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Buffalo welcomes Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Information courtesy of First Niagara Center

Fri, Dec 4th 2015 06:15 pm

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform inside First Niagara Center in Buffalo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Dec. 11.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced the launch of The River Tour, a nine-week U.S. trek. The announcement of the tour coincides with the release of "The Ties That Bind: The River Collection," a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 "The River" album "Rolling Stone" calls "Springsteen's best archival release yet."

The River Tour (#TheRiverTour) is the first for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since the 2014 High Hopes Tour.

Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.

The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen's fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.

"The Ties That Bind: The River Collection" includes 52 tracks on four CDs with a wealth of unreleased material and four hours of never-before-seen video on three DVDs. It contains the original "The River" double album; the first official release of "The River: Single Album"; a CD of 1979-80 studio outtakes; a brand-new documentary about "The River"; and a coffee-table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia, with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore. The set also includes a two-DVD film of never-released, newly edited multicamera footage from a Nov. 1980 show in Tempe, Arizona, described by NPR as a "holy grail."

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. and are priced at $138.50, $108.50 and $58.50 (includes $3.50 facility fee). They can be purchased at the First Niagara Center box office, online at www.tickets.com, or by calling 888-223-6000.

A random handbill policy will be in effect. A limited number of handbills are available now. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and fees. No service charge applies at First Niagara Center.

Dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Click HERE for more information or to find tickets.

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