Bruce Springsteen hasn’t released new music with the E Street Band in years, but after moving past his writer’s block, he’s put together “an album’s worth of material for the band.” Following the release, he would like to head out on tour with the band in 2020.
In an interview with La Repubblica, The Boss said that “we will go on tour next year. I’ll record with the E Street Band in autumn and, when we are done, we’ll go on tour. Of course I’ll come to Rome. I love it.” Little Steven, E Street guitarist who also tours with The Disciples of Soul Bruce, told NME that Springsteen will get “first priority” in terms of touring.
“We’ve talked about various things, but I’m yet to commit to it and we haven’t planned it,” Steven said. “But he’s always got plenty of stuff, so we’ll talk in a few months about what he wants to do and he gets first priority for me.
“If he wants to go out then we’ll go out. I’m booked through November 6, but we’ve got time to do a new E Street album and then head out on a tour.”
After Springsteen spent about seven years without writing new material, he was inspired once again. He told Variety that about a month ago, he wrote almost an entire album’s worth of material.
“It came out of just… I mean, I know where it came from, but at the same time, it just came out of almost nowhere,” he said of the album. “And it was good, you know. I had about two weeks of those little daily visitations, and it was so nice. It makes you so happy. You go, ‘F—, I’m not f—ed, all right? There’ll be another tour!”
In addition to the new music with the band, Springsteen is set to release a solo album, Western Stars, on June 14. The 2020 tour will follow Springsteen’s highly-successful Springsteen on Broadway run at the Walter Kerr Theatre.