I have great confidence in this rumor as it comes from someone who is rarely wrong. Bruce Springsteen is apparently confirmed to be hitting the road again in the early months of 2017 and one of the stops will include Australia. That's not it, to my surprise we were also told that The E Street Band will be joining The Boss during these shows. With rumors of a "solo" album flying around, it raises some questions if Bruce has delayed the album all together (again) or if he changed his mind and decided to bring the band out to tour behind the new album. We believe it is likely that the band will not be touring behind the new Springsteen album unless Bruce has changed his mind on how he wants to present the new material in concert. Either way it appears that at least Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be hitting the road in some fashion in early 2017.
To add to the speculation of this rumor, Australian promoters are going on the radio waves saying that they are expecting Bruce and The E Street Band to be hitting Aussie next year in February/March along with other major musical acts.