Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Kick Off 2023 International Tour With First U.S. Show In Seven Years Last Night

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band launched their 2023 international tour last night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida - offering fans a high-energy 28-song set that included live staples like "Dancing In The Dark" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" alongside new material from Springsteen's most recent studio albums Letter To You and Only The Strong Survive. This return to the road marked Springsteen and The E Street Band's first live performance together since the conclusion of The River Tour in 2017, and first in North America since 2016.

Press quotes on last night's show:

"This was a night that reaffirmed the power of music and community...Springsteen is increasingly peerless, which makes his live shows circa 2023 all the more must-see." - SPIN

"Ecstatic, emotional...Springsteen and The E Street Band were locked in tight, beaming with joy, and feeding off the frenzied atmosphere in the crowd...let’s enjoy every second of it while we can." - Rolling Stone

"Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rocked like their lives depended on it...two hours and 45 minutes of revved up rock, soul and remembrance." - USA Today

"If you’d wandered in from across the street, you’d likely assume they had been on the road for months already...the group was cooking from the opener...they were back in business." - Billboard

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - Tampa, FL - February 1, 2023 Setlist:

No Surrender


Prove It All Night

Letter To You

Promised Land

Out In The Street

Candy's Room

Kitty's Back

Brilliant Disguise


Don't Play That Song

E Street Shuffle

Johnny 99

Last Man Standing

House Of A Thousand Guitars


Because The Night

She's The One

Wrecking Ball

The Rising


Burnin' Train

Born To Run

Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Glory Days

Dancing In The Dark

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

I'll See You In My Dreams

Musicians on 2023 international tour:

Bruce Springsteen

Roy Bittan

Nils Lofgren

Patti Scialfa

Garry Tallent

Stevie Van Zandt

Max Weinberg

Soozie Tyrell

Jake Clemons

Charlie Giordano

Lisa Lowell

Michelle Moore

Ada Dyer

Curtis King

Barry Danielian

Eddie Manion

Ozzie Melendez

Curt Ramm

Anthony Almonte

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will continue touring across the United States through April 14, before traveling to Europe for summer shows and back to North America for more to-be-announced shows this fall. A full list of dates can be found on Springsteen's website: