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Update: Details on new Bruce Springsteen album emerge

on January 18, 2012, 12:18pm

bruce springsteen we take care of our own Update: Details on new Bruce Springsteen album emerge

Update: According to an Amazon.com listing, a new single entitled “We Take Care Of Our Own” will be released tomorrow, January 19th. That’s the artwork above, obviously.

As previously reported, Bruce Springsteen will release a new album in 2012; though, if you recall, we recently acknowledged that there was very little to know. Now, as Rolling Stone reports, a few more details have surfaced, including one golden nugget that confirms Ron Aniello as a producer. Here’s a run down of what’s in store:

— Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau calls it a “big-picture piece of work”, adding that, “It’s a rock record that combines elements of both Bruce’s classic sound and his Seeger Sessions experience, with new textures and styles.”

— These styles, according to a source at The Hollywood Reporter, include “unexpected textures – loops, electronic percussion… influences and rhythms from hip-hop to Irish folk rhythms.”

— Landau confirms members of the E Street band are involved, in addition to familiar faces like Tom Morello and “possibly” drummer Matt Chamberlain.

— What’s it about? Landau contends the record has “social overtones”, while the aforementioned source calls it The Boss’ “angriest album” yet. Given that it was written prior to Occupy Wall Street, fans should expect the frustration aimed at something else.

Rolling Stone also confirms U.S. arena shows have been booked for as early as March.

So, there’s still no title, tracklist, even a single for his 17th LP, but there’s a lot to digest there. Though, given the information above, one should expect a fairly divergent effort from his past few, specifically The Rising, Magic, and Working on a Dream. Stay tuned as the details eek out.

In the meantime, and in light of the forthcoming Academy Awards, check out this former winner, which coincidentally includes electronic percussion, too:

And here are Springsteen’s currently confirmed tour dates:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 2012 Tour Dates:
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

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