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Bruce Springsteen taps Jake Clemons as new saxophonist

on February 09, 2012, 6:18pm

jake clemons1 Bruce Springsteen taps Jake Clemons as new saxophonist

Photo by Matthew Carasella

When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band hit the road next month, it will mark their first tour since the passing of legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons. So who will fill those massive shoes? As Springsteen’s Facebook page reports, the Boss has decided to keep things in the family, tapping Clemons’ nephew, Jake.

According to his website, the 36-year-old Clemons has previously shared the stage with a “myriad of artists ranging from Will Smith to Eddie Vedder to Bruce Springsteen.” For the upcoming tour with the E Street Band, he’ll split saxophone duties with longtime Springsteen collaborator Eddie Manion, who toured with Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions Band.

The touring lineup will also feature singers Cindy Mizelle and Curtis King, trombonist Clark Gayton, and trumpeters Curt Ramm and Barry Danielian. As previously reported, all of the E Street Bands principal members are expected to take part as well, including Roy Bittan (piano, synthesizer), Nils Lofgren (guitar, vocals), Patti Scialfa (guitar, vocals), Garry Tallent (bass guitar), Stevie Van Zandt (guitar, vocals), Max Weinberg (drums), Soozie Tyrell (violin, guitar, vocals), and Charlie Giordano (keyboards).

Below, you can find the band’s upcoming tour schedule, followed by video of Jake Clemons performing “Jungeland” with a Dutch Springsteen tribute band.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2012 Tour Dates:
03/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
03/19 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
03/23 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
03/26 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
03/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
04/01 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
04/03 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
04/04 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
04/06 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
04/09 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
04/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
04/13 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
04/16 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
04/24 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
04/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
04/29 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Festival
05/02 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
05/13 – Seville, ES @ Estadio Olimpico
05/17 – Barcelona, ES @ Estadio Olimpico
05/18 – Barcelona, ES @ Estadio Olimpico
05/25 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena
05/27 – Cologne, DE @ Energie Stadion
05/28 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop
05/30 – Berlin, DE @ Olympia Stadion
06/02 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta
06/03 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock in Rio Lisbon
06/07 – Milan, IT @ Stadio Meaza
06/10 – Florence, IT @ Stadio Francesco
06/11 – Trieste, IT @ Stadio Trieste
06/17 – Madrid, ES @Estadio Santago Bernabu
06/19 – Montpellier, FR @ Park and Suites Arena
06/21 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
06/22 – Manchester, UK @ Eithad Stadium
06/24 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Isle of Wight Festival
07/03 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock Rio Lisbon
07/04 – Paris, FR @ Bercy
07/05 – Paris, FR @ Bercy
07/07 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/09 – Zurich, CH @ Stadium Letzigrund
07/11 – Prague, CH @ Synotip Arena
07/12 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst-Happel Stadium
07/14 – London, UK @ Hard Rock Calling 
07/17 – Dublin, IE @ RSD Showgrounds
07/18 – Dublin, IE @ RSD Showgrounds
07/21 – Oslo, NO @ Valle-Hovin
07/23 – Bergen, NO @ Koengen
07/24 – Bergen, NO @ Koengen
07/27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi
07/28 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi
07/31 – Helsinki, FI @ Olympic Stadium

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