Bruce Springsteen will likely be touring this summer, I am told.
In December Springsteen posted a statement with a very big loophole: “Just a note to quell some of the rumors over here on E Street,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter. “While we hope to be back with you soon, the E Street Band won’t be touring in 2019. Before I go back to my day job, the year will be consumed with a break after our Broadway run and various recording projects I’ve been working on. We do hope to see you soon, and until then, we have some mighty E Streeters out there regularly performing with their own projects who’d love and deserve your support.”
Well, the new album doesn’t include E Streeters. For one thing, Stevie van Zandt is on tour with the Disciples of Soul now. The others all have projects. But the musicians on this album are all free, and Bruce will be keeping his word.
It’s not about money. On Broadway Bruce made more money than anyone could imagine. No, he just likes to perform and tour. They all do, all the rockers. They want to be on the road. They love the audience, it’s a high. And the audience adores him.
A fall tour– count on it.
A statement from Bruce Springsteen… pic.twitter.com/bMqCPWmSaW
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) December 5, 2018