Springsteen band to tour UK

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street band will be returning to the UK this summer to bring their ‘The River Tour’ to stadiums across the country.

Starting in Manchester on the May 25 at the Etihad Stadium the tour will then continue to Glasgow’s Hampden Park, Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and culminate at London’s Wembley Stadium on June 5.

The tour comes in the wake of the release of The Ties That Bind: The River, a four disc record celebrating the 35th anniversary of Springsteen’s 1980 double-disc classic, The River.

Speaking on The River Tour in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Springsteen said : “We stand toe-to-toe with any version of our band that’s been out there. It’s a richer experience now because there is so much material to draw from. And that shared history you have with people makes the night very full, very beautiful.”

Andy Gibb, managing director of the Ricoh Arena, said: “The River Tour is among a series of big music events coming up at the Ricoh Arena with MTV Crashes Coventry on May 27 and 28 and Rihanna’s Anti World Tour on June 25.

“Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be entertaining new and old fans alike with their string of classic hits spanning from the 1970s to their latest tracks,” he said.

“Everyone who was at the Ricoh Arena for their Wrecking Ball world tour three years ago will remember their stunning tribute to their good friend and Sopranos actor James Gandolfini when they played the Born to Run album from start to finish.”

Tickets for the tour are on-sale ranging in price from £55-£125.