Bruce Springsteen to launch world tour

LOS ANGELES Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:08pm EST

Singer Bruce Springsteen holds up his Golden Globe award for best song ''The Wrestler'' from film ''The Wrestler'' at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills January 11, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Singer Bruce Springsteen holds up his Golden Globe award for best song ''The Wrestler'' from film ''The Wrestler'' at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills January 11, 2009.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bruce Springsteen will launch a world tour this year, the rock performer said on his website on Tuesday as his album "Working on a Dream" hit music stores.

Springsteen and his E Street Band will start their 47-date tour on April 1 in San Jose, California. They also will perform in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and other U.S. cities.

Following those shows, the tour will head to Europe with stops including Sweden, Italy, France and Spain.

Springsteen, 59, will perform at the half-time show for the Super Bowl professional football championship on Sunday.

His last tour with the E Street Band was in 2007. "Working on a Dream" is Springsteen's 24th album. It received a five-star rating from Rolling Stone magazine but other reviews were less positive.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Bill Trott)

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