Bruce Springsteen announces new E Street Band album and tour

Springsteen will release his own solo album ‘Western Stars‘ on 14 June

Clarisse Loughrey
Tuesday 28 May 2019 09:40
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Bruce Springsteen has revealed that the E Street Band will record a new album later this year, with a tour planned for 2020.

In an interview with Italian news site Republbica, he said (via NME): “I’ll record with the E Street Band in the autumn, and when we are done, we’ll go on tour [next year].”

Springsteen will release his own solo album Western Stars on 14 June, which follows on from last year’s Springsteen on Broadway. The album was released after his New York residency and in conjunction with a Netflix special.

The musician told Variety that Western Stars is “influenced by Southern California pop music of the ’70s: Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Burt Bacharach, those kinds of records.”

He added: “I don’t know if people will hear those influences, but that was what I had in my mind. It gave me something to hook an album around; it gave me some inspiration to write.”

“And also, it’s a singer-songwriter record. It’s connected to my solo records writing-wise, more ‘Tunnel of Love’ and ‘Devils and Dust,’ but it’s not like them at all. Just different characters living their lives.”

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