Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play Atlanta on ‘River’ tour

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Not as young...but still as strong.
Not as young...but still as strong.

Not as young…but still as strong.

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are returning to the days of “The River” with a nine-week tour to support the release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection.”

Springsteen and his merry caravan will perform at Philips Arena at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets are $59-$154 and will go on sale at 9 a.m. Dec. 11 at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, www.livenation.com, the venue box office and by calling 1-800-745-3000.

“The Ties That Bind…,” released today, is a comprehensive look at Springsteen’s seminal 1980 album, “The River.” The original “River” tour began Oct. 3, 1980, and is regarded as one of Springsteen’s finest, with shows that stretched to four hours and an itinerary that brought the band around the world.

Each night of this “River” tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.

Springsteen, who last played Atlanta in April 2014, will perform on “Saturday Night Live” Dec. 19. It’s his third appearance on the show.

The tour also means that E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren is postponing his upcoming solo dates, including Jan. 22 at Variety Playhouse.

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2016 US Tour Dates:

January 16            Pittsburgh, PA        Consol Energy Center

January 19            Chicago, IL            United Center

January 24 & 27    New York, NY        Madison Square Garden

January 29            Washington, DC    Verizon Center

January 31            Newark, NJ            Prudential Center

February 2             Toronto, ON          Air Canada Centre

February 4             Boston, MA            TD Garden

February 8             Albany, NY            Times Union Center

February 10           Hartford, CT          XL Center

February 12           Philadelphia, PA     Wells Fargo Center

February 16           Sunrise, FL            BB&T Center

February 18        Atlanta, GA         Philips Arena

February 21           Louisville, KY         KFC Yum! Center

February 23           Cleveland, OH       Quicken Loans Arena

February 25           Buffalo, NY            First Niagara Center

February 27           Rochester, NY       Blue Cross Arena

February 29           St Paul, MN           Xcel Energy Center

March 3                 Milwaukee, WI       BMO Harris Bradley Center

March 6                 St Louis, MO          Chaifetz Arena

March 10               Phoenix, AZ           Talking Stick Resort Arena

March 13               Oakland, CA          Oracle Arena

March 15& 17        Los Angeles, CA     Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

 


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