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America's beloved rocker Bruce Springsteen has announced his 2012 Wrecking Ball Tour and has already sold out arenas.
He and the E-Street Band will tour across Europe and North America in support of the new album, "Wrecking Ball," which is scheduled for release on March 6.
Concert-goers have already sold out arenas for portions of Springsteen's tour.
Tickets are currently on sale for U.S. dates in Atlanta as well as Calif.
Springsteen and the E-Street Band will perform in Los Angeles this spring, and the concert was met with even higher demand than expected.
The L.A. Sports Arena tickets are priced at $68 and $98, not including added fees. Also, a few dates require concert-goers to purchase paperless tickets, some of which are listed on the secondary ticket markets at more than $1,100. Fans will have to present the credit card used to purchase the paperless ticket in order to gain entry to the concert.
Springsteen's saxophonist, Clarence Clemons, died at age 69 last year following a stroke. Guitarist Steve Van Zandt said that the Springsteen 2012 Tour should prove to me an emotional one for the E-Street Band and its audience in the absence of the musician.
Van Zandt noted that the band's work will always be a tribute to Clemons, as well as the keyboard player Danny Frederici who died in 2008, reported The Associated Press.
The guitarist said that band members were able to work through the high emotions by asking themselves what their deceased colleagues what have wanted them to carry on with their work.
"I think the answer's yes," said Van Zandt.
In addition to being a successful musician, Springsteen has also appeared in acting roles and is well-known for his politics and activism.
The 62-year-old singer recently announced that he is scheduled to appear at this year's Grammy Awards. Springsteen and the E-Street will perform live at the awards ceremony, which will broadcast live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. EST.