Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band announce Dublin gigs

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are to go on tour next year. Picture by PA Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Rob DeMartin

BRUCE Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced a string of tour dates, including two gigs in Dublin next year.

The world-famous rocker said he was looking forward to seeing his "great and loyal fans" on the tour, which will span the US and Europe.

It will be their first live shows for six years.

American arena dates are yet to be announced though the band will visit cities including Dublin, Paris and Barcelona, as well as further venues in the UK from the end of April until July.

The Dublin shows will be at the RDS on May 5 and 7 with tickets going on sale on Friday.

These 2023 dates will mark the first live shows for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since the conclusion of their 14-month, worldwide The River Tour in Australia in February 2017.

"After six years, I'm looking forward to seeing our great and loyal fans next year," said Springsteen.

"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."

The planned European stops are Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Ferrara, Rome, Amsterdam, Landgraaf, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich and Monza.

Additional cities and shows in the UK and Belgium will be announced at a later date.

The E Street Band consists of Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, with Soozie Tyrell, Jake Clemons and Charlie Giordano.

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