Bruce Springsteen's vault of archival concert recordings will open even further to fans over the coming months, with more than two dozen shows added to the release schedule — including some that were only recently discovered.

Backstreets reports that word of the upcoming releases comes courtesy of Springsteen's SiriusXM channel E Street Radio, where a conversation between host Jim Rotolo and Nugs.net's Brad Serling dropped the surprise announcement that Aug. 4 will mark the arrival of the next download in his concert series — a blend of performances from Springsteen's 1977 tour.

According to the report, that download captures portions of the tour's Feb. 7 stop in Albany, N.Y., and the following night in Rochester — significant to Springsteen collectors because, as Backstreets put it, "no Albany recording has ever surfaced, and no 1977 performance has ever circulated from a soundboard source."

Those performances are part of a collection assembled by former Springsteen sound engineer Chas Gerber, and although they're incomplete and not in stereo, they represent a fairly major addition to the archives, and Serling hinted at the potential for another release from the 1977 tour later on — although if it happens, it'll have to work its way into a crowded schedule. As Serling told listeners, a total of 25 shows have been added to the queue for archival concert releases, with plans to make a new show available on the first Friday of every month.

In the meantime, Springsteen continues expanding that archive with his more recent dates — and if a recent report is accurate, he'll be adding some entries this fall, with an eight-week residence at the 975-seat Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway.

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