Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Announce U.S. Tour Dates


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)

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U2 & Slash Offer Tributes to Clarence Clemons

U2 took a moment to remember Clarence Clemons during their show in Anaheim, California on Saturday night (18Jun11) after learning the E Street Band star had died just before they took to the stage.

Frontman Bono broke the sad news to fans before reading out the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s Jungleland, which features a tribute to the legendary saxophonist, during a performance of Moment Of Surrender.

Bono told the audience, “I want you to think about a beautiful symphonic sound that came out of one man’s saxophone. I want you to think about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, of brothers. I want you to think of Clarence Clemons.

“This man just carried music, and music carried him until this day.”Guitar great Slash has also offered up a tribute to Clemons, who died on Saturday after suffering a stroke earlier this month (Jun11).

The former Guns N’ Roses star took to Twitter.com and wrote, “Clarence Clemons was one of the finest musicians/people in this business. He will be sorely missed. RIP… Great sidemen like Clarence Clemons don’t get the full appreciation they deserve until they’re gone.”

E Street Band leader Springsteen led the tributes on Saturday, by posting his thoughts on his website.
He wrote, “He was my great friend, my partner. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years.”
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Bruce Springsteen: "Clarence’s Love Will Live On"

The following is a statement from Bruce Springsteen on the death of Clarence Clemons:

“Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band.”

Clemons died 7 p.m. Saturday of complications from a stroke he suffered Sunday, June 12. He was 69.

The statement was posted on www.brucespringsteen.net.