LONG TIME COMIN': Springsteen announces 2023 U.S. tour details
We knew Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band had plans to return to the U.S. in February and March of 2023, but the dates have been frustratingly elusive. Until now.
According to the official announcement from Springsteen Inc., the U.S. tour will kick off Feb. 1 in Tampa, with the pre-European run wrapping up April 14 in (appropriately enough) Newark, NJ. Here's what comes in between:
Here's the full announcement via BruceSpringsteen.net:
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will kick off their 2023 international tour with 31 performances across the United States; spanning from February 1 in Tampa, Florida through an April 14 homecoming in Newark, New Jersey before heading to Europe. The shows will mark Springsteen and The E Street Band’s first tour dates since February 2017, and their first in North America since September 2016.
European dates for the 2023 international tour were announced in May and over 1.2 million tickets have already been purchased across the continent, with many cities adding second or third stadium shows due to popular demand. At the conclusion of their European run, which is scheduled for April through July 2023, Springsteen and The E Street Band will begin a second to-be-announced North American tour leg in August. Tour dates in the UK will also take place next year, with cities and shows to be announced very soon.
Tickets for the 2023 U.S. arena shows will go on sale over the course of the next two weeks, with the first on-sale beginning Wednesday, July 20 at 10am local time (full details below).
The tour will be using Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform for tickets sold via Ticketmaster.
Fans can register for Ticketmaster Verified Fan starting now through Sunday, July 17 for the chance to buy tickets. All registrants who are verified will be equally eligible to receive a unique access code for the Verified Fan On-sale. Registering does not guarantee you will receive a code, or have the ability to purchase tickets.
For shows utilizing Verified Fan, the Verified Fan On-sale will take place between 10am and 2pm local time. If tickets remain, a general on-sale for all fans begins the same day at 3pm local time with no code required.
For the performances at the Toyota Center (Houston, TX), Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA), Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (Cleveland, OH), the general on-sale will begin at 10am local time on their respective on-sale dates with no Verified Fan code required.
To register for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan On-sale cities, visit verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/springsteen.
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