The Boss is getting back to his day job.
Bruce Springsteen, who is currently wrapping up his successful one-man show Springsteen on Broadway, is working on a new solo album. What’s more, he has plans for a UK tour next year with the E Street Band.
According to an interview with The Times, Springsteen said of his new album, “For lack of a better word, it’s a singer-songwriter album – more of a solo record.” This album will be his first album since High Hopes in 2014. Earlier this summer, members of the E Street Band and producer Ron Aniello were spotted at Springsteen’s New Jersey studio.
At the same time, Springsteen also noted he will go “back to my day job”,
with a 2019 tour of the UK with the E Street Band. Presumambly, dates in Europe will follow. Update – December 5th: Springsteen has clarified that he does not intend to tour in 2019. Instead, he’ll use the year to focus on “various recordings projects I’ve been working on.”
I’m sure the Boss is eager to get back to what he does best; while Springsteen on Broadway has been a massive success, with Springsteen receiving a special Tony Award for the show earlier this year, he’s been treading the boards of the Walter Kerr Theater five days a week for more than a year. A special double-length live album version is set for release, while Netflix will premiere concert film version of the show on December 16. Watch a newly revealed trailer for the film below.