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Bruce Springsteen Will Rule The United Center Next Month

By Casey Moffitt in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 4, 2015 7:48PM

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Bruce Springsteen will kick off 2016 with a 22-city tour that will bring him to the United Center Jan. 19

The tour supports his latest repackaging of previous material. The Ties That Bind:The River Collection is a collector's dream celebrating the 35th anniversary of, well, The River, Springsteen's fifth studio effort. The set includes the original double album, outtakes, a DVD of a Tempe, Arizona. performance from the 1980-81 world tour and a book. The River originally was conceived as a single album, but Springsteen took the album back to add to it. The original single-LP cut is included in the box set. So, if you've got a Bruce fanatic who needs everything Springsteen on your Christmas list, you know what to do.

The E Street Band will accompany Bruce on The River 2016 tour, including the regular cast of characters: Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Jake Clemons, Garry Tallen, Soozie Tyrell and Charlie Giordano.

All shows on the tour will be mixed and released on for download or CD days after each show. So if you can't follow Bruce for the whole tour, you can grab a virtual front-row seat.

The Boss is also scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live on Dec. 19.

Tickets start at a relatively reasonable $55, and range up $150 for general admission floor tickets. Fans with plans of Jan. 19 and can't make it to the United Center might consider making the trek to Milwaukee's BMO Harris Bradley Center to catch the show March 3.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster, the United Center box office or calling 800-745-3000.