Bruce Springsteen, who is just wrapping-up Springsteen on Broadway this month, has announced that he will head back to his “day job” for a tour in support of a new album.
The Boss has reportedly been working on new music. This will be his first studio album since 2014’s High Hopes.
“For lack of a better word, it’s a singer-songwriter album – more of a solo record,” he told The Times.
While tour dates haven’t been announced at this time, Springsteen hopes to tour the UK in 2019, and is expected to follow with shows throughout Europe. He is rumored to tour with the E Street Band, but the band members noted that nothing official has been announced yet. Guitarist Nils Lofgren tweeted, “only the boss knows.”
“We say the same things over and over and over and people choose not to listen,” guitarist Stevie Van Zandt added. “Once again-There are no plans for E Street Touring in 2019 right now. Could that change at any moment? Yes. We will try and get an official statement. Maybe that would help. Maybe not!”
Zandt said that Springsteen may have meant a tour in 2020. Both Zandt and Lofgren admit to not knowing anything at this time, but will keep fans updated.
I didn’t see it but he most likely meant 2020. I will inquire to see if there can be an official statement to clear up these rumors. https://t.co/ciLEy9eYBt
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) December 2, 2018
Exactly. I know nothing. But if it’s a go, I’m in. https://t.co/dWtuS9nJZW
— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) December 2, 2018
Springsteen will round-out his Broadway run next weekend with his last show on December 15. Following the show, an album will be released compromising of the 15 songs he performed each night at the Walter Kerr Theater.