Fans of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are finding that good things come to those who wait. Last week, the Boss announced his first dates for his 2009 tour in Europe. This week, the iconic musician has followed suit with a new 26-date spring itinerary for the United States.

The coast-to-coast outing kicks off April 1 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA, and wraps with May 21 and 23 concerts at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Additional two-night stands are booked for April 21-22 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA, and April 28-29 at the Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA.

A single show in Canada is scheduled for May 7 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. Public onsales for most dates on the spring trek begin February 2.

The U.S. dates open the 2009 touring season for Springsteen & The E-Street Band, who will then be heading overseas for a summer stint in Europe. With 10 dates originally confirmed, more than 20 shows are now on the books for mainland Europe and Ireland. The iconic group’s three performances in Stockholm, Sweden, and two-night stand in Bergen, Norway, have already sold out.

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Springsteen is touring behind his newest album, “Working on a Dream,” which hit store shelves today (January 27). The Boss’s sixteenth studio record has already received glowing reviews, including a five-star rating from Rolling Stone.

Bruce Springsteen itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

April 1 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
April 3 Glendale, AZ Arena
April 5 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
April 7 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
April 8 Houston, TX Toyota Center
April 10 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
April 15 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
April 21 – 22 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
April 24 Hartford, CT XL Center
April 26 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
April 28 – 29 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum
May 2 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
May 4 Hempstead, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 5 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
May 7 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
May 8 University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
May 11 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
May 12 Chicago, IL United Center
May 14 Albany, NY Times Union Center
May 15 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
May 18 Washington, DC Verizon Center
May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
May 21, 23 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
May 30 Landgraaf, HOL Pink Pop Festival
June 2 Tampere, FIN Ratinan Stadion
June 4 – 5, 7 Stockholm, SWE Stockholm Stadium
June 9 – 10 Bergen, NOR Koengen
July 2 Munich, GER Olympiastadion
July 3 Frankfurt, GER Commerzbank Arena
July 5 Vienna, AUT Ernst Happel Stadion
July 8 Herning, DEN Herning MCH
July 11 Dublin, IRE RDS
July 16 Carhaix, FRA Festival des Vielles Charrues
July 19 Rome, ITA Stadio Olimpico
July 21 Turino, ITA Olimpico di Torino
July 23 Udine, ITA Stadio Friuli
July 26 Bilbao, SPA San Mames Stadium
July 28 Benidorm, SPA Estadio Municipal de Foietes
July 30 Sevilla, SPA La Cartuja Olympic Stadium
Aug 1 Valladolid, SPA Estadio Jose Zorrilla
Aug 2 Santiago, SPA Monte Del Gozo