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My feelings have really done a complete 180 recently and I am not basing this opinion off of rumors or information. I still had hope for something in the summer or the fall of 2015 for Bruce and the E Street Band to hit the road. That feeling has now turned to doubt. I am by no means an insider, I am just a fan who started this blog as a hobby and it really has turned into a community. But, my gut is just saying that Bruce wants to take 2015 off. It seemed quite obvious that they had some sort of tour planned for the spring but, unfortunately those plans got pulled for whatever reason.
When you really think about it, he and the band have been on tour for the past three years. I think he realizes that maybe it may be a good time to take a break and recharge his batteries and gear up for one hell of a 2016 tour. This could turn out to be a good thing if he decides to wait until 2016. If he does wait, he would have had more than a year to rest which could mean a longer and larger tour. We, as Bruce fans, know when the band gets hot and warmed up they tend to take their shows to the next level. It was a real shame to see them cut off the High Hopes tour in May of last year. The band was really heating up and playing songs that they never had dare play before (Seven Angels for example). Either way, I will continue to post rumors if they come afloat of a 2015 tour. However, my gut right now is saying that we will have an amazing tour in 2016. Albeit, I would not be unhappy if The Boss hits the road sooner rather than later.
A new rumor surfaced from a fellow Brucebud, Mitch Slater (@mpslater), on Twitter. This one is pretty specific which is good however, keep in mind that it seems like Bruce's plans change hourly but this is at least a good step. Mitch tweeted out that Springsteen is looking into doing some US shows this summer and/or early fall! He also mentioned two cities and venues in particular The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and the Mohegan Sun Area (which closed the 2014 tour) in Uncasville, CT sometime in July. I really hope that Bruce plays the Mohegan Sun Arena again, it was a cool, small, intimate venue which really got the fans engaged in the experience. At this point, when things are quiet I'll take anything at all. Especially when it is on the East Coast!
Back in October we told you that a hint was dropped that Japan could have some shows in 2016. A personal source (who is very reliable) has informed me that this is accurate information and that talks are happening for Japan shows in 2016. Just wanted to give a quick update since things have gone pretty quiet recently. I hope everyone has a great holiday season and new year! And hopefully 2015 will be an amazing year for us Springsteen fans.
Here we go, something new on the rumor front. Springsteen may play the Firefly music festival next June in Delaware. The official firefly site says that the lineup will be announced in early 2015, usually a summer tour is announced around that time frame if one exists. As of right now it seems the festival has sold out the 4 day pass option with no other option to gain access to the festival is listed as of now.
I know many of you have tweeted and messaged me asking about new rumors, sorry for the lack of posts about rumors. It has been pretty quiet but I just felt the need to write something here on the blog since there have been solo rumors going around and other sources saying that Springsteen is 100% booked for the Rock in Rio festival. If this is the case, there is no way Springsteen will be playing a solo gig at a rock festival. If Springsteen is indeed playing the festival, it will be without a doubt with the E Street Band and I would expect the next tour to be an E Street affair. As of right now, I fully expect an E Street Band tour next year and possibly into early 2016. I will update the rumors page when I hear anything new.
BTX can be an interesting place for a Springsteen fan, but on occasion you can dig out some interesting possible information. Next year (2015) looks to be the year that Springsteen will be touring both the United States and Europe. Who knows for how long and what time period but recent rumors have suggested a start in April for the US shows. Someone did however start a thread about hearing Springsteen was in negotiations with Japanese promoters in which some interesting information was given. Springsteen may be planning on returning to Australia sometime in 2016 with some stops in Japan included on the tour. We're not even in 2015 yet and tour planning most likely takes a very long time to coordinate but when you talk about 2016, plans can change in an instant. So take this with some caution but it's good to hear that long term planning is possibly taking place.
A Swedish newspaper claims that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will hit the stage in Gothenburg, Sweden at Ullevi Stadium on July 24 and 25 next year. Bruce seems to enjoy playing in Gothenburg if you can remember the two incredible set lists that he played there in 2012 on the Wrecking Ball tour. On night one he did an incredible version of "Drive all Night" which he would later release as a pro-shot youtube video (I'll post the video below). On the second night he played the first ever "Jungleland" without the Big Man, Clarence Clemons. There have no doubt been some incredible shows there.
UPDATE: Please do take this rumor with a huge grain of salt, we published an "Easy Money" article about some European plans but anyone who visits Easy Money knows that it is just a Springsteen joke page. We published two dates of July 24 and 25 for Gothenburg at Ullevi Stadium which matches this rumor. Either Tim and I should go play the lottery now or the paper got their source from our Easy Money page which again is just a "April Fools" type of page. Easy Money Article
Here is to hoping this particular rumor turns true. Springsteen may be in talks to do some Asbury Park, NJ holiday shows for the upcoming holiday season. If these shows were to happen they would most likely take place at Asbury Park's convention hall where Springsteen has held them in the past. The last holiday show in Asbury Park's convention hall from Springsteen was in 2003. Springsteen played two shows on December 7 and December 8. Let's all hope this one turns true!
Update: BTX moderator says that the box set will just be a box set of remastered albums, including the first two not mentioned in this rumor (Greetings/Wild and Innocent). Also says to not get your hopes up for bonus material included.
We thought a River box set would for sure be coming out in November, but it looks like plans have changed. The newest rumor claims that it will be a remastered box set of the albums Born to Run through Born in the USA. It will be a vinyl and CD box set, which is said to possibly include an unreleased River performance video. Again, it will not be just a river box set as originally expected but could include a video from that era. We should know fairly soon all the details if this box set is expected to hit the shelves in time for the holidays.
A few months ago there were rumors about Springsteen and Rock in Rio USA negotiating a deal to get the band to play the Las Vegas festival in May 2015. On Twitter, @VitalVegas claims that Bruce Springsteen has just been officially booked for the event. They also go on to say that The Rolling Stones are very close to striking up a deal for the same event, making this a huge festival event. Rumors have it to expect Springsteen to take the festival stage on May 8 or May 9. Rock in Rio USA says that the official lineups are coming out soon and there is the previous rumor of Springsteen announcing a US tour in December.
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