Last Updated: January 8, 2022
E Street Band Recording Sessions Cancelled
We just heard that the recordings that were going to take place in November with the E Street Band were cancelled. However, there was and still is action in the studios of Bruce Springsteen which are likely doing overdubs for what one can only think of is the Tracks 2 boxset that has been long rumored for years now. Back in September we let our followers on Twitter know that this was going to be happening. Springsteen's producer Ron Aniello, guitaris Nils Lofgren, former back-up singer Curtis King and others have been spotted in the New Jersey area and some even posting pictures from within Bruce's New Jersey studio. Something might be cooking, but the entire band coming together did not seem to come to fruition to record anything that was originally planned.
2022 E Street Band Tour Now in Jeopardy
Well...that didn't last long. It appears that the long planned 2022 tour is officialy on life support. I can't say that I'm totally surprise given the abrupt delay of the tour announcement that was supposed to be announced in late November and kick off in late April. Word has it that the touring is likely going to be pushed back until next year. There is still time and we are only five days into 2022, but it does not sounds good to see E Street on the road anytime in the near future. We can still hope for some limited shows in the US in the summer, but I am not currently holding my breath. Damn you COVID.
Last Updated: January 5, 2022
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band 2022 Tour? Germany Bus Stop Poster Says It's Happening
Apparently there is someone out there in Germany that got a little too excited that Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band are going on tour next year. So much so that this poster appeared at a bus stop and a passenger snagged a picture. It shows that Springsteen and E Street are playing in Frankfurt, Germany on June 10, 2022.
Why would this be posted early? Great question. The original tour was supposed to be announced on Monday, November 29 according to multiple sources, but was delayed at the last minute. Start saving up those pennies...I feel an announcement is not to far around the corner.
RUMOR: Bruce Springsteen To Headline Central Park August Show
There has been a rumor floating around for some time now that New York City was going to host a concert in Central Park this summer to celebrate the re-opening of the city. With Bruce Springsteen re-opening Broadway, he might be slated to re-open the entire city with this concert that is rumored to take place on August 21. To help fuel the rumor that Springsteen will be in attendance, he mysteriously has two scheduled Broadway date for that Saturday, August 21. He typically runs the show from Tuesday-Saturday the weeks he is playing.
RUMOR: New Bruce Springsteen Album To Be Announced Tomorrow, Titled "Letter to You"
Looks like the rumors are going to be true. Bruce Springsteen will release his 20th studio album, Letter To You, sometime around October. Nail City Record was the first store to accidentally post (and as of this writing still has it posted) the pre-order page for the assumed new Bruce Springsteen record. No track listing was posted with the pre-order page. Shortly after, the same album cover was listed for pre-order on Amazon's UK page.
Badlands.it, where the rumors really started heating up, says that they expect this album to be an E Street Band record.
So...it looks like we are getting a new record and we should know all the details tomorrow (September 10). It is also likely we will get a new single tomorrow with an announcement for an October 23rd release date if recent rumors are correct.
Pre-Order Page From Nail City Record: https://nailcityrecord.com/collections/pre-orders/products/bruce-springsteen-letter-to-you-2lp-16-page-12-x-12-booklet
RUMOR: Details On New Bruce Springsteen Album Emerge
Now, as always, take this with a grain of salt. New details of the rumored new Bruce Springsteen album have emerged today. All of a sudden a flurry of information hit the internet regarding this new album.
First, PinkCadillacMusic fan club posted on their instagram (@pinkcadillacmusic) a list of song titles with Ron Aniello's "It's coming" post as the background. The titles appeared are: Hung Out To Dry, The House Is On Fire, Achilles Heel, The Storm, As Good As Gold, Tooth and Nail, Between Heaven and Earth, Nancy's Bar, The Mask Unveile, Parasite, Noah. Their caption for the post on Instagram reads: "Rumors Rumors Rumors Rumors Rumors Rumors...????????? October October October October October...??????"
Second, there are rumors that @Badlands.it has published on their locked twitter page that they expect a new Bruce Springsteen single to be released on or around September 10.
I know what you're thinking. This nowhere near confirms that the new Bruce Springsteen album is for sure coming. However, there have been signs that something is brewing. Now are those song titles posted from PinkCadillacMusic accurate? Potentially. Nancy's Bar raises some questions but we do also have a Springsteen song called Queen of the Supermarket. I myself have not confirmed the twitter @Badlands.It post as I do not follow that page. I will say that the None But The Brave podcast, as discussed in our rumor last week, said don't be surprised if they come back before Bruce's birthday (September 23) to discuss some sort of breaking news. It sounds like that news just might very well be a "new" Bruce Springsteen album. Why did I put quotations around new? The song Between Heaven and Earth is known to have been recorded for the lost 1994 Springsteen album. Granted, who knows if it was actually completed or when all these rumored song titles were written, just something to note. Of course, if anything breaks or if any more rumors appear regarding this album, we will bring all the information to you.
RUMOR: Tracks 2 Put On Hold For New Springtseen Album?
It appeared that Springsteen was all but ready to release his highly anticipated "Tracks 2" boxset. This of course would be a huge win for his die hard fan base as it was rumored to be a massive collection (upwards of 10 discs) of outtakes and unreleased albums. However, things may have changed which is not unusual in the world of Bruce Springsteen. According to Hal and Flynn from the None But The Brave podcast, Tracks 2 appears to be put on hold and that there may be something new announced from camp Springsteen by The Boss' birthday (September 23). We know that Springtseen has been hard at work in the studio for the better part of a year and he himself stated that he was working on a new E Street record back in 2019. One would only think that the project is now complete and that it may be the new project that is next for Springsteen to release. Some fans believe that Springsteen must feel very strongly about the album that it needs to be released now rather than the massive boxset. Guess we shall see what The Boss has planned for us in about a month.