Bruce Springsteen announces ‘Born to Run’ book tour

Springsteen will hit the road in September to promote his biography

Bruce Springsteen has announced a tour to promote his biography Born to Run.

Springsteen will make a series of appearances at bookstores around the US this autumn, following the release of Born to Run on September 27th.

The tour begins in his hometown of New Jersey and includes dates in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Francisco.


Springsteen discussed his reasons for writing the biography in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. “I had to find the roots of my own troubles and issues,” he explained, “and the joyful things that have allowed me to put on the kind of shows that we put on.”


In the book, Springsteen opens up for the first time about his ongoing battle with depression. “One of the points I’m making in the book is that, whoever you’ve been and wherever you’ve been, it never leaves you,” Springsteen said. “I always picture it as a car. All your selves are in it. And a new self can get in, but the old selves can’t ever get out. The important thing is, who’s got their hands on the wheel at any given moment?”

Born to Run will be accompanied by a compilation album ‘Chapter and Verse’, which includes five new tracks.

Springsteen is currently finishing up his US ‘River’ tour. Last night at a gig in Pittsburgh, he dedicated a song to a Trump protester.

Born to Run tour dates:

Freehold, NJ, Barnes & Noble (September 27)
New York, NY, Barnes & Noble Union Square (28)
Philadelphia, PA, Free Library of Philadelphia (29)
Seattle, WA, Elliott Bay Book Company (October 1)
Los Angeles, CA, Barnes & Noble at The Grove (3)
Portland, OR, Powell’s City of Books (4)
San Francisco, CA, City Arts & Lectures (5)
New York, NY, The New Yorker Festival (7)
Cambridge, MA, The Harvard Coop (10)