Bruce Springsteen just scored a bunch of career milestones
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will hit the road for the first time in six years in 2023, starting with already sold out European dates. The boss will announce US dates soon, although he gave fans of Coldplay’s MetLife Stadium show on Saturday night a big surprise. As Springsteen, 72, waits to hit the road, he may also be celebrating several sales milestones.
On May 25, the Recording Industry Association of America awarded Springsteen several new certifications. Her singles “Secret Garden”, “The River”, “Hungry Heart”, “Radio Nowhere” and “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” all achieved Gold certifications, amounting to 500,000 certified units. “Glory Days,” the Oscar-winning track “Streets of Philadelphia,” “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” and “Thunder Road” reached Platinum status with at least 1 million copies. “Born in the USA” was certified 3X Platinum, while “Born to Run” and “I’m On Fire” were certified 2X Platinum. “Dancing in the Dark” was certified 4X platinum.
Several Springsteen albums also have new certifications. The biggest hits (1995) was certified 6X Platinum, while born to run (1975) reached 7X Platinum. wrecking ball (2012) finally achieved Gold status. Springsteen’s best-selling album, Born in USA (1984), reached 17X Diamond, meaning over 17 million units were shipped, sold, downloaded or streamed.
Springsteen, whose last album letter to you came out in 2020, made an unannounced appearance at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night. He performed “Working on a Dream” and “Dancing in the Dark” with Coldplay. Springsteen chose “Working on a Dream” since Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has a line of the 2009 song tattooed on his arm.
Coldplay’s appearance may have been a warm-up for Springsteen’s 2023 world tour with the E Street Band. Springsteen has already sold over a million tickets for the European leg and added new shows in Barcelona, Dublin, Oslo, Gothenburg, Paris, Amsterdam and Hockenheim due to demand. The tour begins in Barcelona on April 28, 2023. The North American tour will start in August.
“After six years, I can’t wait to see our big and loyal fans next year,” Springsteen said in a statement. “And I can’t wait to share the stage with the legendary E Street Band again. See you there, next year – and beyond.” The current lineup of the E Street Band includes Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Soozie Tyrell, Jake Clemons and Charlie Giordano.