Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band are set to return to Ireland next year with dates in Limerick, Belfast and Cork.

Springsteen makes his almost annual visit to Ireland when he plays Thomond Park, Limerick on July 16, Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh on July 18, and King's Hall Arena, Belfast on July 20.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday December 6 at 9.00am and are priced €90 for general admission and €100 for seated.

The announcement follows Springsteen’s sell-out Shows in Dublin this summer. The Wrecking Ball Tour has been extended into 2013 after recording the top attendance of any other tour in 2012.

The Wrecking Ball album, released earlier this year, became Springsteen’s tenth No.1 Album in the US as well as topping the charts all across Europe including the UK and Ireland.