As expected, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band have announced the first seven dates of their 2014 tour, once again hitting Australia and New Zealand. The band kicks off the Down Under trek on February 7th in Perth, Australia and wraps things up on March 1st in Auckland, New Zealand. Along the way, "The Boss" and the band will make Australian stops in Hindmarsh, Melbourne, Sydney, Pokolbin, and Boondall.

In the tour announcement, longtime Springsteen manager Jon Landau said, "Our shows in Australia earlier this year were among the very best and most satisfying of our whole 128 show tour. The crowds were tremendous, the fans as warm, friendly, and welcoming as we could ever hope for, and the quality of the performances, as virtually every reviewer commented, were spectacularly high."