The Boss is back.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be hitting the road again in March, touring behind Springsteen’s 17th album, “Wrecking Ball.” The album will be released on March 6. The first single from “Wrecking Ball,” “We Take Care of Our Own,” is already out and you can hear it at Springsteen’s official website.
The tour’s first show is at Philips Arena on March 18 and tickets go on sale Feb. 4. Tickets are $69 and $99 (plus the usual fees).
Why begin the tour in Atlanta? Perhaps it’s because Springsteen seems to have a fondness for Atlanta, or at least for our Southern Tracks recording studio. Many of his albums since the turn of the millennium have been completely or partially recorded there.
A new Springsteen tour is always reason to celebrate, but there’s a bit of sadness associated with it, too. It will mark the band’s first tour since the passing of the Big Man, Clarence Clemons, the E Street Band’s beloved sax player since 1972. Clemons died at age 69 on June 12, 2011, from complications following a stroke.