Rocker BRUCE SPRINSTEEN is ditching THE E STREET BAND for a solo acoustic world tour.

The Boss will play a series of venues from 25 April (05) to 20 May (05), before embarking on a European tour, beginning in Dublin, Ireland, on 24 May (05).

Springsteen, who last toured solo in support of his 1995 album THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD, will be promoting new album DEVILS + DUST on tour.

Meanwhile, Springsteen has taped an episode of VH1 documentary and music series STORYTELLERS. The broadcast debuts in America on 23 April (05).

06/04/2005 21:30