Springsteen Beefs Up Tour With Midwest, West Coast Dates

New batch of fall concerts flesh out reunion tour with E Street Band.

Bruce Springsteen and the reunited E Street Band stuck a few more tacks

into their tour map of the United States on Tuesday (Sept. 7), adding

10 Midwest and West Coast shows in October and November.

The U.S. tour — the first in a decade by the Boss and his

longtime backing band — has been announced in dribs and drabs, a

few cities at a time. Upcoming dates include a second Los Angeles

show, on Oct. 17, and a stop in the uncommon rock destination of

Fargo, N.D.

"People are entertainment-starved in those places" said Ray Waddell,

referring to locales such as Fargo. Waddell covers the concert trade

for Amusement Business magazine. "This sends a message to other

markets to be hopeful."

Except for an Oct. 25–26 stop in Oakland, Calif., and the

additional Los Angeles show, the new dates are all single-night stands,

in cities including Phoenix, Milwaukee and Albany, N.Y. But the

itinerary includes several holes, should Springsteen decide to add

more concerts.

So far on the U.S. tour, which began with 15 shows in July and August

in his native New Jersey, Springsteen has focused largely on

lesser-known work from his catalog, including songs such as

"Loose Ends" (RealAudio excerpt)

from 1998's box set of unreleased material, Tracks.

Springsteen and the E Streeters are scheduled to play Detroit on

Wednesday and Thursday; they have multiple-night stands scheduled

later this month in Philadelphia and Chicago.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Tour Dates:

Sept. 8–9; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Palace of Auburn Hills

Sept. 13, 15, 20–21, 25; Philadelphia, Pa.; First Union Center

Sept. 16; Philadelphia, Pa.; Spectrum

Sept. 27–28, 30; Chicago, Ill.; United Center

Oct. 15; Phoenix, Ariz.; America West Arena

Oct. 17–18; Los Angeles, Calif.; Staples Center

Oct. 25–26; Oakland, Calif.; Oakland–Alameda County Arena

Nov. 3; Minneapolis, Minn.; Target Center

Nov. 6; Fargo, N.D.; Fargodome (previously confirmed)

Nov. 9; Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

Nov. 10; Indianapolis, Ind.; Conseco Fieldhouse

Nov. 14; Cleveland, Ohio; Gund Arena

Nov. 19; Buffalo, N.Y.; Marine Midland Arena

Nov. 21; Albany, N.Y.; Pepsi Arena