Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be making a much anticipated touring return next year, it's been revealed on their website; the come back will be laced with emotion given it's the first time Springsteen and his world famous backing band will be back on the road following the sad death of saxophonist Clarence Clemons from a stroke last June. The four shows announced so far are all based in the UK in June and July, including Sunderland, Manchester and London - as well as the Isle of Wight Festival.
A statement on the band's website said "A lot of you have been hearing that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be on tour in 2012. That is absolutely correct. The European dates run from the middle of May until end of July and are being announced this week. Info on the US dates and the World tour dates will [be] coming up shortly." The post went on to say "In addition, we want you to know that the music is almost done (but still untitled), we have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet), and that we are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012."
The E Street Band have been multi-million selling artist Bruce Springsteen's main backing band since 1972.