Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Add U.S. Dates

Will Play at Nationals Park on Sept. 1

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band bring The River Tour back to U.S. shores this summer. Eight newly announced shows start Aug. 23 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and continue through Sept. 14 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

Since launching The River Tour in January, Springsteen and the E Street Band have gone "legions above and beyond the normal concert experience," according to The Boston Globe, with Herculean sets lasting well past three hours. Even on the final night of the first North American run, "every musician on that stage was finding something more to offer," said NPR, "and almost every performance of every song felt renewed."

The next slate of U.S. concerts follows 37 initial North American dates, as well as an 11-week European trek. The European dates begin May 14 in Barcelona, Spain, and include appearances at Italy's Rock in Rome and Portugal's Rock in Rio Lisboa.

The E Street Band's members are: Roy Bittan - piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren - guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa - guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent - bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt - guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg - drums; with Soozie Tyrell - violin, guitar, vocals; Jake Clemons - saxophone; and Charlie Giordano - keyboards.

New 2016 The River Tour North American Dates:

August 23 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium (on sale Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m.)

August 25 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium (on sale Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m.)

August 28 - Chicago, IL - United Center (on sale Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.)

September 1 - Washington, DC - Nationals Park (on sale Friday, May 13, 10 a.m.)

September 3 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (on sale Friday, May 13, 10 a.m.)

September 7 - Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park (on sale Friday, May 20, 10 a.m.)

September 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consil Energy Center (on sale Friday, May 20, 10 a.m.)

September 14 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium (on sale Friday, May 20, 10 a.m.)