Photos by Rob DeMartin
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band kicked off their European summer stadium tour with two unforgettable nights at Barcelona’s Estadi Olímpic last weekend. Over 117,000 fans witnessed the three-hour performances on Friday, April 28 and Sunday, April 30, which featured classics like “Dancing In The Dark,” “Badlands,” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” as well as tour debuts, high-energy covers, and special guests.
The opening night performance of “Glory Days” was a highlight, featuring Patti Scialfa with special guests Kate Capshaw and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. The European debut of the tour earned a 5-star review on the front page of The Times in the UK, with The Telegraph noting that “if you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the greatest rock star of our times with the greatest rock and roll band in the world, I would urge you to catch this tour.”
The tour will continue through late July, with multiple nights planned in Dublin (May 5, 7, 9), Paris (May 13, 15), Amsterdam (May 25, 27), Gothenburg (July 24, 26, 28), Oslo (June 30, July 2), London (July 6, 8), and Copenhagen (July 11, 13). In total, Springsteen and The E Street Band’s 31 Europe shows have sold over 1.6 million tickets, making this one of the most highly anticipated tours of the summer. Fans can expect to be treated to an incredible performance every night as Springsteen and The E Street Band bring their signature sound to stadiums across Europe.
Check out choice selects captured by photographer Rob DeMartin below.