The jaunt features seven shows in seven different countries...

Bruce Springsteen has announced a series of European dates for October.

Bruce Springsteen, who recently kicked off a US tour with the E Street Band, will play a limited number of dates in support of chart-topping album ‘The Rising’, starting in Paris on October 14, Billboard reports.

As previously reported on NME.COM, following the European dates, Bruce Springsteen will then return to the US for further shows, winding up back in his native New Jersey on December 13. There are also plans to take in Australia as well as a further swing through Europe during 2003.

The European tour dates are:

Paris Bercy (October 14)

Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi (16)

Bologna Palamalaguti (18)

Berlin Velledrone (20)

Rotterdam Ahoy (22)

Stockholm The Globe (24)

London Wembley Arena (27)

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