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Bruce Springsteen announces new music for 2019 [Updated]

on December 02, 2018, 7:30pm

The Boss is getting back to his day job.

Bruce Springsteen, who is currently wrapping up his successful one-man show Springsteen on Broadway, is working on a new solo album. What’s more, he has plans for a UK tour next year with the E Street Band.

According to an interview with The Times, Springsteen said of his new album, “For lack of a better word, it’s a singer-songwriter album – more of a solo record.” This album will be his first album since High Hopes in 2014. Earlier this summer, members of the E Street Band and producer Ron Aniello were spotted at Springsteen’s New Jersey studio.

At the same time, Springsteen also noted he will go “back to my day job”, with a 2019 tour of the UK with the E Street Band. Presumambly, dates in Europe will follow. Update – December 5th: Springsteen has clarified that he does not intend to tour in 2019. Instead, he’ll use the year to focus on “various recordings projects I’ve been working on.”

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I’m sure the Boss is eager to get back to what he does best; while Springsteen on Broadway has been a massive success, with Springsteen receiving a special Tony Award for the show earlier this year, he’s been treading the boards of the Walter Kerr Theater five days a week for more than a year. A special double-length live album version is set for release, while Netflix will premiere concert film version of the show on December 16. Watch a newly revealed trailer for the film below.