NEW YORK (AP) _ Bruce Springsteen will travel light on his upcoming tour.
The Boss will perform by himself when he begins a series of live shows in support of his upcoming ``Devils & Dust'' album, with the first performance slated for April 25 in Detroit. The album comes out a day later.
A series of dates across the United States and Europe will carry Springsteen through the end of June, when additional domestic shows will be scheduled. These will mark Springsteen's first solo shows since the 1995-97 ``Ghost of Tom Joad'' tour, where he was accompanied only by his acoustic guitar and harmonica.
Several of the songs on the new CD were written during that tour, Springsteen said recently. ``Devils & Dust'' is Springsteen's first new studio album since releasing ``The Rising'' three years ago.
In the United States, Springsteen will also play in Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Oakland, Denver, St. Paul, Minn., Chicago, Fairfax, Va., Cleveland, Philadelphia, East Rutherford, N.J., and Boston.
The European dates begin in Dublin on May 24, and continues through a show in Stockholm on June 25. All the shows will be held in theaters or arenas scaled down to a theater format.