Bruce Springsteen Sets Fall Book Tour, Australian Dates; Jet Reforms in Support

by VVN Music Paul Cashmere, Noise11

Bruce Springsteen has set a series of dates, but not a music tour. This will be a book tour at nine stores around the country to promote his new autobiography Born to Run. There is a also a new compilation, Chapter and Verse being released at the same time.

Springsteen's tour opens September 27 in Freehold, NJ at Barnes and Noble and runs through October 10 at the Harvard Coop in Boston, MA.  All books for sale on the tour will be pre-signed.

The book tour dates:
  • 09/27 - Freehold, NJ - Barnes & Noble
  • 09/28 - New York, NY - Barnes & Noble Union Square
  • 09/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Free Library
  • 10/01 - Seattle, WA - Elliot Bay Book Company
  • 10/03 - Los Angeles, CA - Barnes & Noble at the Grove
  • 10/04 - Portland, OR - Powell's City of Books
  • 10/05 - San Francisco, CA - City Arts & Lectures
  • 10/07 - New York, NY - The New Yorker Festival
  • 10/10 - Boston, MA - The Harvard Coop
Then, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will tour Australia in the summer of 2017.

Springsteen last toured Australia and New Zealand in 2014. The 2017 tour will include his first-ever time live in Christchurch on the eve of the anniversary of the NZ earthquake of 2011. Christchurch healed through that tragedy with his song My City In Ruins.

Guests for the Springsteen tour on selected dates will be Jet, reforming for the event, Diesel and Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders.

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Nic Cester, Chris Cester, Cameron Muncey and Mark Wilson formed Jet in Melbourne in 2001.

The debut Jet album, Get Born was released in 2003. It reached number 1 in Australia generating sales of over 600,000. The album also sold over 1,000,000 in the USA.

Jet’s final show was November 13, 2010 in Brisbane. They officially announced their split in 2012 announcing on March 26:

A Message To Our Fans: After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group. From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight.”

The Springsteen shows will be the first shows for Jet since the Brisbane show six years ago.

Frontier Members will have a pre-sale via www.frontiertouring.com/brucespringsteen fr
Tuesday, September  20 to Wednesday September, 21 or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted. General public on sale from Friday, September 23.

Tour dates:
  • 01/25 - Perth - Perth Arena
  • 01/30 - Adelaide - Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • 02/02 - Melbourne - AAMI Park (With special guests Jet)
  • 02/07 - Sydney - QUDOS Bank Arena
  • 02/11 - Mt Macedon - Hanging Rock (With special guests Jet and Diesel)
  • 02/14 - Brisbane - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
  • 02/18 - Hunter Valley - Hope Estate (With special guests Jet and Diesel)
  • 02/21 - Christchurch - AMI Stadium (With special guests Jet and Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders)
  • 02/25 - Auckland - Mt Smart Stadium (With special guests Jet and Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders)

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