Bruce Springsteen Shares He’s Working on Solo Album
Music Mix Daily Staff
Bruce Springsteen, or “The Boss” as he’s known, called into SiriusXM’s E Street Radio on the morning of December 9th to talk about the E Street Band’s upcoming The River Tour. During the interview, he also revealed that he’s been working on a new album he claims is “more of a solo project.”
“It wasn’t a project I was going to probably take the band out on,” he explained. “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.”
Thus, we have The River Tour, a 24-gig U.S. tour to promote the recently released box set, The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, which is based on Springsteen’s 1980 double album The River. Fans should be thrilled, because this tour almost didn’t exist. Springsteen explained that there were no plans to tour for the box set, but that they at least wanted to play one or two shows to get fans excited. It wasn’t long before that snowballed into plans for a full-on national tour.
Springsteen and the gang are also trying something a little different this time around. At each stop, they’ll be playing the full The River double album from top to bottom. “It’s going to take a little guessing out of the evening,” he said. “We plan on picking out some of the best of our outtakes for the end of the show, and there will obviously be some fan favorites. It should be interesting and a lot of fun for the fans.”
The tour kicks off on January 16th at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, and will continue through March.
You can listen to the interview in full below.