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I originally was not going to post this rumor as I myself doubted it, however, it seems to be picking up some steam. I decided to ultimately post it so you can make up your own mind. The rumors are coming from the GreasyLake fan forum page.
"I am hearing that the new record is a tie in with the autobiography and is called CHAPTER AND VERSE. It has 6 new/unreleased songs on it, not sure if they are outtakes or newly written, and at least 12 previously released tracks with each corresponding to a chapter, Eg- Growin' Up."
Another post suggested, "from another source, not from NS and not Australian, the release of a compilation record tied to the book seems in very advanced work. If so, to be confirmed soon including the content. The 'new record' should be released later."
If this rumor is true, it appears that a few "bonus tracks" may be included in the rumored book album called Chapter and Verse and that the new full solo album will come out later, most likely early in 2017. Springsteen would also not be the first artist to do something along these lines so it is certainly possible. When thinking about it, it's really not a bad idea as it gives the fans a little bonus item along with the new book. I guess we will find out in the coming weeks if this pans out to be true.
Garry Tallent, Bruce's Bassist, responded to a fan's question on Twitter a few days ago. The fan asked if Bruce and the band would be back for a second European leg after this current one concludes. Garry responded "No, Bruce's book tour is next." To what extent a book tour means is unknown. It could just be a few appearances on talk shows or possibly even smaller venues where Bruce can talk about the book directly with the crowd which could be an interesting event to attend to say the least. Either way, it appears that Bruce will do some sort of "tour" or promotion for his upcoming book due out this September.
Wait of course for the official announcement but more rumored tour dates have surfaced. They are listed below. These are probably not all of the dates that we will see for the US leg as it is rumored that the bands contracts have been extended into October. But, I'd look for these shows below to be announced sometime next week.
August 23: East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium)
August 25: East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium)
August 28: Chicago, IL (United Center)
September 1: Washington, DC (Nationals Park)
September 3: Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Amphitheater)
September 7: Philadelphia, PA (Citizens Bank Park)
September 11: Pittsburgh, PA (Consol Energy Center)
September 13: Foxboro, MA (Gillette Stadium)
Here we go! Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia has tickets to auction for an upcoming Bruce Springsteen show in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on September 7, 2016. This all but confirms the rumors of the band coming back state side after Europe. Also noted in the description of the auction: "Your first chance to get tickets to this concert--national announcements to be made week of May 9."
You can view the auction page for yourself by clicking here!
Also heavily rumored is a stop at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on September 1.
As we told you back in January, the E Street Band plans on swinging back through for one more run at the United States and this time in stadiums. There were hints on the streets that these shows would be announced shortly after the first US leg which ends on Monday in Brooklyn. Turns out that we may get that information on Monday! @GilletteStadium tweeted out that they have a concert announcement on Monday 04/25. I think the odds are pretty good that it will indeed be Springsteen and E Street. If not, stay tuned anyway! I'm still confident that US stadiums are going to happen!
UPDATE: There are also rumblings of additional arena shows being added. Not sure if we do get stadium dates tomorrow, if they will be announced along side.
Could be only a few days away from an announcement about the European leg of this tour! Italian promoter Claudio Trotta put out a tweet saying that the "time has come (tues)day" (see his Facebook post below). Trotta has been hinting at Bruce shows for some time now and has fueled the European tour rumors for a couple months now. Not to mention, Trotta is also a huge Springsteen fan so it makes sense for him dropping this hint about a Bruce tour announcement. We'll find out Tuesday if this pans out! Thanks to @GreasyLake on Twitter for the heads up.
The website (Song Mango) released the long rumored extended US tour dates. They are listed below and should be announced this week according to the site. The website also does put a disclaimer that these are just tentative and may change. The article also talks about European dates to be added soon thereafter along with the possibility of US stadium shows after Europe. Which happens to be the exact rumor that we posted last week. So get ready, more dates are inbound!
03/19: Los Angeles, CA
03/22: Portland, OR
03/24: Seattle, WA
03/29: San Jose, CA
03/31: Denver, CO
??/??: Oklahoma City, OK
??/??: Auburn Hills, MI
??/??: Dallas, TX
??/??: Kansas City, MO
04/10: Greensboro, NC
??/??: Columbus, OH
04/18: University Park, PA (Penn State)
04/20: Baltimore, MD
04/22: Brooklyn, NY
04/24: Brooklyn, NY
Photo From: NBC Chicago
We said it before in the European rumor tour post that the band may extend their current North American tour into the months of April and possibly May. We just heard a little rumor that they will be hitting the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY in April. We have also heard that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will return to play stadiums in North America after the European leg of the tour. I myself was a little shocked to hear this one! No word on where the tour will be heading but I would look towards the East Coast since ticket sales for the first leg were absolutely phenomenal and it would make sense to have stadium shows in strong holds such as New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, etc. If so, it would be hard to imagine that they would play the entire River album again from start to finish so it will be interesting to see how those shows pan out if this rumor is true. It will be interesting to also see if the stadium rumor turns true if there are a good amount of East coast shows in the spring. Just something to keep an eye on if their stadium plans change. Hey, what to those solo plans that were planned for the fall later in the year? Good question. At least at this moment in time, it appears that the band will be coming back state side for now to close out this tour.
Photo From: Rolling Stone Magazine
Be on the lookout for the current North American tour to extend on over to Europe. No word on exactly when it will happen or what cities it will hit but this rumored tour is happening. The following thoughts are just opinions and are not based on anything concrete. I would think that this tour would start "shortly" sometime after the North American dates conclude (March 17), so possibly the middle or end of April start would be my time frame guess. However, there are rumors floating around that additional North American dates will be added that could take the North American tour through April and possibly early May. Additionally, I doubt this will be a "prolonged" European tour. Just a quick run of dates, maybe somewhere between 10-20 shows. Either way, European fans can relax because a tour is on the way.
Update (01/05/16): @PointBlankSpain tweeted out today: "From 3 diff. sources: Eurotour for River 2016 in the works. Pending confirmation." Sounds like the rumblings are getting louder and louder. However, if this does happen I would not expect a prolonged European tour. Probably just hit the major markets but that is just my opinion.
Now that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have announced they are touring the United States, what is next for Europe? I will say that I have heard rumblings coming out of Italy that something is in the works for the band, I specifically heard the city of Imola for Italy. Interestingly enough, a promoter called "Barley Arts" has changed their Facebook profile picture to Bruce and their Twitter cover photo to Bruce as well (picture of Facebook below). They have also been posting videos of The Boss in the past few days. Now is this wishful thinking/hoping? Possibly. But, I wanted to post this for our European fans since this has been the number one asked question the past few weeks.
And...Claudio Trotta, an Italy promoter, posted this message on Facebook: "Maybe I've been working on a hypothetical tour for some time and both as a fan and as a touring manager, as much as I'm allowed in my role which requires some confidentiality, I like to share with you my work in progress...doing that seems to me a legitimate, nice and funny thing. Our man has announced an American tour and it seems obvious to imagine that he is considering whether to make one in Europe, it is equally obvious to think that his promoters in Europe are working on that and they hope to have confirmations as soon as possible...that's all." Sounds like things may be heating up for some sort of possible European shows.
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