Live Dates • May 1, 2023
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Kick Off 31-Date European Tour With A Pair Of Three-Hour Barcelona Shows To Over 117,000 Fans
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band launched their European summer stadium tour this weekend with two house-rocking nights at Barcelona’s Estadi Olímpic on Friday, April 28 and Sunday, April 30. Over 117,000 fans were on hand to witness a pair of three-hour performances, which included staples like “Dancing In The Dark,” “Badlands” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” alongside tour debuts each night, high-energy covers and an opening night performance of “Glory Days” featuring Patti Scialfa with special guests Kate Capshaw and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.
The tour’s European debut was given a five-star review on the front page of The Times in the U.K. as well as by The Telegraph, who noted “if you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the greatest rock star of our times with the greatest rock and roll band in the world, I would urge you to catch this tour.” European dates will continue through late July, including multiple nights planned in each of Dublin (May 5, 7 and 9), Paris (May 13 and 15), Amsterdam (May 25 and 27), Gothenburg (July 24, 26 and 28), Oslo (June 30 and July 2), London (July 6 and 8) and Copenhagen (July 11 and 13). In total, Springsteen and The E Street Band’s 31 Europe shows have sold over 1.6 million tickets.
At the conclusion of the band’s European run, their 2023 international tour will return to North America for 31 more dates from August through December. Additionally, in the United States this weekend, Springsteen was featured on CBS Sunday Morning for an interview with Jim Axelrod around the release of Warren Zanes’ book “Deliver Me from Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska” — which is out tomorrow (May 2). Watch Springsteen reflect on “Nebraska” below and see the full feature at CBSNews.com.
For a full list of upcoming dates on Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s 2023 international tour, visit the Tour page.
Press Quotes on Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band in Barcelona
“A love letter to Barcelona. The Boss dazzles the Olympic Stadium on the first date in seven years.”La Vanguardia
“Bruce Springsteen shakes up Barcelona with authenticity as a flagship.”El Diario
“The greatest show on earth.”Efe Eme
“Bruce Springsteen unleashes euphoria in Barcelona in front of nearly 60,000 people.”El Correo
“A memorable Bruce Springsteen shakes up Barcelona.”El Mundo
“Springsteen imposes his tenacity on a happy Olympic Stadium.”El Pais
Photos by Rob DeMartin.