Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch the first U.S. leg of the 2012 Wrecking Ball World Tour on March 18 in Atlanta. Bruce Springsteen’s 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, will be released on Columbia Records on March 6.

“We Take Care Of Our Own,” the album’s first single, is “classic Springsteen” with “anguish and challenge [that] run thick and fast” (Rolling Stone); and a “richly orchestrated Wall of Sound… that nods to the ‘Born to Run’ era” (Billboard).

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 and Charlie Giordano – keyboards.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2012 Tour Dates:

U.S. Tour Dates
March 18 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena (on sale now)
March 19 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum (on sale now)
March 23 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum (on sale now)
March 26 – Boston, MA – TD Garden (on sale now)
March 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (on sale now)
March 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center (on sale now)
April 1 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center (on sale now)
April 3 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center (on sale now)
April 4 – East Rutherford, NJ – Izod Center (on sale now)
April 6 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (on sale now)
April 9 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (on sale now)
April 12 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills (on sale now)
April 13 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center (on sale now)
April 16 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center (on sale now)
April 17 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena (on sale now)
April 24 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion (on sale now)
April 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (on sale now)
April 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (on sale now)
April 29 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (on sale now)
May 2 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (on sale now)

European Tour Dates
May 13 – Seville, Spain – Estadio Olimpico (on sale now)
May 15 – Las Palmas, Spain – Estadio de Gran Canaria (on sale now)
May 17 – Barcelona, Spain – Estadio Olimpico Lluis (on sale now)
May 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Estadio Olimpico Lluis (on sale now)
May 25 – Frankfurt, Germany – Commerzbank Arena (on sale now)
May 27 – Cologne, Germany – RheinEnergieStadion (on sale now)
May 28 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop (on sale 3 March)
May 30 – Berlin, Germany – Olympia Stadion (on sale now)
June 2 – San Sebastian, Spain – Estadio Anoeta (on sale now)
June 3 – Lisboa, Portugal – Rock in Rio Lisboa (on sale now)
June 7 – Milan, Italy – Stadio Meaza (on sale now)
June 10 – Florence, Italy – Stadio Francesco (on sale now)
June 11 – Trieste, Italy – Stadio Trieste (on sale now)
June 17 – Madrid, Spain – Estadio Santago Bernabu (on sale now)
June 19 – Montpellier, France – Park & Suites Arena (on sale now)
June 21 – Sunderland, UK – Stadium of Light (on sale now)
June 22 – Manchester, UK – Etihad Stadium (on sale now)
June 24 – Isle of Wight, UK – Isle of Wight Festival (on sale now)
July 4 – Paris, France – Bercy (on sale now)
July 5 – Paris, France – Bercy (on sale now)
July 7 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival (on sale now)
July 9 – Zurich, Switzerland – Stadium Letzigrund (on sale now)
July 11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Synot Tip Arena (on sale now)
July 12 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadium (on sale now)
July 14 – London, UK – Hard Rock Calling (on sale now)
July 17 – Dublin, Ireland – RDS (on sale now)
July 18 – Dublin, Ireland – RDS (on sale now)
July 21 – Oslo, Norway – Valle Hoven (on sale now)
July 23 – Bergen, Norway – Koengen (on sale now)
July 24 – Bergen, Norway – Koengen (on sale now)
July 27 – Gothenberg, Sweden – Ullevi (on sale now)
July 28 – Gothenberg, Sweden – Ullevi (on sale now)
July 31 – Helsinki, Finland – Olympic Stadium (on sale now)