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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band set to tour

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Friday, December 4, 2015, 11:44 AM

The Boss is back.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will launch The River Tour 2016 on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh.

The nine-week tour was announced Friday, coinciding with the release of the box set, “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection.”

Tickets go on sale Dec. 11.

For those who can’t wait to see him, Springsteen plays “Saturday Night Live” Dec. 19, when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host.

The original tour of The River began Oct. 3, 1980, and lasted for nearly a year until Sept. 4, 1981. Those concerts often lasted four hours with a sweat-soaked Springsteen hoarse by the end and fans still raving about those epic shows decades later.

Springsteen and the E Street band's tour launches next month.Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central

That 140-date tour cemented Springsteen and the band as international icons.

This tour is more contained, as far as locations and dates, but Springsteen fans know concerts are often added.

Locally, the band plays Madison Square Garden Jan. 24 and 27 and Prudential Center in Newark on Jan 31.

The band will play one date in Canada, Feb. 2, in Toronto, but the rest is strictly born in the U.S.A., with stops in Boston, Albany, Hartford, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Oakland and Los Angeles.

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