Bruce Springsteen to play Gillette Stadium in August

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After rocking the TD Garden last month, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will return to Massachusetts this summer. The band will bring their “Wrecking Ball” world tour to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Saturday, August 18. Tickets for the concert, which range in price from $50 and $128, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Springsteen continues to tour in support of his brand new album, Wrecking Ball. Released last month, Springsteen’s 17th studio effort and follow-up to 2009′s Working on a Dream, debuted at #1 in 16 different countries. It marked his tenth #1 album in the United States, tying him with Elvis Presley for third-most #1 albums of all-time. Wrecking Ball, which was produced by Ron Aniello with Springsteen and executive producer Jon Landau, features lead single “We Take Care of Our Own”. The album also features a special guest appearance from Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave.

After wrapping up a successful run of arena shows, the “Wrecking Ball” world tour will head to Europe for shows between May 13 and July 3. The Gillette Stadium date will be the first upon Springsteen’s return to the U.S. The August 18 appearance will be Springsteen’s first visit to Gillette Stadium since 2008. He also made a stop at the home of the New England Patriots on his 2003 tour in support of The Rising.

The ongoing tour is Springsteen and the E Street Band’s first since the death of saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who passed away in June 2011. The current E Street Band lineup includes Roy Bittan (piano, synthesizer), Nils Lofgren (guitar, vocals), Patti Scialfa (guitar, vocals), Garry Tallent (bass guitar), Stevie Van Zandt (guitar, vocals) and Max Weinberg (drums) with Soozie Tyrell (violin, guitar, vocals) and Charlie Giordano (keyboards).

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