Bruce Springsteen set for Powell’s Books in October

The Boss will be at Powell's to sign copies of his memoir, 'Born to Run'

In this Sept. 7, 2016 photo, Max Weinberg plays the drums, left, while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during The River Tour at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. (Elizabeth Robertson/Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
In this Sept. 7, 2016 photo, Max Weinberg plays the drums, left, while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform during The River Tour at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. (Elizabeth Robertson/Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Bruce Springsteen is coming to Portland October 4 — mainly to sign books.

Springsteen’s memoir, “Born to Run,” will be released September 27, shortly after he and the E Street Band wrap up a 75-show music tour in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Musician Bruce Springsteen performs during the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in New York. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP)
Musician Bruce Springsteen performs during the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in New York. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP)

The 9-stop book tour will begin in his childhood hometown of Freehold that day. He will be in Portland from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at Powell’s on Tuesday, October 4.

Springsteen’s book tour will also stop in New York; Philadelphia; Seattle; Los Angeles; San Francisco; and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In the book, Springsteen remembers his childhood in New Jersey, his rise to superstardom and personal struggles that inspired songs such as “Born to Run” and “Thunder Road.”

Springsteen’s book signing event requires a ticket. The $32.50 tickets, which includes a pre-signed copy of “Born to Run” and allows one person to meet Springsteen,were supposed to go on sale September 14 at 10 a.m.

But the ticket website, EventZilla, had technical issues with their server. Powell’s is now working on another option, to be announced later.

Eventually, they went on sale Friday morning and sold out very quickly.

Powell’s said only people with tickets will have access to the event.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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