Bruce Springsteen is coming back to the Palace of Auburn Hills in April.
Let's just hope he remembers which city he's in this time.
Springsteen -- who started his Nov. 13, 2009 concert at the Palace by shouting "Good evening Ohio!" -- bring his E Street Band to town on Arpil 12. Tickets -- priced $95, $62 and $35 -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.livenation.com and www.palacenet.com.
The show will be part of Springsteen's 2012 Wrecking Ball World Tour, promoting his new album of that name; he opened the 2009 Palace show with the title song, though it had not yet been recorded. The tour gets under way March 18 in Atlanta, following Springsteen's keynote speech on March 15 at the South By Southwest Music + Media Conference in Austin, Texas. Springsteen and company will be tour the U.S. through May 2, then begin a European tour on May 13 in Seville, Spain.
Fans have been wondering what Springsteen will do in the wake of the 2011 death of iconic E Street Band saxophone player and onstage foil Clarence "The Big Man" Clemons. The tour press release offers no indication, listing only the eight remaining members of the E Street Band -- including keyboardist Charlie Giordano, who replaced the late Danny Federici in 2008.
The "Wrecking Ball" album will be released on March 6. The first single from the album, "We Take Care of Our Own," is already on sale and is also streaming at www.brucespringsteen.net and on YouTube.