Everyone Freak Out: Bruce Springsteen to Play Citizens Bank Park

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If you missed the Boss on The River Tour when it came to the Wells Fargo Center back in February, you have a second shot at scoring tickets.

This morning, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced a September 7th show at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, one of eight new stops. The tour, which started in January, celebrates the 35th anniversary of the 1980 album The River (think “The Ties That Bind” and “Hungry Heart”). At the Philadelphia show, the band will play a selection of River songs sprinkled with a few Springsteen classics.

So far, the tour’s shows have been running over three hours. Clips have been magical; the Boss has as much energy as ever. 

The announcement of new U.S. dates follows a high-profile cancelled show in North Carolina last month.

Springsteen cancelled his April 10th show in Greensboro after the state passed HB2, a law that requires transgender people use bathrooms assigned to the sex listed on their birth certificate and removes workplace discrimination protections for LGBT individuals. On his website, Springsteen wrote that cancelling the show was “the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.”

Tickets for the Philadelphia show go on sale May 20th at 10 a.m. The new tour dates include August 23rd and 25th shows at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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