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To Europe: "Had an incredible time; we'll be back!" To The U.S.A.: Hold on, they're comin' (back!)

Updated: Sep 12, 2023


Courtesy of concert-photographer extraordinaire René van Diemen: the final shot he took at last Tuesday night's show in Monza, Italy, a beautiful image of Bruce Springsteen leaving the stage after performing his solo-acoustic version of "I'll See You In My Dreams." Before Springsteen began singing the moving show-closer, he said to his audience, "This is our last night in Europe. I want to thank all of our European fans who came out to see us, all of our Italian fans. Had an incredible time; we'll be back!"


July 30, 2023


From this weekend's official press-release:


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND’S EUROPEAN STADIUM TOUR CALLED "THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH" (BILLBOARD) WITH MORE THAN 1.6 MILLION TICKETS SOLD

CAREER HIGHS CONTINUE WITH SPRINGSTEEN'S RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA FOR 31 TOUR DATES KICKING OFF AUGUST 9

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s triumphant return to Europe was met with over a million and a half tickets sold, and widespread praise as the best shows of the band’s career. With a finale to over 70,000 in Monza, Italy; the fourteen-country tour included multi-night stands in each of Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Gothenburg, Oslo, London and Copenhagen. In London’s Hyde Park, Springsteen and The E Street Band performed to over 130,000 across two nights - backed by The E Street Horns and The E Street Choir - with The Telegraph declaring “Springsteen is at the peak of his powers” in a five-star review, and USA Today urging audiences to “run, don’t walk, to see Springsteen” when he returns to North America next month. That momentum will continue with 31 more tour dates before the end of the year, beginning with two nights at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 9 and 11 and wrapping at San Francisco’s Chase Center on December 10 and 12. Multiple-night runs are also scheduled for Philadelphia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Toronto and Los Angeles.


The release listed all of the upcoming U.S. dates, which of course remain listed at Springsteen's official website, as well, with the official links for purchasing whatever tickets still remain for each upcoming concert.


And finally, the release included these four stunning photos from the 2023 European tour, taken by Springsteen's official concert photographer, Rob DeMartin:


Monza, Italy - July 25, 2023

Dublin, Ireland - May 5, 2023

London, England - July 8, 2023

London, England - July 6, 2023

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