Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh, and include a stop at Atlanta’s Philips Arena on Feb. 18. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.”


Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 11 at 9am at, Philips Arena Box Office, by phone (800-745-3000) and at all Ticketmaster outlets.


Springsteen precedes the tour with a Dec. 19 performance on “Saturday Night Live,” his third appearance on the NBC show.


The River Tour (#TheRiverTour) is the first for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since the 2014 High Hopes Tour.


Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.


The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.


“The Ties That Bind: The River Collection” includes 52 tracks on four CDs with a wealth of unreleased material and four hours of never-before-seen video on three DVDs. It contains the original “The River” double album; the first official release of “The River: Single Album”; a CD of 1979/80 studio outtakes; a brand-new documentary about “The River”; and a coffee-table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia, with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore. The set also includes a two-DVD film of never-released, newly edited multi-camera footage from a Nov. 1980 show in Tempe, AZ, described by NPR as a “holy grail.”


“The Ties That Bind: The River Collection” is available at Amazon ( 4CD/3DVD or 4CD/2Blu-ray — ) and iTunes ( ).


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; Jake Clemons – saxophone; and Charlie Giordano – keyboards.


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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