Bruce Springsteen is back in the music business, folks! The music sensation recently declared that he’s working on his new album that will also be promoted into a tour, but this time, without the E Street Band.
As reported by Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen has rearranged his schedule to participate in The River Tour with the rest of his band when he called the SiriusXM’s Street Radio. He said, “The project I’ve been working on is more of a solo project. It wasn’t a project I was going to probably take the band out on. So I said, ‘Gee, that’s going to push the band playing again until a ways in the future. It’ll be nice to get some playing in so you don’t wind being two or three years between E Street tours.’ This will give us a chance to get out there and stretch our muscles a little bit.”
The said River Tour will comprise of a complete performance from the band’s 1980 double album. When it was planned, the booking was too sudden that the band’s guitarist, Nils Lofgren, had to cancel some of his upcoming solo tours next year. Despite how hectic the tour was for the other band member; the River Tour will be participated by the band’s original line-up.
In other news, New York Daily News reported that the attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, prompted three online ticketing offices for selling Springsteen’s concert at higher rate. In fact, it was said that the artist planned on imposing a promotion to cut back on the price of tickets. However, before this was imposed, TicketNetwork, Stubhub and Vivid Seats imposed prices that were even higher in value, at $5,000 to be exact.
In response, these ticketing online websites were asked to remove the offers of hundreds of tickets for Springsteen’s concert in New York until they would be on sale. TicketNetwork complied accordingly last Tuesday, and Stubhub and Vivid Seats. Schneiderman stated, “This kind of predatory behavior drives up prices, hurts consumers, and sows distrust in the ticket industry.”
Despite the issues revolving around Bruce Springsteen and the tours, one thing’s for sure… the music legend is going to make more music for us! Welcome back, Springsteen!