TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It has been six years since Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band embarked on a major tour.
Judging by the first show Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida, you would never know it. The Boss and his band served notice they are back. At just under three hours, it wasn’t quite one of the marathon performances the 73-year-old Springsteen is best known for. But kicking off with “No Surrender” and finishing with a solo acoustic “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” Springsteen was in fine voice, and his big band matched his energy.
There were 19 musicians on the Amalie Arena stage at various points during the show. And now it’s on to the rest of the 31-date U.S. tour, which ends with a homecoming April 14 in New Jersey. From there, it’s off to Europe, starting with an April 28 show in Barcelona, Spain.
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