Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Announce First Full Scale Tour Of US & Europe Since 2003
by Seth D. Olson – TicketNews.com
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have officially announced their first full scale tour for the US and Europe after a four year vacation. The tour kicks off in Hartford, CT on October 2.
The release date for the new Springsteen album ‘Magic’ is Oct. 2 as well. The current E Street Band member lineup is as follows: Roy Bittan – keyboards; Clarence Clemons – saxophone, percussion; Danny Federici – keyboards; Nils Lofgren – guitars; Patti Scialfa – vocals, guitar; Garry Tallent – bass; Steven Van Zandt – guitars; Max Weinberg (Conan Obrien) – drums.
The new Bruce Springsteen Single “Radio Nowhere” Available Exclusively As A Free Download On iTunes Starting August 28. The iTunes album pre-order for ‘Magic’ also begins August 28, and includes the free download of the “Radio Nowhere” single plus the song’s video and an exclusive digital booklet. . .
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band fall tour itinerary
October 2 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center
October 5 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
October 9-10 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
October 14 Ottawa, ONT Civic Centre
October 15 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
October 17-18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
October 21 Chicago, IL United Center
October 26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
October 28 Los Angeles, CA Venue TBA
November 2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
November 4 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
November 5 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills
November 11 Washington, D.C. Verizon Arena
November 14 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
November 15 Albany, NY Times Union Center
November 18 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
November 25 Madrid, SPAIN Palacio De Deportes
November 26 Bilbao, SPAIN Bilbao Exhibition Centre
November 28 Milan, ITALY Datchforum
November 30 Arnhem, NETHERLANDS Geldredome
December 2 Mannheim, GERMANY Sap Arena
December 4 Oslo, NORWAY Oslo Spektrum
December 8 Copenhagen, DENMARK Forum Copenhagen
December 10 Stockholm, SWEDEN Globe Arena
December 12 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sports Paleis
December 13 Cologne, GERMANY Koln Arena
December 15 Belfast, IRELAND Odyssey Arena
December 17 Paris, FRANCE Palais Omnisports De Bercy
December 19 London, UK O2 Arena
Springsteen in Recent History
In November 2005, New Jersey Senators Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine sponsored a U.S. Senate resolution to honor Springsteen on the 30th anniversary of the release of his Born to Run album. In general, resolutions honoring native sons are passed with a simple voice vote.
For unstated reasons, this resolution was killed in committee. Also in November 2005, Sirius Satellite Radio started a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week radio station on Channel 10 called “E Street Radio.” This channel, which has since been discontinued, featured commercial-free Bruce Springsteen music, including rare tracks, interviews and daily concerts of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band recorded throughout their career.
In April 2006, Springsteen released another radical departure, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, an American roots music project focused around a big folk sound treatment of 15 songs popularized by the radical musical activism of Pete Seeger. It was recorded with a large ensemble of musicians, including only Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, and The Miami Horns from past efforts. In contrast to previous albums, this was recorded in only three one-day sessions, and frequently one can hear Springsteen calling out key changes live as the band explores its way through the tracks.
The Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band Tour began the same month, featuring the 18-strong ensemble of musicians dubbed the Seeger Sessions Band. Seeger Sessions material was heavily featured, as well as a handful of (usually drastically rearranged) Springsteen numbers. The tour proved very popular in Europe, selling out everywhere and receiving some excellent reviews, but newspapers reported that certain U.S. shows did not sell out.
By the end of 2006, the Seeger Sessions tour toured Europe twice and toured America for only a short span. Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band: Live in Dublin, containing selections from three nights of November 2006 shows at the The Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, was released the following June.
E Street Band
The E Street Band is considered to have started in October 1972, even though it wasn’t officially billed and known as such until September 1974. The E Street Band was inactive from the end of 1988 through early 1999, except for a brief reunion in 1995.
Danny Federici – organ, electronic glockenspiel, accordion, other keyboards
Garry Tallent – bass guitar, tuba
Clarence “Big Man” Clemons – saxophone, percussion, backing vocals, larger-than-life persona and Springsteen foil
Max Weinberg – drums, percussion (joined September 1974)
Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer (joined September 1974)
Steven Van Zandt – guitars, mandolin, backing vocals (officially joined July 1975 after playing in previous bands; left in 1984 to go solo; rejoined in early 1995)
Nils Lofgren – guitars, pedal steel guitar, backing vocals (replaced Steven van Zandt in June 1984; remained in group after van Zandt returned)
Patti Scialfa – backing and duet vocals, guitar (joined June 1984; became Springsteen’s wife in 1991; they have a daughter and two sons)
Soozie Tyrell – violin, percussion, backing vocals (joined 2002, occasional appearances before that)
Springsteen himself does all lead vocals, most lead guitar, harmonica, occasional piano, and even more rarely bass guitar.
About iTunes Store
Version 4 of iTunes introduced the iTunes Music Store (later renamed to the iTunes Store) from which iTunes users can buy and download songs for use on a limited number of computers and an unlimited number of iPods. Many songs purchased from the iTunes Store are copy protected with Apple’s FairPlay digital rights management (DRM) system.
In the years since, movies, television shows, podcasts, and video games have been also added to the extensive iTunes Stores catalog.
As of January 9, 2007, over 2 billion songs have been downloaded since the service first launched on April 28, 2003.
Apple recently announced that as of the 31st of July 2007 they had over 3 Billion downloads since iTunes was first introduced.
This article uses sources from LiveNation, Pollstar, TicketLiquidator, Apple, iTunes and Wikipedia.org.