Bruce: Vegas Scrapped, River Tour 2016 Extended

by Steve Spohn
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BruceRiverTourBruce Springsteen is extending his River Tour 2016 – reportedly, adding more than a dozen shows. The formal announcement is expected to come some time this week.

The Las Vegas show, which was to take place at The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, has been scrapped as has the HBO broadcast of the concert. The cancellation is possibly due to the inability of management on both sides – the Hard Rock and Springsteen – to come to terms on ticket prices. Instead of Vegas, a third Los Angeles show has been added for March 19th (see full extended schedule below); it is very unlikely that HBO will be involved.

Springsteen and The E Street Band will extend their River Tour 2016 into the Northwest and Midwest as well as hitting the South (North Carolina) before heading back to Bruce’s home base in the Northeast.

There’s more good news. European dates are expected to be added for the early summer, and there is also talk of a possible U.S. stadium tour later this summer.

Here are the tour stops that are expected to be released later this week. All cities and dates are tentative so proceed with caution. The on-sale date remains unknown.

Los Angeles, CA – March 19 (third show)
Portland, OR – March 22
Seattle, WA – March 24
San Jose, CA – March 29
Denver, CO – March 31
Oklahoma City, OK – TBD
Auburn Hills, MI – TBD
Dallas, TX – TBD
Kansas City, MO – TBD
Greensboro, NC – April 10
Columbus, OH – TDB
Penn State, University Park, PA – April 18
Baltimore, MD – April 20
Brooklyn, NY – April 22
Brooklyn, NY – April 24

Steve Spohn is a former Saturday Night Live and Nickelodeon Television executive. Growing up near Princeton, NJ, led to a musical addiction, with WMMR in Philly and WNEW in NYC providing the daily dose. When not attending or planning to attend Bruce Springsteen concerts, he's plugging away as a screenwriter in Beverly Hills. Reach Steve at