Bruce Springsteen Book Tour Plans Revealed

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The book tour will likely be an ever tougher ticket than his concerts

The book tour will likely be an ever tougher ticket than his concerts

If you’ve ever wanted to see Bruce Springsteen up close and personal, maybe even meet him—and he hasn’t yet chosen you to dance on stage at one of his epic concerts—you may have your your chance soon. The Boss has announced nine in-store appearances in conjunction with the publication of his memoir, Born to Run, out on September 27.

The announcement was posted on Springsteen’s website this morning. It reads:

“Bruce Springsteen will be making several special appearances this September & October to celebrate the release of his autobiography Born To Run, available everywhere September 27. All events include a pre-signed copy of the book, and specific details on how to attend each event will be made available soon.”

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And the apparently tireless classic rock star also announced concert dates with the E Street Band this winter (January 25 – February 25, 2017) in New Zealand and Australia, where it’ll actually be summer.

The first store appearance takes place in Freehold, in Bruce’s home state of New Jersey, followed by stops at book shops (and one festival) in several major cities on the east and west coasts (including two in New York City). As of now folks in the heartland are out of luck.

September 27 — Freehold, NJ – Barnes & Noble
September 28 — New York, NY – Barnes & Noble Union Square
September 29 — Philadelphia, PA – Free Library of Philadelphia
October 1 — Seattle, WA – Elliott Bay Book Company
October 3 — Los Angeles, CA – Barnes & Noble at The Grove
October 4 — Portland, OR – Powell’s City of Books
October 5 — San Francisco, CA – City Arts & Lectures
October 7 — New York, NY – The New Yorker Festival
October 10 — Cambridge, MA – The Harvard Coop

What exactly the nature of the appearances will be remains shrouded in mystery. The announcement specifies that the events will include a “pre-signed copy” of Born to Run, which would seem to indicate that he won’t be spending much time to chat with individual fans.

The book’s publication will coincide with the release of the compilation album Chapter and Verse, which includes five unreleased tracks.

Related: Springsteen keeps breaking his own concert endurance records

We’ll update this page when we know more about the book tour. In the meantime, check out this video of “No Surrender” from the September 9th show in Philadelphia. Accompanying the classic rock icon is Matthew Aucoin, a college student who received the break of a lifetime when Bruce invited him to join in on guitar and vocals.

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