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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band released their recent studio album, 'Letter come You,' this past October.

E Street Nation, save your calendars clean in 2022 because that a feasible tour that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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The Jersey absent icons might be back on tour with each other for the very first time in 6 years if circumstances neighboring the COVID-19 pandemic proceed to improve, E Street band member Steven van Zandt said.

The musician/actor showed up Monday top top the "Talking Sopranos" podcast, wherein he was asked by master Michael Imperioli and also Steve Schirripa if he assumed The Boss and also the E Street Band would tour again.

"I think more than likely 2022," van Zandt said. "That's what it feels choose right now. 2021 is quiet a tiny up in the air through this new South african variant and every one of this stupid sh*t. It's a tiny hard come predict what the hell is walk to occur here. So ns think 2022, i hope, is a more secure bet."

Van Zandt initially joined the tape in 1975 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll room of call in 2014 together a member the the E Street Band.

The Monmouth County aboriginal is additionally well-known because that his function on "The Sopranos" as Silvio Dante, Tony Soprano's consigliere and right-hand man. Van Zandt acted alongside Imperioli and Schirripa top top the crime drama that ran ~ above HBO native 1999-2007.

Van Zandt also talked about how he gained onto "The Sopranos," the origin story the his character, his musical career performing with Springsteen and also the E Street Band and many various other topics.

The E Street band released their latest album, "Letter come You," this previous October. It to be Springsteen's 20th album of his career and the band's an initial studio album together due to the fact that "High Hopes" in 2014. The album was recorded within four days in so late 2019 at Bruce's home studio on his farm yard in Colts Neck, Monmouth County. 

The album premiered at No. 1 top top Billboard's Album Sales Chart and No. 2 on the Billboard brand-new 200 Chart. Springsteen ended up being the very first artist ever before to have Billboard chart-topping albums in every of the last six decades.

The only question that remained for fans was when the team would fight the roadway again and also tour. Springsteen and also the E Street tape last toured the joined States 5 years earlier during The River tour 2016.

Since then, The boss performed a Broadway concert residency called "Springsteen on Broadway." The band rejoined this previous December when it to be the music guest ~ above an illustration of "Saturday Night Live," performing two songs off the new album. Springsteen additionally performed in ~ a concert celebrating chairman Joe Biden's inauguration in January.

Springsteen called Rolling stone last September that he hope to be ago out top top the road with the E Street band in 2022 after ~ the COVID-19 pandemic.

"My antenna tells me, at best, 2022," Springsteen said. "And i would take into consideration the concert sector lucky if the happens climate ... I’m going to think about myself lucky if ns lose just a year the touring life. As soon as you struggle 70, yes sir a limited amount the tours and a limited amount of years the you have. And so you shed one or two, that’s no so great. Specifically because i feel the tape is capable of play at the very, very, really top, or far better than, the its video game right now. And I feeling as an essential as I’ve ever before felt in my life ... It’s no being may be to do something the is a fundamental life force, other I’ve live for due to the fact that I to be 16 year old.”

But before a tour v the E Street band happens, it sounds prefer fans will be gaining a 21st studio album indigenous Springsteen later on this year.

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During a Q&A conference upon receiving the Woody Guthrie compensation this past Thursday, Springsteen stated that a new album is "coming out soon." He likewise said the it will certainly be "largely collection in the west," echoing plenty of of the exact same themes he explored in his many recent solo album, "Western Stars," native 2019.