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Bruce Springsteen to start European tour in Barcelona in April 2023

American singer and The E Street Band will perform in Ireland, France, Italy, and other countries

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08 June 2022 10:55 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

This article is outdated. On June 8, 2022 a second concert of Bruce Springsteen in Barcelona was announced

 

American singer Bruce Springsteen will start his 2023 European tour at Barcelona’s Estadi Olímpic. His only concert in Spain will take place on April 28 - his first visit since his last performance in Catalonia in May 2016, when he also chose Barcelona as the starting point for his European tour. 

The ‘Boss’, as he is known, will be accompanied by The E Street Band on a tour with stops in Dublin, Paris, Rome, Munich, Amsterdam, Zurich, Oslo, Copenhagen, Vienna, and other European cities. Concert locations and dates in the United Kingdom and Belgium are yet to be confirmed.  

The world tour will start in February in the United States. The last world tour, ‘The River Tour’, finished in February 2017 in Australia after 14 months of concerts. 

The last time Springsteen came to the Catalan city, he performed at Camp Nou, the FC Barcelona football stadium. The American singer will perform at what will be the team's temporary field as the Camp Nou undergoes renovations

Tickets will go on sale for €65 to €125 on June 8 at 10:00am, and are available on doctormusic.com and entradas.com.

Springsteen’s close relationship with Barcelona

Barcelona has been the only tour date in Spain for many international artists. In 2015, Madonna, U2, Bjork, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé, to name but a few, chose the Catalan capital to present their latest albums and in many cases offered more than one concert.

However, Bruce Springsteen deserves special mention. He has visited Barcelona more than 12 times since 1981 and some of the concerts have been real milestones. The Catalan capital hosted a double concert on the E Street Band reunion world tour, in 1999, and in 2002 ‘Live in Barcelona’ was the first Springsteen album to be recorded outside of the United States.

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  • Bruce Springsteen during a concert in Camp Nou on May 14, 2016 (by Francesc Fàbregas via ACN)

  • Bruce Springsteen during a concert in Camp Nou on May 14, 2016 (by Francesc Fàbregas via ACN)

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