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.
Rumor Source: @jwalsman (Twitter Handle)
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.
According to the latest rumors, Springsteen may have been eyeing an October 27, 2014 release for either an anticipated River box set or a possible new album. However, it was a provisional release date and then was changed to "to be scheduled." This means that the release date could very well have been delayed, which is most likely the case, or may have moved up in time. Either way this is a good indicator of the timing for at least one project being released. Everything seems to be lining in place for a River box set to be released first and then a new album possibly later in the year or early next year. This supports the Jimmy Fallon rumor
that Bruce will go on and promote his box set in November. Usually when Springsteen goes on Fallon, it is very close the release date of the project. There have been a few hints from other forums and sources that an announcement would be coming next month in September, so roll on September!
A good friend on Twitter, @mpslater, has heard that Bruce Springsteen will be on Jimmy Fallon for two nights in November to promote his rumored and highly anticipated "The River Box Set." We know that Springsteen has been working on a River box set, thanks to Jon Landau saying that it was in the works last year in a Rolling Stone interview. So we knew it was coming, the only questions was when. Other twitter accounts have also mentioned that they have heard a new release coming out in November so it very well may be The River box set. Here is to hoping that this rumor turns true!
Springsteen on Jimmy Fallon Promoting High Hopes in January 2014
Today @CasinoNancy passed along information on her Twitter account that a German source has given some hints about where and when Bruce might be appearing both later this year and in 2015. I will list below the events that were mentioned on her Twitter account:
- Springsteen will appear as solo/guest at Austin City Limits Music Festival in October 2014.
- Springsteen will also be appearing at US festivals in 2015 including Rock in Rio USA (Las Vegas, previous rumor) and Budweiser Made in America Festival (Philadelphia).
- Springsteen will also play stadium shows in the New York/New Jersey area (most likely Metlife Stadium).
- European Festivals are also planned including London's Calling Festival on June 27, 2015.
- SP Germany also states that all of these events would be E Street Band events.
Interesting Springsteen may do the Philadelphia Made in America Festival, when he can easily sell out two shows at the local Wells Fargo Center and maybe even two shows at Citizens Bank Park (a stadium he visited twice Labor Day Weekend in 2012). Possibly he may play at the festival and then do his own show somewhere else shortly before or after. The New York area stadium shows are for sure most likely Metlife Stadium shows in New Jersey. European summer tour rumor stays alive, hopefully we can hear more about other festivals in the future. Nice to finally see some actual tour rumors of locations and time frames. I'll update this post with any other details if they become available.
Bruce and his management team are starting to at least plan their 2015 tour following the release of Bruce's expected new album, due out later this year or early next year. Two Twitter accounts (@CasinoNancy and @jwalsman) have stated that plans are underway both in the United States and in Europe. @CasinoNancy stated that two of her personal sources have confirmed that 2015 summer plans for Europe are in the works. Tickets for European summer dates have historically gone on sale towards the November/December time frame. @jwalsman states that West Coast dates for the United States are already being looked at and have holds on them. We've seen holds on venues before and then they fall through however with no west coast dates in 2014, I'm sure Bruce will head out there sometime in 2015. The good news here is that the rumors continue for a new album and a 2015 tour. No word on other countries but South America, Australia, and South Africa dates also may be in the works.
A BTX post suggests that Springsteen is looking to release and do quite a few things in the coming months. The person who wrote the post says that there will be a River box set released in November which will then be followed by a new Springsteen album in February. They also say that the new album is not an E Street Band album. There was a report yesterday that Springsteen already has 8 songs down and practically ready for the record that have a "Mexican" type of sound to it. Could very well be that country feel album. The poster goes on to say that there will also be a new tour arrangement starting in Spring 2015. The new tour format is said to be Bruce solo/with minimal musicians for about an hour and then the E Street Band joins for the rest of the show. That would for sure be an interesting arrangement and one I could see working out. This rumor does line up with previous rumors we have heard regarding a new release in November and a tour in 2015.
Here is the full post made on BTX
"There will be a River box set released in November followed by an album of new material (Non E Street Band) in Feb. A tour is due to to begin in Spring 2015, the format is to be Bruce solo/with minimal accompaniment for an hour then joined by the E Street Band for a set.
This is sourced from a rumour and I rate it as reliable as the majority of other posts regarding album/tours for 2015."
Bruce Solo in 2005
@CasinoNancy (twitter account) has a source in which she was told that Springsteen will be releasing a new album by the end of 2014 with a November/December release, and also a new tour starting back up again in 2015. This is what I had in mind happening, he releases a new album late this year or early next year then heads back out onto the road. The 2015 is said to include Europe which did not get a show during the 2014 "High Hopes tour." Interestingly enough, the new album was said to have a country or folk feel to it which Ron Aniello also pointed to saying in a Rolling Stone interview not too long ago. Bruce did mention during the Wrecking Ball tour that he wanted to go back to a Seeger Sessions type of style so it fits the rumored album sound. Hopefully we will learn more fairly soon.
We will leave this rumor with a quote from Ron Aniello during a Rolling Stone interview who produced Wrecking Ball
and High Hopes
: "There's an amazing record there. I don't think I'm suppose to talk about what is not on the table, but there's a masterpiece there." Who knows if this rumored new album will be the masterpiece that Ron was talking about.
A few weeks ago I posted an article on the rumors page that a personal source of mine said that there are no further plans for 2014, it looks like we have more people to back this claim up. Other very reputable sources have also claimed that Bruce will be taking "a long break" from touring. Hopefully Bruce will change his mind and not stay away from the stage too long, these past two years have been some of his best as well as the bands. Either way, the time off is very well deserved and I'm sure anyone who saw the band during this stretch would say the same thing.