(Photo: Joel Bernstein)

It’s been 35 years since the release of Bruce Springsteen’s The River, and while that union card isn’t as useful as it used to be, still ain’t nobody like to be alone. To this end, Springsteen and his E Street Band are going on tour next month, starting, appropriately enough, in the rust belt city of Pittsburgh. From there, the tour will snake across the U.S. (with one stop in Toronto), playing arenas bearing the names of those same corporate entities that laid off all the people in the Bruce Springsteen songs.

The tour has been dubbed “The River Tour,” and although there’s no indication that the band will be playing The River in its entirety—although that would be amazing—there’s a good chance they’ll throw a few more tracks than usual from that particular album into their setlist. The tour is in support of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a new, 52-song, archival CD/DVD/coffee table book set featuring the original album, a never-before-released The River “single album,” outtakes, and footage of a November 1980 “holy grail” show in Tempe, AZ.

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Preceding the tour, Springsteen is set to perform on Saturday Night Live on December 19; tickets to all shows go on sale on December 11.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band “The River Tour” 2016

January 16— Pittsburgh, PA —Consol Energy Center
January 19—Chicago, IL—United Center
January 24 & 27—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden
January 29—Washington, DC—Verizon Center
January 31—Newark, NJ — Prudential Center
February 2—Toronto, ON—Air Canada Centre
February 4—Boston, MA—TD Garden
February 8—Albany, NY—Times Union Center
February 10—Hartford, CT—XL Center
February 12—Philadelphia, PA—Wells Fargo Center
February 16—Sunrise, FL—BB&T Center
February 18—Atlanta, GA—Philips Arena
February 21—Louisville, KY—KFC Yum! Center
February 23—Cleveland, OH—Quicken Loans Arena
February 25—Buffalo, NY—First Niagara Center
February 27— Rochester, NY—Blue Cross Arena
February 29—St Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center
March 3—Milwaukee, WI—BMO Harris Bradley Center
March 6—St Louis, MO—Chaifetz Arena
March 10—Phoenix, AZ—Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 13—Oakland, CA—Oracle Arena
March 15 & 17—Los Angeles, CA—Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

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