Despite the death of Clarence, the E-Street Band will soldier-on in 2012.
"Things are starting to heat up down on E-Street," Bruce Springsteen proudly announced on his site. As of now, The Boss has only a few European dates lined-up, but he's promising a full U.S. tour to come in 2012. Not only do we have that too look forward to, but also an as of yet untitled studio album. The record and tour will be the E-Street Band's first since the passing of legendary sax-player Clarence Clemons passed away in June.
For anyone that is a big-fan of the E-Street Band, I shouldn't have to tell you how big of news this is. After the Big Man died in June, the band's future was in serious doubt given how integral he was to their sound. It'll be interesting to see not only who they find to fill those massive shoes, but just how much sax will be utilized on their new album and tour.
"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" (live 1978)