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Bruce Springsteen & The Seeger Sessions Band to Tour US

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Nineteen tour dates have been announced for Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming tour, according to BruceSpringsteen.net.

Springsteen will be hitting the road to promote his new album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions. Blogcritics.org unveiled Springsteen’s European dates. Those dates will precede the US tour dates and, according to his website, have already sold out.

Springsteen will not be backed by his E-Street Band on this tour but will instead be backed by what he is billing The Seeger Sessions Band. That lineup was also unveiled:

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).

Fans curious to hear the album before its April 25 release date can hear a stream of the set through his Web site.

  • April 30 New Orleans, LA Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • May 27 Boston, MA TD Bank North Garden
  • May 28 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
  • May 30 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheatre
  • May 31 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Amphitheatre
  • June 3 Phoenix, AZ Glendale Arena
  • June 5 Los Angeles, CA Greek Amphitheatre
  • June 6 San Francisco, CA Concord Pavilion
  • June 10 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
  • June 11 St. Paul, MN Xcel Arena
  • June 13 Chicago, IL First MidWest Bank
  • June 14 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
  • June 16 Cleveland, OH Blossom Amphitheatre
  • June 17 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Center
  • June 20 Philadelphia, PA Camden Tweeter Waterfront Amphitheater
  • June 21 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • June 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
  • June 24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Amphitheatre
  • June 25 Holmdel, NJ PNC Amphitheatre

Be on the lookout for Blogcritics’ reviews of The Seeger Sessions when the album is released next week.

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  • So it will be interesting to see how these shows turn out. I hear they’ve been rehearsing some Nebraska songs like “Open All Night”. Hard to imagine those songs done in the “Hootenanny” style of what I’ve heard of this new record so far…but we’ll see won’t we?

    This is probably going to be the first Springsteen tour I’m not gonna travel out of state to see simply because, as you already know, the whole Seeger Sessions deal just doesn’t excite me that much. Probably because I am mainly into Bruce as a songwriter, but also because what I’ve heard of the album sounds contrived and forced to my ears.

    But I’m just gonna keep whispering to myself to keep an open mind until April 25.

    And I still think some of us Blogcritics…yourself; myself; Natalie Bennett…oughtta tag team a review of this. Maybe done in a roundtable chat sort of format?

    Whattdya think?


    P.S. And stop pickin on my good buddy Neil Young okay? LOL…

  • Oh…one more thing DJ.

    There WILL be more shows than the ones announced today.

    Count on it.


  • Having never seen the man in concert myself, I am anxious for the opportunity but I am not sure if this is the setting I want to see him in first.

    Now if he dumps everyone except for himself, his acoustic guitar, harmonica, pump organ, and piano we have ourselves a winner.

  • I saw that show last year…twice, in Seattle, and in Vancouver BC.

    And you are correct. That one, especially in Vancouver, was indeed a winner.

  • And Glen… I’m not picking on Neil. Well, not exactly. OK, maybe a little. It’s just… Neil Young doing an anti-war album is about as unexpected as the sun deciding to rise in the east.

    And, I confess, I just have never gotten into him. I’ve liked a song or two but I just haven’t been able to get into him. I nearly had a nervous breakdown the day his version of “Walking to New Orleans” got stuck in my head. I nearly cut my own head in two to make it stop. I am pretty nervous typing this for fear it will seap back into my skull.

    I have decided not to listen to any of the clips. I am waiting for the CD and on Tuesday I will start the listening and reviewing process.

  • DJ,

    See my most recent comments over at the “Living With War” thread on Neil’s new record…mainly in response to Al Barger…as far as the ongoing Neil debate.

    In a way I think speaks volumes about Blogcritics readership that the “debate” over there is centering mostly on the music…rather than the tired “fascist neo-con” vs “commie pinko” bullshit you might of expected. Very interesting in my opinion…

    You are probably smart in holding off listening to any of the new Springsteen stuff until Tuesday. I will tell you this…you’re in for a shock.

    I’m still up for some sort of a “tag teaming” thing on Seeger Sessions with you, Natalie, and whoever else if you guys are game. I’ll be putting my two cents worth in a review regardless.

    But I think the “tag teaming” thing (first broached by you awhile back) could be an interesting read for people. To see all the wildly differing viewpoints under one umbrella so to speak.

    Just a thought.