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

Bruce Springsteen will return to the UK in 2023

Bruce Springsteet and the E Street Band have announced they will return to the stage with a huge world tour.

This will be the first tour Springsteen has embarked on in six years. Springsteen confirmed the tour with the following statement via his website: Springsteen: “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.”

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    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform with the concert "The River Tour" at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona in 2016.Photo: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez.

    So, when will Bruce Springsteen be playing Newcastle?

    Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming tour.

    When is the Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band UK 2023 tour?

    The band confirmed that the European leg of the Stadium tour will kick off on 28 April 2023 in Barcelona.

    Following on from Barcelona the band will tour the following cities:

    • 28/4 Barcelona, Spain - Estadi Olímpic
    • 5/5 Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena
    • 7/5 Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena
    • 13/5 Paris, France - La Défense Arena
    • 18/5 Ferrara, Italy - Parco Urbano G. Bassani
    • 21/5 Rome, Italy - Circo Massimo
    • 25/5 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Johan Cruijff ArenA
    • 11/6 Landgraaf, Netherlands - Megaland
    • 13/613 Zurich, Switzerland - Stadion Letzigrund
    • 21/6 Düsseldorf, Germany - Merkur Spiel Arena
    • 24/6 Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi
    • 26/6 Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi
    • 30/6 Oslo, Norway - Voldsløkka
    • 11/7 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
    • 11/7 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken
    • 15/7 Hamburg, Germany - Volksparkstadion
    • 18/7 Vienna, Austria - Ernst Happel Stadion
    • 23/7 Munich, Germany - Olympiastadion
    • 25/7 Monza, Italy - Prato della Gerascia, Autodromo di Monza

    Springsteen also confirmed that he would be playing Belgium but that gig is set to be announced at a later date.

    Will Bruce Springsteen come to Newcastle in 2023?

    The UK leg of the tour will be announced in the coming weeks, so as of right now, there are no dates for Newcastle.

    However, this may change as the singer has officially confirmed that UK dates would be happening with his website stating: “additional cities and shows in the UK and Belgium will be announced at a later date.”

    When do tickets go on sale?

    Tickets for the confirmed shows that have been announced will go on sale on 27 May 2022. You can find out more about the shows near you via Ticketmaster.

    When was the last time he played Newcastle?

    It has been over 37 years since Bruce Springsteen played Newcastle, where he played St James Park on 5 June in 1985. So if there are dates for the North East announced this won’t be a show to miss.

    The setlist for the show was as follows:

    • Born in the U.S.A
    • Badlands
    • Darlington County 
    • Johnny 99
    • Darkness on the Edge of Town 
    • Shut Out the Light 
    • The River
    • Working on the Highway 
    • Trapped 
    • Prove it All Night
    • Glory Days 
    • The Promised Land 
    • My Hometown 
    • Thunder Road 

    Set two

    • Cover Me 
    • Dancing in the Dark
    • Hungry HEart
    • Cadillac Ranch
    • Downbound Train
    • I’m on Fire
    • Because the Night 
    • Rosalita 

    Encore

    • Can’t Help Falling in Love 
    • Born to Run 
    • Bobby Jean
    • Ramrod 
    • Twist and Shout 
    • Do You Love Me?

    Who is Bruce Springsteen?

    Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer, songwriter and musician.

    Throughout his over 58 year career, Springsteen has released 20 studio albums, most of which feature his backing band the E Street Band.

    He released his first two albums Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle in 1973, neither of which earned him a large audience. However, in 1975 he changed his sound with his third album Born to Run which gained him worldwide recognition.

    His work in music has earned him numerous awards including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award (for Springsteen on Broadway).

    Who is the E Street Band?

    The E Street Band’s members are: Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa – guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent – bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt – guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg – drums; with 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.

    At the SNL performance they launched live versions of two songs from their most recent studio album Letter To You which reached number one in eleven countries and marked the band’s first time recording live together in decades.