Bruce Springsteen will make a series of "special appearances" this fall to support the release of his new autobiography, Born to Run. He announced the dates Monday on his website. His book hits shelves on September 27th.
Fittingly, Springsteen will celebrate the arrival of Born to Run in Freehold, New Jersey. After that, he heads to New York City and Philadelphia, before looping down the West Coast. He returns east for the New Yorker Festival and wraps up the nine-date jaunt in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Springsteen discussed his reasons for writing Born to Run in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. "I had to find the roots of my own troubles and issues," he explained, "and the joyful things that have allowed me to put on the kind of shows that we put on."
He also discussed his ongoing battle with depression in the book. "One of the points I'm making in the book is that, whoever you've been and wherever you've been, it never leaves you," Springsteen noted. "I always picture it as a car. All your selves are in it. And a new self can get in, but the old selves can't ever get out. The important thing is, who's got their hands on the wheel at any given moment?"
Born to Run will be accompanied by the compilation album Chapter and Verse, which includes five unreleased tracks.
Born to Run Book Tour Dates
September 27 — Freehold, NJ @ Barnes & Noble
September 28 — New York, NY @ Barnes & Noble Union Square
September 29 — Philadelphia, PA @ Free Library of Philadelphia
October 1 — Seattle, WA @ Elliott Bay Book Company
October 3 — Los Angeles, CA @ Barnes & Noble at The Grove
October 4 — Portland, OR @ Powell’s City of Books
October 5 — San Francisco, CA @ City Arts & Lectures
October 7 — New York, NY @ The New Yorker Festival
October 10 — Cambridge, MA @ The Harvard Coop