The Bruce Springsteen Timeline

January 12 2017

Bruce returns to the White House days before Barack Obama is replaced by Donald Trump to perform a private acoustic show for members of Obama's staff as well as the President himself and the First Lady.

January 22 2017

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band head downunder for another round of shows in what can no longer be called The River Tour 2016, but instead is simply dubbed the "Summer '17" tour (it is summer in Australia in January). The shows on this leg are an hour shorter, but no less intense than where Bruce left off in the fall of 2016. After the "New York City Serenade" opener of the first show, which takes place in Perth, Bruce addresses the chaotic political situation in the US by declaring himself and the band part of the new American Resistance.

February 25 2017

The tour Downunder ends in Auckland, New Zealand, and the band heads back home for a another hiatus.

April 10 2017

On this day Bruce is spotted in Tahita on a huge yacht owned by David Geffen. He is in company of Barack and Michele Obama, Tom Hanks, and Oprah Winfrey. The famous group also goes for a bicycle ride together.

April 21-22 2017

Bruce makes surprise appearances two nights in a row at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. On April 21 he joins a lineup of former regulars from the Upstage Club during the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival. He's on stage for most of the show, but only takes the lead vocals for "Lucille".

The next night Bruce joins Little Steven for two songs during the latter's show at the same venue.

April 28 2017

Bruce is once again in the company of Tom Hanks, this time for another interview in front of an audience in connection with the publication of Bruce autobiography. The event takes place at the Beacon Theater in New York.

October 3 2017

Bruce begins a long stand of shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway. The first several shows are rehearsal shows or invitation only.

October 12 2017

The official opener of Bruce's "Springsteen on Broadway" show that will play five times a week at the Walter Kerr Theater on Broadway in New York. The show features the exact same setlist every night consisting of acoustic versions of some of Bruce's best known songs. The songs are intertwined with anecdotes and memories, often culled from his autobiography. Patti Scialfa is on stage for two songs every night. The show receives rave reviews from fans and press alike, but with most tickets costing more than $500 and some as expensive as $850, Bruce also receives harsh criticism from fans who have no chance of attending even if they get a chance to buy a ticket, which in itself is a difficult process. Still, of course, all show sell out instantly.