Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band UK tour 2023: are there dates for Bristol, when do tickets go on sale?

The group ends their six-year absence from touring by announcing a world tour in 2023 including UK dates, but will they finally play in Bristol? Let’s find out!

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has announced a new world tour and he will be joined on the road by his faithful E-Street Band in 2023.

Revealed in a statement on Tuesday, May 24 which said: “After six years, I’m looking forward to seeing our great and loyal fans next year.

“And I’m looking forward to once again sharing the stage with the legendary E Street Band. See you out there, next year and beyond!”

Touring countries such as the US, the UK and throughout Europe - Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium has long been rumoured to host a musical icon very soon, could Springsteen and The E-Street Band be that?

Here is everything you need to know about the tour and whether he will come to Bristol in 2023.

What tour dates have been announced so far?

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band announced on Tuesday (24 May) that their return to touring will kick off in February 2023.

Starting with a number of US arenas, the group’s tour has been confirmed to continue throughout Europe, including dates in Ireland.

The Boss is expected to announce the full details about all the US dates as soon as possible, as well as additional shows in Belgium and in the United Kingdom.

Here is the full list of all the Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band tour dates that have been confirmed so far:

APRIL 2023

  • 28 - Estadi Olympic: Barcelona, Spain

MAY 2023

  • 5 - RDS Arena: Dublin, Ireland
  • 7 - RDS Arena: Dublin, Ireland
  • 13 - La Defense Arena: Paris, France
  • 18 - Parco Urbano G. Bassani: Ferraca, Italy
  • 21 - Circo Massimo: Rome, Italy
  • 25 - Johan Cruijff Arena: Amsterdam, Netherlands

JUNE 2023

  • 11 - Megaland: Landgraaf, Netherlands
  • 13 - Stadion Letzigrund: Zurich, Switzerland
  • 21 - Merkul Spiel Arena: Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 24 - Ullevi: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 26 - Ullevi: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 30 - Voldslokka: Oslo, Norway

JULY 2023

  • 11 - Parken: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 13 - Parken: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 15 - Volksparkstadion: Hamburg, Germany
  • 18 - Ernst Happel Stadion: Vienna, Austria
  • 23 - Olympiastadion: Munich, Germany
  • 25 - Prato della Gerascia: Monza, Italy

When will tickets for the UK tour go on sale?

At the time of publication, official ticketing details have not been announced for any of the Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band UK dates as part of their world tour in 2023.

This article will be updated with the latest relevant information as and when it is released.

When was the last time Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played in Bristol?

Ashton Gate - the rumoured venue
Ashton Gate - the rumoured venue
Ashton Gate - the rumoured venue

Remarkably, despite being on the bucket list of music loving Bristolians across the city, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band have never played in Bristol..

The only sighting or murmuring of The Boss is via the various tribute acts and bands that take place.

But never say never.

Who is Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band?

Bruce Springsteen is an American singer, songwriter, and bandleader who became an iconic rock performer during the 1970s and ’80s.

The 72-year-old catapulted into global stardom with his breakout third album ‘Born To Run’ which was released in 1975 - the week of its release, Springsteen was on the cover of both Time and Newsweek.

The rocker is also widely-known for hit songs such as: ‘Thunder Road’, ‘I’m On Fire’, ‘Rosalita’, ‘The Promised Land’ and many many more.

The E Street Band is an American rock group that has been The Boss’ primary backing band since 1972.

Consisting of members; Roy Bittan (piano, synthesiser), Nils Lofgren (guitar, vocals), Patti Scialfa (guitar, vocals), Garry Tallent (bass guitar), Stevie Van Zandt (guitar, vocals), Max Weinberg (drums), Soozie Tyrell (violin, guitar, vocals), Jake Clemons (saxophone) and Charlie Giordano (keyboards).

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band last reconnected to perform on Saturday Night Live in December 2020, where they launched live versions of two songs from their most recent studio album ‘Letter To You’, which reached no.1 in eleven countries