Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Breaking News: Bruce U.S. Tour Dates


Today, on Brucespringsteen.net, the long-awaited U.S. tour dates were announced.  Below are the cities, venues, dates, and date the tickets will be on sale:
 
March 18 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena (on sale Feb 4)
March 19 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum (on sale Feb 3)
March 23 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum (on sale Jan 28)
March 26 - Boston, MA - TD Garden (on sale Jan 28)
March 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center (on sale Jan 28)
March 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center (on sale Jan 28)
April 1 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center (on sale Jan 28)
April 3 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center (on sale Jan 27)
April 4 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center (on sale Jan 27)
April 6 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (on sale Jan 27)
April 9 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (on sale Jan 27)
April 12 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills (on sale Jan 28)
April 13 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center (on sale Jan 28)
April 16 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center (on sale Jan 28)
April 17 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena (on sale Jan 28)
April 24 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion (on sale Feb 3)
April 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (on sale Feb 3)
April 29 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (on sale now)
May 2 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center (on sale Jan 27)

This brief, month-and-a-half tour will be followed by Bruce packing his bags and heading to Europe for the summer.  It is unclear if he'll be continuing his tour in the US this fall, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.

As someone living in Manhattan, I've got a tough decision to make this Friday.  The Izod Center often receives praise from musicians as one of the best sounding arenas in the country.  Madison Square Garden would be the easiest for me to travel to.  And the Prudential Center will be Bruce's last U.S. show, which he may pull out all the stops for.  Personally, I'm leaning towards April 3rd.  Let us know what shows you plan to attend in the comments.