Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first US leg of the 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta. Bruce Springsteen's 17th studio album 'Wrecking Ball' will be released on Columbia Records on March 6.
"We Take Care Of Our Own," the album's first single,' is "classic Springsteen" with "anguish and challenge [that] run thick and fast" (Rolling Stone); a "richly orchestrated Wall of Sound... that nods to the 'Born to Run' era" (Billboard).
The E Street Band's members are: Roy Bittan - piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren - guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa - guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent - bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt - guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg - drums; with Soozie Tyrell - violin, guitar, vocals and Charlie Giordano - keyboards.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2012 Tour Dates:
US Tour Dates 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)
European Tour Dates May 13 - Seville, Spain - Estadio Olimpico (on sale now) May 17 - Barcelona, Spain - Estadio Olimpico Lluis (on sale now) May 18 - Barcelona, Spain - Estadio Olimpico Lluis (on sale now) May 25 - Frankfurt, Germany - Commerzbank Arena (on sale now) May 27 - Cologne, Germany - RheinEnergieStadion (on sale now) May 28 - Landgraaf, Netherlands - Pinkpop (on sale 3 March) May 30 - Berlin, Germany - Olympia Stadion (on sale now) June 2 - San Sebastian, Spain - Estadio Anoeta (on sale now) June 3 - Lisbon, Portugal - Rock in Lisbon (on sale now) June 7 - Milan, Italy - Stadio Meaza (on sale now) June 10 - Florence, Italy - Stadio Francesco (on sale now) June 11 - Trieste, Italy - Stadio Trieste (on sale now) June 17 - Madrid, Spain - Estadio Santago Bernabu (on sale now) June 19 - Montpellier, France - Park & Suites Arena (on sale now) June 21 - Sunderland, UK - Stadium of Light (on sale now) June 22 - Manchester, UK - Etihad Stadium (on sale now) June 24 - Isle of Wight, UK - Isle of Wight Festival (on sale now) July 4 - Paris, France - Bercy (on sale now) July 5 - Paris, France - Bercy (on sale now) July 7 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival (on sale now) July 9 - Zurich, Switzerland - Stadium Letzigrund (on sale now) July 11 - Prague, Czech Republic - Synot Tip Arena (on sale now) July 12 - Vienna, Austria - Ernst Happel Stadium (on sale now) July 14 - London, UK - Hard Rock Calling (on sale now) July 17 - Dublin, Ireland - RDS (on sale now) July 18 - Dublin, Ireland - RDS (on sale now) July 21 - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hoven (on sale now) July 23 - Bergen, Norway - Koengen (on sale now) July 24 - Bergen, Norway - Koengen (on sale now) July 27 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Ullevi (on sale now) July 28 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Ullevi (on sale now) July 31 - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium (on sale Jan 25)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ' ON MARCH 6
Bruce Springsteen's new album 'Wrecking Ball'
has been set for March 6 release on Columbia Records.
Marking his 17th studio album, 'Wrecking Ball' features 11 new Springsteen songs
and was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen and executive producer Jon Landau.
A special edition of 'Wrecking Ball' will also be available
and include two bonus tracks and exclusive artwork and photography.
'Wrecking Ball' Song Titles:
We Take Care of Our Own
Shackled and Drawn
Jack of All Trades
Death to My Hometown
You've Got It
Land of Hope and Dreams
We Are Alive
Said long-time manager Jon Landau, "Bruce has dug down as deep as he can to come up with this vision of modern life. The lyrics tell a story you can't hear anywhere else and the music is his most innovative in recent years. The writing is some of the best of his career and both veteran fans and those who are new to Bruce will find much to love on 'Wrecking Ball.'"
Bruce Springsteen will make an appearance as the keynote speaker at SXSW 2012.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be touring extensively in the US and Europe in 2012. 'Wrecking Ball' is available for pre-order now on Amazon and iTunes.
"We Take Care of Our Own" is available now as a digital single and can be previewed here.
When Bruce walked onto that stage in Pittsburgh, alone with his guitar... I knew it was going to be a very special night. Bruce looked good... wearing a light beige long sleeved shirt I could see that he had shed a few pounds and was looking very fit. For total accuracy, I'll need to add the word handsome in here somewhere, along with very!! I couldn't wait to hear his song selection... what would he delight us with this fine evening? For You! Oh my... Bruce began our night with For You... "Wounded deep in battle, I stood stuffed like some soldier undaunted, to her Cheshire smile. I'd stand on file, she's all I ever wanted..." He did it again! Hook, Line, and Sinker!! I was caught in his trap... and lost in a cool cool world of the sweet sound of one voice. Once he gathered us together with For You he took us to the Land of Hope & Dreams... on that train where "dreams will not be thwarted and faith will be rewarded!" What a wonderful song... of hope! With just two songs the room was filled with redemption... we were gonna be alright!! One more song... to complete what I will call our Pittsburgh Trilogy! And just one verse into that song... as if she were reading our minds, a voice yells out to Bruce... clear and true, "YOU'RE SO FUCKING COOL!!" His response? With an adorable grin, "I'll work for your love, dear... I'll work for your love... what others may want for free... I'll work for your love!" You probably would have had to have been there to understand just how cool that night in Pittsburgh was... if it were 1980, but this was 2011... NOV 3... 2011 and BlackLab was there to capture the COOL!!
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