Bruce Springsteen is returning to London with the E Street Band for the first time in three years.
The singer, who we last saw at the Queen Elizabeth Park during 2013’s Hard Rock Calling Festival, plays Wembley Stadium on 5 June 2016 on the UK leg of his River Tour.
Tickets go on sale on 25 February.
The tour, which sees Springsteen and his long-time backing band perform his 1980 album ‘The River’ in its entirety, follows the release of a new archive box set. ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ includes unreleased material recorded during 1979 and 1980, a documentary about Springsteen’s follow-up to ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’, and a never-released film from a stop on the original 140-date The River Tour.
That international trek kicked off on 3 October 1980, two weeks before Springsteen released his fifth album, and ran until 14 September 1981 with Springsteen’s now-expected marathon sets helping solidify his reputation as a live performer.
He’ll be joined on this tour by veterans of those shows: Roy Bittan (piano, synthesizer), Nils Lofgren (guitar, vocals), Garry Tallent (bass guitar), Stevie Van Zandt (guitar, vocals), and Max Weinberg (drums). Rounding out the E Street Band are long-time guitarist/vocalist Patti Scialfa, as well as newer recruits Soozie Tyrell (violin, guitar, vocals), Jake Clemons (saxophone), and Charlie Giordano (keyboards).
Springsteen’s recording career, which began with 1973’s ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ’, spans 18 studio albums, 20 Grammy Awards, one Oscar, and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.