Bruce Springsteen & E-Street Band UK tour 2023: are there dates for Birmingham, when do tickets go on sale?

The iconic musician, who is 72, is heading out on tour next year

American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen has announced a large number of European shows that will take place next year.

Springsteen has yet to announce any dates in the UK, but here’s all you need to know about where he will be playing in Europe and when the last time it was that he came to Birmingham.

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Is Bruce Springsteen playing in Birmingham?

Springsteen has yet to announce any dates in the UK, so at present he is not due to play in Birmingham next year.

However, this could all change.

For any future announcements, you can sign up to Bruce Springsteen alerts through the Utilita Arena website. 

Which dates have already been announced?

American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen performs during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games 2017

Bruce Springsteen has announced 19 dates for Europe in 2023 which will see his band play in iconic cities such as Barcelona, Rome and Paris.

The current tour dates begin on 28 April in Barcelona and finish up on 25 July in Monza, Italy.

The full list of 2023 dates are below.

28/4 Barcelona, Spain - Estadi Olímpic

5/5 Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena

7/5 Dublin, Ireland - RDS Arena

13/5 Paris, France - La Défense Arena

18/5 Ferrara, Italy - Parco Urbano G. Bassani

21/5 Rome, Italy - Circo Massimo

25/5 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Johan Cruijff ArenA

11/6 Landgraaf, Netherlands - Megaland

13/613 Zurich, Switzerland - Stadion Letzigrund

21/6 Düsseldorf, Germany - Merkur Spiel Arena

24/6 Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi

26/6 Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi

30/6 Oslo, Norway - Voldsløkka

11/7 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken

11/7 Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken

15/7 Hamburg, Germany - Volksparkstadion

18/7 Vienna, Austria - Ernst Happel Stadion

23/7 Munich, Germany - Olympiastadion

25/7 Monza, Italy - Prato della Gerascia, Autodromo di Monza

Can I get tickets?

If you want to make sure you can get to see Bruce Springsteen next year, despite nothing currently planned to take place in Birmingham, you can check out ticket details for other shows on the European leg of the tour on Ticketmaster.

When did Bruce Springsteen last play in Birmingham?

It has been a long time since Springsteen last brought his extensive discography to Birmingham.

In fact, not since 9 November 2006 has he played a gig in Birmingham. On this occasion, he played at the national Exhibition Centre as part of the Bruce Springsteen with the Seeger Sessions Band Tour.

The closest he has come to Birmingham since then was when he performed at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry back in 2016.

What was the setlist when he last played in Birmingham?

The show in 2006, which was part of a worldwide tour, saw Bruce Springsteen play an extensive setlist.

This is listed below and is according to 

  • Blinded by the Light
  • John Henry
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • Further On (Up the Road)
  • Jesse James
  • Mary Don’t You Weep
  • Bobby Jean
  • Erie Canal
  • My Oklahoma Home
  • The Ghost of Tom Joad
  • Mrs. McGrath
  • How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?
  • Jacob’s Ladder
  • Long Time Comin’
  • Jesus Was an Only Son
  • Open All Night
  • Pay Me My Money Down
  • Encore:
  • My City of Ruins
  • You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • This Little Light of Mine
  • Encore 2:
  • American Land
  • Frog Went A-Courtin