The U.S. dates for Bruce Springsteen and his 17-piece “arena-folk” band were announced today. The closest Bruce comes to Syracuse is the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on June 21st. Four charity benefit shows in the Asbury Park Convention Center, a spot in the New Orleans Jazz Festival, several shows in Europe (all of which are selling out within minutes of tickets going on sale) and then 18 shows in the U.S.–a mixture of outdoor amphitheatres and basketball arenas (Madison Sq. Garden in NYC).
From the Springstreen press release: “In addition to Springsteen on vocals, guitar and harmonica, the US tour dates for the Seeger Sessions Band will comprise the following lineup: Sam Bardfeld (violin), Art Baron (tuba), Frank Bruno (guitar), Jeremy Chatzky (upright bass), Larry Eagle (drums), Charles Giordano (accordion, keyboards), Curtis King (vocals), Greg Liszt (banjo), Lisa Lowell (vocals), Eddie Manion (sax), Cindy Mizelle (vocals), Mark Pender (trumpet), Marty Rifkin (pedal steel guitar), Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg (trombone), Patti Scialfa (vocals), Marc Anthony Thompson (vocals) and Soozie Tyrell (violin).”
Album drops next Tuesday April 25th–believe the hype.