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  • Bruce Springsteen has created a powerful message with his new album Wrecking Ball and now after a few fits and starts he’s taking it on the road. The Boss kicks off the tour March 18 in Atlanta and will hit 15 cities.

    Bruce will be touring, as always, with the E Street Band. But this is the first time he will hit the road without saxophonist Clarence Clemmons. The 69-year-old musician died last June from complications related to a stroke.

    Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour Dates

    • 3/18 — Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
    • 3/19 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coluseum
    • 3/23 — Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
    • 3/26 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    • 3/28, 29 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    • 4/1 — Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
    • 4/3, 4 — East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
    • 4/6, 9 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    • 4/12 — Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    • 4/13 — Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
    • 4/16 — Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
    • 4/17 — Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
    • 4/24 — San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
    • 4/26 — Los Angeles, CA @ LA Memorial Sports Arena
    • 4/29 — New Orleans, @  Jazz & Heritage Festival
    • 5/2 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

    The album will reportedly include a number of songs that take aim at the economic injustice that led to the financial meltdown in 2008. Much of the album was already written before the Occupy Wall Street movement erupted.

    Springsteen debuted the first single off the album, “We Take Care of Our Own,” last week. It’s a moody ballad heavy on orchestral accompaniment. The lyrics question the loss of the nation’s soul. The album includes collaborations with
    Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and Pearl Jam’s Matt Chamberlain.

    Whether they will be joining him on the tour is unknown at the moment. After concerts in Atlanta and Tampa, the band will head back north for Boston, Philadelphia and New York, with a stop in hometown East Rutherford, NJ.

    He’ll also touch down in the mid-west in Detroit before heading to the coast for a show in Los Angeles. Then he’ll head back east for a final concert May 2 in Newark, NJ. Select dates go on sale as early as Friday, according to MTV.

    The album goes on sale March 6, and Springsteen is also expected to make an appearance at the South-by-Southwest music festival in Austin, TX, around the same time.

    The album is a “big-picture piece of work…that combines elements of both Bruce’s classic sound and his ‘Seeger Sessions’ experience with new textures and styles,” manager Jon Landau told Rolling Stone.

    Musically, “We Take Care of Our Own” doesn’t depart from Springsteen’s previous style. But he makes the lyrics worth listening to. Check out the song here.