Bruce Springsteen Confirms Work on New Solo Album
"The project I've been working on is more of a solo project," he said, during a visit this morning at SiriusXM Radio. "It wasn't a project I was going to probably take the band out on. So I said, 'Gee, that's going to push the band playing again until a ways in the future. It'll be nice to get some playing in so you don't wind up being two or three years between E Street tours.' This will give us a chance to get out there and stretch our muscles a little bit."
"We made the box set and there was no plan to tour," he said. "Then we felt, 'Maybe we should do a show just to raise the flag and have some fun and make it a little more exciting.' I said. 'Okay, maybe we'll do a show in New York.' Then that went quick to, 'Maybe we should do a couple of shows.' Then it turns into, 'Maybe we should do a small series of shows, basically one-nighters, with maybe a little bit around the country."
In keeping with the original sessions for The River, this new tour will peel away some of the expanded E Street lineup that joined Springsteen for the High Hopes tour in 2014. That edition boasted 18 members, including a five-piece horn section and guitarist Tom Morello. Rolling Stone reports that these dates will feature the group's remaining core members, plus saxophonist Jake Clemons – nephew of the late E Street Band legend Clarence Clemons – and violinist Soozie Tyrell.
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