The Boss is coming back to Buffalo. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will play at First Niagara Center on Feb. 25. Tickets ranging in price from $58.50 to $138.50 will go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 11.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced the launch of The River Tour, a nine-week US trek, that will stop at First Niagara Center on Thursday, February 25th. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.”
The River Tour (#TheRiverTour) is the first for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since the 2014 High Hopes Tour.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ includes 52 tracks on four CDs with a wealth of unreleased material and four hours of never-before-seen video on three DVDs. It contains the original ‘The River’ double album; the first official release of ‘The River: Single Album’; a CD of 1979/80 studio outtakes; a brand-new documentary about ‘The River’; and a coffee-table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia, with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore. The set also includes a two-DVD film of never-released, newly edited multi-camera footage from a Nov. 1980 show in Tempe, AZ, described by NPR as a ‘holy grail.’
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 11th at 10am. Tickets are $138.50, $108.50, and $58.50 (includes $3.50 facility fee) and can be purchased at the First Niagara Center Box Office, online at www.tickets.com, or by calling 888-223-6000. A random handbill policy will be in effect. A limited number of handbills are available now. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. No service charge applies at the First Niagara Center Box Office. Dates and times subject to change without notice.