After blanketing the East Coast with dates, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will head west with an Aug. 16 stop at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco and Aug. 17 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
It will be Springsteen’s first concert in San Francisco since playing the Winterland club in 1978. All of his Northern California dates since then have been in either Oakland or Mountain View.
The Dodger Stadium stop marks first Springsteen’s return to Southern California since August when he and the band played the Forum as “The Rising” tour was kicking off. His last stadium show in Los Angeles was October 1985, when he concluded the “Born in the USA” tour at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
Many Springsteen fans west of the Mississippi were concerned that the singer was completely bypassing the West Coast as the stadium portion of “The Rising” tour wraps up. Now playing seven shows at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, Springsteen has sold 3 million tickets over the past 12 months.
Current plans have the tour ending Sept. 27 at Miller Park in Milwaukee.