Bruce Springsteen has unveiled plans to mark his 1980 album ‘The River’ during his upcoming 2016 tour.
The live stint has been announced in support in support of Springsteen’s new reissue of the album, which was his fifth studio LP to be released.
The River Tour will see Springsteen touring North America from January to March, kicking things off in Pittsburgh on January 16 and finishing up with two shows in Los Angeles from March 15-17.
Springsteen is likely to play ‘The River’ in full and draw heavily from its recent box set release during the tour.
‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ features the original album plus unreleased music, unseen concert footage and a new documentary.
The double-album gave Springsteen his first US Number One Record and resulted in an extensive touring period. The third disc presents Springsteen’s show with the E Street Band from Tempe, Arizona on the 1980 River Tour, including over two and a half hours worth of footage and 24 songs.
‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is packaged in a 10-inch by 12-inch box with a hardcover 148-page coffee table book that contains 200 studio and live photographs.
In 2010 Springsteen provided a similar box-set treatment for ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town.’