a later date. Would be very cool if this rumor panned out to become true.
Ok, so instead of doing separate rumors for each date and location, I decided to just set up one page where it can all be found. So keep checking back here and we will update this page along with our Twitter page on the new rumored possible cities and dates that go with them. Keep in mind these are rumors and are not confirmed. Conflicting dates are happening, as expected, so several cities may be listed more than once. They are now ordered from the earliest possible date to the latest.
Keep in mind a lot of these may be wrong, for some reason Springsteen fans like to post fake dates when tour is about to happen so hold your breath until we get an official announcement from Bruce.
UPDATE #2 (11/21 at 7:10PM): Stan Goldstein tweeting out: "Fun week of breaking some Bruce Springsteen news. Hearing an E Street tour in arenas from Jan. to March featuring songs from the River box." This confirms our January rumor and we are still hearing January 19th as the tour start, if we hear something different or get any new rumors we will keep you updated.
UPDATE (11/20 at 4:17PM): Look for tour start date of 01/19.
I have heard from TWO very reliable sources confirming that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will be hitting the road in January. Nothing is official until we hear from Bruce so...STAY TUNED...
There is also a rumor that it will be just the E Street Band plus Jake Clemons (not entire horn section)...not sure if that will change.
Update: It is now reported by "people in the know" on BTX (luckytwn in particular) that this may be instead to promote an upcoming tour. Therefore, a tour announcement may happen in December and not the actual tour start. Heck, I'll still take a tour announcement!
Uh...yeah. So, an E Street Band tour could be starting next month in December according to a recent post from blogness and Stan Goldstein. The Saturday Night Live gig is now confirmed by NBC to take place on December 19th and according to Stan Goldstein, that may not be a one and done show. In fact, it may be the start of the next E Street Band tour. Talk about no notice, we are a month away from the SNL appearance! But you won't see this guy complaining...save those pennies!
I have also had two separate contacts say that they have heard January dates but were unsure how reliable that information was. Well, it looks like it is surprisingly happening!
According to a German source I spoke with, The River box set should be announced very soon. However, they provided a little more detailed information that gives us an insight of what the box set may contain. They stated that the box should have about 20-25 outtakes and alternative versions of songs that were on the original The River record. There will also be a DVD/Blu-Ray included of a classic early River show. We should find out more in the next couple of days/weeks as an announcement is usually expected in late September so we could be only a few days away from finding out if this rumor is true or not! We will update this post if we get anything else! Stay tuned.
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