After dropping various hints on his social media accounts last week, Bruce Springsteen has officially confirmed the release of his upcoming solo album Western Stars. The album is scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019.
It has been seven years since the legendary American singer-songwriter and leader of the E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen released his latest record Wrecking Ball. His long-anticipated new album has now been confirmed. Western Stars will be then the first album of new and original songs since 2012. Moreover, Springsteen also mentioned during an interview in December, that “the record is influenced by Southern California pop music of the Seventies”.
Earlier, it was revealed, that Springsteen would not go on tour with the E Street Band in 2019. The reason for this was that he was ready for a break after recording and the “Springsteen on Broadway” performances. However, following the announcement of his new album, rumors started circulating on various pages, about a potential solo European tour taking place this fall. Whether the list with the tour dates is really correct remains to be seen.
You can see the full announcement below:
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born in New Jersey on 23 September 1949. In the early 1960s, he earned his nickname “The Boss” after taking up the task of collecting the payments for his band at the time and distributing them among the band members. His band, the famous E Street Band, has been following the Boss since 1972! Bruce Springsteen has since sold more than 135 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists. He has also won numerous awards including 20 Grammy Awards, while also being inducted in Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999. Springsteen’s music became for some, the vital voice of America, while his lyrics are mainly focused on the emotional struggles of working-class life. Moreover, he is often praised for his poetic lyrics and his lengthy, energetic and powerful stage performances together with E Street Band.
Following the release of his autobiography Born to Run in 2016, Bruce Springsteen has announced that he plans to perform on Broadway starting in fall 2017. His last performance took place on December 15, 2018. You can hear the first single of his upcoming record in the video above.
For more information, you can visit his official website.