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Ok, who knows if this will actually happen but there are talks about Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band possibly playing at the possible Desert Trip II festival later this year in California. Rolling Stone has even recently discussed the possibility of Bruce Springsteen performing this year. And to be honest, they give some pretty good reasons why Springsteen might play and why he may not.
There have also been talks on Springsteen fan boards about this event with one person stating that the band was already in negotiations. Granted, that does not mean that the band will 100% play, they were just in the negotiation stages. We have heard as of late that the solo album project, that we all assumed would be next, may have been pushed by the waysides yet again. Could this rumor play a role in that? Possibly. Either way, it's nice to be able to bring a rumor back to the site as I know how much you all enjoy them. Keep it here for the latest updates and hopefully we'll learn more soon.
Last week we told you about how we heard Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were going to be playing Australia in early 2017, we have now been told, by two separate sources, that Japan will also be included during the stops in early 2017. As we mentioned last week, we are not 100% sure about what the band will be touring behind but we're not so confident it will be behind the new "solo" album, so it is very possible that The River Tour may be continued/revitalized into 2017. Things are for sure picking up steam so we could be a few weeks away from an official announcement which should clear many things up. Stay tuned...
I have great confidence in this rumor as it comes from someone who is rarely wrong. Bruce Springsteen is apparently confirmed to be hitting the road again in the early months of 2017 and one of the stops will include Australia. That's not it, to my surprise we were also told that The E Street Band will be joining The Boss during these shows. With rumors of a "solo" album flying around, it raises some questions if Bruce has delayed the album all together (again) or if he changed his mind and decided to bring the band out to tour behind the new album. We believe it is likely that the band will not be touring behind the new Springsteen album unless Bruce has changed his mind on how he wants to present the new material in concert. Either way it appears that at least Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be hitting the road in some fashion in early 2017.
To add to the speculation of this rumor, Australian promoters are going on the radio waves saying that they are expecting Bruce and The E Street Band to be hitting Aussie next year in February/March along with other major musical acts.
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
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