Tension is building as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, with special guest guitarist Tom Morello, prepare to “open” their 2014 U.S. tour on Tuesday at U.S. Bank Arena.
“Open” is in quotations because, after the tour was announced, Springsteen added another date — a free show at Dallas’ March Madness Music Festival two days before the Cincinnati stop. So when he and the band get here, we may have a better idea of what they will be playing.
But if the recently completed Australia/New Zealand leg is any indication, it could be a great concert, one that elicits high hopes. That could happen despite the new album, High Hopes, being a mixed bag of covers, new versions and original material. It probably will be well represented at the concert, since Morello provides hard-edge instrumental punch to seven of the album’s 12 songs.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play U.S. Bank Arena on Tuesday, April 8. Details/ticket info: usbankarena.com.