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The confirmation finally came. Although it does not make us particularly happy, Bruce Springsteen announced he will take a break after the Broadway shows.
There has been a lot of guessing and rumours in the past months. The first hint came at the end of August when the famous guitarist from E Street Band posted a Tweet saying that Bruce will take some time off in 2019. He has been pretty busy with his sold-out one-man Broadway shows since October 2017.
After crushing our hopes another announcement came just a few days ago. The Boss gave an exclusive interview to the Sunday Times and hinted about plans for the UK and European tour in 2019. He also confirmed the release of his next solo album is coming in the next couple of months. There has been a lot of confusion between the E Street Band’s members after the interview was published. Nobody really knew what was going on and had no idea of a supposed tour in 2019. However, Nils Lofgren, the E Street Band’s guitarist, said “I know nothing. But if it’s a go, I’m in.”
In the end, the confirmation from The Boss came. The E Street Band will not be touring in 2019. And neither will he. The legendary American artist will have his last Broadway show on 15 December and is planning to take a break.
You can see his statement here:
A statement from Bruce Springsteen… pic.twitter.com/bMqCPWmSaW
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) December 5, 2018
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born in New Jersey on 23 September 1949. In the early 1960s, he earned his nickname “The Boss” after taking up the task of collecting the payments for his band at the time and distributing them among the band members. His band, the famous E Street Band, has been following the Boss since 1972! Bruce Springsteen has since sold more than 135 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists. He has also won numerous awards including 20 Grammy Awards, while also being inducted in Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999. Springsteen’s music became for some, the vital voice of America, while his lyrics are mainly focused on the emotional struggles of working-class life. Moreover, he is often praised for his poetic lyrics and his lengthy, energetic and powerful stage performances together with E Street Band.
Following the release of his autobiography Born to Run in 2016, Bruce Springsteen has announced that he plans to perform on Broadway starting in fall 2017. His last performance is currently scheduled for December 15, 2018.
For more information, you can visit his official website.