It’s official. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are returning for the Australian Tour 2014.

Yesterday, news came through that a series of dates had leaked for a visit from Springsteen and his legendary ensemble for February 2014, now it appears that all the leaked information was entirely accurate.

Arriving less than a year after his Easter visit, The Bruce Springsteen Australian Tour 2014 kicks off 7th February 2014 in Western Australia at the new Perth Arena and rolling through Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, The Hunter Valley, and Brisbane, presented by Frontier Touring.

Perth and Adelaide fans will no doubt be jumping for joy as this year’s April visit from The Boss and The E Street Band, as they neglected to check into South Australia or the WA capital, with promoters Frontier Touring even having to issue a formal apology to the snubbed states. That has been rectified for the current tour.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s live show, voted by Rolling Stone as the best in the world, while the recent April tour was one of the biggest Australian tours of the year, raking in grosses of $25 million. For the February run, expect an equally heroic turn from one of music’s most indelible icons, turning out marathon three-hour sets brim with Springsteen’s peerless back catalogue.

Continuing the ‘too good to be true’ vibe is that a reformed Hunters & Collectors will be supporting Springsteen at the Melbourne show at AAMI Stadium. It’s been 15 long years since the band officially disbanded, reuniting briefly in 2009 at the Sound Relief benefit concert in Melbourne, put together in part by Michael Gudinski, while Mushroom recently put together an all-star tribute album to the classic Aussie band, featuring covers by Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, Eddie Vedder, The Rubens, Something For Kate, and a rare remix from The Avalanches

An additional special guest at Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Melbourne and Hunter Valley shows will be Australia’s favourite rock and roll soul man Dan Sultan. The Rubens will have the honour of sharing the stage with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band once more at their Hunter Valley show, after opening the show at their Hanging Rock performance earlier this year. The Springsteen Hanging Rock shows marked the third and last of a deal with Macedon Ranges council, who have now approved a five-year deal to host more concerts at the site following the success of Springsteen and previous Frontier-presented shows from Leonard Cohen and Rod Stewart.

Bruce Springsteen Australian Tour 2014

Frontier Members pre-sale via www.frontiertouring.com/brucespringsteen
Wednesday 21 August to Thursday 22 August (or until pre-sale allocation is exhausted)
(Pre-sale times are staggered per show.  Visit the website for more details).
General public on sale from Monday 26 August (see times below)

Fri 7 Feb – Perth | Perth Arena – (All Ages)
Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849  [on sale at 9am local time]

Tue 11 Feb – Adelaide | Entertainment Centre – (All Ages)
Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849 [on sale at 12 noon local time]

Sat 15 Feb – Melbourne | AAMI Park (All Ages)
with special guests Hunters & Collectors and Dan Sultan
Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849 [on sale at 9am local time]

Wed 19 Feb – Sydney | Allphones Arena (All Ages)
Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849  [on sale at 10am local time]

Sat 22 Feb – Hunter Valley | Hope Estate (All Ages)
with special guests The Rubens and Dan Sultan
Ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100 [on sale 10am local time]

Wed 26 Feb – Brisbane | Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
Ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849 [on sale at 12 noon local time]