He's back sooner than we thought, but it seems like The Boss can't stay away from Ireland for too long.

Despite postponing a run of dates in the US this summer due to issues with Peptic Ulcer Disease, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will return to Irish shores for four huge outdoor gigs next summer.

He'll play Belfast's Boucher Road on May 9th, Kilkenny's Nowlan Park on May 12th, Cork's Pairc Ui Chaoimh on May 16th and Dublin's Croke Park on May 19th.

It's part of a 22-date stadium run across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe that will kick off in Cardiff on May 5th.

Tickets for the Irish dates are on sale this Monday, November 6th at 8am.