Bruce Springsteen Targets Capital Region For 'River' Tour in February

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will stage a show in Albany in February. Tickets go on sale Dec. 11. The band’s appearance at the Times Union Center will be the ninth stop on a 22-city tour that kicks off Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh, and concludes with a pair of shows in mid-March in Los Angeles.

Nicknamed The River Tour, the tour pays homage, in name, to the band’s 1980 album of the same name, and more recently, the release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a just-released 52-track package on four CDs, which includes studio outtakes from the era, and three DVDs featuring four hours of never-before-seen video, according to Billboard.

The band has frequented the greater Capital Region for several decades, including memorable performances at the Times Union Center (then the Pepsi Arena) at Chrismastime 2002 (read about that show HERE),  and at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in 1984, which band drummer Max Weinberg fondly recalled while bringing his big band to UPH in Saratoga Springs in 2010.

"I absolutely remember that show we played at SPAC. It was raining. We played (John Fogerty's) ‘Who'll Stop the Rain,' and miraculously, it stopped raining. I can attest to that," he said. (Read that interview HERE).

The Albany show will take place Feb. 8. Tickets are: $153, $108, $58, and go on sale at 10 a.m. next Friday, Dec. 11 online at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, or Charge By Phone at 1-800-745-3000.