(UPDATE: Announcement has been made and info available here.)
Bruce Springsteen posted a short video to social media today of him and the E Street Band performing “Born in the USA,” with the words “May 24, 2022, BruceSpringsteen.net” at the end. The clear implication is that he will announce something on the site — and, presumably, other outlets — on that date.
Fans are hoping for that something to be concert dates. Or it could be the upcoming release of a new album, which also be very welcome news.
The appearance of the E Street Band in the video implies that it will be a band project and not a solo album and/or tour. And that mere fact that he did this kind of pre-announcement suggests that he and his management think this will be something of major interest to his fans.
The use of the song “Born in the USA” could be a hint that the announcement will be of a deluxe re-release of Springsteen’s Born in the USA album, which would follow the deluxe re-releases of Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. But the glimpses of Jake Clemons and Charles Giordano in the video — both musicians did not begin backing Springsteen until well after the Born in the USA Era — would suggest that the announcement has to do with a tour (or both an album and a tour), and not just an archival release.
We’ll find out May 24.
(UPDATE: SiriusXM host Jim Rotolo has posted on social media “Listen to E Street Radio tomorrow at 9 am ET 6 am PT @SIRIUSXM ch.20,” which presumably means the news will be announced then, either exclusively on SiriusXM or more widely.)
Here is the 15-second video:
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