Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will hit the tour circuit for nine weeks starting in Pittsburgh on Jan. 16, Pitchfork reported. The River Tour and a scheduled Dec. 19 performance on Saturday Night Live are linked to the release of his The Ties that Bind: The River Collection box set, which went on sale Friday.
The box set has 52 tracks on four CDs and includes the 1980 album The River, the first official release of the 1979 unreleased The River: Single Album and the studio outtake-filled The River: Outtakes, Pitchfork reported. There will also be three DVDs of exclusive concert footage, a documentary about The River and other memorabilia, including a coffee table book, Stereogum reported.
Springsteen went on the original tour for the album in 1980, Billboard reported. His most recent tour celebrating Wrecking Ball and High Hopes in 2014 was his highest-grossing ever, raking in $422 million from 157 shows.
Each of the 22 shows will be recorded and downloadable online.
Tickets go on sale Dec. 11. Here are the tour dates, via Stereogum:
Jan. 16 — Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jan. 19 — United Center, Chicago
Jan. 24 to 27 — Madison Square Garden, New York
Jan. 29 — Verizon Center, Washington
Jan. 31 — Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Feb. 2 — Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Feb. 4 — TD Garden, Boston
Feb. 8 — Times Union Center, Albany, New York
Feb. 10 — XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut
Feb. 12 — Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Feb. 16 — BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
Feb. 18 — Philips Arena, Atlanta
Feb. 21 — KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Feb. 23 — Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
Feb. 25 — First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York
Feb. 27 — Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York
Feb. 29 — Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota
March 3 — BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee
March 6 — Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis
March 10 — Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix
March 13 — Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
March 15 to 17 — Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles