Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Kick Off 2023 International Tour With First U.S. Show In Seven Years

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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band launched their 2023 international tour last night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida – offering fans a high-energy 28-song set that included live staples like “Dancing In The Dark” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” alongside new material from Springsteen’s most recent studio albums Letter To You and Only The Strong Survive. This return to the road marked Springsteen and The E Street Band’s first live performance together since the conclusion of The River Tour in 2017, and first in North America since 2016.

Press quotes on last night’s show:

“This was a night that reaffirmed the power of music and community…Springsteen is increasingly peerless, which makes his live shows circa 2023 all the more must-see.” – SPIN

“Ecstatic, emotional…Springsteen and The E Street Band were locked in tight, beaming with joy, and feeding off the frenzied atmosphere in the crowd…let’s enjoy every second of it while we can.” – Rolling Stone

“Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rocked like their lives depended on it…two hours and 45 minutes of revved up rock, soul and remembrance.” – USA Today

“If you’d wandered in from across the street, you’d likely assume they had been on the road for months already…the group was cooking from the opener…they were back in business.” – Billboard

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – Tampa, FL – February 1, 2023 Setlist:
No Surrender
Ghosts
Prove It All Night
Letter To You
Promised Land
Out In The Street
Candy’s Room
Kitty’s Back
Brilliant Disguise
Nightshift
Don’t Play That Song
E Street Shuffle
Johnny 99
Last Man Standing
House Of A Thousand Guitars
Backstreets
Because The Night
She’s The One
Wrecking Ball
The Rising
Badlands

Burnin’ Train
Born To Run
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Glory Days
Dancing In The Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
I’ll See You In My Dreams

Musicians on 2023 international tour:
Bruce Springsteen
Roy Bittan
Nils Lofgren
Patti Scialfa
Garry Tallent
Stevie Van Zandt
Max Weinberg
Soozie Tyrell
Jake Clemons
Charlie Giordano
Lisa Lowell
Michelle Moore
Ada Dyer
Curtis King
Barry Danielian
Eddie Manion
Ozzie Melendez
Curt Ramm
Anthony Almonte

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will continue touring across the United States through April 14, before traveling to Europe for summer shows and back to North America for more to-be-announced shows this fall. A full list of dates can be found on Springsteen’s website: https://brucespringsteen.net/tour/