Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band kick off European tour with a pair of three-hour Barcelona shows to over 117,000 fans

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band launched their European summer stadium tour this weekend with two house-rocking nights at Barcelona's Estadi Olímpic on Friday April 28 and Sunday April 30. Over 117,000 fans were on hand to witness a pair of three-hour performances, which included staples like "Dancing In The Dark," "Badlands" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" alongside tour debuts each night, high-energy covers and an opening night performance of "Glory Days" featuring Patti Scialfa with special guests Kate Capshaw and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

The tour's European debut was given a 5 star review on the front page of The Times in the UK, as well as by The Telegraph who noted "if you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the greatest rock star of our times with the greatest rock and roll band in the world, I would urge you to catch this tour." European dates will continue through late July, including multiple nights planned in each of Dublin (May 5, 7, 9), Paris (May 13, 15), Amsterdam (May 25, 27), Gothenburg (July 24, 26, 28), Oslo (June 30, July 2), London (July 6, 8) and Copenhagen (July 11, 13). In total, Springsteen and The E Street Band's 31 Europe shows have sold over 1.6 million tickets.