Bruce Springsteen took time out to thank his Swedish fans for turning out for his recent shows and their decades of support. reported that following the E Street Band's three-night, sold-out stand at Stockholm's Friends Arena, "The Boss" purchased a full-page ad in the Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet, which stated: "We want to thank you and all of your relatives for making us a part of your life, your culture, your country" and listed the July 27th and 28th, 2012 dates for the band's Gothenburg shows and the May 3rd, 4th, and 11th shows this year in Stockholm.