News that Bruce Springsteen will appear next month on Saturday Night Live has some fans wondering if he's getting set for another round of concert appearances.

And now writer Stan Goldstein -- who runs the Springsteen fan blog and is the author of the book Rock and Roll Tour of the Jersey Shore – is chiming in. “Look for Bruce to announce dates for a two- to three-month E Street Band tour that will start sometime in December,” he said in a new post.

Springsteen's Dec. 19 appearance with the E Street Band on SNL will mark his third stop on the show, following spots on May 9, 1992, and Dec. 5, 2002. He'll be the musical guest for the show's final episode of 2015. (Former SNL cast members Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to co-host.)

Between then and now, Springsteen will release a sweeping reexamination of his 1980 album The River. Titled The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, the new box set includes a bunch of special features, like a retrospective documentary, live video footage and the original single-LP version of the record that turned into the double-album River.

Though Springsteen has stayed off the concert trail this year, he hasn't been entirely absent from the public. He appeared – as is his tradition – at this year's Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert on Nov. 10 at Madison Square Garden. And he showed up as a special musical guest for Jon Stewart's last turn on The Daily Show.

Springsteen mounted a wide-scale tour in 2012 in support of Wrecking Ball and then again in 2014 after the release of High Hopes, his most recent studio effort.

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