The Boss and The E Street Band have announced a North America Tour that includes stops in Albany and Buffalo plus 2 other dates at Madison Square Garden.  It will be first tour without founding member Clarence Clemons who passed away last year.  Replacing the stage present will be the biggest challenge.  The current E Street Band lineup includes, guitars- Steve Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren and Patti Scialfa, keyboards- Roy Bittan, bass- Gary Tallent and drummer Max Weinberg.

Shows at Madison Square Garden are slated for April 6 and 9, Buffalo at The First Niagara Center April 13 and Albany at The Times Union Center April 16. Tickets go on sale Friday for Madison Square Garden and Saturday for Buffalo and Albany.