Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced dates for their spring 2014 U.S. tour. The tour kicks off April 8th at the U.S. Bank Arena and wraps up May 18th with a two-night stand at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The tour focuses largely on markets that Springsteen skipped on his 2012 North American tour in support of Wrecking Ball. “As much as we played, we didn’t get to Texas, where I love to play,” Springsteen told Rolling Stone late last year. “We didn’t get to Florida. There were some other places we didn’t get on that entire tour. It might be fun to get back to some of those places.”
Springsteen is currently in the middle of an Australian tour with the E Street Band and special guest Tom Morello. The most recent show, at Perth Arena in Perth, opened with a cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” and mixed in new tracks from High Hopes with deep cuts like “The Promise” and “Terry’s Song.” The tour wraps up March 2nd with a two-night stand at Mt. Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. For the first time ever, fans can officially download these shows roughly two days after they end.