The Boss is back! Despite the loss of his iconic wingman, Clarence "Big Man" Clemons, Bruce Springsteen and a revamped E Street Band will be hitting the thunder road again with a new album and world tour in 2012.
Springsteen took to his official website this past weekend and confirmed the rumours with details on the tour and album. Unfortunately, only four tour dates have been announced this far:
Well, things are starting to heat up down on E Street. A lot of you have been hearing that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be on tour in 2012. That is absolutely correct. The European dates run from the middle of May until end of July and are being announced this week. Info on the US dates and the World tour dates will coming up shortly. In addition, we want you to know that the music is almost done (but still untitled), we have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet), and that we are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012. That's all the info we have for right now, but we'll get back to you--real soon.
Other than Clemons, the E Street Band will also be without their original organist/keyboard player Danny Federici, who passed away in 2008 of melanoma at 58 years old.
If there is one thing that we can be sure to expect, it's those iconic and always fascinating talks that Springsteen delivers between his songs on stage. Check out the ad for Springsteen's "Just The Stories" DVD with Ben Stiller from Saturday Night Live a few weeks back: