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.
Big rumor day! Twitter is always filled with Springsteen rumors, some turn out to be true and some don't. This one seems particularly specific and comes from @jwalsman on Twitter. He states that a US promoter says that The River box set is ready and will be out before the Holiday season. It is also said that the new album from Bruce will be due out in March or April. How about some brand new rumors! On top of all of that we get some possible news about some possible tour announcements. It is said that Springsteen will announce European tour dates in October and he will also announce US tour dates in December, with a US tour kicking off in April as a previous rumor has mentioned. So we first get information about albums and box sets, then Fallon appearances, tour kicking off in April, and now tour announcements months. Things are for sure heating up, but remember these are rumors and nothing is concrete certain.
We have some possible new information about a US leg next year. These places only have holds and have not been booked, not sure if they are still on hold or if the holds have been released. Either way they were apparently in place at one time or another. According to this source the first US leg will/would look a lot like the 2012 Wrecking Ball first leg. It is said that the E Street Band will head out West first starting in San Jose, CA in April. They went on to say that it looks like major cities are getting the nod on this possible leg including Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. They said that about 20 cities were on the original list. The source also said that they hope to have more/updated information next week, so if they post anything else, I will for sure update this post or make a new one.
UPDATE: Apparently the tour dates that were given by the site are fake. So take this one with a grain of salt. All the other information given has been said in the past so we think this was just a roundup of older rumors. Thanks to Carina for giving me a heads up on our Facebook page.
When we start to hear dates with venues and cities, it is a very good indicator that tour planning is well underway. Other sources have said months ago that the 2015 tour was in full throttle even before the 2014 High Hopes tour ended. According to Hamburg Radio's website, they state if you believe the current rumors then Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will play Hamburg, Germany on June 17, 2015. They also even list the venue which they claim would be at Volksparkstadion, which holds over 55,000 people.
They also state another date with a venue and city. The second date is believed to be June 19, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The Hamburg Radio site claims that the E Street Band will rock Olympiastadion, which holds over 75,000 people.
Interestingly enough they also state the rumor of a solo album coming out in February 2015. There have been a few rumblings of a solo album coming out that has a folk/county feel to it. It is also said in the same article that The River box set will be out in November of this year with a remastered version of the two discs, live recordings, demos, and a booklet.
Yet again, things are heating up on the rumor mill and we're hoping for some sort of announcement sooner rather than later. The Darkness on The Edge of Town box set was announced in late August for a November release. So, history tells us that we should expect an announcement within the next couple months for a River box set that should be released in November.
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