Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will perform in Belfast, Kilkenny, Cork, and Dublin in May 2024 as part of a 22-show "triumphant return" to Europe that was announced today, October 31.

The Boss will rock out at Belfast’s Boucher Road on May 9, followed by a stop at Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park on May 12, Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh on May 16, and Dublin’s Croke Park on May 19.

Tickets for each of Bruce Springsteen’s Irish shows in 2024 go on sale on Monday, November 6 at 8 am local time via Ticketmaster.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band delivered "the greatest show on earth" (Billboard) across Europe this past summer, and they'll make a triumphant return to the continent in 2024 with a just-announced 22-show stadium run:

May 5 - Cardiff, Wales @ Principality Stadium…

— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) October 31, 2023

Springsteen's return to Ireland in 2024 will come a year after he performed three sold-out gigs at Dublin's RDS Arena earlier this year. The New Jersey rocker's Irish setlist in May included all-time classics like “Thunder Road,” “Born to Run,” and “Glory Days.”

While in Ireland this year, Springsteen visited his ancestral homeland in Rathangan, Co Kildare; his great-great-grandmother Anne Garrity lived in the Mount Prospect Area of the town before emigrating to New Jersey during the Famine. 

In Kildare, The Boss visited the Burrow Pub, which opened early for the special guest, where he led locals in an acapella rendition of his hit song "My Hometown," a fitting choice considering the location. 

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Posted by Rathangan Past & Present. on Thursday, May 4, 2023

Elsewhere in Co Kildare, Springsteen was given a rundown on his Irish heritage and was shown local sites associated with his ancestors.

It was a busy Irish visit for Springsteen, who also met up with iconic rocker Shane MacGowan and Irish broadcaster Charlie Bird, while managing to fit in a wander around Dublin, making stops at Trinity College, The Long Hall Pub, and Leo Burdock's.

Springsteen's team later shared some personal pictures of their travels around Ireland:

— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) May 11, 2023

The 2024 Irish shows are likely to go a bit smoother than The Boss's gig at Slane Castle in Co Meath in 1985. Springsteen wrote in his 2016 autobiography "Born to Run" that the scenes in the crowd at the huge Irish gig put him into "a pure rage and simmering panic"

"I could not face what was happening in front of the stage at Slane on a nightly basis," he wrote. "It was irresponsible and violated the protective instinct for my audience I prided myself on."