Bruce Springsteen Announces First Leg Of Wrecking Ball Tour

Stateside portion of first tour since Clarence Clemons' death begins March 18 in Atlanta.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band had been teasing a lengthy run of U.S. shows in support of the upcoming Wrecking Ball album, and on Tuesday (January 24), they finally revealed the first leg of dates.

Kicking off March 18 in Atlanta, the first stateside portion of the Wrecking Ball World Tour sees Bruce and the Band playing arenas in cities like Tampa, Boston, Philadelphia, East Rutherford, New Jersey — of course — New York, Detroit and Los Angeles, before coming to a close with a May 2 gig in Newark. Select dates go on sale as early as Friday. For more information, check out the Boss's website.

The shows mark Springsteen's first U.S. gigs since the death of founding E Street member Clarence Clemons last year. Much like the title of the tour implies, they'll be playing songs from the upcoming Wrecking Ball album, which hits stores on March 6. Just last week, Springsteen premiered the first single off the album, a surging slice of Americana called "We Take Care of Our Own," and early reports seem to indicate that the new disc may very well be a heavy, heady thing, featuring guests like Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and Pearl Jam's Matt Chamberlain, and tackling issues like economic injustice.

The first leg of Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball Tour, according to a spokesperson:

» 3/18 -- Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena

» 3/19 -- Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum

» 3/23 -- Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum

» 3/26 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden

» 3/28, 29 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

» 4/1 -- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center

» 4/3, 4 -- East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center

» 4/6, 9 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

» 4/12 -- Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

» 4/13 -- Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center

» 4/16 -- Albany, NY @ Times Union Center

» 4/17 -- Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena

» 4/24 -- San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion

» 4/26 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial
Sports Arena

» 4/29 -- New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

» 5/2 -- Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center