Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's year-plus world tour in support of "The Rising" will come to a close at Shea Stadium in New York. Two shows -- Oct. 1 and 3 have been confirmed, with as man

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's year-plus world tour in support of "The Rising" will come to a close at Shea Stadium in New York. Shows have been confirmed for Oct. 1 and Oct. 3, with as many as two more possible at the home of baseball's New York Mets, according to sources.

Tickets for the Oct. 1 and 3 shows will go on sale Monday (Sept. 8) via Ticketmaster.

Over the weekend Springsteen and the band finished their record 10-show stand at New Jersey's Giants Stadium. Saturday's show saw guest appearances by Emmylou Harris and Marah, with many nights featuring a slew of rare songs, including Sunday night's closing cover of Tom Waits' "Jersey Girl." (Click here for a full review of the final two shows.)

Released in July 2002, "The Rising" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Columbia set has sold 2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The tour kicked off Aug. 7, 2002, in East Rutherford, N.J.'s Continental Airlines Arena. The "barnstorming" leg -- where Springsteen played only one night in each city -- took the band across the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia (although two shows were played at the latter's Brisbane Entertainment Centre).

The stadium portion of the tour began in May in Europe, touching down in the U.S. again in July.

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