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Springsteen will bring ‘The River’ tour to KeyArena

Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band at Madison Square Garden Jan. 27 in New York. The band is bringing it’s tour to Seattle’s KeyArena March 24.
Bruce Springsteen performs with the E Street Band at Madison Square Garden Jan. 27 in New York. The band is bringing it’s tour to Seattle’s KeyArena March 24. Invision

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform March 24 at KeyArena in Seattle. The band early Monday morning announced it was extending The River tour, adding 14 new shows including the Seattle performance.

Tickets for the show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and can be purchased at the box office, through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000.

Other new stops on the tour include Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Detroit and Brooklyn, as wlel as shows in Portugal, Ireland and Italy.

The tour features an in-sequence performance of the 20 songs from the 1980 album “The River,” according to a news release. Prior to the tour, Springsteen and the band had performed the entire album only once before during a 2009 concert in New York.

Performing for more than three hours on the tour, the release said the band also has been playing such classics as “Rosalita,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Thunder Road” and “Born to Run.”

The tour, Springsteen’s first in two years, follows the December release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a boxed set that contains the original “The River” songs, plus outtakes, unreleased songs, and a two-hour concert film from 1980.

“This was the record where I was trying to find out where I fit in,” Springsteen said on the tour’s opening night, Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. “I wanted to make a record that was big enough that it felt like life — or like an E Street Band show.”

The band is currently comprised of the 66-year-old Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Patti Scialfa, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Royt Bittan and Nils Lofgren.

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