Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour and release new music in 2012, according to a post on Springsteen’s official Web site. European dates will run from mid-May through the end of July, with four England festival dates announced thus far. Information on U.S. dates will be forthcoming. “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),” the post also said.
The news of a new album and tour comes as a bit of a surprise just five months after the death of longtime E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons . Many had speculated that the E Street Band had played its last show together, but that is clearly not the case. There is no word yet on whether Clemons will be replaced or if the band will simply continue without a saxophone player.
The upcoming album will be Springsteen’s first since 2009’s “Working on a Dream.” The Boss and E Street Band last played D.C. in 2009, with May and November shows at Verizon Center. Springsteen was also in D.C. in 2009 as a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Visit the blog archives for much much more on the Boss.
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