I was told by @B_A_D_31 that there are two to three dates on hold at Metlife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ) right before Labor day of this year (throw some salt over your shoulder). There is apparently no deposit down for these dates, just simply holds which means that they are keeping their options open if this is indeed Springsteen's planning. With that said, it is possible that these holds may have nothing to do with Springsteen but you would think that someone with two to three dates on hold at a huge stadium would have to be able to draw a massive crowd in NJ, especially since it would only be about 2 months away. Springsteen for sure fits that bill but it may be a challenge announcing something this late. Just wanted to pass along this information but again not sure if this is Springsteen related but very well could be and if it is...something has to be announced very soon. Keep in mind that Springsteen played three Metlife stadium shows in September 2012 but those were announced in April, 5 months prior to the shows. Keep your fingers crossed for a miracle!
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.
Apparently an employee of Citizens Bank Park told a BTXer that Bruce Springsteen will be playing Citizens Bank Park again on Labor Day this year. Interesting, considering he played at the same venue on the Wrecking Ball tour in 2012. It would for sure be interesting but my gut tells me that this show would have been announced by now if true. Technically I guess it could still come in June but I would say that hopes are slim. But it's nice to have something going around, maybe Bruce is starting to change his mind and looking to do a round of stadium shows in the summer.
Bruce Springsteen's Stage at Citizens Bank Park
Rock in Rio will be hitting the United States in May of 2015. The event will take place in Las Vegas, NV and Bruce was hinting and rumored to be playing the Rock in Rio festival again next year. The Rock in Rio page for the United States tweeted out something very interesting when being asked if Bruce would show up: "and it's gonna be an honor have The Boss on Rock in Rio one more time. Remember: we are #brucebuds :)"
Sounds like they may have let the cat out of the bag that Springsteen will be playing at this festival next year. They did kind of backtrack however in a follow up tweet: "keep in mind that the official lineup will come out soon and we can't promise you that. 'Would be an honor' would be the appropriate sentence." So we have our first official rumor post 2014 tour!
Bruce Springsteen played a private show last night in Los Angeles, CA and it is rumored that Springsteen told Steven Spielberg last night that the band will be taking a long break after the final shows of this tour, which ends in just over a week in Connecticut. As we posted not too long ago, a source of mine told me that no more shows were planned for 2014 and this seems to be true. It is not clear if Bruce meant 10 months or over a year. I would still put money down that he will hit the road again in 2015. Also, on a side note, someone who tours with Springsteen (logistics member) tweeted today that they are going to have to find other work for the rest of the year. Pretty much confirming the rumor of no further 2014 shows.
Springsteen and Spielberg Last Night
From a personal source of mine, it appears that a final decision has been made that no further shows will occur this year. Crew members with the band have been looking for work elsewhere. This source has been right several times in the past so I fully trust them. Of course, Bruce can change his mind in a split second but this is where the plans fall for right now. Just wanted to pass along the information for everyone.