It is confirmed: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will play Rock In Rio 2013!

Bruce & The E Street Band are back to Brazil to play at the Rock In Rio festival on September 15, 2013, 25 years after the only concert of his career in the country at the Palmeiras Stadium.

The only other time Bruce Springsteen has performed in Latin America was during the Human Rights Now! World tour, between September and October 1988. Along with Peter Gabriel, Sting, Youssou N’Dour and Tracy Chapman, Bruce led a group of artists for the celebration of 40 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 20 concerts were held in 15 countries in favor of Amnesty International. Back then, the only Latin American countries that hosted the concerts were Costa Rica, Brazil and Argentina. On September 13, 1988, San Jose, the Costa Rican capital was home for the first and only Bruce Springsteen performance. The Argentinians were lucky to have hosted two concerts of the tour, one in Mendoza, on September 14, and another in Buenos Aires on the following day. And in Brazil, Parque Antártica, in São Paulo, hosted the event. It was his first and only concert in the country. The show started with an a capella performance of “Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh featuring Bruce, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssou N’Dour.

Rock in Rio Brazil is back to Rio de Janeiro on September 13, 2013 and will continue on the 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 and 22, at Cidade do Rock, in Rio de Janeiro, (Parque dos Atletas — Av. Salvador Allende, s/n). Ticket on-sale information will be shared as soon as it’s available