Wednesday, January 28, 2009

McCartney and Bruce continue to rule the headlines

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced a 26-date North American tour in support of the new album Working On A Dream. Tickets for most of the dates will go on sale on Monday, February 2nd, but select cities -- Greensboro, North Carolina; Toronto; Austin, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma and Houston, Texas -- will go on sale on Friday, February 6th. Additional shows, including the usual pre-tour "open rehearsals" in Asbury Park, New Jersey, will most likely to be announced in the coming weeks. Log on to for updates and time of sale for all the shows.

Nils Lofgren says that with 2007's Magic and now Working On A Dream, Springsteen is riding a crest of creativity he hasn't seen in many years: "This is certainly the closest two albums have come out in his history with the E Street Band. And that usually speaks to an excitement that is born of writing first. And he's as great a writer as there's ever been in history. So I think it reflects throughout the whole record. Yeah, great production, great musicianship, great singing -- but that's a given."

  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour dates (subject to change):
    April 1 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
    April 3 - Glendale, AZ - Center
    April 5 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
    April 7 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
    April 8 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
    April 10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Arena
    April 15 - Los Angeles, CA - LA Memorial Sports Arena
    April 21, 22 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
    April 24 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
    April 26 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
    April 28, 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
    May 2 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
    May 4 - Hempstead, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
    May 5 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
    May 7 - Toronto, ONT - Air Canada Centre
    May 8 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
    May 11 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
    May 12 - Chicago, IL - United Center
    May 14 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
    May 15 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
    May 18 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
    May 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
    May 21, 23 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center
Paul McCartney will appear on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report tonight (January 28th) to promote his latest Fireman project, Electric Arguments. reported that tonight's appearance will be McCartney's first and only scheduled U.S. late-night appearance. The Colbert Report airs on Comedy Central at 11:30 pm.

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