Springsteen, E Street Band Announce Dates For Arena Tour

The Rising Tour kicks off August 7 in their home state of New Jersey.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will launch an extensive tour in

August to coincide with the release of The Rising, their first studio

album together in 18 years.

The Boss will again be backed by "Sopranos" co-star Steven Van Zandt

(guitar), "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" bandleader Max Weinberg (drums), Roy Bittan (keyboards), Nils Lofgren (guitar), Garry Tallent (bass), Patti Scialfa (vocals, guitar), Danny Federici (keyboards) and legendary sax man Clarence Clemons, for what has been appropriately dubbed The Rising Tour.

Despite enjoying success as a solo performer since the E Street Band dissolved in 1989, Springsteen re-teamed with his New Jersey pals in 1999. They embarked on a widely acclaimed reunion tour before settling

into the studio with producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine). Due July 30, The Rising is Springsteen and the E Street Band's first album together since 1984's Born in the U.S.A. (see "Springsteen, E Street Band On The Rise

After 18 Years").

The Rising Tour will land in 46 cities around the world, including 39

in the United States.

Bruce Springsteen tour dates, according to his spokesperson:

  • 8/7 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena

  • 8/10 - Washington, DC @ MCI Arena

  • 8/12 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

  • 8/14 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena

  • 8/15 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills

  • 8/18 - Las Vegas, NV @ Thomas & Mack Center

  • 8/20 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena

  • 8/21 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome

  • 8/24 - Inglewood, CA @ The Forum

  • 8/25 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena

  • 8/27 - San Jose, CA @ Compaq Center

  • 8/30 - St. Louis, MO @ Savvis Center

  • 9/22 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Arena

  • 9/24 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena

  • 9/25 - Chicago, IL @ United Center

  • 9/27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center

  • 9/29 - Fargo, ND @ Fargodome

  • 9/30 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

  • 10/4 - Boston, MA @ FleetCenter

  • 10/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center

  • 10/7 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena

  • 11/3 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

  • 11/4 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center

  • 11/6 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center

  • 11/9 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center

  • 11/10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse

  • 11/12 - Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena

  • 11/14 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena

  • 11/16 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum

  • 11/19 - Birmingham, AL @ Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex

  • 11/21 - Orlando, FL @ TD Waterhouse Centre

  • 11/23 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena

  • 11/24 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace

  • 12/2 - Atlanta, GA @ Phillips Arena

  • 12/4 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena

  • 12/5 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

  • 12/8 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Coliseum

  • 12/9 - Columbia, SC @ USC Arena

  • 12/13 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena