Bruce Springsteen is making a Seattle stop early next year during his 2023 international tour with the E Street Band.
Springsteen and the band will play 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Climate Pledge Arena.
The tour will be using Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform, in which registrants who are verified can become eligible to receive an access code to buy tickets. (Registering does not guarantee receipt of a code or the ability to buy tickets.) Registration began at 6 a.m. Tuesday at verifiedfan.ticketmaster.com/springsteen and ends on Sunday, July 17, at 8:59 p.m. The Verified Fan onsale will then take place between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 27. If tickets remain, a general onsale begins at 3 p.m. that day, with no code required, at ticketmaster.com.
The concert will be the 17th time the 72-year-old artist has performed in Seattle, 13 of them with the E Street Band, his main accompaniment band.
Springsteen last visited Seattle on March 24, 2016 when he and the E Streeters played nearly four hours at KeyArena, going through the singer’s coming-of-age fifth album, “The River” — marking their longest concert ever in the city.
In 2008, the group played the same venue, where the singer protested against the Iraq War with songs like “Last To Die” from his album “Magic.”
Springsteen’s city debut was Oct. 26, 1975 at the Paramount Theatre where he performed songs from his first three albums. He had 10 more concerts in the city before 2000.
Springsteen and the E Street Band released their most recent studio album, “Letter To You,” in 2020. It charted No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart.
Their Pacific Northwest swing also includes a date in Portland, at the Moda Center at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25.
The Pacific Northwest shows are part of a 31-performance tour across the U.S. that starts Feb. 1 in Tampa, Florida. It will be the first tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since February 2017 and the first in North America since September 2016. After the U.S. leg, which ends April 14 in Newark, New Jersey, Springsteen and the band go to Europe.